How to Get a British Accent – Lesson 6 – “Emphasis & Word Stress”

How to Get a British Accent – Lesson 6 – “Emphasis & Word Stress”


100 comments on “How to Get a British Accent – Lesson 6 – “Emphasis & Word Stress”

  1. Mai lizzy Post author

    hey, am from Algeria and am student of in English in master Degree wow ,, i adore British accent , and i've been trying to make that work for me, and at that level i get it , untill i found you're chanel and that helped me , very well so far , i like what you do am a best follower , all the best

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  2. Allen Pilgrim Post author

    The music playing throughout the "lesson" was annoying. The music is good but why is it playing when you're trying to teach us something?

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  3. Antonia Percela Post author

    Germans often have difficulty in pronouncing the v/w properly…e.g. very and worried. it might sound like 'weary' and 'vorried'

    also the th following a word ending on t or d sound e.g. ' and the' or 'it the'

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  4. João Paulo Murara Post author

    I like British accent but it's very difficult especially because I base myself in American English and my mother language is Portuguese and the sounds of the words between Portuguese and American English are similar. But, I'll keep going with my studies.

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  5. Letícia Menezes Post author

    I think is relatively easy to speak in british, maybe it's all those hours watching Doctor Who (among other shows). But in a conversation it's harder to remember it all.

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  6. Fa Korte Post author

    The background music is really disturbing when I try very hard to listen exactly how the words are pronounced…

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  7. TheCandyshark Post author

    Not sure if you've covered it, but how would I do this question: "You did say your name was Jane Elliot, did you not?"
    I just know that it wasn't really similar to any of the questions forms you covered

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  8. T-shay San Post author

    i'm british and for the life of me I can't pronounce ask correctly. please do a video, if you haven't already on how to pronounce ask

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  9. jcr1138 Post author

    I would like you make a video about the pronunciation of can and can't, and if it is with glottal t. This two words still confuse me.

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  10. Becca Branten Post author

    I have a lot of trouble with the glottal t. I always forgot to do it and it sounds very strained when I say it.. Help with that?

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  11. Monique Pareja Post author

    It is not as easy as it looks. Once you started constructing longer sentences with a lot of words in it, you'll get lost where to put the stress in each word syllable to properly pronounce the "schwa" or true T's and glottal T's etc, and while you're doing that you also need to identify which word would have the stress/emphasis within the sentence.

    So, LEWPTM did their part in sharing the "How To's", now it's time for the students to do the practise, and it'll be a good long time of practising.

    In my opinion, start reading a book or magazine or any article and practise where to put word syllable stress and word stress/emphasis., before jumping in a "talk-to-the-wall" exercise and then a real conversation with a native.

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  12. Suzanne García Post author

    I'm enjoying this videos a lot! I studied at the British council and you guys brings back good memories to me! great channel!

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  13. LeSimposiarca Post author

    I've got an Italian accent now but I wish I could feel comfortable with the British one just like a true Londoner.. Hopefully now that I'm living here it'll just come natural in time… Great vids by the way really helpful ! Cheers

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  14. Arab_ ESL Post author

    i'v been taking screenshots form the video to review it with myself . Thank you British teachers.

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  15. justsipi Post author

    the other guy is talking too fast i can't folow up!!! he doesn't give me the time to assimilate like you do!!!

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  16. Kemoshea Post author

    Thank you guys so much for making these lessons. I agreed to a role to help a friend out BEFORE they told me that I would need to use a British accent. I was mortified when I found out, but your videos have really put my mind at ease. It won't be as difficult to learn as I first thought, and I'm actually excited now! Thank you again!

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  17. caesar ibrahim Post author

    Wass up mate I wanna ask you about the difference between retrieve and taking back something

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  18. Zezinho das coubes Post author

    Just 2 say, i have allredy lived on lond nelly 4 years, but thats pust 10 years allredy, and then i start'ed to losing some acdent, but these all videos, have seresly help'd me allot, they are short and relly enformative, thank you bros, , i liked all the videos

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  19. Marshall Ho Post author

    Really great vid, easy to follow and informative
    I dont usually leave +ve comments but this one deserves

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  20. Agata Lopez Post author

    love your videos!! good job guys!! I´d love to hear some more entonations!! pleeeaaseee!! like in questions or names because I noticed them but in some cases they´re more pronounce…I speak spanish as first language and is really difficult to get the english rhythm!….i tried the cockney by the way….couldn´t get it right!!

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  21. Imo Lovatt Post author

    I'm British and just watched these out of curiosity, but I didn't realise the accent was so complex and can imagine it's quite hard to pick up for non-British people. I wish everyone luck with their studies though!

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  22. Alla Nikolskaia Post author

    Heya, I can understand the idea of 'glottal t' but still fail to pronounce it in the word ' quiet'. it would be very nice of you could cover it in your following videos. thanks!

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  23. Funmi Ogunrow Post author

    pls I'll like u to shed more light on ed plural marker. particularly words that end it t eg laughed becomes laft!
    I too much appreciate ur good works!
    I'm a great fan of u from Nigeria.

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  24. Amilcar AP Post author

    I am a mexican, who loves British accent, the hardest part for me was the glottal T, I would pronounce all my sentence with a true T rather than a glottal T. Thank you very much for the video!

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  25. Alan Boscatto Post author

    it's complicated but I love the British accent! thank you very much guys!.
    greetings from Argentina! 🙂

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  26. Rollende Grasman Post author

    Okay now I know how to have a British accent, but I have no English people to talk to. 😛

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  27. VC Post author

    As a Mandarin speaker, I found British accent is similar to Taiwanese Mandarin and American accent is similar to Mainland Mandarin. Taiwanese accent don't pronounce R (ir,or,ur…) sound. However, Mainland Mandarin really stress R sound. British English is much more easier for Taiwanese.

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  28. Ir0N_M4N Post author

    Thank you! Excellent lessons! But I have a doubt about using the "o" sound in words like "so" and "no". 😀

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  29. Madhura Savley Post author

    That was really good. But I always get stuck while pronouncing the sound 'th' in various words. Could you please help me with that?

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  30. yashesh pathak Post author

    hey thanks !!!for this tutorials…actually i got inspired for british accent from Charlie Cox.he has amazing accent..thanks .i wanna improve more on it thank you

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  31. Neelima Rao Post author

    Hi I'm Suswara from India . I'm 12 . I'm good in English and really interested in learning how to speak the British accent

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  32. Becca Lipsky Post author

    i need help with a cockney accent for a show i'm performing in…can you maybe give me some syllables to work on? or maybe more vowel sounds???
    the lines are "comin' up for some poker alf?" and "the right! the right!"

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  33. Emerson Potter Post author

    Another great asset in your teaching is the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. You mean busines by showing graphically the sounds in question. Could you do some British intonation, please? Stressing some particular words in a sentence or syllables of the word, according to the R.P. patterns? C'mon England! And many thanks for your efforts.

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  34. Samrin S1205 Post author

    I'm struggling with the "Have you" sound. I can't pronounce it like a British accent. I mean I didn't get this one. Can you please tell me how to pronounce this one?

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