The difference between a British RP and American accent

The dif­fer­ence between a British RP and Amer­i­can Accent-VIDEO

One of the dif­fer­ences between a British RP accent and Amer­i­can accent, is that some words of more than one syl­la­ble are said with dif­fer­ent stress on the syl­la­bles.

Also lis­ten to the dif­fer­ence in the way the train­er pro­nounces the vow­els in the words for the British RP accent or the Amer­i­can accent. This is anoth­er oppor­tu­ni­ty to prac­tise your clear Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion. Copy and mim­ic the train­er when she says the word in the accent you are prac­tis­ing.

VIDEO: The dif­fer­ence between a British RP and Amer­i­can Accent

The Dif­fer­ence between a British RP and Amer­i­can accent- words:

If a syl­la­ble is writ­ten in bold, it is the stressed syl­la­ble. The British pro­nun­ci­a­tion is first and the Amer­i­can is sec­ond.

Forhead         fore­head

Adult              adult

 Advertise­ment   adver­tisement

Garage            garage

 Buf­fet             buffet

 Detail             detail

Which words do you strug­gle with? Please leave us a com­ment and let us know below. Good prac­tis­ing and best wish­es, Esther.

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