Accent America! Essentials: Quick Steps to Pronouncing English with an American Accent
Focusing on the core English pronunciation problems, Essentials addresses the needs of non-native speakers who desire to express themselves more clearly and confidently. The practice exercises on the audio CDs along with the explanations and illustrations in the guide book will help develop the fundamental features of an American accent. You'll discover: Why people sometimes misunderstand what you say -- and what to do to correct it; How to speak with the right rhythm and timing, learning which syllables to stress and which to shorten; How to avoid speaking too quickly by measuring how fast you speak; How to link words together as native English speakers do; How confident you can become as you improve your pronunciation. Accent America! Essentials is for advanced ESL students who want less of their native accent in their spoken English, for work, school or daily life!
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SENTENCE STRESS AND RHYTHM
CONNECTING IT ALL
COMMON EVERYDAY EXPRESSIONS
A FINAL WORD
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