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AMERICAN ACCENT SKILLS

BOOK 1: INTONATION, REDUCTIONS
AND
WORD CONNECTIONS

To Purchase

How to instantly become more
understandable and sound more pleasing; how to
ask questions and express attitude and nuance; how to
use melody to read numbers
and spell aloud

STRESS

What do you stress and how do you do it? Clear guidelines and
useful examples for stressing syllables and important words

PITCH

A visual, musical look at how we "sing" a word or phrase

RHYTHM

The beat of the language; a jazzy approach to learning verb structures:
"Can" or can't"?; "shoulda" and "shouldena"

REDUCTIONS

How to reduce vowel sounds in a word; how to reduce
words in asentence; popular conversational phrases;
"gonna", "wanna", "gotta"; "Whaddaya...?" and "Whadja...?"

WORD CONNECTIONS

How to smooth out choppy speech and sound pleasant; easy rules,
clear instructions, plenty of examples

 

AMERICAN ACCENT SKILLS

BOOK 2: VOWELS & CONSONANTS

To Purchase

Vowels and Consonants is full of useful, everyday examples,
communicative games and activities, drawings and photographs,
tips to help you with the correspondence between sound and spelling,
and cool tricks to help you master tricky sounds.

TROUBLESOME SOUNDS

Step-by-step instructions for tricky sounds: r, l, th, zh, ng, etc.

THE AMERICAN T

Take the mystery out of "wader" (water), and "twenny" (twenty).
Find out
what happens to "Right!", and "mountain".

INTONATION

Use melody to help you pronounce words properly: "price" or "prize"?

CONTRAST PRACTICE

[b] or [v]? [l] or [r]? [ae] or [a]? [i] or [I]?

ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION

Past Simple Endings: [t], [d], [Id]

Present Simple and Possessive Endings: [s], [z], [Iz]

American Accent Skills: Intonation, Reductions, Word Connections

American Accent Skills: Vowels and Consonants

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