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Challenge 2: All about Slugs!!

Reading about Slugs

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Accent

The learner's ability to pronounce words shared by the people of a particular country or region of the language they are learning.

Good effort at accent. Quite close to that of a native speaker
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Fluency

The learner's ability to speak continuously by chunking and linking words together. For example, instead of saying very slowly, "I - am - poor. I - have - no - money" like a robot, a fluent speaker would say, "I'm poor because I don't have any money."

Speech is relatively smooth; some hesitation and unevenness caused by rephrasing and searching for words
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Smooth and fluid speech; few to no hesitations; no attempts to search for words; volume is excellent
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Speech is frequently hesitant with some sentences left uncompleted
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Intonation

The learner's ability to understand the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word, or to certain words in a phrase or sentence

Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 50-90% accuracy.
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Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 90-100% accuracy.
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The learners' ability to enunciate the various consonants, consonant blends, vowels, and vowel blends in words, words linked together, and words in sentences.

The pronunciation contained some individual word pronunciation errors. Around 3-4 errors
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The pronunciation is exceptional and mirrors a native speaker. Shows a clear understanding of word stress and intonation. Only 0-2 errors
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edhutchins88's picture
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Hello Viviana Abril, that was a fantastic reading, very well done. As always, you speak English with a clear, authentic accent and you speak with a natural rhythm. You even pronounce some words with more of an American Accent than a British one ;) Below are just some tips I can give you about how you can improve.

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sleepless ---> /ˈsliːp·ləs/ -----> slugs /slʌɡ/ - I would advise you to practice saying this phrase a few times. Listen to me saying it.

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"send the creatures into hibernation" - These are comlex, tricky words to pronounce so again, all I can recommend is that you practice saying them as much as you can. -----> /ˈkriː·tʃər/ -----> /ˈhaɪ.bə.neɪt/ Funnily enough, you pronounced the word "hibernation" with a French accent and that is something I am trying to get better at hehehe

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Britons -> You pronounced it like the town "Brighton". (where I spent a lot of time when I was young! I loved it there and sad that I live so far away.) Note that with this word, in UK English the "t" is not pronounced, whereas in American English, the "t" is pronounced. Take a look here: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/briton

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cause --> /kɔːz/

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With regards to the word "average" "/ˈæv·ər·ɪdʒ" you pronounced it like it was written: a-v-e-r-a-g-e . Like with many other words in English, this word is not pronounced as it is written. Confusing, I know.

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gastropods - not a commonly used word, (unless you work in Biology) so my advice would be to not worry too much about this one. /ˈɡæs.trəʊ.pɒd/

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200 eggs per cubic metre - Here, I feel that you can improve how you say the words "cubic metre".

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" the slugs' predators, such as mischievous amphibians and miniature hedgehogs" The words "predators", "mischievous " and "miniature" always confuse non-native speakers of English. Firstly the word predators: /ˈpred.ə.tər/ , /ˈmɪs·tʃɪ·vəs/ , /ˈmɪn·ə·tʃər/

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/ˈheɪ.nəs/ -> heinous

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/weərˈæz/ -> whereas

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Hi, Viviana. You have done a good job! Your pronunciation is fabulous. Keep it up! Regarding your pronunciation and accent, Ed has already mentioned many useful tips which you can have in mind and improve your English skills. I would like to mention one more general one. In English (and almost all other languages), the words are not pronounced exactly the way they are written. In the case of this challenge, for instance, "a" in warn and warm is pronounced as /ɔː/ not /ɑ/. Also, e mostly represents the sound /e/, however, when there are two “e”s, the sound usually changes to /i:/. Good luck!

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