- Series: American Accent Training
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2nd edition (September 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764173693
- ISBN-13: 978-0764173691
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 2 x 12.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 184 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I usually listen to tracks on my iPod while driving to and from work. Unfortunately I would spend the entire driving only listening to the lectures.
To make my review shorter I want to say that I gave this book away to my boss and he's so happy about it, I wished I could've taken a picture at that moment, he was like a kid with a new toy. He told me eventually that this book has been a great help towards working on his english.
If you look at it,field of improving accent is vast and remembering all the voiced,unvoiced consonants blah blah is really hard unless you have a photographic memory which i don't.So, this one teaches the exact same thing with real life sentences and have you repeat them with appropriate quick pause in audio cd...Having a written book of the same audio CD makes such a difference.This is money well spent.I have recently started going through this and i hope to continue learning with this.Most likely will leave another review once i am done with the material.So far its five stars from my side.
The voice is beautiful and the rules are described very clear. Starting from intonation is really important and this book give very thorough description and exercises for it. The explanation of /l/ helps me to understand and pronounce it better.
The only thing I'd like to have is some more explaining about other phoneme, such as /zh/, it is still hard for me to pronounce it.
Instead of practicing in the real world, I decided to take things slow and start with a book. I was suprise when this package came with a cd, mirror, and markers cause I was expecting something like a small ordinary book. An hour after listening the cd tracks and reading the book, english is somewhat becoming more acceptable and easy for me. And now, though not yet fully good with my english, most of my co-workers understand my sentences the first time that I say them.
I would recommend this to those who can fully understand english but is having a hard time pronouncing words and sentences. This is my first book for accent training and I have a feeling that it'll be my last because I found everything that I will ever need.