VIDEO 3 English words-American, British and Australian Accent

VIDEO- 3 Eng­lish words-Amer­i­can, British and Aus­tralian accent

3 Eng­lish Words- Amer­i­can, British And Aus­tralian Accent

I'm sure you've noticed that the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of cer­tain Eng­lish words varies from coun­try to coun­try, and even from one city or state to the next.

When I work with accent reduc­tion stu­dents, there are always Eng­lish words that they aren't sure how to pro­nounce. In fact I'm sure you could even tell me an Eng­lish word you find tricky to pro­nounce right now. (You are wel­come to write it in the com­ments below and I'll include it in a future train­ing blog). For this rea­son, we have includ­ed com­mon longer, or more com­plex Eng­lish words in the prac­tise sen­tences and dialogs in our accent reduc­tion cours­es.

Prac­tise tip

Make a point of real­ly lis­ten­ing active­ly and notic­ing at least 1 or 2 mul­ti­syl­lab­ic words that native speak­ers use when you speak with them each day. Notice if you say them the same way. Are you:

  • say­ing the vow­els exact­ly the same way- for exam­ple don't say ‘ah' if the ‘a' let­ter is say­ing /ae/
  • if there is an ‘o' in the word, is it say­ing ‘o' or ‘u' 
  • are you putting the emphasis/stress on the same syl­la­bles
  • are you using the same melody
  • are you mak­ing the long vow­els long enough
  • are you aspi­rat­ing the con­so­nants that need aspi­rat­ing in the word

If you aren't, make a note of what you need to do, and prac­tise the word by itself and then in sen­tences. Once you can say it cor­rect­ly, then do the same thing all over again. 


3 Eng­lish Words

1) The first word is yoghurt

In British Eng­lish it’s said – yogə(ː)t

In Amer­i­can Eng­lish it’s said  yoe-gert

In Aus­tralian Eng­lish it’s said yoegət


2) The next word is project (noun)

In British Eng­lish it’s said  ˈpro­jekt

In Amer­i­can Eng­lish it’s said  pro­jekt

In Aus­tralian Eng­lish it’s said proe­jekt


3) The next word is sur­prise

In British Eng­lish it’s said  səˈpra­heez 

In Amer­i­can Eng­lish it’s said  ser-pra­heez

In Aus­tralian Eng­lish it’s said səpra­heez

Best wish­es, Esther

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