The British Accent - Part One : The British Accent - Part One Narrated By Alison Pitman
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Slide 2: The Long-O, as in GROW This sound is not a simple O, but a combination of two sounds, sounding something like ‘Om’ or ‘Oh’
No, go, home, alone, grow, solo, notion, explode
Slowly the ocean rolled home
I wrote to Joe, hoping he would grow up
The rowboat slowly floated over the ocean
The oboe and cello sat alone, woefully echoing tone for
tone Slide 3: Long ago people slept on the cold earth.
He was bloated from eating a roasted tomato.
Of all the folks I know, he is the most hopeful.
I told Joan that the snow is flown in from Ohio.
Smoke rolled out the open end of the hotel
window. More practice – O sounds from your script : O sounds from your script Over,
Postcode Slide 5: More of same sound of The broad-aw, as in BROUGHT Paul, autumn, awful, flawless, call, wall, walk, talk, thought, brought
- The tall author walked awkwardly.
- He stalked the ball, then vaulted.
- He thought he saw the autumn leaves falling.
- The awful sauce made Paul pause.
- He bought a shawl and brought it home from the mall. Slide 6: - The awkward, awful, tall man walked home.
- He stalked the ball and then vaulted down the hall.
- The cat crawled over the lawn with its hurt paw.
- You taught me to vault flawlessly without falling. More practice – AW words from your script : AW words from your script Call,
Cordless Slide 8: If the final ‘Y’ runs right into a word beginning with a vowel you won’t be able to soften the sound quite as much. Follow the samples on the tape:
Mary is here
He’s very active.
Some lovely apples. Slide 9: - Mary moved the heavy copy of Shakespeare.
- Money earned faithfully should be given to the needy.
- I worry about the cloudy weather and stormy skies.
- He told a scary fairy story that was set in another
country. More practice – Slide 10: The short-A as in GLASS, to rhyme with ‘Aah’ a) Before the F sound as in:
After, laugh, half, calf
Major exceptions: caffeine, saffron, sapphire
b) Before the S sound as in:
Fast, last, rascal, repast, pass, castle
Major Exceptions: gastric, hassle, tassel (though ‘castle’ does change)
c) Before the voiceless TH as in:
Bath, pathway, wrath
Major Exceptions: catholic, mathematics, catheter, cathode “Aah” words from the script : “Aah” words from the script Master,
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