In this podcast episode I elaborate on how to practice it effectively and integrate it into your day-to-day speech.
Because forming a sentence is not enough. And making the right sounds isn’t enough. It’s the intonation that determines the meaning of the sentence: is it a question or a statement? Is it a joke and you’re just being sarcastic? This is also where culture and your inner feelings are thrown into the mix. Intonation conveys ALL of that.
To do that you need to know how to practice! This is why I also share my most effective practice techniques that I’ve used myself and with my students, that are going to help you improve your intonation and deliver your message in a clear way.
If you haven’t listened to my previous episode about American intonation, don’t miss out on it:
How not to be monotone when speaking English: https://theaccentsway.com/intonation-pitch/
And make sure to watch my speech analysis videos that touch right at the heart of American intonation.
Martin Sinek’s intonation, connected speech and phrasing: https://theaccentsway.com/speech-sinek/
Breaking down Bill Murray’s Scrooged: https://theaccentsway.com/american-intonation-practice-pdf/
Reese Whitherspoon is all about rhythm: https://theaccentsway.com/rhythm/
Are you a teacher? Learn more about English Teachers Academy and join the WAITLIST: theaccentsway.com/english-teachers-academy-announcement/
If you want to improve your accent and understand spoken English better, download my free American Accent audio crash course.
You can also download an interactive list of 50 of the most mispronounced words in English and master the pronunciation of those tricky words.