In this RP British accent training lesson, you will learn and practise examples of the short ‘U’ /ʊ/ sound.
Improve your British accent by practising the / ʊ/ sound in example words and phrases. Repeat-after-me audio lesson for a British English accent.
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:
RP British Accent: Practise /ʊ/
Extend Your Learning
The /ʊ/ sound is often one of the last vowels that students learn to pronounce in British English. Instead of pronouncing /ʊ/ many students substitute it for /uː/.
Watch the video lesson below to learn the difference between long and short ‘u’ in an RP British accent. The lesson teaches some minimal pairs of /uː/ versus /ʊ/.