The days are starting to warm up and spring is just around the corner. In America, this not only means everyone is excited about the weather changes, but many sports fans also get excited for the start of a truly American game: baseball! Right now, major league baseball teams are just starting their practice games – called “Spring Training” – to get themselves ready for the real season.
Training your own speech is just as important as an athlete training his or her body – the big event in your life that requires a great American accent, like a job interview or important presentation.
A few years ago, at the end of baseball spring training, I shared a video about the importance of taking the time to train your speech – and how to pronounce the “ing” sound that is a problem for many non-native English speakers.
Take a listen to my tips for this sound – and I hope your spring is filled with your own training and practicing...