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41. A Foreign Accent
Ying moved to the U.S. when she was
years old. She was born in China, and
a Chinese accent when she spoke. She didn't
her accent, because it made her sound funny,
people sometimes couldn't understand what she said. Ying
knew that people made fun of her accent.
's history teacher made everyone go up in front
the class and recite a part of the
of the United States. Ying didn't want to
it. She asked her teacher if she could
herself and send it to him. The teacher
no because that would be unfair to everyone
. Ying then said that it was unfair that
had an American accent. The teacher told her
take classes to get rid of her Chinese
Ying took her history teacher's advice and took
class on getting rid of the foreign accent.
class was filled with people like Ying. The
had Ying and the other students pronounce things.
a week, Ying didn't see an improvement. She
to stop going to class and start loving
accent. She shouldn't have to change herself. People
like her the way she is.