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Get Rid of Your Accent: The English Pronunciation and Speech Training Manual
Get Rid of Your Accent: The English Pronunciation and Speech Training Manual
by Linda James
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.95

37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new in this book, 4 Aug. 2007
I think this book is in many ways identical to some that have been around in the TEFL teaching world for years. It only deals with sounds one at a time and without any additional instruction/physical guidance, students are likely to just reproduce what they THINK are the modelled sounds, whilst actually doing exactly as they always do. I think it is very unlikely that students would feel much improvement even after considerable use with this book. A book which looked at stress, linked speech, physical movement and exercises for the organs of speech and intonation would be far more effective.
I wouldn't recommend this to either students or teachers of voice/accent and I am a specialist in this field!
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