Speak Business English Like an American

I buy lots of American English pronunciation & accent reduction books. This is because I like to have a variety of interesting materials to use with my accent reduction coaching clients.

Last week a couple of people asked me if I used the book  Speak Business English Like an American.

I didn’t have a copy ….but I decided to buy one.

After looking though the book & listening to the CD, here are my pros and cons:

First the Pros

  • Excellent real life dialogs
  • Authentic integration of American English idioms
  • In depth explanations of American English idioms
  • Clear and concise recordings in male and female voices
  • Additional fill in the blank exercises

Now for the Cons

  • The book does not teach you accent reduction or pronunciation rules
  • The CD is only about one hour long

I’m glad that I bought the book and I know that I’ll get a great deal of use out of it.

However, if you want a book that focuses on  American accent rules & practice, I’d get a copy of  Mastering the American Accent with Audio CDs.

Finally, if you are an iPad user, my iBook-American Accent Fundamentalsteaches you the fundamental rules for speaking English with an American accent.

Since this is a multitouch book (with audio & video embedded) it’s only available for the iPad.