Based on the Speech Plasma method, this book is designed to teach students to speak English in a natural, conversational manner. This book includes personal stories narrated by 17 people from different parts of the United Kingdom, the USA, Ireland, Canada, and Australia. The volume is supplied with audio files. Our intention in recording this range of voices was neither to collect as many accents as possible nor to find the most typical or strongest accents. Rather, our aim was to illustrate a range of regional pronunciation in English. By listening to the audio, the listener will hear the differences in the way native speakers communicate in English and get an idea of how the language is spoken in such diverse places as London, New York, Manchester, and many other parts of the English-speaking world. Accents, Personal Stories is part of the Fluency Practice series designed to expose students to English as spoken by native speakers in a range of situations. This book, however, differs from the others in the series in that while the stories the speakers tell were also recorded and transcribed, they were not edited in order to rid them of unnecessary repetition or other grammatical errors. This gives the stories the authentic flavor of English as it is spoken. Accents, Personal Stories can be used for listening and reading practice, for identifying regional accents and analyzing various informal types of speech. The book can also be used for teaching and learning how to present a personal story in a concise and interesting form. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Lebor, Tim Chess, Peter Green, Janet Hill, Nigel Heavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049761/bk_acx0_049761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents and what they say about us. Some people say ´sconn´ while others say ´schown´. He says ´bath´ while she says ´bahth´. You say ´potayto´. I say ´potahto´. And - wait a second, no one says ´potahto´. No one´s ever said ´potahto´. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare´s accent to the rise and fall of received pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father, David, travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English. Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don´t. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about ´correct´ pronunciation. But how did all these accents come about, and why do people feel so strongly about them? Are regional accents dying out as English becomes a global language? And most importantly of all: what went wrong in Birmingham? Witty, authoritative, and jam-packed full of fascinating facts, You Say Potato is a celebration of the myriad ways in which the English language is spoken - and how our accents, in so many ways, speak louder than words. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Crystal, Ben Crystal, Jane Savage, Hilton McRae. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000825/bk_macm_000825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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American English is one of the most difficult languages in the world to master, so I created Accent: American to help foreign speakers learn how to speak as close to native as possible. Accent: American will get you started with properly pronouncing consonant, vowel, and diphthong sounds. Accent: American is also designed to help the regional speaker attain professional, non-regionalized speech. Whether your goals are social or professional, Accent: American will effectively teach you how to articulate Standard American English clearly and confidently. American English may be difficult, but I´ve done my best with this book to make it simple, easy, and fun for everyone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Muñoz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053658/bk_acx0_053658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do people have trouble understanding you? Are you yearning for your dream career, but your accent is stopping you? Is English your second language? Do you believe that your accent may be keeping you from the advancement you´ve been seeking? In Accent Reduction For Professionals, you´ll discover secrets of reducing - and eliminating - your foreign accent. Envision the ability to present a contract or proposal to your native-speaking colleagues and not worrying about how you sound, confident in knowing that you´ve effectively masked your tell-tale accent and how everyone is listening to what you are saying and not how you´re saying it. With this guide, you´ll quickly learn the easiest ways to sound more like an American and dramatically improve the way you sound. What habits and insights can you be assured of learning when you learn and implement the tips, tricks and techniques revealed in this concise book? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva R. Marienchild. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065962/bk_acx0_065962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook will help you learn how to modulate your voice, use pauses for a dramatic effect, and make your speech sound powerful. This is a practical training manual for public-speaking skills. This audiobook is based on a tried-and-trusted method used in London drama schools for decades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda James, Michael Knowles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123686/bk_acx0_123686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as ´´simply wonderful´´, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents captures the vivid lives of the Garcia sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America. In the 1960s, political tension forces the Garcia family away from Santo Domingo and toward the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls, frequently embarrassed by their parents, find ways to rebel against them. A touching coming-of-age tale, this enthralling book perfectly illuminates the intergenerational struggles and multicultural clashes so common to the American immigrant family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blanca Camacho, Annie Henk, Annie Kozuch, Noemi de la Puente, Melanie Martinez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001278/bk_reco_001278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.