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    Smile How can I improve my intonation?

    My English intonation first was like Australian, then now, after a long time improving it, it sounds more like American. But what I need is to improve my intonation to be like a native British. How can I improve it? Please give me some good advice.
    Thank you!

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    Re: How can I improve my intonation?

    Quote Originally Posted by devonpham1998 View Post
    My English intonation first was like Australian, then now, after a long time improving it, it sounds more like American. But what I need is to improve my intonation to be like a native British. How can I improve it? Please give me some good advice.
    Thank you!

    Devon
    Hi Devon,

    I'm French and I believe the best way in your case is to speak with English people. But maybe your native intonation it's enough to speak in English with person who come from different contries.

    Another way, listen BBC or another English radio, maybe movies canhelp you too.

    Just my mind.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: How can I improve my intonation?

    Hii..

    You can try "Tell Me More" english improvement software, it is free and available on The Pirate Bay as torrent file you can download it by using bittorrent...!!!


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    pramod

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    Re: How can I improve my intonation?

    Quote Originally Posted by pramodpandey1947 View Post
    Hii..

    You can try "Tell Me More" english improvement software, it is free and available on The Pirate Bay as torrent file you can download it by using bittorrent...!!!


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    pramod
    Thanks!

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    Re: How can I improve my intonation?

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hi Devon,

    I'm French and I believe the best way in your case is to speak with English people. But maybe your native intonation it's enough to speak in English with person who come from different contries.

    Another way, listen BBC or another English radio, maybe movies canhelp you too.

    Just my mind.

    Have a nice day.
    Thanks! I speak with English people quite often because my English teacher is a native English person. I practise speaking English with him for the average 2 hours a week. Unfortunately, my home TV doesn't have BBC channel. I sometimes watch it on my computer, but it takes much more time than watch on TV. About the movies, now, almost the movies are American, not British. Their intonations are all American. Well, could you please list me some British movies to see (like Harry Porter, it's the only one British film I could find)?

    Best wishes,
    Devon

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    Re: How can I improve my intonation?

    Provided your intonation is consistent, why risk mixing things up by changing it. I don't think that changing from Australian to American is an improvement (and, before any Americans complain, I don't think it's a worsening, either). Why do you want it to be British? That's an alteration, not an improvement.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Re: How can I improve my intonation?

    I think you should stick to what comes naturally to you, just remember to be consistent.
    In my home country BrEn is what is taught in schools but as I had spent a year in America it was more natural for me speak and write AmEn. This was not a problem as long as I remembered to use American spelling whenever it differed from British.

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