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Hello Iman,

I watched Bird Box the other day on...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 19:57
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Hi, Iman. Another great piece of writing by you! It is...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:02
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Many thanks Ali

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 19:43
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Thanks a lot ...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 19:43
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Thank you Karin

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 19:43

test viking 59 24/4

pronunciation test

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Accent: 
3.5
Pronunciation: 
4.5
Intonation: 
3.5
Accuracy: 
5
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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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Excellent effort at accent. Extremely close to that of a native speaker.
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Limited effort at accent. Definitely a non-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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Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with < 50% accuracy
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Pronunciation

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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The pronunciation is inconsistent and made it difficult to understand. 5 or more errors
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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Great work again viking59! Your presentation was again very clear and the majority of words were very well pronounced. Again, here are just a few suggestions about how you can improve:

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Worcestershire - this is pronounced like this [woo s-ter-sheer, -sher]. In England, all the names of counties like : Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire Cheshire are all pronouned the same way.

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settle - nearly correct but try to emphasise the ".əl/" sound more. /ˈset.əl/

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The word "they" is pronounced with a "th" sound. When you have words like this, you have to remember to 1. place the tip of the tongue between the teeth; then blow air. My advice would be to keep practicing saying words beginning with "th".

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lettuce - I know it is written with a "u", but with this word, the "i" sound is pronounced. So it sounds more like this [let-is] [/ˈlet.ɪs/]

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Here is something extra I think it may be interesting to point out. The word "February" is pronounced a little differently in British English than it is in American English. Here is the British English way of saying it - /ˈfeb.ru.ər.i/

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And here is the American English way of saying it - /ˈfeb.ruː.er.i/

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