Join in a lesson to learn how to speak English like someone from the USA or from Yorkshire, in the north of England.
Penny Dyer has worked with many famous actors such as Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren. Now is your chance to hear her tips for speaking English in an accent that may be new for you!
Vocabulary from the programme
a way of saying words that shows what country, region or social class someone comes from
abbreviation of Received Pronunciation
RP is a way of speaking British English that is considered to be the standard pronunciation in the UK
to teach someone a special skill
the study of the features of a particular place, especially the natural features, like hills and rivers
the sounds you make without closing your mouth or throat
a resonant sound is deep and clear and continues for a long time
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