Jun 25, 2020
P08 Pronunciation Drills Video - FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
& BODY LANGUAGE
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Hello, this is a pronunciation
drills video for Premium series 8. This is a slightly longer one
than usual, but it should be a good one.
I thought it would be funny and
useful to record a video of myself saying the phrases from Premium
episode 8 because body language and facial expressions are
important. You don’t just say things with your mouth. You say them
with your whole body.
Check out this dialogue with no body
A: Hey, I’ve got to tell you
something. I’ve met this girl and we’ve fallen completely in love
with each other. She actually makes me happy. You know what, I
never realised I could be this happy. We’re going to get married
and everything. This is fantastic! I’m absolutely
B: Wow, yeah, I bet you are
mate, that’s amazing. Good for you. Nice one. Really happy for you
OK, so with that kind of thing in mind, let’s go through
the phrases from this series again. This time, you can see my body
language. So think about my facial expressions, my attitude, the
way I use my hands, the way I move my body.
I’m exaggerating a bit, for comic effect, but it’s a
really good exercise for you to try to copy me too. See if you can
say these phrases with
These are actually the phrases from the test in part 5
by the way.
Some Phrases from Parts 1 & 3
- 🗯Ooh, there’s snow and ice outside and the
thermometer says -15 degrees. I’d say it’s probably coat-wearing
➡️ Yeah, no shit sherlock!
- 🗯Imagine, you’re playing a game of cards and
suddenly your friend gets serious and starts using some more
competitive tactics. He’s suddenly become more ruthless. You notice
the way his strategy has become more serious, so you
➡️ Oh I see, (it’s) like
that is it? We’re playing that kind of game, are we?
friend says, “Hey you’d
better put your thick coat on, it’s absolutely freezing
outside!” Then you get
outside and it’s not as cold as you expected.
Come on, it’s not that cold.
change out of your wet clothes into some warm pajamas and slippers.
What do you say?
➡️ Ahhhh, that’s more like
friend says, “So my
boyfriend has promised that he’s going to stop drinking
forever.” You don’t
believe he will, and you think…
Yeah, that’ll be the day
- Someone you know says, “Hey your English pronunciation is terrible! Ha ha ha! (He pronounced the word “pronunciation”
➡️ You can talk.
- 🗯You’re a idiot.
Well it takes one to know one!
the guys from Orange say our internet won’t be connected until next
➡️ Oh, you’ve got to be kidding
- 🗯You’ve taken your kids to school and you want
them to leave the car and enter the school.
Right, off you go then! See you later. Have a good
see your friend who you haven’t seen for a while. You want to
say “So, how are
you?” and you want to
know about his/her recent activities. You’d like to catch up,
So, what have you been up to?
Phrases from Parts 2 & 4
- 🗯You’re a teacher and you expect that your
students haven’t done their homework again. You’re talking to your
➡️ I bet they haven’t done their
ask your friend, “So,
how was the kids’ party?” and she says “I tell you what, it was great but they were
mental! 20 kids running around our house all day. I’m absolutely
Yeah, I bet you are!
friends are having a chat, and suddenly one of them makes a rude
and suggestive innuendo (a suggestive joke)
Person A: “Imagine living in the past when everyone rode
around on horses.” Person B: “Sounds quite nice to me”
Person A: “What, even the horses? It would be annoying,
Person B: “Ooh I don’t know, I’d quite like to have a hot
muscular beast between my legs every day!”
Oooh, I bet you would! Ha ha ha ha ha ha etc (immature
- 🗯Shall we have lunch in the usual
➡️ Yeah, we might as
Brexit has been called off. It’s not going to happen. A lot of
people are pissed off about it, but on balance...
➡️ ...It’s probably for the
- 🗯Imagine, you’re in the pub with a friend who
is in an excited and slightly crazy mood. He says
“Hey, let’s get the beers in,
and we’ll get shots too! Double shots for everyone!! Triple
shots!!! Quadruple shots!!! Quint… five shots for
Alright, steady on! Easy tiger! Woah there!
- 🗯You’re climbing on a chair to fix a lightbulb
and my Mum is in the room. She’s suddenly worried that you’ll have
an accident. What does she say?
➡️ Careful! (specific
8. 🗯So you failed your
driving test again. How do you feel?
➡️ I’m absolutely gutted mate.