‘Thanks for Everything’: Feedback on my Accent Course

I received a review of my accent course from Alex who is learning the Estuary English accent (so that he doesn’t sound like he is from any particular social class but somewhere in-between). Here’s what he had to say…


My name is Alex and I am from the Netherlands.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating your accent training course.
For years I have been trying to get the […]

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More Than an Accent Course

Here’s a review by Eleni who joined my accent course a couple of months ago. Eleni didn’t need accent training to get a British accent but she did want to improve the tone and expression of her way of speaking.

Eleni’s Review

I grew up in a Greek-speaking home, in New York City, in Queens. Yes, you can understand that my speaking voice could use some refinement.

In the summer of 2016, I joined the Thomson-Reuters […]

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/L/ and /R/ Pronunciation: The Thai Way!

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Scottish Lift Voice Recognition Error

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I (Heart) Chinese Obama

Enough said…

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What I Really Think of the R.P. Accent (honestly this time…)

When I make videos about the R.P. (Received Pronunciation) accent, people tend to get upset. I think that’s because some people feel like I am being critical of the way they have learnt to speak English – but is that really so? Or am I just observing subtle realities in language and the voice that the great majority of people cannot hear themselves?

In 2013 I made lots of videos about the R.P. accent that […]

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Funny Flashback — Chavvy English

I came across this old video of mine where I do some chavvy English accents and common catchphrases. (Chavvy means low class / common). I wonder how much you can understand? :p

 

 

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Speak Like a REAL Londoner

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10 Cockney Insults

Cockney is an exceptionally coarse and vulgar dialect of English. All the insults in the video below are offensive and most definitely not politically correct.

1. Little sod – naughty boy. Origin from sodimist.
2. Plonker – idiot or stupid person.
3. Dyke – lesbian.
4. Nonce – sexually perverted person who is turned on by sex acts with children or animals.
5. Nutter – crazy person.
6. Old git – miserable old man. Git has a similar meaning to […]

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Posh VS Cockney Jane Austen (Old Video)

Here’s an old video filmed while I was living in Dubai. Let me know in a comment which acting you like more – posh or cockney!

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Posh Boys’ Names (UK)

What first names are trendy and posh for boys in the UK? Find out posh boys names and learn IPA…


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Trendy Posh Boys’ Names UK

Badger
Felix
Cosmo
Jago
Zebedee
Noah
Isaac
Rafferty
Casper
Aeneas
Ossian
Marcus
Peregrine
Gideon
Ilan
Horatio
Tobias
Otis
Guy
Roland
Jacob
Benedict
Piers
Theo
Crispin


Do you know any posh boys’ names that are not on my list? Leave a comment below…

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The Language of EastEnders

Guest post by Nina Lalumia

This is a celebration of the rich language of EastEnders, the long-running BBC drama that takes places in the fictional working-class neighbourhood of Walford in London. Before starting out, I do want to say a little bit about the other reasons I love the show. It presents a diverse range of characters: white and black, Christian and Muslim, gay and straight. But none of them are placed artificially to serve a […]

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How to Pronounce Places in London – The Cockney Way

How to say names of places in London in a Cockney / Estuary English accent.

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(1) Ends in -ham
Tottenham
Streatham
Peckham
Sydenham
Fulham
Lewisham
Balham

(2) Ends in -den / -don
Camden
Croydon
Hendon
Wimbledon

(3) Ends in -ton
Paddington
Euston
Clapton
Dalston
Haggerston
Hoxston
Stoke Newington
Islington

(4) th fronting
Southwark
South London
North London
Blackheath
Heathrow
Bethnal Green

(5) Dark /l/
Millwall
Forest Hill
Russell Square
Crystal Palace
BUT NOT: London Bridge, Leyton or Turnpike Lane

(6) Glottals either /t/ /p/ or /k/
Tooting
Waterloo
Clapham
Gatwick
Streatham

(7) H-dropping
Hackney Wick
Highbury
High […]

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How To Speak Seductively Like Kylie Jenner

Want to speak sexy and seductive like Kylie Jenner? Click to watch Kylie Jenner’s voice tutorial in the video below:

To speak with a sexy, seductive voice it is first necessary to drop the resonance of your voice. When Kylie Jenner speaks, the resonance comes from the chest and around the heart. This brings soft, nurturing vibrations into the voice.

The intimate quality of Kylie’s voice comes from her breathy way of speaking which […]

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Is Niomi Smart Posh?

Watching Niomi Smart’s lifestyle videos on YouTube took me in the direction of pondering whether or not she is posh, and if so, what it means to be ‘posh’ in England these days. PLEASE NOTE: the post that follows consists of light-hearted speculation about Niomi’s ‘poshness’ based on my having followed her YouTube channel for about a year. At the time of writing, not a lot of biographical about Niomi Smart is available online therefore much of […]

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