One accent reduction technique that I recommend to the students in my accent reduction classes is to listen for the syllable stress, sentence stress and intonation patterns used by American English speakers.
You must practice listening to these patterns in order to use them like American English speakers do.
Learning to use syllable stress, sentence stress and intonation patterns will make your speech sound more natural and easy to listen to.
A great site you can use to practice listening is Randall’s new ESL video clips. Randall’s voice is very clear and it’s easy to hear his syllable stress and sentence stress patterns. The videos are short with comprehension questions you can answer as well. Click on the link below to get started.
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