First of all, you need practicing. Not just for one week, one month or one year. You have to internalise learning process in your life. Cultural adaptation is an important aspect of language acquisition.
I can divide your question into two part.
- Gaining fluency
- Accent like a native speaker
For gaining fluency, there is one thing to do. Practice!
Gaining native accent is a little bit difficult than the fluency. You should imitate natives. You should be careful about the stress of the words and sentences.
In order to gain native accent I can suggest several activities:
1) Prosody :
Listen to native speakers carefully. Learn rise and falls of sentences. It will improve your accent
Learn where in your mouth English vowels are pronounced. It will make a huge difference in how the native listener understands you.
Pay special attention to consonants.
4) TV Shows
Pay attention to TV shows. Listen to how others pronounce words on TV.
5) Phonetic Alphabet
Learn phonetic alphabet and get an English dictionary with IPA symbols
6) Converse with native speakers
Regular practice is the most important thing for improving the acquisition of perfect accent
7) Choose the accent
Pick the accent you want yours to sound like, and immerse yourself in a world of resources that are spoken in that accent
8) Read out to yourself
Put your phonetic alphabet and English dictionary near to you and read a book loudly.
9) Sing some cool pop tunes
10) Listen formal British accent can be heard on BBC news.
11) Imitate a native speaker
There isn’t one solution for all of those suggestions. Yet, English Ninjas would cover most of them. Practising with a native tutor would be a perfect solution for both gaining fluency and native accent.
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