If you are a Chinese speaker you may have found that Americans don’t always understand your English pronunciation.
Here is one accent reduction tip that I KNOW will help you! ☝
Pronounce your word final consonant sounds more clearly. ✔
Let me explain….
In American English most words end in a consonant sound.
Many of these consonant sounds are VOICED*. That means that you need to pronounce them with more energy.
Consonant sounds that Chinese speakers often fail to pronounce clearly at the ends of words include: /b/,/d/, /g/, /v/,/z/, /m/ & /n/.
You need to make sure that you pronounce these sounds!!
When you don’t say these sounds clearly, it contributes to your accent and causes breakdowns in communication.
It makes your spoken English sounds rather “choppy”. ☹
Ready to take some ACTION?
The first step is to get yourself an accent reduction book. You can see my recommendations HERE.
Use your book to learn the rules for spoken American English. You can probably learn these on your own. ☆
After that, if a good American accent is critical to your career success….investigate some accent reduction coaching. Most professionals take accent or communication coaching when they are ready to take the next step in their career.
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