What is stated in the passage about the achievement of an accent like a native’s by an adult?
It may happen that an adult is able to achieve such an accent.
Achieving such an accent is completely impossible.
It is common for adult language learners to acquire such as accent.
The achievement of such an accent is the norm among adult language learners.
Correct answer: A
Topic Sentence: What is said in the passage about achieving a native-like accent by an adult?
A. It may happen that adults can achieve such accents.
B. It’s completely impossible to achieve such a voice.
C. It is quite common for adult language learners to have such an accent.
D. Acquiring this accent is the norm for adult language learners.
Information in the article:
Although children have the edge over adult language learners with respect to attaining a nativelike pronunciation, adults clearly have an intellectual advantage which greatly facilitates language learning.
Translation: Although children have an advantage over adult language learners in achieving native pronunciation, adults clearly have an intellectual advantage, which facilitates language learning.
Adults can also achieve a standard voice because they have better cognitive abilities.