Tips on How to Understand an American Accent

Are you looking for some tips on how to understand an American accent? If so, read on, because you are in the right place! In this article I’m going to show you three tips that will tremendously help you understand Americans better. Here they are!

1. Watch movies with subtitles

Find a good American movie and watch it with subtitles. Concentrate on the way native speakers speak and try to not read subtitles – read them only if you can’t understand the actors. If you watch a few movies a week, you’ll quickly notice a great improvement.

2. Listen to podcasts

One of the best podcasts for American English learners is VOA News Special English. It’s for people who are learning American English as a second language. The speakers in these podcasts speak very slowly and there’s a transcription provided. It’s a great way to improve your listening skills!

3. Listen to music

Listen to American music on a daily basis! Look for some good American artists, find the lyrics to their songs and read lyrics while listening to a song. You can even sing along to improve your accent! It’s one of the most fun ways to work on your accent.

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That’s it – three tips on how to understand an American accent. Don’t forget to practice every single day. Thanks to this, you’ll quickly be able to understand Americans better. Now take action and put these tips to use. Good luck!