British Pronunciation Lessons

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British Pronunciation

Challenging British Pronunciation

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Most difficulties for learners are

Vowel sounds

British English has many vowel sounds, which can be particularly challenging to master. The subtle differences between vowel sounds in words like "bat" and "bath" or "cot" and "caught" can be difficult to master. Learners must train their ears to distinguish these sounds and produce them correctly.

R-less accent

British English is predominantly non-rhotic, meaning the 'r' at the end of words is not pronounced. This can be a significant adjustment for speakers from rhotic regions since it’s challenging to drop the ‘r’ sound, link sounds correctly, and distinguish words that sound similarly because of dropping ‘r’ (e.g., ‘work’ and ‘walk’).

Stress patterns

Intonation in British English involves the rise and fall of pitch across phrases and sentences. The stress placed on certain syllables within words can completely change the meaning. Such things set unique pronunciation rules in English, making it challenging to detect and use these nuances effectively in speech.

Confusing words

English spelling does not always correspond directly to pronunciation, which can be confusing. For example, words like “lead” or “read” can have different pronunciations, which change the meaning. These are just some of the examples that add another layer of complexity to learning pronunciation based on spelling.

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Overcome British Pronunciation Challenges

We understand that mastering the British English pronunciation rules is a tricky thing. Except for nuances that evolved historically, an additional difficulty is the way native British speak. However, with a personalized plan, guidance from a certified tutor, and constant practice, you can develop an accurate British pronunciation.

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What you’ll learn with Promova

Pronunciation techniques

In our lessons, you will practice through customized exercises, focusing on vowel sounds, articulation for dropping ‘r’ sounds correctly, and common stress patterns crucial for accurate pronunciation and meaning conveyance.


Interactive phonetics training

Our tutors will use visual aids and phonetic symbols to help you understand and produce difficult sounds. With such charts, you will learn the physical aspects of producing sounds, getting a more technical and detailed approach to pronunciation.

Listening comprehension

You will listen to pronunciations in British English on podcasts and watch episodes from movies and TV shows. Carefully selected listening exercises will help you to train the ear to recognize and understand British accent word pronunciation.

Real-life conversations

Our lessons involve real-life conversation scenarios to make the learning process practical and joyous. Through role-play exercises we will mimic everyday situations, helping you to learn rules of English pronunciation and stay motivated.

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Pronunciation techniques

In our lessons, you will practice through customized exercises, focusing on vowel sounds, articulation for dropping ‘r’ sounds correctly, and common stress patterns crucial for accurate pronunciation and meaning conveyance.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose a tutor for my lessons?

After getting information about your current English level and language learning goals, we try to match you with the most appropriate tutor. However, we understand that sometimes learners might have another learning style. That is why you can always ask for another tutor. In this case, you need to contact our customer support and tell about your needs.

How does the British pronunciation lesson look like?

We always start with understanding your goals and challenges. So at the first lesson our tutor will clarify your requirements and communicate to understand your fluency level. Then we will create a personal plan tailored to your needs. Each lesson will be devoted to a specific challenge or set of rules for correct British pronunciation. At the end of every lesson you will get a personal feedback.

Can I track my progress?

Of course. At the end of each lesson our tutor will provide you with personalised feedback, putting accent on your achievements. As well, you will get more hints on what you should learn further and how you can practice British pronunciation out of the lesson. 

Can I learn as a beginner?

Yes, our lessons are taliored to learners of all levels. Whether you are advanced English speaker, or just started learning English, we will create a personalised plan to make your language learning journey effective and enjoyable. Share your current fluency level, or pass a placement test, so we could develop a learning program tailored to your needs.