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Access Accents Received Pronunciation CD19 janvier 2009
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I was extremely disappointed with the Access Accents Received Pronunciation CD. When I ordered it I envisioned something akin to a foreign language type CD, where a person models the speech, then you repeat it. This does occur on the CD, but out of about one hour of recorded audio, this amounts to five and a half minutes. The rest of the CD, about half of it, consists of (partly) an RP instructor talking about the history of RP, talking about problems actors have with RP, and partly--and this being the majority of the half of this section--and I think rather inappropriately--is the RP instructor trying to guide a student in pronouncing RP, and her imperfect pronunciation of it (she is Irish, and the Irish comes through the RP quite badly)--and there are quite long excerpts of her reading various things, such as Shakespeare, in this imperfect accent, with the instructor attempting to bring her closer to a proper pronunciation. I feel for this woman trying to work through her perfection of RP with the instructor, but exactly why the makers of this CD felt this should be included on the CD is not clear. Additionally, there are three recordings of actual RP speakers--i.e., speakers in natural settings, talking about some aspect of their lives, about one minute each--two being "marked" RP, the other "unmarked," with a transcription of this speech in the booklet, which I found helpful, as I have been working with those texts to perfect my pronunciation. What I ended up doing, however, because of the scantiness of recorded and transcribed RP on the CD, is transcribing the instructor's comments about the history of RP (etc.)--she speaks in flawless RP--and using THAT text to work on my RP, so as to not make the CD almost a complete waste. I understand the rationale of the makers of the CD as to why they thought listening to an instructor work with a amateur actor to perfect her pronunciation--i.e. listening to someone work through problems with an instructor will benefit another person--but I don't this is effective. However, the CD is only twenty dollars, and what I have gotten from it, especially with my transcriptions of the instructor's speech, has made it worth the small amount of money invested.
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This is really quite a bad audio20 mars 2012
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I agree with the first reviewer. This audio is really quite bad. The vast majority of it is spent with us listening to a "lesson" in Received Pronunciation. Much of the lesson is poorly planned and developed--it just meanders. The "student" is an actress with a native Irish accent. Her RP accent is mediocre at best and very poor at worst. You will spend just as much time listening to her speak with an Irish accent as you will spend listening to words, phrases, and sentences in RP. I think that Amazon and Audible ought to pull this audio recording because it is so low in quality. I have to say that it is the most disappointing audio recording I have ever encountered, and I am something of an audio addict.