How to get rid of accent in English
English teachers all over the world are not tired of arguing that they should not be ashamed of their accent. But this does not mean that you can not cultivate or try new. If you always wanted to talk like Lady Mary from Downton Abbey or like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany, go for it!
Choose the accent you want to talk with.
Do you like the classic sound of the English accent or as they say in Hollywood?
From this will depend on which programs you need to watch and with which people to communicate. If you prefer, you can even choose the accent of a particular region.
- Video about 21 accent in English - A well-known video of English theater actress Amy Walker, in which she very faithfully imitates the accents of various regions of Great Britain, the United States and other countries.
- 24 accent in English “This kid conquered the world a few years ago by shooting a video in which he invents stories and dialogues for each accent he owns.
- The difference between British and American accents - This is a joint video work of YouTube-teachers of English from America and the UK, in which they explain the main differences between the accents.
- Difference in the pronunciation of vowel sounds - If you are ready to dig deeper, sort out the position of the lips and tongue while making vowel sounds.
Find your teacher
If you have decided on your preferences - it's time to find your master Yoda.
For American English, these are:
- Rachel's English - Rachel specializes in American pronunciation. American English in Real Life playlist is a collection of Rachel's conversations with her friends in real life situations.
- Private English Portal - Steve Ford lives in Canada. The main feature of his channel - tips on pronunciation for representatives of various nationalities.
- Business English Pod - a collection of lessons and podcasts for advanced users. The channel specializes in business English.
Work on bugs
Many of us at school have been taught to speak wrong. Not scary, noble teachers from YouTube will help you make your speech literate and natural.
Popular mistakes in the pronunciation of words - In his videos, Alex is trying to create the atmosphere of a live lesson. In this particular case, he interprets the words, in the pronunciation of which students are most often mistaken.
Learn local expressions
Even if you have learned grammar regularly and honestly repeated dialogues from a textbook, this is not enough to communicate with a native speaker. In the USA and Great Britain there are dialects, slang and stable expressions, oh, how difficult it is to deal with them without preparation.
- American Slang - A positive teacher from America has become so popular in Russia that he started the Vkontakte page.
- American idioms - 101 American idiom from the channel Learn English 360.
Dive into the culture
The most pleasant way to learn a language, according to our editorial staff. Listen to songs, watch movies and TV shows. Pay attention to the cast and the country of origin - this will help you choose a movie with the right accent. We have prepared for you the best of them:
- songs for perfect english pronunciation
- audio books for those who learn English
- films and series for those who learn English
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