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Old June 13, 2022, 04:14 PM
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Since I live mostly in writing, I have always neglected speaking. The result is that I speak with a mixture of British and American intonations and pronunciations all seasoned with my Mexican accent, which I guess is perceived as a language murder by my English speaking friends (even if they're too polite to say it).

I've been doing some conversation exercises, but right now I need to read out loud a formal document.

So I need your help please: Show me examples of news presenters who read with an intonation you like.
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There are plenty of newscasters that speak American English well, but not all of them do. Listen to Lester Holt. His standard American English is flawless as far as I can tell https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...C4B318D4E164F4

On the other hand Joe Scarborough's English is full of regionalisms. He frequently substitutes the short e for the short i. So, he will say pronounce the word any as iny. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ms...too/vi-AAYpway
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Thank you very much, Poli!
I'll listen carefully to both. I'll focus on intonation and rhythm for a start.
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Of course, nobody actually speaks as perfectly as Lester, but we can aspire to it.
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My foreign accent ruins everything, but I'm determined to improve. I think he's a great model to follow.
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My New York accent does the same especially when I have a glass or two of wine
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