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April 22, 2008 at 11:50 am

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British TV shows

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Some of you’ve asked me about British TV shows. Here a dear friend of mine -too ­čÖé – recommend us some.

Just like he points out, browse the BBC Comedy index, and then check if you can find the comedy show you want at YouTube.com

My own recommendation: ‘Little Britain

3rd world country…LOL.

Here’s a list with the 50 Greatest Sketches of all time.

And Channel 4’s list. I really like their number ONE! (Little Britain “Swimming Pool”): Watch this man with ‘slight fear of water’ (HAHAHA)

Written by ElenaBen

April 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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Voiced? Voiceless? Is she speaking English?

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, DO this for me. Close the doors, ask people to leave you alone or they’re going to think you went nuts. But it’s the only way you can begin to UNDERSTAND why we pronounce this and not that in English. Many rules in English pronunciation are based on the difference voiced vs voiceless. For instance, the way the past participle -ed is pronounced.
Put your hand on your throat and say “p” and then “b”…in which one do you feel like a vibration in your neck/throat? With ‘p’ there’s no vibration, with ‘b’ there is a vibration in your vocal chords. If there’s a vibration, that sound is called ‘voiced’. If not, it’s voiceless. All vowels are voiced.

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March 10, 2008 at 9:08 am

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That ‘ed’ of yours gives me the creeps…;)

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March 10, 2008 at 9:07 am

fUnny…

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Caution…

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January 25, 2008 at 5:39 pm

English accents

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November 26, 2007 at 3:23 pm

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Pronunciation: Websites

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  1. Phonetics: This site contains ANIMATED samples of the phonetic sounds of AMERICAN English. Still, it’s the best site to actually see how we pronounce the sounds of spoken language. A ‘must’.
  2. Sounds Familiar?: Here you can hear accents and dialects from around the UK.

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November 23, 2007 at 8:39 pm

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