Learning British UK Accent (RP): How to Slow Down Fast Speech

How to Slow Down Fast Speech

American English Pronunciation blog

If  you find that people don’t always understand you when you are speaking, try to slow down a bit.

Here are two things you can do to help you slow down fast speech.

1. Learn to use content and focus words

Native English speakers emphasize the content and focus words in each sentence or phrase. They pause slightly after these important words. Learn about how native speakers use content and focus words and you will slow down too.

2. Learn to use syllable stress

In English words some syllables are stressed more than others. The vowels in stressed syllables are articulated in a long clear way, not in a short choppy way. Short choppy syllables will  contribute to fast speech. Learn about how native speakers use syllable stress and you will slow down too.

Speaking at a good pace is a fundamental speaking skill that everyone, including native speakers need to learn in order to be a good public speaker.

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