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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 20:02
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Hey Becky,

honestly, it's the first time I know...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 16:02
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I'm grateful for your assistance, absolutely I'll keep...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 16:00
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Thanks a bunch, Ali, you're really fabulous.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 15:57
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Pokušaću u Novoj godini! :D

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 18:28

i love music

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edhutchins88's picture
I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hello Gabriela, 

That was a fantastic effort. It's a pleasure to help you with your English smiley

Yes - imitating what actors say in movies and T.V. series is a great way for you to improve your speaking skills.

Like you, I love music too. I like all types of muisc but particularly like Jazz and Rock music. I wish I was good at singing but I cannot sing to save my life haha.

Unfortunately there is no easy way to master phrasal verbs. You simply just have to memorise them. I would suggest that you find a  comprehensive list of the most commonly used phrasal verbs in English like this one. Then practice using them by adding texts and audios on here. That way you will get used to what they mean and how they are used. This is what I do in the languages I learn and I find it works quite well. 

With regards to your audio, here are just a few things I've spotted which you need to work on. 

1. When you said "I took singing classes long time ago" this is nearly correct but the correct way to write this idiom is " I took singing classes a long time ago"

2. "three years and a half" We say it the other way round "three and a half years". 

3. You could do with improving your pronunciation of the "th" sound in English. Listen to me saying it and also watch a video like this. 

4. In English, you dream of being something. So you would say "I always dreamed of being a singer". 

5. You could do with improving your pronunciation of the word "phrasal"[frey-zuh l] - listen to me saying it a few times. 

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gabriela's picture
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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Thank you I really Appreciate your comments and Thank you forget my mistakes

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gabriela's picture
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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thank you

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Hi again Gabriela!

Your intonation has improved a lot since last time, so well done!  You have a lovely soft voice.  Is it possible to project it a little more?  This is something that I'm sure you do when singing.    I found myself pressing my ear to my laptop to try and hear you and my volume was at the maximum level!!  

One of the biggest challenges people have when learning English is the number of phrasal verbs native speakers use.  There's a website I use when teaching the Cambridge English First exam which is free to use and publishes a different phrasal verb each day - also a word formation quiz and a collocation quiz.  The reasoning for producing only one each day is to stop your mind becoming overloaded!  Here's the link:  https://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/wordbank/colloc.htm

Post again soon!  Ros

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lindsaydoeslanguages's picture
I learn : French (Advanced) Spanish (Advanced) Korean (Beginner)
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Hey! 

Great job! It sounds really natural and your flow and fluency is good. 

There were a couple of occassions where you missed small words but the meaning wasn't lost. EG, "I took singing lessons long time ago" instead of "I took singing lessons a long time ago." But like I said, the meaning was still clear.

The other comments have covered everything else I'd have to say. :)

As for phrasal verbs, I shared this on my blog in the past that might be helpful for you: http://www.lindsaydoeslanguages.com/what-you-really-need-to-know-about-p...

P.S. I visited Guatemala last year and it's beautiful! :) 

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BeckyGreenBeans's picture
I learn : Spanish (Beginner)
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Hey! Thanks for this, really impressed with your fluency and pronunciation :)

Apart from the comments made above, I just noticed a few things:

- It sounded like you said 'one of my passion'; this should have been 'one of my passions'

-  Where you say 'I always dreamed to be a singer', you could alternatively phrase this as 'I always dreamt of being a singer'

Thanks, 

Becky :)

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gabriela's picture
I learn : English (Intermediate)
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yes you're right . i made the same mistake everytime a speak, I use the word And it sounded silly LoL .
Another thing i have problems with my recordings i cannot uplaod them

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