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Accent tag videos to improve your speaking

While trying to improve my English accent I came across a very useful resource that you can also benefit from.
I want to introduce you to the Accent tag videos
 
Accent tag videos
 

What Are The Accent Tag Videos?

The “Accent tag” is a way to group videos where English speakers show how their accents sound.

In these videos, English speakers show how their English accent is by:
Reading a list of given words.
Answering to some given questions.
Reading a passage of a book.
Talking about anything they like.

The accent tag videos are indeed a very useful resource. Plenty of different English accents ready for you to be checked out!

 

Where To Find Accent Tag Videos?

Here are some links to Accent tag videos:
Accent Tag: British accent
Accent Tag: American accent
Accent Tag: Australian accent
Accent Tag: New Zeland accent

You can find more videos like these looking up at “Accent tag videos” on:
Google
YouTube
Tumblr

 

Why Are Accent Tag Videos So Valuable?

This kind of videos are a tailor made resource if you want to improve:

Your Listening skill:
Because they are going to help you to train your ear to different English accents.

Your Speaking skill:
Because they are a very good resource in order to find your specific English accent reference.Read more about that in my post: How to improve your English accent faster.

Now, is time for you to check out all these videos!

 
Which English accent do you like best?
Which one you don’t like at all?
Would you like to recommend us any other good Accent tag videos?
All your comments are very welcome!!!

 

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How to improve your English accent faster

if you really want to improve your English accent faster, I want to share with you a very important fact, if not the most important one!

 

A Common Mistake When Trying To Improve Your English Accent Faster

Which do you think is the most common mistake English learners usually make?

The mistake I’ll talk about is the complete lack of a clear and specific reference of how your English accent has to sound.
I bet that you try to improve your English accent completely blindfolded and without any reference at all.

 
Improve your English accent faster

 

Why you can’t Improve Your English Accent Faster?

It’s not easy at all to improve your English accent because:

First difficulty You have to deal with a lot of things like:
Pronunciation
Entonation
Liaisons
Contractions
Among many others…

Second difficulty There’s a lot of different English accents that sound pretty different between them:
The British accent
The American accent
The Australian accent
Among many others accents …

Third difficulty Check out how many different accent you can find inside the aforementioned accents. For example in the British accent there’re many other accents like:
Scottish
Welsh
RP
Estuary
Scouse
Gordie
Among many others…

Those are pretty bad news, aren’t they?

But don’t worry, there’s still light at the end of the tunnel!
There’s something that’ll make things a lot easier.
Something that can help you to improve your English accent faster.

 

How To Improve Your English Accent Faster?

To overcome all these difficulties, you have to pick out a specific English accent as a reference for you.

You’re in the wrong way if:
You haven’t a specific English accent as a reference.
You constantly shift from one English accent to another.

And let me tell you an even most important thing:
The trick here is not just to choose a specific English accent. You also have to choose an English native speaker as a reference for you.
It can be a singer, an actor, a TV show host…whoever you like!

If you have these references it’s going to be a lot easier to improve your English accent faster. You’ll know how your English accent must sound.

If you want to improve your English accent faster, you always have to keep in mind your 2 cornerstones:
A specific English accent.
An English speaker of this specific accent.

The difference between having this references or not, is the difference between succeeding or failing when trying to improve Your English Accent Faster.

 

Steps To Follow In Order To Improve Your English Accent Faster

Step One:
-Choose both a specific English accent and an English speaker of this accent.
-Take your time and choose it carefully!
It’s a very crucial decision for you!
-Keep in mind that all the time you’re going to spend listening to different English accents and speakers is by any mean a waste of time. Just quite the contrary.

Step Two:
Once you have a specific English accent and an English speaker of that accent:
-Listen to him/her as much as possible.
-Try to imitate him/her as much as possible.
-Try to catch all the characteristics that makes this English accent to sound how it sounds.

Step Three:
-Don’t worry if at any time you feel that you choose a wrong accent or the wrong speaker reference for you.
-Just go back to step 1 and start over to find a more suitable one.

I’m myself following this same strategy and I can assure you that it works pretty well!

A very important recommendation:
I do recommend you to stick with a specific English accent when working on your speaking.
Nevertheless, it’s very important for you to still listen to all kinds of English accents if you also want to improve your listening skill.

 
Which English accent are you going to pick out?
Which English speaker do you have as a reference?
Any other idea about how to improve your English accent faster?
All your comments are very welcome!!!

 

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Enjoy While Learning English

If your goal is to improve your English and don’t give up while trying to, the best advice I can give you is to find a way to enjoy while learning English.

Easy to say, but not that easy to do, right?
What can you do?

 
Enjoy while learning English

 

How To Enjoy While Learning English?

The first thing you have to do is to forget about grammar books and English methods that are useless to you.

Right after that, you have to find a topic, an interest or anything you are interested about. Something that you really really like!

And then, it’s time to look for a Mooc. There are lots of free Moocs about almost any topic you can think about!
By the way, do you know what a Mooc is?

 

What A Mooc Is In 5 Short Sentences

If you don’t have a clue about what a MOOC is, let me explain it shortly:

The word “MOOC” stands for Massive Open Online Course.
It’s a course offered by prestigious universities and organizations.
You can take it online.
It’s free.
There’re thousands of students from around the world enrolled.

 

Looking for your Mooc

Think about…
What would you like to learn about?
What topics are you really interested in?

I bet that you are going to find a Mooc that matches your expectations.
There are Moocs about pretty much any topic you can think about:

History
Public speaking
Programming apps
Philosophy
Music
Finances
Writing
And so on…

 

Where To Find Your Mooc?

I want to share with you 3 of the best platforms where you can find a course that matches your expectations:

Coursera
Edx
Futurelearn

 

Why A Mooc Can Help To Improve Your English

Keep in mind that if you enroll in a MOOC you are going to:

Learn more about a specific topic/interest/hobby…
Practice your Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing skills through videos, articles, MP3s and many other materials you’ll find on the Mooc.
Interact in English with thousands of other students from around the world.

Remember that you can choose any topic you like. As you go through your Mooc you are going to enjoy while learning English.

 
Take action right now and choose the Mooc you are interested in.
Tell us about the Mooc you finally picked out.
Share with us your experience.
All your comments are very welcome!!!

 

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