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    How to have better accent!?

    How do foreigners improve their accent. I'm not a native english speak however I would day that my english is pretty strong. I could listen speak read etc. However when it come to speaking people do understand me but my accent is funny. I'm from southeast asia. When I speak I usually speak so fast which make me breath between words. Sometimes I can't pronunce words that start with R. How do I improve my accent and sound like a native?


    PS. I'm junior(11 grade) right now and have been learning english since 3rd grade.
    PS. My sentences does not flow(like I don't say um oh etc) while other say that my sentence kinda stop between each word.


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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    Do you, like many in SE Asia, cut the final sounds off? This can make things hard to understand as the listener is often trying to reconstruct a word, by which time the speaker has moved on.

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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you, like many in SE Asia, cut the final sounds off? This can make things hard to understand as the listener is often trying to reconstruct a word, by which time the speaker has moved on.
    I'm not sure but it make me not confident.

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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by leesinmisshisq View Post
    How do can foreigners improve their accent? I'm not a native English speaker. However, I would day say that my English is pretty strong. I could can listen, speak, read etc. However, when it comes to speaking, people do understand me but my accent is funny. I'm from southeast Asia. When I speak I usually speak so very fast which makes me breathe between words. Sometimes I can't pronounce words that start with R. How do I improve my accent and sound like a native?


    PS. I'm a junior(11th grade) right now and have been learning English since 3rd grade.
    PS. My sentences does do not flow (like I don't say "um oh" etc) while others say that my sentences kinda kind of stop between each word.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leesinmisshisq View Post
    I'm not sure but it makes me not confident.
    See my corrections above. You need to concentrate on remembering that the third person singular (he/she/it) adds an "s" to the end of the verb form.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Jul-2016 at 08:12.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by leesinmisshisq View Post
    I'm not sure but it make me not confident.
    Could you post a sample of your speech? You can upload it to something like YouTube, etc- it will give us a chance to hear it. Thanks

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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could you post a sample of your speech? You can upload it to something like YouTube, etc- it will give us a chance to hear it. Thanks
    Sure, i'll private message you.

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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could you post a sample of your speech? You can upload it to something like YouTube, etc- it will give us a chance to hear it. Thanks
    Sure, I'll message you.

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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    You can't send private messages yet- there are restrictions to cut down on advertising. Post the recording publicly and you will have some experts on phonetics listening.

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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can't send private messages yet- there are restrictions to cut down on advertising. Post the recording publicly and you will have some experts on phonetics listening.
    Oh alright, I'll record one when I get home then.

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    Re: How to have better accent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can't send private messages yet- there are restrictions to cut down on advertising. Post the recording publicly and you will have some experts on phonetics listening.
    I'm the original poster but I use this account because I cannot log in to my main account due to some problems. Here is my voice record http://vocaroo.com/i/s1rkna2NQ3X1

    This is the passage that I read Once upon a time there was an old woman who loved baking gingerbread. She would bake gingerbread cookies, cakes, houses and gingerbread people, all decorated with chocolate and peppermint, caramel candies and colored frosting.

    Feel free to comment.!



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