Give your pronunciation a polish!
Do you want people to understand you a little more quickly?
Do you need to get some extra points in a speaking exam (e.g. IELTS or Cambridge)?
Would you like to get to a level where other speakers of English can’t tell exactly where you are from?
Try this activity to get a more ‘natural’ accent.
‘Potato in the mouth!’
1. First imagine your English teacher was trying to speak your language. What would it sound like if they had a really strong English accent?
Say 4/5 sentences in your own language but as if spoken by an English person with a very strong accent.
(It should sound like you have a potato in your mouth!)
2. Now try saying the same thing in English with that same feeling,
really exaggerating an English way. ( You will probably feel a bit silly at first but it will sound better in the end!)
3. Try this, saying different things every day for a week/2 weeks.
See what happens! 🙂
If you’d like to learn English at our English school in Brighton, then just email us at email@example.com or visit the main St Giles website for more information!