In this RP British accent training lesson, you will learn and practise examples of the /eɪ/ diphthong.

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Improve your British accent by practising the /eɪ/ diphthong in example words and phrases. Repeat-after-me audio lesson for a British English accent.

RP British Accent Training: the keyword for /eɪ/ is 'FACE'
RP British Accent Training: the keyword for /eɪ/ is ‘FACE’

RP British Accent Training: Practise /eɪ/

Now practise your RP British accent by repeating with the individual words and example phrases below. Pay close attention to your articulation and repeat-after-me as clearly as possible:

Common Words Containing /eɪ/ in the RP Accent

they                 all I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us day pay day

hey                  hey babe 

okay                okay, that’s great

maybe             maybe see you later baby 

always             always to blame

away                can’t pay? we’ll take it away! 

same               same old story 

eight                eight days late 

face                 say it to my face 

male                mailmen are male 

name               say my name, say my name

rain                  the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain 

may                 may all your dreams come true 

take                 take your pick

stay                 won’t you stay another day? 

Play                 play it safe 

make               make a big deal out of it 

place               there’s no place like home 

ate                   Jane ate a steak

base                 military base

bathe               bathe in the Great Lakes

case                 just in case

cave                 don’t cave in

fate                  destiny, fate

hate                 haters gonna hate

late                  I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! 

gate                 garden gate

pale                 pale in comparison

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