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    How can I get the accent that I want?

    How can I get the accent that I want?
    Any recommendable movies?
    What are the differences between British accent and American accent?
    Help me guys...
    I was just wondering... What is much better to learn?
    British? or American?

    Thank you in advance..
    Hoping for your soonest reply (whoever are you)
    Kate

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    I wouldn't put it in terms of "which accent is better"...Maybe you should stick to the one you like,or the one that was taught to you in the first place - my teacher was from Leeds,UK, and therefore I find it easier to "imitate" a British accent in my speech...

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    Thank you for your reply..
    I really appreciate it!
    FYI, Im Korean..
    The commom mistakes that I have been making since I was using English is pronunciation. Alternating the R and L letters.
    It is really hard though to pronounce difficult words in the right way. What is your nationality by the way?

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    Italian.Used to have major problems with "r"s and "th"s, so I can understand you. My advice is:expose yourself to as much English as you can.Planning to stay in and watch a DVD tonight? Enjoy the original version, with no subtitles.Feeling like listening to the radio? You've got plenty of radio channels (check the bbc site... :).And practise like mad. :)

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    Nice to meet you!
    That's really helpful!
    I'll practice like mad...
    More advices?

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    err.. Run out of them!!
    Post like mad...? :)

    No, really...Find an accent you like and try and replicate it- it worked for me.
    Cheers!!!!! :)

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    You know what?
    You 're really nice. This is so good to be true.
    Was there any actors in hollywood that you impersonated to get the accent that you have right now?
    Have you heard of the mid-western accent? I heard from my Filipino friends that the accent itself is really easy to impersonate...
    Arrrrrggggggggghhhhhhh...!!!
    I really wanna sound like a native speaker..
    I guess I have to widen first my stocks of vocabulary words....right?
    waaaaahhhh

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    I'm afraid I can't help you on this one...As I told you, I had a British teacher and I therefore stuck to that accent, so I confess a poor knowledge of American accents- i.e., I can't quite place them. I can easily recognise a Bostonian, but that's as far as it gets.
    If you're into comedy, why don't you check the Saturday Night Live? There's this Jimmy Fallon guy-he speaks a pretty clear and plain English. Plus, it's fun. :)

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    Thanks a lot dude!

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    Re: How can I get the accent that I want?

    you're welcome!!!!!!

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