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British English pronunciation video lesson: “Twenty-one reasons why English is Hard to learn”

In this lesson I pronounce and explain the twenty-one sentences in the visual from loymachedo.com, below.

Please see the notes below for pronunciation and vocabulary.

 

Simplified phonetics

  1. wound: wownd (verb)

wound: wooond (noun)

  1. produce: pro-JOOS (verb)

produce: PRO-joos (noun)

  1. refuse: ruh-FYOOZ (verb)

refuse: REH-fyooz (noun)

  1. polish : PO-lish (verb)

Polish : POH-lish (adjective / nationality)

  1. lead: leed (verb)

lead: lehd (noun)

  1. desert: duh-ZURT (verb)        

dessert: duh-ZURT (noun)

desert : DEH-zurt (noun)

  1. present : PREH-zunt (noun)

present : pru-ZENT (verb)      

present: PREH-zunt (noun)

  1. bass: bass (noun)        

bass: bayss (noun)

  1. dove: duv (noun)

dove: dohv (verb)

  1. object: ob-JEKT (verb)          

object: OB-jekt (noun)

  1. invalid: in-VA-lid (adjective)  

invalid: IN-vuh-lid (noun)

  1. row: row (noun)

row: roh (verb)

  1. close: klohss (preposition)

close: clohz (verb)

  1. does: duhz (verb)

does: dohz (noun)

  1. sewer: SOH-wuh (noun)

sewer: SOO-wuh (noun)

  1. sow: sow (noun)

sow: soh (verb)

  1. wind: wihnd (noun)

wind: w-eye-nd (verb)

  1. number: NUMM-buh (noun)  

number: NUM-muh (adjective)

  1. tear: tehr (noun)

tear: teer (noun)

  1. subject: sub-JEKT (verb)

subject: SUB-jekt (noun)

  1. intimate: IHN-t(uh)-MAYT (verb)

intimate: IHN-t(uh)-m(uh)t (adjective)

21 reasons why English is hard

 

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  1. Akbar Rana
    15/01/2013 at 10:17 AM

    Thanks Chris. It’s really really great to watch you again after Christmas festivities.

    • 16/01/2013 at 7:25 PM

      Thanks, I’ll be back with more videos very soon. Kind regards.

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