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In the first part of this speech training manual, we provide practical exercises for difficult speech patterns, such as word endings, consonant clusters, schwa, and strong and weak forms of words. The second part is devoted to connected speech patterns. The third part deals with natural flow of speech, intonation, sentence stress, and onomatopoeia. The fourth part covers how to make your speech interesting to listen to using power, pitch, pace, and pause. At the end of the book, we provide useful vowel and consonant comparisons and difficult to pronounce London stations and place names. The book contains words, word pairs, colloquial expressions, and idioms, sentences, dialogues, prose passages, and poetry.

©2011 Olga Smith BATCS (P)2014 Olga Smith BATCS

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Excellent. One book you should have for accent training. Will buy the book as well.

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A great help to those struggling to get rid of their accent and learn the Received Pronunciation, a social accent, typically British