Use relaxed speech to improve your American accent
One of my accent reduction coaching clients, a Chinese speaker, had a breakthrough moment this week.
She realized that American English speakers don’t pronounce every word in a sentence clearly & distinctly.
Because she’s learned to listen, she’s realized that Americans use relaxed speech forms all the time.
She accepted the fact that using relaxed speech will allow her to speak English in a way that sounds familiar to American listeners.
Learn to use relaxed speech
In this story from Voice of America Special English, Nina Weinstein, the author of Whaddya Say tells you why using relaxed pronunciation will make your speech sound natural! ♬
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Remember, don’t say every word with the same emphasis!!!
American English speakers don’t do this. If you do this, it will contribute to your accent.