By watching Rachel’s YouTube videos (on Rachel's English) I developed my American English pronunciation, rhythm and intonation. As soon as I heard about the book I got anxious to have it...It's definitely well-written and it has an amazing methodology. If you want to speak as accurate as an American native speaker, this book is a must-read!
Vicki Hollet -- Award winning ESL/ELT/EFL author and creator of Simple English Videos, US
A fresh perspective on English pronunciation packed with sensible advice. As you’d expect from Rachel’s YouTube videos, this book provides clear and helpful diagrams along with detailed descriptions of how to produce English rhythms and sounds. Rachel gives us an upfront and personal analysis of English pronunciation that’s both thorough, practical and inspiring. It’s a treasure for both teachers and learners.
Loinbo (刘臣洋) -- English Teacher, China
I was once an English teacher at New Oriental School, teaching basic oral English and New Concept English Book 2. But for me, there are various accent phenomena in American English which gave my young students and I many headaches until I was introduced to Rachel’s English.
Now, we have a book by Rachel: Concise, comprehensive and friendly words and audio recordings make it so much easier and helpful when you want to learn common and classical pronunciation such as Can vs. Can’t, reduction of SHOULD, GONNA, etc. I bet many English teachers here in China don’t know what "muna" is. I am so grateful that I have been inspired by Rachel’s English and hope every American English learner can join the beautiful journey along with Rachel :D!
Leandro Lima -- Environmental Engineer and English Enthusiast, Brazil
Even if speaking like an American is not your goal, be aware of what a native English speaker does unconsciously - reducing, linking, smoothing their lines - at a low pace, and broken into small pieces. It will help you to increase your ability to understand and express yourself better; this book shows you how a native speaker communicates in real life.
This book is essential for those who want to go into the vast field of American English sounds and its rhythm and melody. With a friendly and pleasant reading, in American English Pronunciation, Rachel conducts you from the most basic English sounds, going through consonant clusters, to reduction and linking, considering the most common hurdles that she has faced through her years of experiences, teaching people all over the world.