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BRITISH ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION – /ɪə/ vowel sound (here, career and clear)


Hello, and welcome back to English with Lucy We’re now going to continue with the British pronunciation series Firstly, before we start, remember to connect with me on all of my social media I’ve got my instagram, my Weibo, my Facebook and of course my Youtube channel And then I also have a Patreon account where you can sponsor me and earn some nice rewards like skype lessons and handmade cards So, let’s get started Today, we’re going to talk about another diphthong And this diphthong is /ɪə/ So if you don’t remember from last class, a diphthong is a combination of two vowel sounds in the same syllable So you’ve got the /ɪ/ and the /ə/ /ɪə/ Now British people, especially in the slightly posher accents Will sometimes say (soft) /ɪə/ instead of (strong) /ɪə/ So we will soften out the diphthong a little bit So, let’s talk about some words that are well-known Firstly, we’ve got words with e and a So we’ve got appear, hear, near, clear, fear Ok, I am speaking in a strong British accent So I’m using a lot of air, it’s very breathy Then I have words with ee beer, career, volunteer Then, I’ve got words with e r e like atmosphere or severe Sometimes, just the e alone is pronounced as /ɪə/ So period, or interior But this is really posh Even I don’t say that, so I’d go period, interior (soft) /ɪə/ rather than (hard) /ɪə/ And then we’ve got the ei such as weird, weird Then we’ve got eo in things such as theory We’ve also got ie such as fierce, cashier Ok well I hope you enjoyed and learnt something from this lesson on the /ɪə/ sound Umm….make sure you try and apply it when using all the words that you learnt today To anyone that’s complaining that I’m not writing definitions for the words in these videos This is a pronunciation video and looking up the words in a dictionary is fairly simple so, I recommend you do that OK thank you very much for watching Remember to connect with me on all my social media And I will see you in the next video! Bye! Will perhaps soften out the brow…the voweowjnorbfs djfbnsfsfm so we will soften out the diphthong a little bit

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