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Perfecting Your English Pronunciation / Edition 1

Perfecting Your English Pronunciation / Edition 1

by Susan Cameron
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Eliminate your accent for complete confidence in spoken English

Accent reduction coach Susan Cameron has developed Perfecting Your English Pronunciation as a complete program to ensure that you minimize your native accent. Her proven method includes:

● a course book that explains exactly how to form the difficult sounds of English and teaches you correct tongue placement. Exercises make this more comfortable and natural for you.
● videos that features actual students executing correct mouth sounds. Through Cameron’s innovative use of hand movements to demonstrate tongue position, you too will be able to find the precise pronunciation.
● audio recordings that feature exercises and correct pronunciation for ear training. The difficult sounds of English consonants and vowels are spoken first in individual words, then phrases, and finally in complete sentences.

The second edition of Perfecting Your English Pronunciation makes all videos and almost 12 hours of audio conveniently available through streaming via the McGraw-Hill Language Lab mobile app and online at This allows easy access to hundreds of model pronunciations for study and practice.

With this unique and proven program, you’ll learn to speak and present in English with confidence and fluency so that your ideas and talent – and not your accent – are in the spotlight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900071750171
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 08/22/2011
Edition description: NE
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Cameron is a specialist in accent modification and has taught thousands of students and professionals from all over the world. She was granted a trademark by the US government for the Cameron Method of Accent Modification ®, which highlights her use of hand positions to sync the articulators of speech and find the precise physical placement of English pronunciation. Susan is also a professional dialect coach in theater, television, and film. As an educator, she currently is on the full-time faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts, as well as an adjunct Associate Professor at The New School for Drama.

Table of Contents


Part I Getting Started

1. Retraining the Articulation Muscles

2. The IPA

Part II The Difficult Sounds of English

3. The Consonant TH

4. The Consonant R

5. The Consonant L

6. The Consonant NG

7. The Labial Consonants B, V, and W

8. The Consonant J/G

9.-16. Vowels with IPA symbols

Part III The Rhythm of English

17. Syllable Stress w/in Words

18. Word Stress w/in Sentences

Part IV Putting it all Together

19. Marking a Speech

20. The Results


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