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Listening Comprehension




In this part of the listening, you will watch the video and then answer a question. Watch carefully before you answer.







Question:




What does the speaker point about the accent?

Vocabulary Test - Part 1


There are three points that are crucial to reducing your accent if you want to be presenting in English and the first one kind of blows people out of the water.

Question:


What does “crucial” mean?

Vocabulary Test - Part 2


But mark my words, as soon as you start to practice these rhythms, you will begin to notice your accent is diminishing.



Question:


What does “rhythms” mean?

Vocabulary Test - Part 3


As soon as the man opens his mouth, you hear his mother tongue and yet we understand him all the time and he makes tons of money performing in American movies.



Question:


What does “mother tongue” mean?

Vocabulary Test - Part 4


When you imitate me, exaggerate it. Make the sounds big because you want to train the.. the.. organs of articulation we call them.



Question:


What does “imitate” mean?

Vocabulary Test - Part 5


You want to train the tongue, the cheeks, the lips, the whole mouth how to help you make these sound units. So exaggerate.

Question:


What does “exaggerate” mean?

Listening Comprehension


In this part of the listening, you will watch the video and then answer a question. Watch carefully before you answer.







Question:


What did the speaker suggest to help you reduce your accent?

Listening Test - Fill in the blank, Part 1


You will hear a recording from the video. Type the missing words in each blank after you answer.






Question:


Could you please speak more slowly because I can’t understand your ?

Listening Test - Fill in the blank, Part 2


You will hear a recording from the video. Type the missing words in each blank after you answer.







Question 1:


Which takes us to the second , the whole thing in accent ______ is to hear the music in the language because it isn’t your accent that’s the ______ .

Question 2:


Which takes us to the second ______ , the whole thing in accent is to hear the music in the language because it isn’t your accent that’s the ______ .

Question 3:


Which takes us to the second ______ , the whole thing in accent ______ is to hear the music in the language because it isn’t your accent that’s the .

Useful idiom


There are three points that are crucial to reduce your accent if you want to be presenting in English and the first one kind of blows people out of the water.




Question:


What does “blows people out of the water” mean here?