Speak clearly using pitch emphasis
Many people who come to me for American accent coaching don’t have significant problems with their pronunciation….
….but they do need instruction on how to use stress and pitch!
Let me explain…..
Using pitch emphasis
When speaking American English you need to stress the most important words in a sentence or phrase using a slight rise in pitch.
When you use pitch emphasis on important words. it brings your listeners’ attention to the critical words in your message.
It enables your listener to focus on what’s important.
American speakers usually stress
Sometimes we stress adjectives.
Since nouns & verbs are usually critical to the meaning of a sentence we almost always emphasize them using a slight rise in pitch.
We don’t stress little words such as
We don’t say every word with the same emphasis!
So what happens if you don’t use pitch emphasis when you speak?
- Your speech will sound monotonous to your listeners because they can’t hear any pitch.
- Your listeners won’t know which words in your want them to pay attention to.
- Your listeners will have to concentrate extra hard to understand you.
- They’ll get tired of listening and sometimes they’ll give up.
Help your listeners to understand you
If you want to speak American English more clearly you MUST learn to use pitch emphasis correctly. This will help native speakers understand you more easily.
Learn using my iPad book for the American accent
I teach you the rules for speaking American English with the correct stress & pitch in
my iPad book ☆American Accent Fundamentals. ☆
My iPad book is an excellent guide that will help you speak American English more clearly,