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    Default Voice over accent

    Dear Teachers

    I would like to know the accent of the voice over on the link below. And I would like to know if it is good to learn the way the VO speaks.


    Look forward to your advice

    Anthony the learner


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    And I would like to know if it is good to learn the way the VO speaks.
    Wouldn't that depend on the needs of the learner? However, it's a fairly neutral accent.

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    It's certainly a neutral accent, but I would not advise you to try to imitate the style of speaking on the VO. Like many advertisement VOs, it is very exaggerated and over-enthusiastic, with no variations of pace, tone or emotion. If I tried to talk like that for more than a minute or so, I would soon be tired out and hoarse; my friends would wonder what had happened to me, my wife would tell me not to make such a fool of myself, and my dog would probably bite me...
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    PS - It's not an American accent. Though you probably knew that.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Voice over accent

    It's a Trans-Atlantic/Pacific accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's a Trans-Atlantic/Pacific accent.
    Thanks Tdol a lot.

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    Default Re: Voice over accent

    Dear Tdol, sorry to have such a late follow-up question. I googled about trans-pacific accent, but only little information available about that. Would be appreciated if you can shed more light on that.

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    Anthony the learner

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    Default Re: Voice over accent

    Don't try to read too much into that remark.

    Consider her accent to be neutral — such as can be accepted anywhere in the world as a typical example of how English is spoken.

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    Default Re: Voice over accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    PS - It's not an American accent. Though you probably knew that.
    I'm truly surprised by that, Barb. It certainly isn't an English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Australian or New Zealand accent. I couldn't have said which part it was from but I would definitely have said the speaker was American! Canadian then, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm truly surprised by that, Barb. It certainly isn't an English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Australian or New Zealand accent. I couldn't have said which part it was from but I would definitely have said the speaker was American! Canadian then, maybe?
    I think that's what Tdol meant by 'Transatlantic', which I know as Mid-Atlantic.

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