English Accent- Don't be embarressed- Don't pronounce the P in these words -AUDIO

Eng­lish Accent – Don’t be Embar­rassed- Don’t, Pro­nounce the P in These Words- AUDIO Les­son

Some­times it can be embar­rass­ing if you pro­nounce a silent let­ter in a word when you’re learn­ing to speak with an Eng­lish accent. Lots of peo­ple do this, because it’s con­fus­ing when the word is not said as it’s writ­ten!

This is why it’s impor­tant to lis­ten over and over to the Eng­lish accent you want, so you make a ‘record­ing’ of how it sounds in your head. Then, to speak with an Eng­lish accent, you can recall how a word should be pro­nounced from the ‘record­ing’ in your head. Remem­ber you can’t learn an Eng­lish accent just from read­ing words. You need to hear it to repro­duce it.

In this Eng­lish accent train­ing we’re going to learn how to pro­nounce words with a silent P let­ter. If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s also a train­ing les­son on words with a silent /h/ in them and a video with more words here.

Eng­lish Accent- Silent P words

In Eng­lish when /p/ is before /n/ at the begin­ning of a word, the /p/ is silent. For exam­ple, in the word ‘pneu­mo­nia’.

If /p/ is before an /s/ at the begin­ning of a word, the /p/ is silent. For exam­ple, in the word ‘psy­chol­o­gy’.

With all the oth­ers, you just have to remem­ber them! (Don’t be con­cerned-there aren’t that many)

 

Words

pneu­mo­nia

pneu­mat­ic

pneu­mat­ic drill

psy­chol­o­gy

psy­chi­a­trist

psy­chic

psy­chopath

pseu­do

pseu­do­nym

psy­che­del­ic

psalm

rasp­ber­ry

cup­board

corps

coup

receipt (be care­ful of this one- I hear peo­ple say­ing receipt incor­rect­ly a lot of the time, espe­cial­ly in restau­rants).

Best wish­es, Esther

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