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What Makes American English Sound American | Studying English | American English Pronunciation

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Have you ever wondered what makes American English sound American? If you’re studying English you’re likely hoping to become more and more fluent in spoken English. It’s not easy is it? Even if you’re an advanced/fluent English student it can be tough to master American English Pronunciation. When you are reading and writing in English it’s really not necessary to think through things like reductions, stress, and linking—these are the things that define spoken English but are tough to master. When students ask me about what makes American English sound American I always talk about these elements. And if you’re fully studying English it’s these elements—reductions, stress, linking—that you’ll need to master if you want to understand what makes American English sound American. You can absolutely improve the way you’re American English pronunciation sounds and by studying English elements specific to spoken English you’ll be on your way to sounding more and more like a native English speaker.

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Improve your American Accent / spoken English at Rachel's English with video-based lessons and exercises. Rachel uses real life English conversation as the basis for teaching how to speak English and how to sound American -- improve listening comprehension skills. Study English vocabulary and English phrases such as phrasal verbs, as well as common expressions in English. Learn American idioms and American slang.
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