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Witch countries would you like to visit ?

EDIT:    I noticed that i used to many times "i would like to visit" :D , can someone tell me some similar phrases to skip these repetition ?? 
 

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I learn : Icelandic (Beginner)
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I think you did great getting your ideas across. Your pronunciation is pretty good too, but there are some things that could use work. I think your "v" sound is closer to a "w" sound, which may be a difficult one to pronounce. Also, the English "r" sound is very different from the tapped or rolled "r." You might want to look up a video on how it's pronounced.

Some corrections:

In the place of "I would like to visit" you could say "I'd like to visit," "I'd like to see," "I want to visit," and "I want to go to."

In your title, you put "witch," but I think you were looking for "which." They unfortunately are spoken in the exact same way, but it helps that almost all question words start with "wh" (e.g. who, what, where, why). The only exception is "how."

I will speak about > I will talk about

If you want to talk about a city in a particular country, you can say "[city], [country]." For example, you can say "I want to go to Paris, France." Most of the time you can leave out the country, since most people will know which country you are talking about, but it's often used when you are talking about a city in one country with the same name as a city in another country. So if I wanted to ask someone if they have been to Athens, a city in the American state of Georgia, but not Athens, a city in Greece, I would say "Have you been to Athens, Georgia?"

"Island" is pronounced "eye-land." The "s" is silent. I have no idea why it is silent, but that's just one of the oddities of English. : ^)

If we looking for other countries beside Europe > If we are looking at other countries besides Europe

I have many friends who lives there > I have many friends who live there

Hope this helps!

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Milos :
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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Hi Njodom,

Firstly i want to thank you for your time, your feedback, detailed description on my post and for corrections
Yea, i have some difficulties with pronunciation and accent, but i'll keep correcting that. And also my grammar, that also need to be improved.
About "witch", haha yea, my misstake, that has very different meaning. "Island" too with silent "s", yea my pronounced sonds funny, "ice land" :) . 
Thany again i figure out everything you've listed above. This really help me a lot, that is what i want to see. 

Best regards!

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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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Fantastic effort! As Njodom said, you do need to work on your "R" sound in English. I would recommend watching a video like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu-X_9nVTxE

. Just a few additional things I've spotted.

  • When you said "Serbia has a lot of countries around itself", as Serbia is a country and not a person, you would refer to Serbia as "it". So you would say "Serbia has a lot of countries around it". Personally, I would say "Serbia shares its' borders with many countries".
  • The phrase "a lot of neighbours countries" is nearly correct. However the correct way is "neighbouring countries".
  • "I've been in many of them" When you talk about going to new places, towns and cities you must use the preposition "to". For example, I've been to Japan and China but I've never been to Russia. Tomorrow I am going to London.
  • We say "Venice" when referring to "Venezia" in English. Listen to me saying it.
  • Watch out with your pronunciation of the word "islands". Although it is written with an "s", we do not pronounce it. [ahy-luh ndz]
  • When you said "it would be a very funny experience" I think you meant "fun"? We say something is "funny" when it makes us laugh. For example, when we see a funny film, or hear a funny joke.

Finally, instead of saying "i would like to visit", you could say "I would like to explore", "I would like to spend time in", "I would like to go on holiday to" "I would like to go on a trip to"

 

 

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  • We say "Venice" when referring to "Venezia" in English. Listen to me saying it.
  • Watch out with your pronunciation of the word "islands". Although it is written with an "s", we do not pronounce it. [ahy-luh ndz]
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Milos :
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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Thank you very much for your effort and your time. Also for your correcting me and advices. I appreciate that.
Obviously I have to work on grammar, pronunciation of the words and to get rich more phrases in vocabulary.  

Best regards!
 

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Hi Milos,

Thanks for this!

One thing I picked up on from your audio was your pronunciation of 'which' as 'witch'; this is how you've spelt it in the title. Just remember to pronounce 'ch' instead of 't'.

There are a few hesitations, which are completely understandable when you're in the process of learning a new language, so just keep practising and you'll improve.

Here are some alternative ways to say 'I would like to visit':

- I'm very interested in visiting France because...

- I realised that I wanted to visit France when...

- I'd love to go on holiday to France because...

- The reason that I'd like to visit France is...

You could also engage your audience by asking them rhetorical questions:

- Why am I so interested in France? The interesting thing about France is...

If you think about what interests you about particular countries, this will help you frame new sentences to engage your audience. 

Hope there are plenty of suggestions there! I write fictional stories in my spare time, so always learning new and creative ways to phrase sentences. I'd suggest reading up about different ways to structure your sentences and try writing these out before building them into speech. 

Thanks,

Becky :)

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Milos :
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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Hi Becky, 

Thank you for your suggestion and advices, also thanks for the time you devoted to help me. 

This is what i wanted to see... corrections to my english from native speakers, because i really dont have opportunities to speak english and this is the only way.
The way where i can hear myself, my speaking and get adequate feedback about that.

best regards and all the best!

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

Well done and I hope you get to see all these countries and places you'd like to visit.  When you talk about Syria instead of saying "a lot of countries around itself" you can say "a lot of neighbouring countries".  You can just say "an focus on" other countries in Europe.  To avoid saying "I would like to visit" over and over again, you could say "I would like to go to Italy and visit Rome and Venice and the nearby islands of Corsica and Sicily."  You could then go on to say "I would also like to visit the cities of Barcelona and Paris.  When talking about the American cities you can say "These cities are huge [you don't really need to say "very" huge as the word "huge" is sufficient on it's own!] and densely populated.  

The others have done a great job already so I'll keep this short.  Try and watch your pronunciation of "have".  I have added a recording.  It's sounding like "he-ave"

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Milos :
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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Hi Ros,

I really appreciate your corrections. Thank you for help me.
All the best.

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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You're most welcome Milos!

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hello again, Milos. This is a great recording! Your pronunciation is very well. Keep up the good work!

Here are some points to keep in mind for improvements.

Hello -> It is a bit strange. /həˈloʊ/

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/hello - hello__2

Here -> Be careful how you pronounce 'r' in English. /hɪr/

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

How to pronounce ‘r’ in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu-X_9nVTxE

Italy -> /ˈɪtəli/

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/italy

Toronto -> /təˈrɒntəʊ/

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/toronto

Remember, the more you post and get corrected, the further you will improve your English skills. Good luck!

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Milos :
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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Thank you again, Aliakbar. Thank you for your efforts and assistance, you gave me really detailed informatons and useful reasorses for learing.

Thanks ! Bye!

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