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

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Writing skills or how to start writing 54

Our vocabulary consists of two groups: active and passive. The active one is the words that we use in our conversations and writing texts. The passive one is the words that we know, but we do not use them.

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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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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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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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Our vocabulary consists of two groups: active and passive. Active vocabulary is The active one is the words that we use in our conversations and writing texts. Passive vocabulary is The passive one is the words that we know, but we do not use them.

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I learn : English (Beginner) Russian (Expert)
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Hi Faye! Thank you! I agree it is better to write what is what without contraction.

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