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Accent Reduction Made Easy (Learn in Your Car Discovery) Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Sep 1997


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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Penton Overseas Inc; Cas/Bklt edition (1 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560156600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560156604
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 10.9 x 2.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,486,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An English language pronunciation program helps those listeners who speak English as a second language, speak American English with regional accents, or have poor English language skills.

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Amazon.com: 9 reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Weak program 25 Mar. 2002
By Ingalls - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
Accent reduction needs more insightful advice than what is offered here. I didn't get much out of this program - just some drills that didn't seem to have much of a tie-in to anything of importance. I lost interest quickly and now think that I wasted my money. I highly recommend Sam Chwat's great work for accent reduction of regional American speech, Ann Cook's excellent program for learning the "music" of American speech (but watch out for her misguided advice on dropping consonants at the end of words - it will make you sound like a somewhat unpolished and mumbling American), and the living language series.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Not helpful for southern Americans 19 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
I bought this book/cassette hoping that it would help me with my southern accent, but it was not helpful at all. It seems like it would help people who speak English as a second language, but not those of us who need help reducing our southern, or even northern, accents.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Wasted real estate and not for the car 24 Aug. 2000
By Mikhail Klimenko - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
The author wastes valuable real estate of cassettes by numbering different sounds for about 10 minutes. During this time the only thing you can do is to listen passively. This part is absolutely useless. Next, the author describes sounds as they are pronounced in different words. But it is exactly the reason why I bought this program in the first place - I cannot hear the difference! - the cassettes are useless without the book. And that is the third reason this program is bad - the author constantly refers to the book and you can't drive and read, if you follow my drift. The program is not totally useless, you may practice in your car by repeating words after the author, but the title "Learn in your car" is a misnomer.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Become a master at speaking English. 16 Feb. 2000
By Robert Douglass - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
I'm German, and have loved studying English all my life. Though I have never lived in the United States, I've used Jane Wellborn's method with great success. It's intuitive, precise, and beats the pants off of the competing products. The diagrams of tongue positions inside the mouth for the different sounds have been especially helpful, but I strongly recommend that you use a mirror while practicing. If you work really hard with this method, you may even be able to fool people into thinking that you're an American. Thank you Jane!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Easy to understand, hard to practice 29 April 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette Verified Purchase
I bought this audiotape along with many other accent reduction titles. This audio did help me confirm what I realize about my pronunciation. It makes sense to spend my driving time doing something more productive. However, I found it hard to practice without looking at the booklet (when I am driving).
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