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american or british Hi what's up guys,  i'm here to disscuse something,  so which one do you prefer british accent or american.  and what is your reason.  Also if your answer is british, what would you do if you were getting used to speak american english,  do you still want to learn british?.  
May 9, 2019 4:55 AM
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Hi All

In fact it is a bit more complicated than just an American or British accent. There are lots of different accents in America and Britain. In Britain the accent in York is different from the accent in the south of England. Likewise, the New York accent is completely different to that in the Deep South of the USA. And there are many, many more examples. If you have a native speaker teaching you, then ask your teacher which part of the USA or Britain they are from and which accent they speak with.It will probably make for an interesting conversation. You will probably find that other people will tell you "Oh you must have a teacher from... I can hear the accent when you speak." Plus then you also have to think about other versions of English, such as Canadian, Australian, South African, Indian, etc. And then each of these have different choices of words and dialects. AND then there is the fact that English is spoken by a huge number of non-native speakers with many different accents.

What does this mean if you are learning English? Well, firstly don't worry if you don't understand some accents or dialects - often we native speakers find it difficult to understand each other BUT if both people are willing to try to communicate they will adapt the way they speak to make this possible. If the other person does not want to adapt that is not a failure on your part. So, don't be too hard on yourself if you find a conversation difficult. Secondly, try to listen to as many different accents as you can in order to improve your listening skills, don't just choose one to copy. And thirdly, in fact there is no need to try and copy a British or American accent...we are used to people speaking English with accents that are partly Indonesian, Russian, Chinese, German, Dutch, Spanish, etc, etc. You just need to have clear-enough pronunciation to communicate with all these other people!

May 9, 2019
I like the British one more, because it sounds more classy and distinguished to me and we are learning it at schools. But it's harder to acquire, because all the videos and movis and shows are in American English. Also songs, but well, accent in songs disappears. WHat I would do to get my accent more British? I would look for someone British to talk to and pick British vid, movies and shows to watch. They have good shows, escpecially criminal or some reality shows and so :)
May 9, 2019
Both have pros and cons, depending on each individual . It s easy to understand American english because of enerything that is popped up to us daily, movies, songs...and its an attribute of the mind to like with is familiar. On the other side, British english is not so easy to understand because of the accent, and sometimes is very challenging to understand someone who is native.
May 9, 2019
@christinap
    Thanks for your coment, yeah that's the reason 
May 9, 2019
@chris tooze
  Thanks for your coment bro, so i got the point that all we have to do just to understand what they want to say, right. Also i think if we get some trouble during the conversation we can type what we want to say in the paper or white board :D
@pavliona
Thanks for your coment, that was good decision when you are getting used to speak british accent, you decided to continued it good luck!! 
May 9, 2019
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Henry
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English, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese
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