In this British accent training podcast, you will learn and practise examples of the /əʊ/ vowel.
Improve your British accent by practising the /əʊ/ diphthong in example words and phrases. Repeat-after-me audio lesson for a British English accent. The British Accent Training Podcast is free for you to download as 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 /əʊ/ diphthong.
In the next part of the lesson, we will do some repeat-after-me British Accent training.
British Accent Training Podcast: Practise /əʊ/
Pay close attention to your articulation and repeat-after-me as clearly as possible. Not every word example in the phrase section contains an /əʊ/ vowel, but must do. There is at least one /əʊ/ diphthong in each example phrase.
Now practise your British accent by repeating the individual words and example phrases below.
no no-go zone
open open or closed?
also he’s also a soldier
over over the rainbow
only only joking
most most toes are swollen
so so close, but yet so far
those won’t those blokes go home? (bloke = man; informal)
total zero votes in total
nose blow your nose
alone home alone
low a low blow
below below the ocean
cold snow is cold
yellow they call me mellow yellow
clothes fold your clothes
broken broken shoulder bone (shoulder = /ˈʃəʊl.də/)
don’t don’t go overboard
go go to Rio de Janeiro
follow hope follows sorrow (hope = /həʊp/)
know I don’t know Joe
show the show must go on
told I told you so
won’t we won’t grow old
wrote he wrote a note
code crack the code
cone ice cream cone
dose dose of medicine
home E.T. phone home
hose fireman’s hose
joke dirty joke
rope show (him) the ropes
woke woke up with a hangover
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