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    #1

    What do I have to improve on my General American accent?

    https://soundcloud.com/iownuall/english/s-vtOSg

    https://soundcloud.com/iownuall/community/s-fgROp

    Two audio files. :)


    Well, the rules I talk about are not from this forum, but I chose to upload it here anyway. :D

    Guess where I'm from! I thought this'd be a fun thing to do!

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    #2
    I bet you are from Sweden! Am I correct?

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    #3
    Yes, but I bet you only said that because you checked my profile lol. Cheating is no fun!

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    #4
    Cheating is great fun!

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    #5
    Haha, maybe... But the question remains, what do I have to improve?

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    #6
    By the way, I didn't check your profile and I thought you're from Scandinavia.
    I understood it, because a friend of mine, who lives in Sweden, speaks like you.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #7
    If I had to guess where you are from, I would say western Canada! Where did you study English?

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    #8
    Your spoken English is great! I would lose the "ums", most of the "likes", and all of the "fucking" adjectives.

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    #9
    Hmm, alright! I studied English in elementary school here in Sweden lol. Never been to the States. I find it funny how this guy above you says "I can hear you're from Scandinavia". Some other americans said my accent was totally convincing and that I had no trace of Swedish accent in it. :D

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    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Your spoken English is great! I would lose the "ums", most of the "likes", and all of the "fucking" adjectives.

    Weird... Some American said I had an authentic general American accent but I lacked 'ums' and fillers like 'like' which kind of gave me away on another audio file I uploaded , where I left out the vocalized pauses. Do I make a convincing American accent then?

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