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Day 4 - Happy Badge Day

Episode 201126 / 26 Nov 2020

5 Days of tips and challenges to help you improve your pronunciation

Welcome to Day 4 - Today's challenges

Here is Tim's question for you today:

  • What does the word pernicious mean?
  • Where in the word does the stress fall?

You can find the answer to this question in this video from the series: Pronunciation in the News. In this series the pronunication of words and phrases from real BBC news reports are highlighted. The reports are read by different presenters with different accents.  


 Tim's Homework

The series Pronunciation in the News features in a BBC Learning English course called English You Need. The course has 30 units and each unit has a Pronunciation in the News video. Why not check some of those out as well?

Tim's bonus download

Congratulations for getting this far! As a reward, today Tim is making is special badge available for you to download. Don't miss out!



Did you miss the start of the course? Don't worry, here are Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

Don't forget to come back for Day 5 to find out the answer to Tim's question. For more pronunciation practice, try The Sounds of English.

And if you want to try another week with Tim, here's 5 days to become a better listener.

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