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American And British English – Differences In Vocabulary

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November 22nd, 2007 by admin

By: Manjusha Nambiar

American and British English are very similar. There are, however, a few differences of grammar, vocabulary and usage. The following guide is meant to point out the principal differences between American and British English. Read the rest of this entry »

Public Speaking Stage Fright Quiz

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November 16th, 2007 by admin

Public Speaking Stage Fright Quiz

By: Amanda Blue

A producer had arranged an informal audition for Judy Garland, to be held in the producer’s hotel suite. This was toward the end of the singer’s career. It was for an upcoming Broadway musical. Garland never showed up. Later, she was found huddled in the building’s freight elevator, where she had been for hours.

I wonder if she ever asked herself why she had such stage fright.

And what about you? Read the rest of this entry »

Intonation: An Essential Element of the American English Accent

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November 13th, 2007 by admin

By:  Frank Gerace

Intonation in English.

Intonation, the “music” of a language, is perhaps the most important element of a correct accent. Many people think that  pronunciation is what makes up an accent. It may be that pronunciation is very important for an understandable accent. But it is intonation that gives the final touch that makes an accent correct or native. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Tips For Public Speaking

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November 10th, 2007 by admin

By: Toon Chooi Tan

Public speaking is an art-form. It may seem like something that some can do
naturally, and some can’t (let’s face it, we have all seen both good and bad
speakers) but there are things you can do to improve your public speaking. This
article contains seven great tips to help you improve your public speaking. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Are the Accents a Particular Place Like They Are?

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November 9th, 2007 by admin

Answer provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta (With input from other panelists), School of English, University of Leeds
Separate development accounts for some accent variation. But sometimes we need to talk about the first generation of speakers of a particular language brought up in a new place. The first children to grow up in a new place are very important. The children who grow up together are a ‘peer group’. They want to speak the same as each other to express their group identity. The accent they develop as they go through their childhood will become the basis for the accents of the new place. So where does their accent come from? Read the rest of this entry »

Is There a Standard English Accent?

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November 5th, 2007 by admin

Answer provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta (With input from other panelists), School of English, University of Leeds
There is not a single correct accent of English. There is no neutral accent of English. All speakers of English need to cope with many different aspects and learn how to understand them. Read the rest of this entry »

Which English Accent is Closest to the Spelling?

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November 2nd, 2007 by admin

Which English accent is closest to the spelling?
Answer provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta (With input from other panelists), School of English, University of Leeds
English spelling is based on the pronunciation of the fourteenth century. No one speaks in that way now. English spelling therefore represents all accents of English equally well, or equally badly. As there are so many accents of English, it is fortunate that we have such an old spelling system which we can all use; otherwise Read the rest of this entry »

Can I Change My Accent?

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November 1st, 2007 by admin

Can I change my accent?

Answer provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta (With input from other panelists), School of English, University of Leeds
Yes. Accents are not fixed. Our accents change over time as our needs change and as our sense of who we are changes and develops. Usually this happens naturally, and often unconsciously. Accents can be expected to change until we are in our early twenties. Read the rest of this entry »




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