About the Site

This site is to help you with your pronunciation of British English. Of course, there are a lot of different types of British English pronunciation, but as I speak Southern Standard English, that’s mainly what I teach. I might occasionally point out possible variations in the way you can say something though.

If you want to know how to pronounce an individual word, you can check the phonemic script in a good learner dictionary, or use an online or electronic dictionary with audio. However, when we join words together into phrases, known as continuous speech, this often changes the pronunciation of some of the words. This can depend on which word is stressed (strong), and how the sounds fit together. For this reason, students of English often find it harder to say phrases than single words. This site will teach you the unconscious tricks native English speakers use to put words together easily and fluently into phrases and sentences.

Because the site is about pronunciation, some, perhaps a lot of the phrases will be familiar to you, but you will learn to say them in a new, more English way. You’ll probably improve your vocabulary along the way too!

Whether you want to develop a convincing English accent, or just improve your pronunciation and fluency a little, Say the Phrase is the place for you.

Finally, one of the biggest benefits of working on your pronunciation, is that you’ll find a big improvement in your listening comprehension. Those strange sounds English speakers make will suddenly begin to make sense.

Good luck with your studies, and if you’re not here in the UK already, come and visit us soon!

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