That night the storm was so strong than even the ghosts had hidden themselves at the old gothic church, after all they could felt that was not a natural storm, something was trying to pass through the gate of infinite and the old spirits of the town couldn't afford to rest.
At some point after midnight a powerful lightning stroke the lonely park in front of the church, the windows of the surrounding houses hardly stand the expansion wave, in fact several windows finished broken. The electricity ran away after that and the wind howls like if a mad-giant werewolf were suddenly unleashed.
And then the gate opened and a human-shaped being passed through entering to this world. All the ghosts stepped aside as if they needed to kept their inexisting breath while the alien wanderer started to walk over the grass.
The rain stopped, the wind calmed down and then one of the ghosts walked out from its shelter in order to get the foreigner. Once the strange ghost stood in front of the newcomer the other could hear these words:
- I'm glad your finally here, I waited for a long, long time.
- Almost 7000 years my friend, yours was a long watch indeed.
- 7000 years and now we have no time.
Then they fade away on the mist, and the ghosts whispered gazing to the dark skye:
- We should went to Heaven when we could, now is too late, Fenrir is on the loose...
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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
Excellent effort at accent. Extremely close to that of a native speaker.
Limited effort at accent. Definitely a non-native speaker
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
Smooth and fluid speech; few to no hesitations; no attempts to search for words; volume is excellent
Speech is frequently hesitant with some sentences left uncompleted
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.
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 90-100% accuracy.
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with < 50% accuracy
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
The pronunciation is exceptional and mirrors a native speaker. Shows a clear understanding of word stress and intonation. Only 0-2 errors
The pronunciation is inconsistent and made it difficult to understand. 5 or more errors