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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    And whatever you do, do not use this idiot's course: How to Speak With a British Accent: Video Series | eHow.com

    It's the worst I have ever seen.
    I stopped watching when she said:

    Always in a British dialect you want to say again (
    əˈɡeɪn ).

    So NOT true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    ... said in that thread that I sounded like a native speaker ...
    Yes, that's definitely a clearly identifiiable British accent, Chicken Sandwich, and I'd say it's exceptionally good for someone who's never been to Britain. Not only are there no mistakes in word stress or pronunciation, the phrasing and the intonation are spot on too. Congratulations. You've definitely got a good ear - probably two, in fact . I've heard many non-natives speak good grammatical English, but they haven't always been able to lose their own language's phrasing and/or intonation. I suspect you can sing in tune too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anglictinar View Post
    Yes, that's definitely a clearly identifiiable British accent, Chicken Sandwich, and I'd say it's exceptionally good for someone who's never been to Britain. Not only are there no mistakes in word stress or pronunciation, the phrasing and the intonation are spot on too. Congratulations. You've definitely got a good ear - probably two, in fact . I've heard many non-natives speak good grammatical English, but they haven't always been able to lose their own language's phrasing and/or intonation. I suspect you can sing in tune too!
    Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I can sing in tune, although I wouldn't attribute my phonetic skills to that

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    No, I haven't.

    Everyone has an "accent", although some people have a native accent, some have a foreign accent. So therefore you cannot have "no accent". Tdol and 5jj, who are from the UK, said in that thread that I sounded like a native speaker ( http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pr...tml#post884825 and http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pr...tml#post885003). I trust their opinion. Now I don't mean to say that my command of English equals that of native speaker of my age. Certainly not, other aspects are lagging behind.
    You're one of the few non-natives speakers the correctness of answers of whose I rarely if ever doubt. Do you hold a CPE exam certificate or something equivalent to it? Because that would explain it.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Do you hold a CPE exam certificate or something equivalent to it?
    No, I don't, although I have never tried to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I can sing in tune, although I wouldn't attribute my phonetic skills to that
    I wouldn't be so sure. Many of the language teachers I've met also have choral singing as a hobby (as I do).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    And whatever you do, do not use this idiot's course: How to Speak With a British Accent: Video Series | eHow.com

    It's the worst I have ever seen.
    hahaha it's fuuny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    No, I haven't.

    Everyone has an "accent", although some people have a native accent, some have a foreign accent. So therefore you cannot have "no accent". Tdol and 5jj, who are from the UK, said in that thread that I sounded like a native speaker ( http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pr...tml#post884825 and http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pr...tml#post885003). I trust their opinion. Now I don't mean to say that my command of English equals that of native speaker of my age. Certainly not, other aspects are lagging behind.
    I am sorry I don't mean to hurt you. You are definitely good. Perhaps it's only my Arabic ear mistake.
    I notice your r's are soft in some places, I don't know if this is british. Also you have a whistling s sounds sometimes t's. When you said 'but' I hear it like 'buts'. However, you are a very good example. You inspire me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    I notice your r's are soft in some places, I don't know if this is british.
    Yes, those r's are British, although some people's r's (especially those living in Northern Ireland, Scotland and south of England) are much more pronounced. There are so many different accents spoken in the UK which is why there isn't one "British" accent.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 07-Jul-2012 at 09:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    And whatever you do, do not use this idiot's course: How to Speak With a British Accent: Video Series | eHow.com

    It's the worst I have ever seen.
    Well, she speaks with a perfect American accent.
    She sounds like British sometimes, but she's exaggerating "a British accent," which makes it somewhat funny.

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