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[口语讲解/版主精帖] 美音训练课程 第二讲 前言&学习方法

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发表于 2013-2-16 17:33:24 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

亲爱的大耳朵粉丝们,想说一口流利的美式英语么?那就赶快Follow大耳朵为大家推出的“美式语音训练”教程吧!

小编将按照课程分类,陆续上传“美式发音训练”音频及文本资料。资料整理很辛苦,大家一定要认真跟随课程的进度努力学习啊。不然,小编一定会伤心欲绝的。相信大家不忍心的

说明:由于“美式语音训练”教材是全英文的,因此学习的过程中会有一定的难度,希望大家可以坚持。与此同时,小编会适当的加入中文解释,也会加入一些课本以外的练习技巧和心得,但不会逐句翻译。大耳朵的学员们,如果有问题,可以随时与小编取得联系。由于个人能力有限,如果出现错误,或者大家有更好的学习建议,欢迎随时与我交流。


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首先与大家交流一下英文发音及语音语调的问题

为什么学习发音及语音语调很重要:

语言的学习最终的目的在于交流。交流就要求会话双方理解对方,而发音的准确性又直接影响到对方是否可以正确的理解你,你是否可以听懂对方的话。


英文语音的分类:

一般情况下,分为英式发音和美式发音。英式英语和美式英语的部分词汇、短语和句型的表示,或拼写方式不同,其语音语调更是相差甚远。一个硬朗,一个柔和。一半情况下,建议英语学习者,根据自己的爱好,选择其中的一个系统的学习和练习,部分英文爱好者可以考虑练习完其中以后语音后,练习第二个。“美式语音训练”主要是介绍美式英语的发音技巧及练习的。如果你是英式英语爱好者,那就考虑一下,如果你可以说一口纯正的美式英语,那离说一口纯正的英式英语的日子还远么?当然了,如果大家的学习热情很高,又有需要,大耳朵也可以考虑陆续放一些英式英语的学习资料。


只要对方能听懂就好,我不需要做到完美?

很多同学会觉得语法,词汇量会比发音更加重要。其实,要我说是同等重要的。大家想一下,如果有一天,你求职,或者谈业务,遇到一个老美。一个跨国公司的老总,经常的世界各地的跑,一定听到过很多蹩脚的英文。突然遇到你,操着一口流利纯正的英文和他谈天说地,他会有什么感觉? 一定是热泪盈眶“亲人啊,亲热人啊{:soso_e165:}!” 那是不是很有可能他一高兴,大笔一挥合同就签了呢?

此外,第一印象非常重要,当你第一次与你的老板或者国外的客户见面时,如果你的英文非常标准,他会觉得你的英文水平高,觉得你非常专业,自然会对你的印象深刻。至于水平是不是真的高,那是后话,关键是你达到了你的目的。


下面是我们课程前言的语音原文,之后会为大家分享本课的解析

课程音频资料在这里:


第二节  American Accent Training 导语

音频原文

Welcome to American Accent Training1.      What is Accent?Accent is acombination of three main component: intonation ( speech music), liaisons (wordconnections), and pronunciation (the spoken sounds of vowels, consonants, andcombinations). As you so along, you’ll also realize that the grammar youstudied before and this accent you’re studying now are completely different.Part of thedifferences is that grammar and vocabulary are systematic and structured----theletter of the language. Accent, on the other hand, is free form, intuitive, andcreative----more the spirit of the language. So, thinking of music, feeling andflow, let your mouth relax into the American accent.2.      Can I Learn a New Accent?Can a personactually learn a new accent? Many people feel that after a certain age, it’sjust not possible. Can classical musicians play jazz? If they practice, ofcourse they can! For your American accent, it’s just a matter of learning andpracticing techniques this book and CD set will teach you. It is up to you touse them or not. How well you do depends mainly on how open and willing you areto sounding different from the way you have sounded all your life.A very importantthing you need to remember is that you can use your accent to say what you meanand how you mean it. Word stress conveys meaning through tone of feeling whichcan be much more important than the actual words that you use. We’ll cover theexpression of these feelings through intonation in the first lesson.You may havenoticed that I talk fast and often run my words together. You’ve probably heardenough “English-teacher English”-----where…everything is…pronounced withouthaving to listen too carefully. That’s why on the CDs, we’re going to talk justlike the native speakers that we are, in a normal conversation tone.Native speakersmay often tell people who are leaning English to “Slow down” and to “speakclearly.” This is meant with the best of intentions, but it is exactly theopposite of what a student really needs to do. If you speak fairly quickly andwith strong intonation, you will be understood more easily. To illustrate thispoint, you will hear a Vietnamese student first trying to speak slowly andcarefully and then repeating the same words quickly and with strong intonation.Studying, this exercise took her only about two minutes to practice, but the differencemakes here sound as if she had been in America for many years. PleaseListen,  You will hear the same wordstwice.Hello, my nameis Muoi. I’m taking American Accenting Training. You may have tolisten to this CD a couple of times to catch everything. To help you, everyword on the CD is also written in the book. By seeing and hearingsimultaneously, you’ll learn to reconcile the differences between theappearance of English (spelling) and the sound of English (pronunciation andthe other aspects of accent).The CD leaves arather short pause for you to repeat into. The point of this is get youresponding quickly and without spending too much time thinking about yourresponse, 3.      Accent versus PronunciationMany peopleequate accent with pronunciation. I don’t feel this to be true at all. Ameicais a big country, and while the pronunciation varies from the East Coast to theWest Coast, for the southern to the northern states, two components that are uniquelyAmerican stay basically the same----the speech music, or intonation, and theword connections or Liaisons. Throughout this program, we will focus on them.In the latter part of the book, we will work on pronunciation concepts, such asCAT? CAUGHT? CUT? And betty, Bought, a Bit of Better Butter, we also will workour way through some of the difficult sounds, such as TH, the American R, the Land Z 4.      Which Accent is Correct?American AccentTraining was created to help people “sound American” for lectures, interviews,teaching, business situation, and general daily communication. Although Ameicahas many regional pronunciation differences, the accent you will learn is thatof standard American English as spoken and understood by the majority ofeducated native speakers in the United  States. Don’t worry that you will soundslang or too casual because you most definitely won’t. This is the way aprofessor lectures to a class, the way a national news caster broadcasts, theway that is most comfortable and familiar to the majority of native speakers.  5.      Why is My Accent so BAD?Learners can beseriously hampered by a negative outlook, so I’ll address this important pointearly. First, your accent is not bad. It is nonstandard to the American ear.There is a joke that goes: What do you call a person who can speak threelanguages? Trilingual. What do you call a person who can speak two languages?Bilingual. What do you call a person who can only speak one language? American.Every languageis equally valid or good, so every accent is good. The average American,however, truly does have a hard time understanding a nonstandard accent. GeorgeBernard Shaw said that the ENGLISH AND American are two people divided by thesame Language!Some studentslearn to over-pronounce English because they naturally want to say the word asit is written. Too often an English Teacher may allow this, perhaps thinkingthat colloquial American Enlgish is unsophisticated, unrefined, or evenincorrect. Not so at all! Just as you don’t say the T in listen, the TT inbetter is pronounced D, Bedder. Any other pronunciation will wound foreign,strange, wrong or different a native speaker.  6.      Less Than It Appears…More thanIt AppearsAs you will seein Exercise 1-21, Squeezed-Out syllables, some words appear to have three ormore syllables, but all of them are not actually spoken. For example, business—isnot (bi/zi/ness), but(biz/ness).Just when youget used to eliminating whole syllables from words, you are going to comeacross other words that look as if they have only one syllable, but really needto be said with as many as three! In addition, the inserted syllables arefilled with letters that are nont in the written word. I’ll give you twoexamples of this strange phenomenon. POOL looks like a nice, one-syllable word,but if you say it this way, at best, it will sound like PULL, and at worst willbe unintelligible to your listener. For clear comprehension, you need to saythree syllables ( pu/wuh/luh). Where did that W come from? It’s certainly notwritten down anywhere, but it is there just as definitely as the P is there.The second example is a word like FEEL. If you say just the letters that yousee, it will sound more like FILL. You need to say (fee/yuh/luh). Is thatreally a Y? Yes, these mysterious semivowels are explained under Liaisons inChapter 2. They can appear either inside a word as you have seen, or betweenwords as you will learn. 7.      Language is Fluent and FluidJust like yourown language, conversational English has a very smooth, fluid sound. Imaginethat you are walking along a dry riverbed with your eyes closed. Every time youcome t a rock, you trip over it, stop, continue, and trip over the next rock.This is how the average foreigner speaks English. It is slow, awkward, and evenpainful. Now imagine that you are a great river rushing through that sameriverbed-rocks are no problem, are they? You just slide over and around themwithout ever breaking your smooth flow. It is this feeling that I want you tocapture in English.Changing yourold speech habits is very similar to changing from a stick shift to anautomatic transmission. Yes, you continue to reach for the gearshift for awhile and your foot still tries to find the clutch pedal, but this soon phasesitself out. In the same way, you may still say “telephone CALL (Kohl)” insteadof (kahl) for a while, but this too will soon pass.You will alsohave to think about your speech more than you do now. In the same way, that youwere very aware and self-conscious when you first learned to drive, you willeventually relax and deal with the various components simultaneously.A new accent is anadventure. Be hold! Exaggerate wildly! You may worry that Americans will laughat you for putting on an accent, but I guarantee you, they won’t even notice.They’ll just think that you’ve finally learned to “talk right”. Good luck withyour new accent!




点击这里学习其它美音训练课程:

American Accent Training 1 美音训练 1 前言American Accent Training 2 美音训练 1 前言解析
American Accent Training 3 美音训练 3 发音指引American Accent Training 3 美音训练 3 发音指引解析

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It's nice.  Thanks
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