Tip 23: Is accent important?

No, accent is not important at all in learning to speak in English. You must focus more on correct pronunciation. Imagine yourself attempting an American accent with bad pronunciation and incorrect English!

 Focusing on accent too much has several disadvantages:

  • Accent is often artificial: Unless you were born in Britain or America, you will have an absolutely Indian accent. When you copy British or American accent, you may sound artificial, which can have a bad impression.
  • Accent shifts focus: Accent shifts your focus from learning to speak English to trying to show off. Have you ever heard some Non-residential Indians? They often try to ape American accent and fail miserably. If you do the same, you will appear foolish and lose your focus in learning.
  • Accent is accent: Learn to embrace the accent you are born with. You will sound your most natural self when you just speak the way you are. When you adopt an accent, it will sound like accent and will not be natural.

Practise pronunciation as much as you can. Install dictionary applications on your phone with audio pronunciation facility. Listen to a lot of English news.

Tip 23: Is accent important?
Tip 23: Is accent important? - By : | Date Published : 28-01-2015 | Category : English Tips |
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No, accent is not important at all in learning to speak in English. You must focus mo

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