Learn Australian accent, Australian accent resources, native speakers



Step 1; free trial                      

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Find the placement: Put on headphones and speak simultaneously with this short clip with the native speaker. Note the jaw aperture, tension in the tongue and lips and the degree of nasality. There is a distinctly nasal placement in the Australian accent, with compression around the soft palate area, which lets more air out through the nose, and relatively still lips. 

"Oh there you are. I was starting to wonder what had happened to you. Luckily I had a book on me to pass the time. Anyway, even if we do get there a bit late, no one’s going to mind much, are they?"

*select accent samples below.

FEMALE VOICE            
  MALE VOICE   ACCENT
       female voice                   male voice               Australian           

Step 2 (full members area) -  Ear train with the phonetic sounds of RP. Test and record yourself 


Vowels 

       

Diphthongs 

       

All sounds 


Step 3 - Listen to Australian monologues,  repeat, put headphones on & talk simultaneously with the speaker. Record yourself,  try to identify the sounds you get wrong, & if the voice is correctly 'placed'




Monologue 1

  

Monologue 3

   

Monologue 5

   

Monologue 7

 

Monologue 2


   

Monologue 4

 

Monologue 6

 

Monologue 8


Step 4 - Detailed sound studies and word linking

4a - Linking words in Australian



Linking 'r'


 

Linking consonants



Linking vowels


4b - Australian Vowels & diphthongs


 a / ar

        

 ee / i

 
    

 u / o

     

ur /or



u / oo

     

a / u / e

   

o /our

   

ow/ aw 



ai / i

        

o /ear

        

ei/ e / a

 

es /ers



eer /ar

    

our / ore

   

o /or

     

oy /or


4c - Australian Consonants


 l / dark l

  

 m / n / ng

 

y / no y

 

h / no h


r /l / t 

       

 th/ t/ d / z


w / v

    

ch / j / s



 

 k / g/ ng


   

 p / b / f / v

 

n / l / l

  

l / d / th



Step 5 -Test again with monologues, and if not satisfied, repeat above steps.


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