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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
What does "RP" stand for?

What is RP defined as?

What is another name for RP?

_____ percent of the UK population has the RP accent.

Who speaks with an RP accent?

Up until the 20th century, the RP accent was associated with _______.

The Queen of England speaks in a very unique accent which differs from Received Pronunciation. It’s not quite the same as RP.

What is standard English?

Most of the news presenters on the BBC are required to have a Received Pronunciation accent.

The RP accent means speaking in clipped, precise tones. It sounds like quite a serious accent.


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29 Comments on “The RP English Accent – What is it, how does it sound, and who uses it?”


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Got 09/10 ☺ . Superb lesson. You have a unique accent too, benjamin. Thanks for bringing such a useful lesson.

Saturday, October 14th 2017

    so do I 9/10.The best way to improve english skill is to talk ,read,listing as much as possible .So don’t hesitate and join some skype conversations/fb groups

    Sunday, October 15th 2017

I like your explanation really good ,and this is the first time I hear about it.

Saturday, October 14th 2017

I like your explanation it’s really good ,and this is the first time I hear about it.

Saturday, October 14th 2017

Accent is one of the most important issue that we can talk about. Thanks for your important informative subject :)

Saturday, October 14th 2017

9/10! Thanks Teacher Benjamin.
It’s very interesting history and trend about RP accent which truly gave me an opportunity to add into my future study list.

Saturday, October 14th 2017

Thank you, Benjamin!!! This is the first time I hear about this and it is really interesting to know!!

Saturday, October 14th 2017

What a great lesson, Jeremy. I’m going to listen to
the British news programs more often from now on.
Extremely helpful lesson. Thanks.

Saturday, October 14th 2017

    His name is Benjamin hahaha

    Saturday, October 14th 2017

      I’m new here, that’s the reason why I wrote another
      name. The funny part is I don’t know any Jeremy, but
      the Irons.
      I’m sorry for the mistake.Hope Benjamim reads the
      comments.

      Monday, October 16th 2017

Interesting lesson Benjamin!!
Thanks!

Saturday, October 14th 2017

Good lesson

Saturday, October 14th 2017

Thank you Benjamin!

Saturday, October 14th 2017

Thank you Benjamin

Saturday, October 14th 2017

I dont understand 😰

Sunday, October 15th 2017

Great video as well as great teacher. I am trying to improve but still struggling and thinking about different languages whose are the founder of these. It seem to very interested. There are many languages spoke in the world and who to shape these speaking stuff like grammar vocabulary and many more.

Sunday, October 15th 2017

This is a topic that I always am trying to learn, how to understand the different types of accent in English, and now I have realized that it’s possible to speak in a regional neutral middle-class accent to transmit our ideas and thoughts. The evolution of the language sounds maybe only a form of expression. Thanks a lot, teacher Benjamin, it has been a very interesting and entertaining video class about the accents.

Sunday, October 15th 2017

Excuse me? But it was boring.

Sunday, October 15th 2017

    I totally agree with you

    Wednesday, October 18th 2017

    It is good that he teaches us also about the background of an accent of English. Language is a part of history and it is useful to learn about the evolution of it ;)

    Sunday, November 5th 2017

thank you so much

Sunday, October 15th 2017

It’s very interesting history.Thank you so much

Sunday, October 15th 2017

Thank’s a lot for your clear explanation about the RP. I like phonetic things. That’s why your lesson has been exciting for me.

Sunday, October 15th 2017

Great lesson. Many thanks.

Monday, October 16th 2017

GREAT SIR , LOVE U

Monday, October 16th 2017

Thanks!

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

Hi!Benjamin, Thanks the great leasson.

Thursday, October 26th 2017

thank you so much

Friday, October 27th 2017

9/10 I guess I’m getting there. Thank sir Benjamin

Monday, November 6th 2017
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