Learn the general American accent. American accent resources with native speakers

Step 1 -  FREE TRIAL

Voice Placement: Put on headphones & speak simultaneously with this short clip of a native speaker. Note the jaw aperture, the relative tension in the tongue & lips.

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"Oh there you are. I was starting to wonder what had happened to you. Luckily I had a book to pass the time. Anyway, even if we do get there a little late, no one’s going to notice, you think / right?"

Step 2 -  (FULL MEMBERS' area) Ear train with the phonetic sounds of the general American accent. Test and record yourself

Step 3 - Word linking is essential, as it facilitates a smoother speech flow.
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Step 4 - Practise with monologues for sound, rhythm and tone.

Step 7 - Speech Rhythm, Word Stress, Sentence Stress & Intonation (*PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS)
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Step 8 - Test again with monologues, and if not satisfied, repeat above steps.

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