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Speak to me only with thine eyes and I will hear every word you say. Unique in a mix of sounds and intonation, an accent can be an aural delight to the listener. Often he or she will stare at the speaker quizzically, and in some cases smile and even comment with something such as, "What an interesting accent you have!" What is really going on in that exchange considering the speaker and listener have their own unique accents? Every person has a specific speech pattern
1. What is the American accent, actually? In fact, there is not one kind of American accent. The US is huge, and people from different regions speak with different accents. A guy from Texas can sound quite different from one in New York. There isn't even one type of New Yorker accent. Similarly, there are different types of Californian accents. Want some proof for the diversity of the accents? One movie can show you right away. If you have watched Cars, by Pixar, you'll notice that Lightning McQueen (The red car) speaks English very differently from Mater (the truck). This is because Mater has
With English as second language, proper pronunciation in the vernacular can be more difficult than usual. These few tips should help you get a good grasp on it.
Pronunciation is an integrated and integral part of second/foreign language learning since it directly affects learners’ communicative competence as well as performance to a substantial extent.
A useful way for EFL teachers in Japan to help rid their students of that "katakana" pronunciation.
How I got around life being a bad speller and my Goal to fix it. This year I have a dream to become a good speller, I have been creating blogs and the spelling has driven me nuts. These blogs have motivated me to relearn the English language. Many people just do not try to do anything new or fix up their old bad habits and use many excuses.