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Received Pronunciation Vs A Northern British Accent Ep 593

November 24, 2022
English Speaking Practice - A Wonderful British Accent Compared To Received Pronunciation

Do  you remember watching Downton Abbey or Sherlock? How about the Harry  Potter films? Most of the actors in these great TV programs and films  speak English using Received Pronunciation (RP). That’s not to say RP is  better than other British accents. It’s just RP is an accent that the  world has listened to and understands, easily. Which is something all new English language learners should want. So listen to this podcast and find out what makes RP different.

Just  in case you didn’t know, we sell an English pronunciation audio course  that is specifically designed to help people sound more RP by correcting  issues with English consonant pronunciation. It’s an excellent course  which you can find out more about on our website here.

This podcast reveals some interesting background about me, so keep listening if you want to know why and how I came to speak the way I do.

If  you want to speak with a British accent, you probably want to use one  that people listening to you will understand easily. If that sounds  interesting to you, then today’s English speaking practice lesson is going to be great for you to understand what makes RP different from other English accents.

✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-practice-received-pronunciation/

And  what is the difference between RP and other British accents? Why is it  so special? Well Received Pronunciation (RP) is a name given to the  accent of Standard English native speakers as spoken in the  south-eastern counties of England, mainly in and around London. I think  of it as the accent you can’t really go wrong with. It’s the best place  to start if you want the most easily understood English accent.