In this British accent training free lesson, you will learn and practise examples of the /aʊ/ vowel.
Improve your British accent by practising the /aʊ/ diphthong in example words and phrases. Repeat-after-me audio lesson for a British English accent. Download this British Accent Training free lesson as an MP3 (right click and save by clicking the audio player).
The symbol and keyword in the image below will help you to remember the sound of the /aʊ/ diphthong.
In the next part of the lesson, we will do some repeat-after-me British Accent training practice.
British Accent Training Free Lesson: Practise /aʊ/
Pay close attention to your articulation and repeat-after-me as clearly as possible. Not every word example in the phrase section contains an /aʊ/ vowel, but must do. There is at least one /aʊ/ diphthong in each example phrase.
Now practise your British accent by repeating the individual words and example phrases below.
how how now brown cow
out out and about
now how about now?
our its (our) shout
about row about a hound
around prowl around the house
without without an umlaut (‘umlaut’ = german pronunciation mark)
throughout throughout Southampton (‘southampton’ = british town)
somehow somehow Mr Brown found out
allow allow scouts to shout
amount the amount of townhouses
ground crouch on the ground
cloud that cloud is moving south
doubt if in doubt, do nowt (‘nowt’ = nothing; northern English; informal)
house go round the houses
mouse are you a man or a mouse?
mouth loud mouth
town the town council
sound I don’t like the sound of that
shower install a power shower
thousand one thousand trout
foul I suspect foul play
lout lager lout (‘lager lout’ = British slang. A man who fights when drinking beer)
hour your finest hour
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