Pronunciation & Accent Transformation for Non-Native Speakers – 90 minutes -FreeDiscover some of the secrets to achieving a natural, native-like English accent.https://youtu.be/7aiadfnxUNAPronunciation & Accent Reduction Transformation includes a seminar in which you are given some of the key secrets behind native British English-sounding speech…
Business Interactions for Non-Native Speakers – 80 minutes – FreeWe look at the story of a company which is famous for a good, bad or unique reason, for example Amazon, BP or perhaps a company with particularly strong ethics. Their story is the starting point for our discussions and you receive a business-related task to tackle in English.The sem…
To try to create a recording which contained natural, hesitant, fast speech features, I asked myself a spontaneous question and recorded my answer. I didn’t plan what I would say. The result is a lot of ‘a lot of’s! 🙂 Look at the transcript and try mimicking the weak, fast words and phrases in bold. Record yourself and compare with mine. How do your weak phrases sound different from mine?
Cambridge1English is very excited about our intensive Real English courses here in Cambridge!
This course is something special! It’s designed and written by Cambridge1English to give students the true language they will experience every day while visiting or studying and working in England.
The intensive course of twenty 50-minute classes per week, for one or two weeks accompanied by a rich timetable of trips, activities and events which provide more practice opportunities as well as fun.
The schedule is unique in that there is a class every day dedicated to:
Colloquialisms, slang and phrasal Verbs,
Vocabulary or grammar the way native speakers use it,
Pronunciation and accent reduction,
Handling challenging situations.
We also give every student a free personal audio progress report!
As a native British English speaker, I’m always intrigued by expressions that American English speakers use. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what they mean! To get started though, here are some common words that are different in Britain and the USA:
We’re lucky in England to have lots of beautiful stately homes and parklands. They were built by rich historical landowners with very expensive tastes in architecture and gardening! Now, they are kept alive by not-for-profit organisations like the National Trust.
I went to Hunstanton at the weekend (in beautiful Norfolk)! I had a great time at the beach in ‘Sunny Hunny’ even though it’s in England and rarely sunny 🙂 The cliffs in the picture show how fast the coastline is eroding. You can even find fossils in the limestone!