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Hi Oleks,

It sounds like there is trouble ahead...

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Thank you, Kealin!

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Hi Kealin! Thank you! "Won't be able to" sounds better...

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Hi Ed! Thank you! I will need to learn conditional...

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18 hours 26 min ago

Describing my afternoon

@English speakers I am sorry, I know there are a lot of gramatical mistakes but I am improving step by step.

I dont follow any guide, I improvised all the audionote.

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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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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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The pronunciation contained some individual word pronunciation errors. Around 3-4 errors
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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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Excellent work again Aitor. Again, I understood absolutely everything and could not find any major mistakes :-) That said, please find some suggestions below about how I think you can improve:

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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At the beginning you said, "Hi everyone, I'll going to describe". You said it clearly with a great accent and pronunciation. However you would say "I'm going to describe." Or "I'll describe". This is the same for all verbs. For example, I'll play, I'll go" or "I am going to play, I am going to go". Does this make sense?

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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With the word studying, your are getting much better at pronouncing it. However, you are still saying it as if there is an "a" at the beginning of the word like "astudying" try listening to me a couple more times and I am sure you will be saying it perfectly in no time ;)

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Studying

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When to said "workout park" I would say it would be better to say "fitness park" but this is only a matter of opinion. ps, great to hear that you are doing exercise. I need to be more like you hahah

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When you said "I was talking during one hour", in this case it would be best to stick to the word "for" when you speak about the amount of time you do something. For example, today "I spoke Spanish for two hours with a friend" take a look here for when you might use the word during --http://sentence.yourdictionary.com/during

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Another excellent link which explains this really well --- http://dictionary.cambridge.org/es/gramatica/gramatica-britanica/during-...

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Also, you would not say "for one hour around" but "for around one hour" For example, "this weekend we played tennis for around one hour". Nearly 100% right and I know I am being super picky here. ;)

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"then I called a friend" /ðen/

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Then -

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When you said "we was running" you would say "we were running" (e.g. I was, you were, she/he was, we were, you were, they were) however, as you are talking about an event that started and finished in the past, it makes more sense to say "we ran for half an hour". Does this make sense or would you like me to go into a bit more detail?

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When you say words beginning with "th", although I always understand you, I feel you could do with practising them a bit more. (Again, I am being really picky here, so hope you don't mind" ---http://www.learning-english-online.net/pronunciation/the-english-th/

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Thanks a lot for your full detail feedback, It's really important for me, I'm practising the words studying and then, and I'll fix my errors. Step by step. Thank u!

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I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hello, Aitor. Hope you are doing well. Unfortunately, I am not able to hear your audio, however, I should tell you something about your request. This happens to a lot of students learning foreign languages. You should not be sorry for making mistakes when using the target language. Making mistakes is part of learning something new. You learn something, start using it, make mistakes, correct your mistakes and you improve. It is the same when we acquire language as a kid; we make a lot of mistakes till finally, we learn how to do it right. Good luck!

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