2010年 8月 27日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间14:12

Chinese Accent 4 中国人的英语口音:专家看口音

People say Chinese learners of English are more likely to speak English with a Chinese accent. I would like to find out what I should pay attention to when speaking?

Clare, Hebei

Many Chinese learners of English speak English with a Chinese accent.

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Can they completely get rid of their accent?

Ken Paterson, director of the Centre for English Learning and Teaching at the University of Westminster believes most Chinese learners probably can't get rid of their accent in the end. Why is that?

Liz Chiu, an English tutor at Imperial College London thinks Chinese people should sound Chinese when they're speaking English. What does she mean?

Dr John O'Regan sees the Chinese accent as something nice about Chinese learners of English. How can your accent be something nice about you?

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Accent is something nice about you. Be proud of your Chinese accent.

In today's programme Alice Castle and Wang Fei will help you explore the Chinese accent.

很多中国人说英语的时候都带有一点儿中国口音。能不能彻底改掉它?有没有必要改掉它?中国人在说英语的时候,什么最重要?在今天的节目中,伦敦大学教育学院、帝国理工大学和威斯敏斯特大学的英语语言专家们将对此进行分析,千万别错过。

If you have a question you would like to ask our team, email us at questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk.

We might produce a programme about your question.

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