How to reduce our English accent?
How to reduce our English accent? Many of the English pronunciation problems that learners face are because of the misuses of sounds in their native language. So the pronunciation problems you are experiencing are probably similar to the problems that other “same-language” learners are facing.
When a native English speaker tells you that you (for example) have a Russian or Chinese accent, he actually confirms this. Many accent reduction programs are based on research that identifies specific sounds that each language group (eg French, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, etc.) has when it comes to English words.
For example, 70% of Spanish speakers have difficulty in pronouncing / st / sound in the word stick, while Chinese has no difficulty pronouncing it. The following tips will help you reduce the impact of your native language on your English.
Pay attention to Native English Speakers how they move their mouth and reduce their English accent.
Know your dictionary’s phonetic signs and look for words that are difficult for you to pronounce correctly.
Ask for help from Others
Listen to Books with tapes
With books that have a tape or audio CD you can read and listen at the same time. Read parts of the book aloud and record your own. Then compare your voice with the main speaker and try to correct your mistakes. You will become surprised how this method has helped you reduce your accent.
Pay attention to ‘s’ and ‘ed’ suffixes
Learn the correct pronunciation of the words ending in s or es. for example, consider -s or -es.This suffix sometimes sounds /s/ (Eats), sometimes sounds /z/ (plays), and sometimes sounds /iz/ (e.g. at washes).) Click here to learn how to pronounce these words correctly.
Read English Aloud and follow English accent reduction rules
Listen to your own voice
Record your own voice and listen to it for your pronunciation errors how you reduce the accent? How have you been successful in accent reduction? This is a great exercise because it helps you to be aware of the mistakes you make constantly.
You can improve the way you talk, but it won’t be overnight. Accent reduction is what needs your constant effort. People often look for immediate results, so they get discouraged too early and give up trying.