Do you use contractions when you speak English?
Instead, they speak word by word, saying phrases such as can not, do not, they will, that is and they are.
Instead, you should be saying these contracted forms in conversations.
I know it’s hard to believe, but when you don’t use contractions, it contributes to your accent!
Contractions help you speak with a better rhythm
Using contractions help you speak using the correct rhythm of spoken English.
When you speak using contractions you’re able to:
- reduce the sounds of function words
- use more schwa vowel sounds
- blend words together more smoothly
- use American T sounds more effectively
Friendly, melodic & natural
Since you’re not giving equal emphasis to every word, your speech sounds more friendly, melodic and natural to the American listener.
I teach you how to use contractions and many other strategies you can use to reduce your accent in my Skype accent reduction coaching program.
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