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British English accent training lesson 16: religion

In this lesson I discuss some of the religions from around the world. I am not promoting any individual religion. Please see the notes below for spelling and pronunciation phonetics (in brackets), and see this BBC website about religion for more information.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkVqfmzF664

 

Notes: different religions (pronunciation phonetics)

 

Judaism

Noun: Jew (joo)

Adjective: Jewish (JOO-wish)

 

Sikhism

Noun / adjective: Sikh (seek)

 

Buddhism

Noun / adjective: Buddhist (BOU-dist)

 

Hinduism

Noun / adjective: Hindu (HIN-doo)

India and Nepal

Third-largest religion in the world

 

Islam

Noun: Muslim (MOUH-zlim)

Adjective: Islamic (i-ZLA-mik)

Sects: Sunni and Shia

Allah

Prophet Muhammad

The Qur’an

Second-largest religion in the world

 

Atheism

Noun / adjective: Atheist (AY-thee-yisst)

 

Agnosticism

Noun / adjective: Agnostic (ag-NOSS-stik)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnosticism

 

Christianity

Noun / adjective: Christian (KRISS-stee-un)

God

Jesus Christ (JEE-zuss KR-EYE-SST)

The Bible

Christmas; Easter (Holy Days)

The Pope (successor to Saint Peter), Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Largest religion in the world

Most-practised religion in the UK

Church of England (created by Henry VIII in 1530s)

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