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5 days to improve your pronunciation


Day 5 - You've earned your certificate

Episode 201127 / 27 Nov 2020

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

Welcome to Day 5 - Today's challenge

Here is Tim's question for you today:

  • Who stole the ring?

To find the answer to this question you need to watch Episode 4 from from the Inspector Stone detective story.

Spoiler alert! this is the last episode of the mystery. If you would like to watch the rest of the story before finding out who the thief is, follow these links first:

Tim's Homework

 As this is the last day of this special week, there is no homework - just a reminder of Tim's top tops for improving your pronunucation:

  • Get familiar with the symbols; they are really helpful.
  • Use physical or online dictionaries to learn the pronunuciation of new words.
  • Practise in front of a mirror.
  • Record yourself and watch/listen back. It's so easy to do these days if you have a smartphone or webcam.
  • Make notes about the pronunciation when recording new vocabulary.
  • Don't worry about achieving perfect native-speaker pronunciation; aim to be clear. Speaking a little more slowly can help.
  • Make use of the resources on BBC Learning English to find more videos, tips and ideas to help.

Tim's bonus download

Congratulations for working your way through this week's challenges. You have earned a reward - Tim's special certificate.



Did you miss the start of the course? Don't worry, here are Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4.

Thank you for joining us this week. We hope you've enjoyed it. For more pronunciation practice, try Tim's Pronunciation Workshop and The Sounds of English.

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

Let us know what you think of '5 days to improve your pronunciation' at learningenglish@bbc.co.uk


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