• Stretch!

    Have you ever heard someone with an accent speak your language but you didn’t understand anything said? It may be because the intonation, or rhythm, was different. Imitating the rhythm of the language can make all the difference! In American English, stressed words and syllables are higher and longer. Using enough contrast between stressed and unstressed words and syllables will help you sound more like a native speaker. So s-t-r-e-t-c-h the stressed words and syllables!