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Introducing the Daily Training Program for an Authentic British English Accent

The Daily Training Program is a course that I designed to help students internalize the natural sounds of British English pronunciation and speak with an authentic British accent. It provides an alternative to costly private accent reduction lessons by minimizing the need for constant teacher intervention, allowing students to proceed comfortably at their own pace. 

Traditional accent reduction methods often fall short of producing desired results because while teachers can identify students' pronunciation mistakes and provide necessary drills, many students struggle to internalize the target sounds. This is primarily due to the infrequency of practice between weekly lessons, as students tend to revert to their familiar accents. Consequently, forming new habits and accelerating improvement becomes challenging, leading many to give up on improving their accent altogether.

To address this challenge, I created the Daily Training Program which offers a series of daily exercises focused on listening and repetition. These exercises aim to embed the natural sounds of British English into students' subconscious. By engaging in these exercises daily, students have the opportunity to reinforce their pronunciation skills consistently.

It is important to note that the Daily Training Program is methodologically designed to provide structured exercises and guidance for internalizing the building blocks of native-like speech. It starts with mastering the basic phonemes of English in their simplest forms, dissociating words and their meanings from their sounds. By focusing solely on internalizing these sounds, students can bypass the internal language filter and make significant strides in their accent improvement.

To support all students in their accent journey, access to the Daily Training Program's exercises is provided at no extra charge for those enrolled in my lessons. This ensures that students can practice and reinforce their pronunciation skills on a daily basis, leading to tangible progress and the acquisition of an authentic British accent.

Here's a breakdown of the Daily Training Program:

  • Audio files and accompanying PDFs: The program provides recorded audio files of British English pronunciation (Received Pronunciation) along with PDF guides, creating a comprehensive learning package.
  • Incremental approach: The program starts by breaking down sounds into the smallest possible segments and gradually combines them, allowing students to focus on articulating fundamental sounds without associating them with specific words or meanings.
  • Progressive difficulty levels: There are various levels within the program, progressing from single phonemes to frequently used syllables, connecting sounds, two-word combinations, and beyond. This gradual increase in difficulty helps students build upon their skills as they progress.
  • Spaced repetition: The program utilizes spaced repetition techniques, ensuring that students are exposed to the sounds repeatedly over time. This approach helps students absorb the sounds into their subconscious and reinforces their learning.
  • High-quality audio recordings: The audio files are recorded using a professional microphone and encoded in MP3 format at 320kbps, ensuring clear and crisp sound quality for effective listening and practice.
  • Continuous updates: The program is continually being updated to provide new content and exercises, ensuring that students have access to fresh material and can continue their progress.
  • Integration with lessons: Combining the Daily Training Program with regular lessons enhances the learning experience and allows students to advance at an exponential rate by reinforcing their pronunciation skills consistently.

All files are professionally recorded using a Rode nt1a studio condenser microphone and encoded at 320kbps.




TOTAL TIME 52 minutes

  1. plosive_01.mp3
  2. plosive_02.mp3
  3. plosive_03.mp3
  4. plosive_04.mp3
  5. fricative_01.mp3
  6. fricative_02.mp3
  7. fricative_03.mp3
  8. fricative_04.mp3
  9. fricative_05.mp3
  10. consonant_misc_01.mp3
  11. consonant_misc_02.mp3
  12. consonant_misc_03.mp3
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  14. consonant_misc_05.mp3
  15. cluster_sounds_01.mp3
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  17. cluster_sounds_03.mp3
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  20. cluster_sounds_06.mp3
  21. cluster_sounds_b_01.mp3
  22. cluster_sounds_b_02.mp3
  23. cluster_sounds_b_03.mp3
  24. cluster_sounds_b_04.mp3
  25. light_l_01.mp3
  26. light_l_02.mp3
  27. light_l_03.mp3
  28. light_l_04.mp3
  29. light_l_05.mp3
  30. light_l_06.mp3
  31. light_l_07.mp3



TOTAL TIME: 67 minutes

  1. combination_plosive_01_v2.mp3
  2. combination_plosive_02.mp3
  3. combination_plosive_03.mp3
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  5. combination_plosive_05.mp3
  6. combination_plosive_06.mp3
  7. combination_plosive_07.mp3
  8. combination_plosive_08.mp3
  9. combination_fricative_01_v2.mp3
  10. combination_fricative_02.mp3
  11. combination_fricative_03.mp3
  12. combination_fricative_04.mp3
  13. combination_fricative_05.mp3
  14. combination_fricative_06.mp3
  15. combination_fricative_07.mp3
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  17. combination_fricative_09.mp3
  18. combination_w_01.mp3
  19. combination_w_02.mp3
  20. combination_w_03.mp3
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  22. combination_w_05.mp3
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  24. combination_w_07.mp3
  25. combination_w_08.mp3
  26. combination_r_01.mp3
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  28. combination_r_03.mp3
  29. combination_r_04.mp3
  30. combination_r_05.mp3
  31. combination_r_06.mp3
  32. combination_r_07.mp3
  33. combination_r_08.mp3
  34. combination_r_09.mp3
  35. combination_r_10.mp3
  36. l_combination_01.mp3



  1. mid_central_vowel_01.mp3
  2. mid_central_vowel_02.mp3
  3. mid_central_vowel_03.mp3
  4. mid_central_vowel_04.mp3
  5. mid_central_vowel_05.mp3
  6. central_vowels_01.mp3
  7. central_vowels_02.mp3
  8. central_vowels_03.mp3
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  10. central_vowels_05.mp3
  11. central_vowels_06_v2.mp3
  12. central_vowels_07.mp3
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  20. central_vowels_15.mp3
  21. central_vowels_16.mp3
  22. back_vowels_01_v2.mp3
  23. back_vowels_02.mp3
  24. back_vowels_03.mp3
  25. back_vowels_04.mp3
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  27. back_vowels_06.mp3
  28. back_vowels_07.mp3
  29. back_vowels_01.mp3
  30. back_vowels_08.mp3
  31. front_vowels_01.mp3
  32. front_vowels_02.mp3
  33. front_vowels_04.mp3
  34. front_vowels_05.mp3

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Guy Ritchie is a British film director, writer, and producer who is known for his distinctive style and his use of the mockney accent. The mockney accent is a fake cockney accent that has been adopted by many people from privileged backgrounds in the UK. In this article, we will explore Guy Ritchie's background, his manner of speech, and how adopting the mockney accent has influenced his working life. We will also delve into other examples of prominent figures who have adopted mockney.


Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, on September 10, 1968. His father, John Vivian Ritchie, was a Major in the British Army, and his mother, Amber Ritchie, was a model. Guy Ritchie grew up in a privileged environment and attended the prestigious public school, Stanbridge Earls School in Hampshire. Despite his privileged background, Guy Ritchie adopted the mockney accent, a fake cockney accent, which has become his signature style.

Manner of Speech

The mockney accent is a distinctive way of speaking that is associated with the East End of London. It is characterized by dropping the letter "H" at the beginning of words and adding a glottal stop in its place. The accent is also characterized by the use of slang words and phrases that are unique to the East End of London. Guy Ritchie's manner of speech is a perfect example of the mockney accent. He drops the letter "H" at the beginning of words, and he uses slang words and phrases in his conversations.

Influence on Working Life

Guy Ritchie's adoption of the mockney accent has had a significant influence on his working life. He is known for his gritty, urban, and often violent films that are set in the East End of London. His films are a reflection of his adopted accent, and they have helped to popularize the mockney accent in popular culture.

Other Examples of Prominent Figures who Adopted Mockney

Guy Ritchie is not the only prominent figure who has adopted the mockney accent. George Osborne, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Rishi Sunak, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, are two other examples of people who have adopted the mockney accent. George Osborne was educated at St Paul's School, one of the most prestigious public schools in the UK, and Rishi Sunak was educated at Winchester College, another prestigious public school. However, both politicians have been known to use the mockney accent in their speeches, particularly when they are addressing working-class audiences.

In conclusion, Guy Ritchie's adoption of the mockney accent has become a defining characteristic of his work and his public persona. Despite his privileged background, Ritchie's use of the mockney accent has helped to create a connection between his films and the working-class culture of the East End of London. While some may argue that adopting the accent is a form of cultural appropriation, others see it as a way of breaking down class barriers and creating a more inclusive society. Regardless of one's perspective, there is no denying the impact that Guy Ritchie and other prominent figures have had on the popularization of the mockney accent.

The short vowel sound /ɪ/ is a near-front vowel sound. The tip of the tongue is slightly further forward and slightly higher than the schwa sound.


Single syllable words: 

bit, tip, sit, rip, lip, tin, win, pin, fin, din, kin, sin, fit, hit, wit, mix, six, fix, pit, kit, big, dig, fig, jig, pig, rig, wig, lid, kid, bid, did, hid, rid, slid, spit, knit, grit, twit, skit, clip, flip, drip, trip, whip, ship, slip, grip, chip, skip.


Two syllable words:

sister, picture, little, middle, listen, hidden, bitten, ticket, chicken, kitchen, ribbon, signal, dizzy, silly, pretty, sticky, simply, flimsy, busy, dizzy, silly, city, limit, finish, minute, visit, digit, river, mirror, winter, lizard, given, limit, finish, minute, visit, livid, dizzy, city, signal, liquid, biscuit, spirit, critic, timid, vivid, infant, instant, listen, biscuit, cricket, image, mimic, victory, filthy, fickle, gimmick, misfit.



  • This little piggy lived in a city.
  • My sister is busy fixing dinner.
  • I will listen to the rhythm of the music.
  • The winter wind is chilly and bitter.
  • The kitten bit the string and it snapped.
  • The ship will quickly fill with liquid.
  • The sticky syrup made the biscuit soggy.
  • I'm picking up the litter with a stick.
  • The chicken is finished cooking in the kitchen.
  • The cricket hit the wicket with a flick of its wrist.
  • This minute, I will finish my work.
  • The picture of the little kitten is pretty.
  • It's difficult to mimic the digital sound.
  • I'm sitting in the middle of the room.
  • Did you visit the city in the winter?
  • The critics were quick to criticize the script.
  • The image of the river was vivid and clear.
  • I have to finish my dinner within a minute.
  • The pigeon is sitting on a twig and is singing.



The /æ/ sound is a short vowel sound in the English language that is pronounced with the tongue positioned low and forward in the mouth. It can be found in many everyday words such as "cat", "bag", "man", and "hand".



Single syllable words: 

cat, hat, bat, mat, sat, pat, rat, chat, flat, glad, mad, pad, sad, tad, bad, add, dad, had, lad, cad, rag, tag, sag, wag, bag, nag, gap, lap, map, sap, cap, tap, yap, zap, jack, back, pack, rack, tack, yak, black, track, crack, snack, whack, stack, lack, knack, flap, snap, trap, clap, wrap, scrap, brat, chat


Two syllable words:

apple, battle, cabin, captain, chapter, damage, fabric, gallon, jacket, ladder, manage, napkin, package, rabbit, saddle, talent, vacuum, wagon, actor, banner, camera, gather, hammer, lantern, mansion, panic, racket, savage, talent, exact, canyon, damage, family, galaxy, handle, jasmine, lantern, magnet, package, scandal, tablet, valley.



Black cats have bad habits.

Jack and Max packed a black sack.

The rat sat flat on the mat.

As a passionate amateur naturalist, Jack gladly packed his rucksack with snacks, maps, and cameras before setting out on his backpacking adventure, hoping to spot fascinating plants and animals such as badgers, hares, and black adders, and perhaps capture some stunning landscapes on film, as he hiked through the lush valleys and vast moorlands of the Lake District.



The /ɛ/ sound is a short vowel sound that can be heard in many one-syllable words such as 'red', 'met', 'set', and 'pen'. It is also present in many two-syllable words such as 'lemon', 'weapon', and 'yellow'.


Single syllable words: 

bed, men, pen, pet, set, met, red, wet, hen, ten, net, get, yes, yet, beg, den, fed, gem, jest, keg, peg, vet, web, zen, bet, fret, left, mess, nest, pest, rent, sledge, test, vest, well, yell, debt, desk, help, belt, bent, best, chest, crest, dress, elf, felt, help, melt, next, quest, rest, self, step, text, trust, weld, west, bless, breath, check, debt, deck, desk, fresh, guest, health, kept, nest, press, shelf, spend, sweep, thank, wealth, wet, wreck, bench, blend, crept, dead, dread, fend, grew, heft, hest, lend, neck, scent, skelp, smelt, tend, thresh, veld, wend, welt, wretch, begged, blest, cheque, cleft, depth, flesh, guested, jestful, length, melted, pelted, quested, selfish, swept, twelft


Two syllable words: 

rebel, lemon, seven, weapon, yellow, melon, seven, terror, feather, meadow, velvet, temper, refresh, heaven, element, escort, gesture, present, lesson, letter, descent, section, session, weather, entrance, pretend, defence, protest, resent



The seven men dressed in red went to the market to get some fresh vegetables and eggs.

She left the well-fed pet cat in the shed and went to help her friend mend the fence.

The chef made a special dish with fresh lemon zest and velvet-textured sauce, which was an instant hit with the guests.

I spent the entire evening practising my spelling and improving my dexterity with a pen and a desk.

When he fell off his sledge, he hurt his leg and had to spend the rest of the day resting on a bench in the garden.

I bet the next ten cents I earn that I will be able to get a red vest for my pet hen.

Let's set the record straight: the best way to beat jet lag is to get plenty of rest and drink lots of water.

The trek through the dense forest was quite eventful, with many different species of birds and insects, and a fresh scent of pine in the air.

She begged him to help her mend the broken fence, but he was too busy with his new job at the telecommunications company.

The wealthy couple built a new summer home in the meadow and enjoyed a refreshing drink of lemonade on the veranda.