How to get rid of your accent, and get a nearly perfect native-speaker accent?
At first, I’d like to say: It is possible.
- Listen to the audio information and repeat as a crazy.
- Work out your accent every day using every audio track you can find, do take profit of the radio and films.
- You may not be able to avoid the mistakes from the very beginning, but you’ll progress efficiently.
You can enhance your pronunciation!
After two or three weeks of the hard work, you may start to hate the same voices from the disks and movies.
- Also, you will recognize the different accents of each speaker you listen to. It’s useful for your learner’s job.
- You will improve; your speech will have a native-like pronunciation.
- Unfortunately, you will find out that you speak with “a slight accent.”
Please, please, don’t get sad about that, still, continue reading.
Do you use the most accurate language possible when you speak your native dialect?
- It is impossible for an actual native speaker to have a faultless pronunciation. And your diction will be faultless if you try and work hard enough.
I wouldn’t compare this to a robotic speech yet.
- Although your pronunciation will differ from one of the real people, it will be the best possible.
When I was at school, we studied English Received Pronunciation.
After we have made a lot of work to attain the “almost complete” resemblance, we could learn the news:
“The modern style of RP is an accent often taught to non-native speakers learning British English. Non-RP Britons abroad may modify their pronunciation to something closer to Received Pronunciation to be better understood by people unfamiliar with the diversity of British accents.
Although admired in some circles, RP is disliked in others. It is common in parts of Britain to regard it as a south-eastern English accent rather than a non-regional one and as a symbol of the southeast’s political power in Britain.”
- The English language is widely spread around the world, not only in the UK! And in every English-speaking corner of the world people have different accents in use. There is such a use of English as Runglish!
So you can see what is the reason to have “RP” pronunciation to make the other people understand you. Note, please, that not everyone speaks, or wants to use this pronunciation. It’s not the English common accent, and people you meet may not even try to pronounce words using RP. Get ready for such cases when anything doesn’t correspond to your studies or experience.
- You will also notice while your learning process that there are too many English dialects to be too much worried about your accent.
- Either you will speak with a Received Pronunciation (the BBC English from the TV news or radio channels), or you will intervene in the same way that people from a particular community do – you will speak the English language the natives use.