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What do I like to freeze

I like to freeze blackcurrant and sweet cherry. This year I missed sweet cherry harvest and so I have blackcurrant for the winter only. I don't very like to stock huckleberry because it has a bland taste, and also raspberry because it tastes too rough and too sweet. My buddy and colleague Ivan has another choise. He likes to freeze strawberry and ordinary cherry, but I don't because after defrosting they become sluggish and brown. Cherry especially becomes as rotten. Truly we have bananas and apples on the market all year round, but I don't think they are very healthy because they don't contain too many vitamins after storage.

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kjcoffin's picture
I learn : Spanish (Intermediate)
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I like to freeze blackcurrant and sweet cherry. This year I missed sweet cherry harvest, and so I have blackcurrant for the winter only. I don't very like to stock huckleberry huckleberries very much because it has they have a bland taste, and also or raspberry raspberries because it they tastes taste too rough and too sweet. My buddy and colleague Ivan has another choise choice. He likes to freeze strawberry strawberries and ordinary cherry cherries, but I don't because after defrosting they become sluggish and brown. Cherry Cherries especially becomes become as rotten. Truly we have bananas and apples on the market all year round, but I don't think they are very healthy because they don't contain too very many vitamins after storage.

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Oleks :
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Hi, Kjcoffin! Thank you! This time I screwed up pretty much :) Half of the text in errors.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

Great effort!

I always go blackberry picking in late August. In England, blackberries grow almost everywhere throughout the country. Surprisingly hardly anyone else I know does this. I end up with several bags full of blackberries which I freeze and can eat throughout the year. Sometimes I make Jam and fruit crumble with the blackberries I pick. What kind of things do you make with the fruits you pick?

Your spoken and written English are coming along very nicely.

The only thing that confused me is when you talked about raspberries tasting too rough. What do you mean exactly?

With regards to your pronunciation, I can see you have been working hard to improve the way you enunciate the "r" sound. Just a few things I have noticed though.

1. "cherry" + "raspberry " + "ordinary " "defrosting " The "r" sound was not quite right when you pronounced these words. Listen to me saying them a few times.

2. "I like to freeze blackcurrant and sweet cherry" As you are (presumably) talking about freezing more than one blackcurrant and one cherry, you should make these words plural. "I like to freeze blackcurrants and sweet cherries".

3. This year I missed sweet cherry harvest - As you are talking about something specific you need to use the determiner "the". "This year I missed the sweet cherry harvest".

4. so I have blackcurrant for the winter only. - The word order sounds strange here. I would change this to "I only have blackcurrants (again, make this word plural as you are talking about more than one blackcurrant) for the winter.

5. colleague  - Work on your pronunciation of this word. [ kol-eeg ] The stress is on the first part of it.

6. Truly we have bananas and apples on the market all year round - You don't need the word "truly" at the beginning of this sentence.

 

 

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Hi, Edhutchins88! Thank you! I do not pick sweet cherries and blackberries, I buy them for stocking. They are sold only during their harvest. After defrosting, I eat them raw.

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With regard to what I said about raspberries, I can add some synonyms for "rough": "scratchy" and "shaggy". In general, raspberries after defrosting give a scratching sensation on the tongue and creack a bit on the teeth because of the seeds.

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BeckyGreenBeans's picture
I learn : Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi!

Thanks for this, your pronunciation is really clear and your spelling looks accurate! There was just one noticeable error: 'choise' should have been spelt as 'choice'. The fruit that you mention should be plural as well, which I mention below.

Your intonation is really good in the sentence below, and I've just added a comma in after 'defrosting' to indicate your pause:

- He likes to freeze strawberries and ordinary cherries, but I don't because after defrosting them, they become sluggish and brown. 

Here, you put the emphasis on the 'defrosting', which is great as defrosting the strawberries and cherries is the main point of the sentence.

Don't forget you need to make fruit like 'strawberries' and 'cherries' in this context plural as well; you are referring to freezing multiple strawberries and cherries, not just one. This would only singular if you were talking about eating a single 'strawberry' or 'cherry' for example.

Your intonation needs work in sentences like the below - I've amended this and left a recording to demonstrate: 

- My buddy and colleague, Ivan, offers another choice.

You could also say that he 'offers' another choice rather than 'has'.

Thanks, 

Becky :)

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi, Becky! Thank you! Your comments are very useful!

Best luck!

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Hi Olek 

Well done!  This was really good.  I have made a few changes which are shown in the transcript below.  Just be careful of your intonation - try to vary it a bit.  Ros

I like to freeze blackcurrants and sweet cherryies. This year I missed the sweet cherry harvest and so I only have blackcurrants for the winter only. I don't very really like to stock huckleberry because it has a bland taste, and also raspberry because it tastes too rough and too sweet. My buddy and colleague Ivan has another choice. He likes to freeze strawberryies and ordinary cherryies, but I don't because after defrosting they become sluggish [I would use the word "soggy" here]and brown. Cherry especially becomes as appears rotten. Truly Actually [this word is better here]we have bananas and apples on the market all year round, but I don't think they are very healthy because they don't contain too very many vitamins after storage.

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Oleks :
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Hi, Ros! Thank you for your comment! After your corrections the text is much better. I still have a lot to learn. Good luck to you! Oleks

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