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There is a distinct difference between British English pronunciation when compared to American pronunciation. British English has a sophisticated sound, an educated tone, and it seems that I'm not the only one who appreciates this elegant lingo. British English is revered around the world as the original English, and for this reason, many ESL students desire to speak the Queen's English. Here are a few pointers to help out anyone who prefers fish and chips to burger and fries...
British English Pronunciation of the letter 'R'.
The most obvious difference British English pronunciation and American pronunciation is the use of the letter 'R'. When utilising this consonant at the beginning of a word, the mouth shape is the same in both accents:
1) the lips should form a small circle.
2) the tongue is rounded, pointing up towards the top of the mouth
3) the top teeth come forward
4) the throat will constrict a little
Say it with me; rabbit, rain, read, roll, repeat. Nice!
Things start to sound very different when the 'R' is at the end of a word. Where the American mouth shape remains the same as above, the British mouth shape opens up, and the sound becomes 'ah', as in amount, or appreciate. Say it with me:
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Prepositions of Place
The most common prepositions of place are; at, on and in.
We use ‘at’ when talking about a specific place. Here are a few examples:
- At the door.
- At the end of the street.
- At reception.
- At the bakery.
We use ‘on’ when talking about any kind of surface. Here are some examples:
- On the floor.
- On the page.
- On the wall.
- On the table.
We use ‘in’ when talking about place that is enclosed. Here are a few examples:
- In Tokyo.
- In the hospital.
- In my purse.
- In the car.
- I will meet you at the Bus Station tomorrow.
- I was on the toilet when you called.
- My brother is in London for Christmas.
Some very common phrases are listed below using the above prepositions:
- At home
- At reception
- At work
- At the top
- On a bus
- On a train
- On a plane
- On the radio
- On the internet
- On the TV
- In a taxi
- In a car
- In the paper
- In an elevator