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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 02:51

Whats Going on in Nicaragua? Part 1

Nicaragua is a little country in center America, from April to today, this country is changed to the a beautiful land, to a perfect nightmare for their citizens.

During the second week of April, the government, was made public a drastic reform in a retirement pay system, this action is made what a group of third-age men and women, inicing a protest against that reform, the answer of the government was the next, a group of joung people pro government, take the homework to give a lesson to the third-age people, the protestant was beated, kicking, a injuring in different ways.
In the same week a lot of university students, will raise up against the government and people who atack their grandmoms and grandpa, making a marches, walks and taking the university like a protest way, the national police it's atack with fire guns like shotgun, Ak~47, snipers and artesanal guns.
During this week, start a new black chapter in the nicaraguan history, in less of 7 days, between 8 and 15 young people loss him life, at least 25 person was injured and another 15 person was missing.

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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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I'm very impressed with your speaking skills. You speak confidently and fluently. 

Just a few things I noticed with regards to your pronunciation of certain words. 

1. when you said the word "public" you pronounced it like this "pooblic" when it should sound more like this [puhb-lik] - listen to me saying it a few times. 

2. "drastic" is a difficult word to pronounce. [dras-tik]

3. "injured" [in-jered]

 

 

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Marguev23's picture
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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Thanks for the review. Meanwhile I recorded this audio, I was a stressed, and don't be sure if I was made it good.

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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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You should definitely not feel stressed when you speak English. As I said, you already speak really confidently and fluently. yesThere are only a few minor things (pronunciation wise) you need to work on. Keep posting here!

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I learn : Spanish (Beginner)
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Hey,

Thanks for leaving both a text and audio, great to practise both! 

I'd just recommend practising your pronunciation of individual words in order to be able to speak more fluently. However, you seem to have a really good understanding of intonation which made your audio easy for me to follow and the points you were trying to make clear, so good job on that :)

Grammar wise '25 person' should be '25 people' and spelling wise 'atack' should be 'attack'.

Should 'inicing' be 'initiating'?

Becky :)

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