Explanation of the different versions of the recordings
The audio material and phonetic transcriptions are to be found under Resources. The ‘self-study’ version of the recordings has the same short pause after words, phrases and sentences, and is intended for learners who are working at their own pace and have their hands free to stop and start the recording as needed.
The ‘language lab’ version of the recordings has different pause lengths for words, phrases and sentences, and is intended for learners working in groups in a traditional language lab, or for learners who wish to work on their pronunciation while physically occupied with other tasks, such as exercising, doing house work, walking, or driving.
Female Roselyn Opio was born in 1997 and is from Petersfield, Hampshire. At the time of recording, she was 19 years old and studying English Literature & Philosophy at Cardiff University.
Male Toby Williams was born in 1997 and is from Wokingham, Berkshire. At the time of recording, he was 19 years old and studying Psychology at Cardiff University.