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Is it important to have a good accent?

Brookebjerke

Brazil

What do you guys think? Is having a good accent important to you? Check out this article, if you’re not sure. 


http://voices.yahoo.com/learning-language-necessity-getting-good-11288324.html?cat=4


05:42 PM May 02 2012 |

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Anguilla

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12:38 AM May 04 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Yep, I try to practice hard on my speaking because I don’t want people Keep asking ’’ what did you say’’ for over times, I don’t mind to speak slow , the important thing is I could speak clearly, I think sing along with English song can help a jot, any suggestion please!

10:55 AM May 04 2012 |

Brookebjerke

Brazil

That’s great! English songs are perfect for practice. I recommend the Beatles and Jason Mraz. They’re good because they sing very clearly.

12:24 PM May 06 2012 |

blue_night193

Viet Nam

Thanks to your post of this article. I did always thought that no need to have accent like a native speaker. but now i figure out how essential it is. 

02:31 PM May 06 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Yep, thanks Ms Brooke

04:03 PM May 07 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I love different accents, they add variety to the language. I think all sound good. I love mine, I wouldn’t trade it  for anything, I like it when people ask ” mmm, where are you from?” : )

04:14 PM May 07 2012 |

Brookebjerke

Brazil

That’s interesting! Snoopyboy, some people do like to keep a strong accent, and that’s ok. If despite everything in the article you still want to keep a strong accent with your country, there is  nothing wrong with that. In the end, it is all an individual decision.

03:50 PM May 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Hi Brooke,


Oh silly me!, I didn’t notice the yahoo link you’d posted. You took a stance and did you support it well :) . Your second and third point made me look at things from a different perspective now. Questions though,  can I lose my  foreign accent when I’m already that old?, Can’t Native Speakers be a little more considerate to foreigners?

04:33 PM May 10 2012 |