Even if you pronounce all of your American English vowel and consonant sounds clearly, you will have a difficult time communicating with native English speakers effectively if you don’t use the correct intonation patterns. Your speech patterns may sound rather neutral (or even sarcastic) to American listeners.
This can contribute to misunderstandings!
Most Chinese, Filipino, Spanish and Russian language speakers need to learn how to use American English intonation patterns.
The Best Accent Training audio course contains several great lessons on intonation. Sine you can buy these individually, the cost is very reasonable.
Choose the lessons called Focus Words, Jump-up glide down & Jump-up jump down. You will learn a lot!
Another option is to take my online course called American Accent for IT Professionals. In this self study online course I teach you stress and intonation patterns that IT professionals use in the workplace. I’ve made this course VERY affordable at only $39.00 so everyone can have a chance to learn.
You can see the details here-
It is hard to learn intonation on your own, but once you learn the patterns by listening to an audio lesson like those mentioned here…. you will be able to hear these and master them.
Always listen carefully to the way Americans use sentence intonation and copy the patterns in your own speech. This will make your English sound much more natural to American listeners.
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