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How to Develop a Good Accent

The Wrong Way

“I’m a foreigner, so I will always have a foreign accent.” It’s not true, but I have found this idea discourages students.

Do not follow the crowd.

Just because many foreigners speak with thick tongues does not mean you have to.

The Right Way

The truth is, even if you did not start life in America or England, you can sound like you did.

It takes concentration and persistence.

But that’s what you have, right?

The Road to Success

How did Renee Zellweger perfect her British accent in Bridget Jones’s Diary?

After all, she grew up in the American Deep South.

She got good coaching and worked hard at it – your exact road to success.

Adapted from “You are a foreigner, therefore you will always have a foreign accent”

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