3 minutes to a proper British accent

If you've ever want to speak with a convincing british accent in just three minutes you can learn how to do it in just three minutes. David Ley, a professor at the University of Alberta has posted a video explaining that speaking with an upper middle class accent requires just three few physical tricks.  First, sit up straight and lean forward... that pushes your tongue forward as well... so that your t's and D's will be crisp. Secondly, imagine you are speaking through a crack of a door. Your lips will purse and your cheeks will narrow. Lastly, Professor Ley suggests to imagine a hard candy on the back of your tongue... speak so that the candy will not roll off your tongue... Watch the video below and be amazed. Try it for yourself.


Tim Tamashiro