The Accent Diet

Author: Blythe J. Musteric
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989430500
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Accent Diet will help you develop the pronunciation patterns you need to speak clearly and confidently in American English. The book was designed by pronunciation experts for busy professionals like you. The Accent Diet uses a simple three-step approach that will help you rapidly learn key concepts and techniques for improving your pronunciation. Each lesson follows a 7-day plan that will teach you one important principle on the first day and then guide you through seven days of practice. If you complete one lesson every week, you will finish the entire Accent Diet in just three short months. On each practice page, you will find an audio code that corresponds to the audio files on the companion website at www.myovient.com.

7 Weeks to a Better American Accent for Native Mandarin Speakers

Author: Tracey Ingram
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1617928836
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Author, an experienced Speech and Hearing professional, originally developed the materials while working with her Native Chinese students. She discovered her students had studied English in mainland China, but when they arrived to the United States, the students realized that Americans spoke very differently. Here's a quote from one of the students, "I thought I was good when I left China for the United States to start my career. I had mastered all the lessons in my classes and was confident until the day I first arrived to the United States. When I got off the airplane, I had a hard time understanding the words that were spoken. The words sounded so fast and so overwhelming to me." Studying Chinese to English and mastering the American Accent requires patience. Taking classes to learn English conversation is manageable with the right program. According to the Author, changing some of your old habits takes time and dedication, but as you start learning you will begin to sound more natural and the pronunciation becomes easier. There are several phases which will take place in this process. Initially, you will learn new sounds and get familiar with the rhythm and flow of speech. The initial phase of learning to hear new sounds and to discriminate which English sounds are difficult is critical. Learning how to hear these sounds correctly will help you tremendously with your English pronunciation. After the initial phase, you will learn how to apply these principles in words, short phrases, and gradually sentences. Finally, as you continue these new habits will start to automatically transfer in your everyday speech. 7 weeks to a Better American accent breaks down the basics of American stress patterns, vowels, consonants, and idiomatic expressions in a step-by-step model that allows the user to work at his or her own pace in developing a competent command of American English. Upon successful completion of the seven week program, Native Chinese speakers will have internalized a foundation of basic tools to help them improve business relations, personal interactions, and day to day understanding of American English. Here's the information that is contained in the first volume: 1. How to Master Intonation (rhythm and flow) of the American English language 2. How to correctly pronounce American consonants and vowels 3. Learn top methods to improve voice projection 4. Perfect the use of stress patterns in words 5. Top methods for vocabulary building 6. Discover secrets of using American idiomatic expressions 7. Tips on speaking more spontaneously

Lose Your Accent in 28 Days

Author: Judy Ravin
Publisher: Language Success Press
ISBN: 0972530045
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lose Your Accent in 28 Days is the powerful, proven system that will help the learner master American English pronunciation in weeks not months or years. This system features an interactive CD-ROM that shows you exactly how to pronounce EVERY vowel and consonant through hundreds of video clips. The Audio CD includes over 70 minutes of material on rhythm, stress, and everyday speech patterns. The book offers 80 techniques for better pronunciation. In all, the system offers 956 guided examples. Written by world-renowned accent reduction expert, Judy Ravin.

American Accent Training

Author: Ann Cook
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438010359
Format: PDF, ePub
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Makes a great training tool for classroom or personal use! This new edition comes with downloadable audio that features professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent authentic American pronunciation and intonation; easy-to-follow lessons; pronunciation exercises; invaluable supplementary materials; and more. Specifically designed for foreign-born students and business people working, traveling, or studying in the United States and Canada.

Manual of American English Pronunciation

Author: Clifford Holmes Prator
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 9780030007033
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed for high intermediate and advanced students of American English who want to improve their pronunciation and reduce their accents, "Manual of American English Pronunciation" presents an easy-to-follow, complete and individualized guide. This package can be used with teacher guidance in ESL/EFL classes or as a self-study guide.

The American Accent Guide

Author: Beverly A. Lujan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780963413949
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Intended to help develop communication skills for professional advancement and social situations. It is recommended that students use the book in the initial stages of learning. Then practice again and again relying primarily on the sound discs.

Mastering the American Accent 2nd edition

Author: Lisa Mojsin, M.A.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068867
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This instructional program is designed to diminish the accents of men and women who speak English as their second language. Specific exercises concentrate on vowel sounds, problematic consonants such as V, W, TH, the American R, and the often confusing American T sound. It teaches them to employ correct syllable stress, emphasize the correct words in a sentence for native sounding rhythm, speak with American intonation, link words for smoother speech flow, use common word contractions, and more. Additional topics that often confuse ESL students are also discussed and explained. Includes a native language guide that references problematic accent issues of 13 different language backgrounds. There is also a link to downloadable audio that uses male and female voices to coach correct American-style pronunciation.

Tree or Three Cassettes 2

Author: Ann Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521263559
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Tree or Three? provides enjoyable practice in the pronunciation of English sounds, word stress and intonation for beginner-level students.

Improve Your Spoken English and Pronunciation

Author: Jolinda Osborne
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781461136835
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Improve Your Spoken English and Pronunciation: American Accent for Success in Business This comprehensive instructional workbook comes with SEVEN HOURS OF FREE, DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO. The course is designed to teach foreign-born students and professionals already functioning in English how to speak clearly, correctly, and confidently. The book provides detailed instruction on the pronunciation of all of the sounds of standard American English. Extensive exercises include contrast pairs (to help speakers distinguish between sounds), along with business vocabulary words and sentences, workplace dialogues, and common idiomatic expressions. Key pronunciation rules are explained. Numerous opportunities are provided to refine intonation and inflection, minimize nervousness, and develop a natural American speech pattern. Included in the book is a guide to the most problematic sounds for non-native speakers, organized by 22 first languages. The free audio download in convenient MP3 format includes instruction and all of the workbook exercises, taught by the author.