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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 4 min ago

Something about me

Hi, my name is Barbara, and that's my first audio in this website
I'm living in Chile actuality, but in a future I would like to travel and know diferent countries
My native language it's Spanish, but I want to learn French, Esperanto, and american english
I don't know how it's my pronunciation, neither my accent and my vocabulary isn't ample, for the same
reason I hope to get better with your help

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Accent

The learner's ability to pronounce words shared by the people of a particular country or region of the language they are learning.

Good effort at accent. Quite close to that of a native speaker
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Limited effort at accent. Definitely a non-native speaker
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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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Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 90-100% accuracy.
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Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with < 50% accuracy
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Pronunciation

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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The pronunciation is exceptional and mirrors a native speaker. Shows a clear understanding of word stress and intonation. Only 0-2 errors
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The pronunciation is inconsistent and made it difficult to understand. 5 or more 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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Hi Barbara, you speak English very well indeed and I have no trouble understanding you. Great job! Please see some comments below, where I tell you 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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When you said "Actually I am living in Chile", I think it is better if you say "Currently I am living in Chile" or "At the moment, I am living in Chile."

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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"But in a future" -> You very nearly got this correct but you should say "in THE future"

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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native -> /ˈneɪ.tɪv/ I feel you could improve your pronunciation of this word in particular, so listen to me saying it a few times.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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"My native language is Spanish" -> with the word "Spanish" you pronounced it as if it was written like this "Spanitch" I would advise you to put more emphasis on the ending of the word, on the "sh" sound -> /ˈspæn.ɪʃ/

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Same goes for the word "English" /ˈɪŋ.ɡlɪʃ/

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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"I don't know how it's my pronunciation" This phrase is nearly correct. However, we would tend to say it like this "I don't know how good my pronunciation is."

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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/vəˈkæb.jə.lər.i/

vocabulary:

The above word is quite different when pronounced with a British accent.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Here, I try to imitate vocabulary with an American accent. /voʊˈkæb.jə.ler.i/ (This may not sound quite right, as I am used to speaking English with a British accent haha)

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I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi, Barbara. Good job! You speak English very well, however, I would like to add some points to Ed’s list.

- You can view a video on how to pronounce ch and sh in English at the following link. It seems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpsA2b-gKpU

- In this website -> on this website

- The words “American” and “English” should be capitalized because they are proper nouns.

- Diferent -> Different

 

And remember, in case any questions pop up in your mind, we are always here to help. Good luck!

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