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Yes I agree! Your pronunciation is very good. You did...

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Hi Oleks,

I have met many "grammar lovers" and...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:41

Writing skills or how to start writing 45

Text literacy is one of the most important things to which you should pay extra attention. In this regard, all people, both writers and readers, are divided into two camps. Ardent advocates of literacy, having discovered an error in the text, immediately stop reading it out of principle.

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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.

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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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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

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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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Faye W.C.'s picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Text literacy is one of the most important things to which that you should pay extra attention. In this regard, all people, both writers and readers, are divided into two camps categories. Ardent advocates of literacy, having discovered an error in the text, immediately stop reading it out of principle.

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner) Russian (Expert)
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Thank you, Faye! The text is better now.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Great effort, Oleks!

I know many people who cannot stand to see errors in texts and I really do not understand their point of view!

Just one thing: advocate - pronunciation https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/advocate

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Hi Ed! Thank you! I didn't know about it.

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