Accent Reduction Quiz
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Why do people speak with an accent?
Not proficient with English
Not everyone has an accent
Question 1 Explanation:
Answer: B. It’s cultural. Every cultural group has their own style of speaking. When someone learns a second language like English it is natural to speak it in the style of your first language. Many foreign speakers of the English language will bring in behaviors from their first language such as speaking in a monotone style, glides and slides, too fast, forceful and choppy. Eliminating those behaviors and replacing them with the speech behaviors required for English will the first step in successfully reducing your accent.
Reducing accent is only a matter of learning the missing sounds in English.
Yes, that is correct
No, improving voice matters
No, speaking with American intonation is the first and most important step
Question 2 Explanation:
Answer: C. Intonation matters. As stated from question one, every cultural group has their own style of talking. That melody style in called intonation. To improve your English, it must be spoken with American Intonation. When American intonation is spoken, speech will immediately become clearer as your speech will become less choppy, forceful and will become smoother and more fluent. Once the skill of American intonation becomes habit, then you will be ready to learn the missing sounds. There are actually only a few sounds that needs training and learning the missing sounds is the smaller part of the program. The cultural behaviors required for English is the most important.
How long will it take to see results with clearer English?
Heavy accents, at least 6 months
Question 3 Explanation:
Answer: About 3 weeks. For everyone and every type of accent, noticeable improvement appears after about 3 weeks of practice. Once American English is spoken with American intonation you will still have an accent, but there should be significant changes with your speech clarity. You are now on your way to reducing your accent because you are speaking your English in the American cultural style. How nice will it be speaking to others and not having to repeat yourself?
What is the most frequently mispronounced sound in English from Accented Speakers?
R or ER
Question 4 Explanation:
Answer: A. The /th/ sound is the most commonly used sound in American English and therefore the most common sound taught in an accent reduction program. The sound /th/ does not exist in most languages so the brain will do a substitution of another sound from your first language which is typically, /t, d, or z/. Learning how to make the /th/ sound will significantly improve your speech clarity. The /ing/ sound is the second most used sound in English and /r/ is a complex sound due to it being a semivowel. All of these sounds are taught in a complete accent reduction program.
How will reducing my accent help me in life?
More professional sounding speech and better communication
Question 5 Explanation:
Answer: All of these. Improving your English will certainly increase your confidence and give you better communication skills. When English is spoken with confidence and clarity, your perception of leadership by others will be enhanced. Improving your spoken English will certainly help you with your career and personal goals in life. It is amazing how a small training can be life changing. I frequently hear from my clients, “Why didn’t I do this sooner”.
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