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BBC learning English: Pronunciation tips

 
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BBC learning English: Pronunciation tips

The sounds of English
There is a system of symbols for writing the sounds of English. We have videos to show how to pronounce each of the sounds.

There are also activities to practise identifiying the difference between certain sounds which may sound similar.

The sounds are organised into the following different groups:


Short vowels
Long vowels
Diphthongs (double vowel sounds)
Voiceless consonants
Voiced consonants
Other consonants

The videos in the Pronunciation Tips section of this site are presented by Alex Bellem.


Alex has an undergraduate degree in Arabic and Turkish. She followed this with an MA in (Theoretical) Linguistics at University College London (UCL) and a PhD in Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) where she focused on Arabic phonology and phonetics.

She's also a CELTA-qualified English language teacher and spent a few years teaching English as a Foreign Language. At the time these videos were made in early 2008 Alex was lecturing part-time in the Linguistics Department at SOAS and was working as a Pronunciation Linguist in the BBC's Pronunciation Unit.

Short vowels

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Long vowels

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Diphthongs (double vowel sounds)

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Voiceless consonants

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Voiced consonants

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Other consonants

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