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Reduce your accent when pronouncing English, with the expertise from an acclaimed specialist in the area Developed by acclaimed speech consultant and accent specialist Susan Cameron, Perfecting Your English Pronunciationfeatures her successful method, which focuses on the anatomical placement of sound and on the musculature used in articulation. Where other accent reduction/English pronunciation products rely on solely mimicking of audio sounds, this work focuses visually, audibly, and narratively on the physical ability to speak English, noting that many sounds of English may be difficult for you because some tongue positions used in English may not be used in your native language. The 45-minute DVD introduces you to mouth and jaw exercises to prepare you for English, then demonstrates mouth formations and tongue placement using other nonnative speakers like you. You will see and hear how English sounds--enabling you to become more and more comfortable conversing with native English speakers as you go through the program.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I Getting Started 1. Retraining the Articulation Muscles 2. The IPA Part II The Difficult Sounds of English 3. The Consonant TH 4. The Consonant R 5. The Consonant L 6. The Consonant NG 7. The Labial Consonants B, V, and W 8. The Consonant J/G 9.-16. Vowels with IPA symbols Part III The Rhythm of English 17. Syllable Stress w/in Words 18. Word Stress w/in Sentences Part IV Putting it all Together 19. Marking a Speech 20. The Results Appendices