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France new law

France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks.

Under a law passed unanimously by the French senate, as of Wednesday large shops will no longer bin good quality food approaching its best-before date. Charities will be able to give out millions more free meals each year to people struggling to afford to eat.

The law has been welcomed by food banks, which will now begin the task of finding the extra volunteers, lorries, warehouse and fridge space to deal with an increase in donations from shops and food companies

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Excellent presentation again, Alexgist! It was very clear and understandable. Please find below a few areas where I think you can improve at: PS: I completely agree with you when you say that there are a lot of people in European countries who need help and therefore this law is good news :-)

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When you said the word "food" the pronunciation was not quite right. Listen to me saying it. Basically, you need to emphasis the "oo" sound quite a bit more. ---> /fuːd/

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Another word is "charities" ---> /ˈtʃær·ə·ti/

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"Under a law passed unanimously" This is a tricky phrase but you said most of it perfectly well. The only advice I can give you is to take particular care when saying the word "pass" as I heard something like "peis".

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Note with the word "pass", as I from the south of England I pronounce it differently.

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French senate. The word "senate" probably confuses many native English speakers! -> /ˈsen·ɪt/

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approaching - try to put more emphasis on this part of the word "ch" /əˈprəʊtʃ/

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When you said the word "extra" I heard you pronounce it as "estra". Nearly right but instead of "es" it should be "ek" --> /ˈek·strə/

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When you said "Now, I'm going to give my personal opinion" (this is correct, good English) however, when you said the word personal you pronounced it like this p-e-r-s-o-n-a-l, pronouncing all the letters. This part "al" should be muted to"əl/" so, it is /ˈpɜː·sən·əl/

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When you said "There are also people in different European countries that they need help from charities" you do not need the word "they" as it is already clear you are referring to "the people in different European countries" So it would be written as "There are also people in different European countries that need help from charities"

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Your final sentence "I think it's a good idea that this law should have to be applied in all countries" is completely understandable but I would simplify it to "I think this law should be passed in all countries "

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For your reference, you can listen to me say it:

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Hi, Alexgist. Great job! You seem to have great English skills. I have been thinking about the idea for so long, not as a law, but as something people would do on their own to give the extra food to the poor. Regarding your pronunciation and accent, Ed has already mentioned many good tips, here are some more from the "opinion" section of the audio.

 

Fortunately is pronounced as /ˈfɔːrənətli/ 

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/fortunately

Only is pronounced as   /ˈoʊnli/ not  /ˈɑnli/ .

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/only

Population is pronounced as /ˌpɑːpjəˈleɪʃən/.

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/population

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