English accent reduction for IndiansAs a nonnative English speaker, you’ve probably been studying English and sure know a lot of English words. Both your spoken and written English are great, so you’re certain you can live in America and speak English like an American fluently with the people you meet.However, when you arrive here, you discover that it’s not actually what you had anticipated—people may have a hard time understanding you. You may want to consider working on your spoken English. Your accent is just not understandable because your mastery of English is great or even superior to many native speakers. You can improve your pronunciation to be understood. A lot of people tend to use their indigenous accent in English, which brings about the communication issues they suffer from.In order to improve English fluency as an Indian, you need to find out all those sounds that cause the misunderstanding when you speak English and figure out how to pronounce them appropriately. Practicing these sounds daily will improve your pronunciation. There are similarities amid many of the dialects of India; below are the regular sounds that many Indians tend to mix-up in English pronunciation. When you identify the sounds that give you trouble, practice regularly to improve English fluency.1. Saying “F” in place of “V”To make an ‘F’ sound, put your top teeth on your lower lip and blow without using the voice. As explained above, ‘V’ needs the voice. Words such as “Fan” and “Van” can be used to practice.2. Saying “K” in place of “G”Just like in No. 1, ‘K’ is produced without voicing it while ‘G’ required voicing. They are both produced in back of the throat. If you try saying K-k-k-k, you’ll notice that there no vibration but saying G-g-g-g produces a vibration. Words such as “Corn” and “Gun” can be used to practice.  3. Saying “V” in place of “W”The sound ‘V’ doesn’t exist in Indian languages this is why Indians find it hard to pronounce ‘V’. To say the V sound correctly, touch your upper teeth to the lower lip and turn on the voice. Say ‘W’ by squeezing both lips and then moving the lower lip outwards. Words such as “Wan” and “Vane” can be used to practice.4. Saying “S” in place of “Z”A lot of Indians tend to pronounce the ‘Z’ sound as ‘S’ sound. The mouth and tongue are shaped the same way in pronouncing ‘S’ and ‘Z’ but the voicing. ‘Z’ is produced with the voice while ‘S’ is produced without the voice. That is, in pronouncing ‘Z’, there is vibration in the throat while is not so in ‘S’. Words such as “Sit” and “Zit” can be used to practice.5. Omitting Final SoundsMany Indians leave off the final consonants, which are very important in English. This makes it hard for the listener to decide what word was spoken. For instance, word like ‘can,’ ‘cad’ and ‘cat’ all sound like ‘Ca.’ So always pronounce the last consonants.