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Reading is an effective way to improve one's understanding of the English language. However, listening is a more challenging skill that requires dedicated practice and development. The Britlish Library offers a variety of activities that focus on the speech features of native English speakers, such as elision, simplification, intonation, stress, and rhythm. These activities aim to help students understand and effectively listen to spoken English, including the nuances and variations that may occur in conversation. By working through these activities, learners can improve their listening skills and gain a deeper understanding of the English language.

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The Chaos

The Absurdity of English Spelling and Pronunciation.  English spelling and pronunciation appears to have been devised by a lunatic. The absurdity of English spelling has inspired many teachers and writers to demonstrate just how ridiculously complicated it is. Chief among these was Gerard Nolst Trenité, who wrote the oft-quoted poem, The Chaos. I first transcribed the entire poem into IPA symbols, double checking the accuracy of the IPA transcript, then fed the IPA transcript through an AI speech synthesis program to produce the most accurate rendition of the poem possible.  

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Visited 22 hrs, 14 mins, 28 secs ago

Categories: Vocabulary | Poetry | Literature | IPA Symbols | Listenings


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Teen or Ty Numbers

In this lesson: We will look at how to distinguish between teen and ty numbers. We will look at the stress patterns in words. We will look at stress shifts in English words. We will look at making syllables prominent for effect. Whether it's thirty or thirteen, forty or fourteen, fifty or fifteen, or anywhere up to ninety or nineteen, this lesson will help you to make sure you never make a mistake with these numbers.

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Visited 19 hrs, 11 mins, 5 secs ago

Categories: Pronunciation | Speaking | Listenings | Conversations


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Spelling Challenge No17

English has a simple grammar but a complex vocabulary and an almost insane spelling system which drives even native English speakers crazy. This lesson is one of a series of spelling tests challenging your ability to spell the most difficult to spell English words. Listen to me speak the word and then spell it if you can. The faster you spell each word accurately, the higher you will get on the leader board below the lesson. Click the more information button above to get a dictionary with the 180 most difficult to spell English words, from which the words in this test are drawn. 

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Visited 14 mins, 36 secs ago

Categories: Challenges | Spelling | | Vocabulary | Pronunciation | Listenings


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Wear the Fox Hat

A lack of understanding of the English that sounds rude can get you into difficulties, as Tatiana and her new husband discovered when she misheard his advice and went off for a day trip to Worcester in the wrong attire. This lesson will help you get to grips with the F word and help you to avoid similar misunderstandings. English humour is a great way to improve your English skills and this lesson will certainly make you chuckle when you get the joke. As with all the Sounds Rude lessons, it is suitable for 18+ students only as it contains language that sounds rude.

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Visited 36 mins, 57 secs ago

Categories: Sounds Rude | Listenings | Humour | Speaking


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Spelling Challenge No4

English has a simple grammar but a complex vocabulary and an almost insane spelling system which drives even native English speakers crazy. This lesson is one of a series of spelling tests challenging your ability to spell the most difficult to spell English words. Listen to me speak the word and then spell it if you can. The faster you spell each word accurately, the higher you will get on the leader board below the lesson. Click the more information button above to get a dictionary with the 180 most difficult to spell English words, from which the words in this test are drawn.

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Visited 17 mins, 7 secs ago

Categories: Challenges | Spelling | | Vocabulary | Pronunciation | Listenings


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