Late last week, Fox News Latino announced that one of Adriana Lima’s goals for 2012 was to work with an accent reduction coach to lose her accent. Rumors were flying that perhaps she is considering a new movie role. Perhaps she is. But maybe she’s just tired of people thinking it sounds “cute” instead of taking her seriously. Or maybe she’s tired of repeating herself and being noticed for her accent instead of for who she is. Her reasons may be very similar to yours. How would your life be different if you didn’t have to worry about being misunderstood?
In honor of her New Year’s Resolution, I’m going to give you something that will help you lose your accent. It is an audio recording of one of the sounds that Adriana Lima will probably work on if she does work with an accent reduction coach. Like many non-native speakers, she pronounces the short I as a long E, as in I want to get rid of my accent. But, it sounds like I want to get reed of my accent.
If you would like to get rid of your difficulty saying the short I sound, then download the American pronunciation audio below. This training is usually reserved for my personal clients, but today I want to share it with you absolutely free. And if you happen to know Adriana Lima, please pass it on to her with my compliments!
The Short I sound practice audio
If you will listen and practice along with this audio daily, you will soon begin to lose your accent. And yes, you can share this American pronunciation training with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Just click on the Share button below and be sure to tell them it was from me. Thanks!
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