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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.  

>> FOLLOW THIS LINK TO FIND THE ANSWER TODAY'S QUESTION

 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!

>> DOWNLOAD THE BADGE

Next

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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