Em sua viagem de intercâmbio para Londres, a Carina conversou com o professor Nick, da Nacel English School. Ele, que nasceu em Plymouth (sudoeste da Inglaterra), mostra algumas diferenças entre a pronúncia do inglês americano e do britânico. Confira abaixo as palavras comparadas e o diálogo final, super divertido. Ative as legendas para a tradução!
O som do ‘r’
Water, chair, bar, future, theater (UK theatre), center (UK centre), here, York, Yorkshire, later, before
O som do ‘t’
Internet, bottom, native, notice
O som das vogais
UK /ɑː/ US /æ/
Bath, laugh, class, after, castle, ask, can’t
UK /aɪ/ US /ɪ/
direction, organization, globalization
UK /ʒʊ/ US /ʊ/
UK /ɒ/ US /ɑː/
clock, cost, dog, hot
Dialogue (or dialog in the US)
Nick: BEFORE I go to the THEATRE, I think I need to get some more WATER. Oh, there’s some on the CHAIR, over THERE! Can you give me a hand?
Carina: Are you SURE they’re on the CHAIR?
Nick: Yeah, I’m SURE they’re on the CHAIR!
Carina: And… would you like to have some WATER BEFORE going to the THEATER?
Nick: Yeah, I’ll have some WATER BEFORE going to the THEATRE. I’ll have a BATH AFTER. I tend to have a BATH BEFORE I walk the DOG.
Carina: Oh, the DOG! How many DOGS do you have?
Nick: I’ve got FOUR DOGS, and I’ve named them AFTER the guys from One DIRECTION.
Carina: Oh, really?
Nick: Yes, I’ve got a DOG called Harry, and Niall…
Carina: Really? Isn’t there a “Nick”?
Nick: No, there’s no Nick in One DIRECTION.
Carina: I’m not a big fan, so I don’t know. And have you visited any CASTLES in England?
Nick: Yeah, I went to, hum… Nottingham CASTLE, where I watched the ballet.
Carina: In the CASTLE? Really? Do they have ballet performances THERE?
Nick: Yeah, there’s a really good THEATRE. A ballet THEATRE at the CASTLE.
Carina: And are they NATIVE speakers of English?
Nick: Yeah, they’re NATIVE speakers. They’re all NATIVE speakers.
Carina: And do you think you can find the tickets on the INTERNET?
Nick: Yeah, I’ll check on the INTERNET when I get home… tonight. But I really want to go there in the FUTURE.
Carina: So, I hope to see you again in the FUTURE!