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    Talking what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british council

    hi! I'm newbie in this forum, I'm a self taught student of English, my name is elliott and I'm from tegucigalpa, Honduras......
    well, my cuestion is: what you think about the professional recordings of the british council, I saw it one day, searching something about the english accent, actually I think this is a good tool for learn the accent, but, I need more suppot, I guess, because, my "english accent" isn't very convincing,
    I hear it sometimes (with my ipod), but I can't do it good in the practice
    how can I get a better english accent?
    PD: in the writting-reading I'm very good

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    Re: what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british counc

    Acquiring an accent can take quite a long time, so firstly don't worry excessively. It is a good idea to record yourself. When you play your recordings, how analytical are you? You say your accent isn't very convincing, but are you trying to identify the particular areas that are causing this? If you can identify sounds, stress, etc, that cause trouble, they can be worked on. Have you used a mirror? If you look into a mirror when you're speaking, it can make it easier to get your mouth into the right position.

    There are some other sites here where you will find listening materials:
    Listening - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com

    Welcome to the forum

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    Re: what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british counc

    ooh thank you tdol, hahaha, the question is like this.
    my sister says my accent is "very forced", I've recorded myself sometimes and this looks is true, but I've getting better this latest months

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    Re: what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british counc

    Ahaha..my accent is very forced too. My name is Emy and I come from Alcamo, in Italy. The italian is a very different language, expecially in the pronunciation of the words. I had many difficultys at the beginning, but reading and speaking help me to pronunciation of the word and today I havent too problems...My problem is different, is that I cant do an articulated discourse, it's difficult for me

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    Re: what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british counc

    Quote Originally Posted by anagrama1x View Post
    my sister says my accent is "very forced"
    What sort of accent are you trying?

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    hi friends,
    I'm rom Iran and I'm studying English in one institute and in our new course our teacher brought us this "learn english professional recordings" of the british council" and we have to listen and repeat the 5 numbers of them each week, so we should be proficient on that to gain the best score, so I need to find its script(I mean wriitten lyrics) as soon as possible, now I want you, my nice friends to help me that where can I find and access to the complete script of them! I will be so grateful if you do this favor for me!
    with best regards,your friend PC30ty!

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    Re: what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british counc

    They're pretty good at teaching English, for a load of spooks from MI6.

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    Re: what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british counc

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    They're pretty good at teaching English, for a load of spooks from MI6.
    Woohoo

    And your evidence for that claim?

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    Re: what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british counc

    Of course! You only need look at AAAAAaaaaarrrraarrrrgggggghh! [drops dead]

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    Re: what you think about "learn english professional recordings" of the british counc

    Good one you can try,but to get the typical accent try watching the videos more with the conversations like news readings kind,

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