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    #1

    Smile Some British accent in an interview video

    Hi. I am learning UK accent with this video but I can't hear some of the words...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBvix8cJ_zc

    at 6:56

    When I finally woke up,
    [zen? we?], this person here,
    [whos? told? that? later]
    [imagine that they tried to kill me
    they woke up with my pony as well]

    I couldn't hear the words in square brackets.
    What does he say in those moments?
    Thank you for your answer in advance!

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    #2

    Re: Some British accent in an interview video

    When I finally woke up, seems a long time afterwards, anyway, this person here, this person here was terribly (unclear) he, he thought when i was lying on the ground that I was - he said "Oh Papa's just snoring". And there I was busily swallowing my tongue, ... well actually dying - you remember you (unclear). Can you imagine - they tried to kill me so they could walk off with my ponies.

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    #3

    Re: Some British accent in an interview video

    this person here was ... told me later that he ... he thought

    quietly dying

    do you remember you told me that

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    #4

    Re: Some British accent in an interview video

    I'm not sure it's a great idea to use either Prince Charles or Ant and Dec as models for pronunciation. You might want to choose someone whose accent is a bit more neutral.

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    #5

    Re: Some British accent in an interview video

    Whichever accent you choose to learn, pay particular attention to the way the words are stressed and left unstressed in connected speech -- the overall ebb and flow of emphasis and slurring.

    There are uncountable ways to pronounce vowels and consonants, British, American, etc., etc. But native English speech of every kind tends to stress the same words in every sentence, and that's where foreign learners sound foreign longest.
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