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Australia & New Zealand Accent

The accents of Australia & New Zealand are similar enough that they are grouped together. Learn the strong stereotypes - and the variations: You'll hear Broad Australian in movies like Crocodile Dundee, whereas Cultured Australian is more commonly used by Aussie politicians...

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Australian & New Zealand Accent Learning Materials

  • The Australian & New Zealand accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, using the text, as well as three volumes of recordings of native speakers - a total of over 4 hours of materials.
  • You'll get four versions of the written materials for learning the accent: a PDF file to print or read on a standard computer, a large-format PDF for portable reading devices, and MOBI for Kindle and EPUB for other portable readers. Each of the native speaker recordings is transcribed and included in additional PDFs.
  • This accent is appropriate for productions of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and lots of other plays. You also hear it in films like Muriel's Wedding and Heavenly Creatures and from people like Paul Hogan and Hugh Jackman.
  • Australian accents are usually subdivided into the categories of broad, general, and cultivated, with broad representing the strong, "bush" accent that many people are used to hearing in films such as Crocodile Dundee. Australian accents are fairly similar across the country - surprising for such a large country - but there are some variations which will be apparent in the included recordings. Most New Zealand Kiwi's have a shared accent as well.

Audio files in Four Volumes (234.8 MB, 247 minutes)

Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints (6:48)
  2. Consonant sound changes for learning Australian and New Zealand accents (16:53)
  3. Vowel changes in Aussie and Kiwi accents (18:04)
  4. Changes in Diphthongs for New Zealand and Australian accents (5:45)
  5. Alternate Pronunciations for words in both accents (2:07)
  6. Wrap up to learning Australian and New Zealand accents (:54)
  7. Practice with Sound Changes using a monologue (15:23)
  8. Practice with Intonation & Placement (6:22)
  9. Demonstration of the Practice Monologue (2:55)

Volume 2: Recordings of Native Speakers of Australia

  1. Melbourne Australia Male reading (1:40)
  2. + his conversation (3:15)
  3. Melbourne Australia Female reading (1:00)
  4. + her conversation (1:19)
  5. Perth Australia Female reading (:53)
  6. + her conversation (1:13)
  7. Geraldton Australia Male reading (1:12)
  8. + his conversation (3:46)
  9. New South Wales Australia Female reading (1:40)
  10. + her conversation (3:32)
  11. Eastern Aussie Male reading (1:31)
  12. + his conversation (4:46)
  13. Female Australian Student reading (1:16)
  14. + her conversation (3:45)
  15. Australian Female reading (1:03)
  16. + her conversation (4:25)
  17. Australia Female reading (1:05)
  18. + her conversation (1:35)
  19. Perth Male reading (1:26)
  20. + his conversation (4:10)
  21. Queensland Group conversation (6:01)
  22. Melbourne Male reading (1:22)
  23. + his conversation (4:03)
  24. Sydney Male reading (:50)
  25. + his conversation (2:24)
  26. Sydney Male reading (1:13)
  27. + his conversation (:38)
  28. Melbourne Male reading (:55)
  29. + his conversation (8:35)
  30. + reading Aussie phrases (8:49)

Volume 3: More Recordings of Native Speakers of Australia

  1. Melbourne Male reading (1:13)
  2. + his conversation (:28)
  3. Brisbane Male reading (1:21)
  4. + his conversation (1:51)
  5. Australian Female reading (:51)
  6. + her conversation (1:47)
  7. Geelong Victoria Male reading (:50)
  8. + his conversation (2:48)
  9. Hawthorne Male reading (1:16)
  10. + his conversation (4:09)
  11. Melbourne Female reading (1:00)
  12. + her conversation (:32)
  13. Perth Female reading (1:07)
  14. + her conversation (4:32)
  15. Melbourne Female reading (1:07)
  16. + her conversation (1:43)
  17. Melbourne Male reading (1:02)
  18. + his conversation (2:50)
  19. Sydney Female reading (1:11)
  20. + her conversation (1:36)
  21. Nana Glen Male reading (1:02)
  22. + his conversation (2:02)
  23. Tasmania Male reading (1:19)
  24. + his conversation (2:20)

Volume 4: Recordings of Native Speakers of New Zealand

  1. Dunedin New Zealand Male reading (:58)
  2. + his conversation (2:47)
  3. 2nd Dunedin Male reading (1:13)
  4. + his conversation (1:43)
  5. Christchurch New Zealand Female reading (1:28)
  6. + her conversation (3:49)
  7. Christchurch NZ wife reading (1:21)
  8. Christchurch NZ husband reading (1:23)
  9. + their conversation (9:10)
  10. Wellington NZ Female reading (1:28)
  11. + her conversation (3:31)
  12. NZ Male reading (1:26)
  13. + his conversation (1:06)
  14. Napier NZ Male reading (1:04)
  15. + his conversation (3:43)
  16. Wharangei NZ Male reading (1:15)
  17. + his conversation (8:12)
  18. Auckland NZ Male reading (1:03)
  19. + his conversation (3:11)
  20. Tauranga NZ Male reading (:58)
  21. + his conversation (2:33)

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.

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