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Hi everyone!

I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.

In this episode:

  • I’ll talk about why is the American accent so different from the British accent.
  • After that, I’ll use the Question and Answer technique for helping you develop your speaking skills.

Let’s get started!

In the eighteenth century, American and British pronunciations were pretty similar. Remember that the British Empire colonized America. Many immigrants traveled to America to start a new life.

So, a fair question is:

Why is American and British pronunciation so different nowadays?

Well, there are many theories, but here’s a reasonable one:

It’s the standard British accent that has radically changed in the past two centuries.

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