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    Re: my english skills

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    You mean you would like to neutralize your native accent?
    Why not, I think that's the easiest one to deal with in learning English.
    I don't agree with Blouen, I thing trying to change your accent is not easy to do, if you want to be a native-like then there's a long way to follow in orther to reach your target...many people struggle to have a correct English accent...anyway hard working is well worth it in every step when learning a foreign language.

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    Re: my english skills

    Changing our accent is not as easy as we think. It will take a very long time to do. I think the easiest part in learning English is writing. Both speaking and listening are a bit harder than writing.

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    Cool Re: my english skills

    Writing is only easy if your write basic English but if you aim higher, it wouldn't be that easy.

    Changing accent, IMO, is the easiest part. I did that in less than a month of practice, of course I gave enormous time to practice everyday.
    And when you've got the accent, it will stick with you , no need to add more to it but just to maintain it.

    Now, at work we're required to follow the American accent. Though I may not really sound perfect American, I don't sound Filipino either.

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    Re: my english skills

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Writing is only easy if your write basic English but if you aim higher, it wouldn't be that easy.

    Changing accent, IMO, is the easiest part. I did that in less than a month of practice, of course I gave enormous time to practice everyday.
    And when you've got the accent, it will stick with you , no need to add more to it but just to maintain it.

    Now, at work we're required to follow the American accent. Though I may not really sound perfect American, I don't sound Filipino either.

    What did you mean by IMO?

    Looks like your English accent can be said 'Okay'

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    Re: my english skills

    IMO. Got that from the natives, "In My Opinion".

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    Re: my english skills

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    IMO. Got that from the natives, "In My Opinion".
    I see..

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