Regarding English Exams

  1. Is it the real(true) english was the British Accent (english)? What suppose i should practice I know i have a bad english and im thinking i should enroll in a IELTS review center . what do you think... oh boy.
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  3. by   lawrence01
    welcome to allnurses.com

    you have attached your post to a thread that has nothing to do w/ your query. i took the liberty to move it to a thread of it's own. thank you for understanding.
  4. by   yeljet
    You will encounter different accents from English-speaking countries e.g. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc. in the Listening part of the test.

    Yes, English definitely originated from England. I've been working in the UK for three years when I took the IELTS and the exposure to different accents helped a lot.

    Don't worry about the Speaking part, you don't have to change your accent to prepare . Just speak naturally and pronounce words as they were taught in school.
  5. by   Lone Stranger
    Quote from ernbabjr
    Is it the real(true) english was the British Accent (english)? What suppose i should practice I know i have a bad english and im thinking i should enroll in a IELTS review center . what do you think... oh boy.
    The British accent thingie you're referring to is called the RP (Received Pronunciation) and about the only place it exists and is insisted on in the Philippines is the stage (try Repertory Philippines).

    The IELTS does not test for accent. It does test for pronunciation.

    The acquisition of an accent is much more than the pronunciation of a few select words. Accent will include pacing/cadence, intonation, choice of syllabic stress, etc. It also requires substantial familiarity with the accent pattern of a given area (shades of Pygmalion/My Fair Lady), which is why much of English spoken by Filipinos comes out sounding somewhat American but not quite.

    To make a long story short, don't bother with accent. Work instead on using English as often as you can with the objective of acquiring fluency, improving unconscious control of grammar, gaining a good repertoire of words and having a good command of the same. You'll know you're making progress when you start having your nightmares in English.

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