Time for a native American accent!

My next 3-month challenge is to acquire a native American English accent. From now on, how much earn and how successful I become will depend on how well I speak. Therefore, it is time to get my English accent right!

Luckily I found a great audio book on Youtube and upon little researching, I found the free PDF book to follow along. Please click on below link for the PDF book and enjoy the practices! 🙂

tratu.coviet.vn/download/20/American%20Accent%20Training1.pdf.html

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Quotes about consistency

1. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
-Maya Angelou

2. “What is consistent in your life; is your life”
-Abdul Rauf

3. “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”
-Oscar Wilde

4. “I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.”
-Louis C. K.

5. “The secret of success is consistency of purpose.”
-Benjamin Disraeli

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30 new words a day: 01.27.16

  1. womb – the ​organ in the ​body of a woman or other ​female ​mammal in which a ​baby ​develops before ​birth:
    Researchers are ​looking at how a mother’s ​health can ​affect the ​baby in the womb.
  2. prevalent – adj. common or widespread
    These ​diseases are more prevalent among ​young ​children.
    Trees are ​dying in ​areas where ​acid ​rain is most prevalent.
  3. repellent – n. serving or tending to drive away or ward off – often used in combination (a mosquito repellent spray)
  4. sanction – an ​official ​order, such as the ​stopping of ​trade, that is taken against a ​country in ​order to make it ​obey ​international ​law:
    The U.S. is reportedly a supporter of stronger international sanctions.
    Many ​nations have ​imposed sanctions on the ​country because of ​its ​attacks on ​its own ​people.
    Trade/​economic sanctions will only be ​lifted (= ​stopped) when the ​aggressor ​nation ​withdraws ​its ​troops.
  5. Dispute – an ​argument or ​disagreement, ​especially an ​official one between, for ​example, ​workers and ​employers or two ​countrieswith a ​common ​border:
    Wang and Kerry also discussed territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
    a ​bitter/​long-running disputea ​border disputea ​pay/​legal/​trade dispute.
    They have been ​unable to ​settle/​resolve the dispute over ​working​conditions.The ​unions are in dispute with ​management over ​pay.

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40 ways to say thank you

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  1. I am all gratitude.
  2. I will forever be beholden to you.
  3. Thanks a ton.
  4. You have my gratitude.
  5. Words are powerless to express my gratitude.
  6. Thanks for everything.
  7. Thanks a million.
  8. Please accept my best thanks.
  9. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  10. Thanks for taking the time to think of me.
  11. All my love and thanks to you.
  12. I thank you most warmly.
  13. Thank you for never letting me down.
  14. It was so awesome of you.
  15. Words can’t describe how thankful I am.
  16. Please accept my vehement protestations of gratitude
  17. I wanted to thank you as soon as possible
  18. Thank you for your thoughtfulness
  19. My gratitude to you for all you have done
  20. What would I do without you?
  21. Accept my endless gratitude
  22. I can’t thank you enough
  23. I will never forget what you have done
  24. How can I show you how grateful I am?
  25. Your generosity overwhelms me
  26. I truly appreciate you
  27. I appreciate your time
  28. Thank you for helping me
  29. Consider yourself heartily thanked
  30. Please accept my deepest thanks
  31. All I can say is, Thanks!
  32. Thank you for all your kindness
  33. How can I ever possibly thank you
  34. If anyone deserves thanks, it’s you
  35. I cannot express my appreciation
  36. Thanks for being there when I needed you
  37. I humbly thank you
  38. I wish to thank everyone who pitched in
  39. I’ll forever be grateful
  40. It is hard to find words to express my gratitude

A word around “Encourage”

Words relevant to “Encourage” – inspiration, cheer, motivation, strength, excitement, support, hope and confidence

Examples:

  1. We were encouraged to ​learn ​foreign ​languages at ​school.
  2. The ​council is encouraging the ​development of the ​property for both ​employment and ​recreation.
  3. They’ve always encouraged me in everything I’ve ​wanted to do.
  4. The best way to encourage him was to disagree.

1) Phrases to use when someone hasn’t started yet.

You can say following phrases to someone who’s trying to decide whether to do something that seems difficult or risky:

  1. Give it a try.
  2. Go for it.
  3. Why not?
  4. It’s worth a shot.
  5. What are you waiting for?
  6. What do you have to lose?
    Your roommate sees a job opening. She seems like she wants the job, but she’s hesitating to apply for it. You think she should go ahead and apply.
  7. You might as well.
    Your sister will be able to finish school a year early if she takes a few extra difficult classes, but isn’t sure if she should. You think it’s a good idea.
  8. Just do it.

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30 new words of the day: 01.26.16

  1. Zest -(excitement) ​enthusiasm, ​eagerness, ​energy, and ​interest:
    “On the contrary,” she smiled, “my life took on a new zest.
    It’s ​wonderful to ​see the children’s zesfor ​life.
    He ​approached every ​task with a ​boundless zest.
    The ​recording ​captures the zest of this ​live ​concert ​performance.

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A grammar of the day: 01.25.16

More on Conjunctions:

  • Some conjunctions and their clauses can go either first or last in a sentence.
    If you need help, come and see me.
    Come and see me if you need help.
  • Usage of following conjunctions: so that (purpose or result), as long as/provided, while (contrast), until, as if/though
    Let’s start now, so that we’re sure to have enough time.
    She spoke very quietly, so that nobody could hear a word.
    You can go out as long as you tell us where you’re going.
    The summers here are wet, while the winters are very dry.
    I’ll look after the kids until you get back.
    I feel as if I’m getting a cold.

A word around Enthusiasm

Relevant words with Enthusiasm – energetic, eagerness, excitement

Examples:

  1. One of the good things about ​teaching young ​children is ​their enthusiasm.
  2. After the ​accident he ​lost his enthusiasm for the ​sport.
  3. I just can’t ​work up (= ​start to ​feel) any enthusiasm for the ​whole​project.