Category Archives: Pronunciation/Listening

Eggcorns. Chalk full o’ fun.

What are eggcorns? …for all intensive purposes …happen all over sudden …focus on day-today https://t.co/4vDjx1XchU pic.twitter.com/Uhqd8OYYlH — Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) December 29, 2015   Advertisements

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Adrian Underhill’s interactive phonemic charts

For those of you who do not know about this resource—or who would like to be reminded of its utility, here are Adrian Underhill’s interactive phonemic charts: Interactive phonemic chart: British English Interactive phonemic chart: American English prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən ɪz kreɪt. maɪ frɛnd … Continue reading

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Pronunciation

Adrian Underhill is one of the big names when it comes to pronunciation. Macmillan now has a playlist of helpful pronunciation videos up on their website.

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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (a.k.a. “Nerd Prom”)

Dear Americanists, these are your must-watch video clips this weekend. The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an annual dinner organized by the White House Correspondents’ Association (an organization of journalists who cover the activities of the White House and the … Continue reading

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Crash Course

With the end of the winter term just around the corner, most of you are probably busy preparing for your exams. Do not let the internet get in your way (too late if you’re reading this…), unless it will actually … Continue reading

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What’s The Most Important Thing About Halloween?

…Candy, of course. If you really need to be reminded of this, watch Jimmy Kimmel’s annual Halloween YouTube challenge. For the past three years, TV host Jimmy Kimmel has asked parents across the US to film their children’s reaction to … Continue reading

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Are You Posh?

Can you be posh, even if you’re not British? You probably know that the word means “smart, elegant, or fashionable” or “upper class”. According to the Collins English Dictionary, the word “posh” originated in the 19th century: “Often said to … Continue reading

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