Accent Reduction Practice with Audio Books – part 2

/Accent Reduction Practice with Audio Books – part 2

Accent Reduction Practice with Audio Books – part 2

A reader of my blog asked the following question:

Hi Lisa,

My name is George, I just read your blog, could you please recommend me which audio book is better for learning English? Could you please give me some names of these audio books?

I appreciate it.

George:

Regarding your question about which audio books I recommend for learning English and reducing your accent:

I don’t have any recent names of books that I recommend. There are so many good ones available. It’s best to find a topic that you enjoy and that will hold your interest.

But here are some tips to keep in mind:

It’s best to get a non-fiction book, preferably a “self-help” or a “how to” type of book. With such topics, the speaker usually speaks at slower rate. It’s still very natural, but not as rushed as in fiction books. The speech can also be more clear because it’s got a more instructional tone. It could also be beneficial if you are able to find books related to your field of work. For example, if you are in the business or financial field, you might be able to find audio books related to that topic. This way, you will come across a lot of words that you need to use regularly at the workplace.

Stay away from fiction books. These sometimes have an actor who does too much “performance” with his voice, or they might use British actors/readers.

I hope that helps.

Best wishes with your accent.

Lisa Mojsin

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  1. Anonymous January 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Dear Lisa,
    This is Reaksmey yean from Cambodia. I am an English student, and i would love to learn American English, because when i start learning English is with American friends. I would love to buy your 50 rules book for improving my english. How the book get into Cambodia? And do you have any special discount for a poor student like me? I hope so.

    My personal message is y_reaksmeyhiphop@yahoo.com
    Thnaks you very much in advance. I am looking forward to your message.
    Reaksmey yean,

  2. Anonymous January 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    i bought a copy of your dvds.. you mentioned that sometimes the "th sound" is silent, in words such as: "months" or "clothes" so that months sounds like mons am i right? and clothes should sound like close.. but there are also other words you haven't mentioned… like deaths,, truths, smiths.. so my question is: how should i pronounce these other words? and also is there a steady rule for the silent th?
    thanks

    Paolo

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