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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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17 hours 58 min ago

Pokémon Go - Outgoing

Please, let me know which words I could pronounce better and how I can improve. I would appreciate that. Thanks! :-)

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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.

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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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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edmundhutchings's picture
I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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Hello Andre, that was another fantastic reading! It was incredibly fluent (read again with a fantastic accent and clear pronunciation) and yet again, there are very few areas (I can find) where you need to improve.

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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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With the word "vibrate" you pronounced the "i" part of the word wrong. This is a tiny detail, but I am sure you will appreciate me pointing this out to you. Listen to me say it.

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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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"Useful" For some reason, I can hear an extra "e" sound when you said this word. Just to make sure you are pronouncing it ok, listen to me saying it. /ˈjuːs.fəl/ --> Useful.

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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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"Habitats" With this word, you left out the "i" sound (and the stronger "t" sound at the end of the word). -> /ˈhæb.ɪ.tæt/

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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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"indicate" I really am being picky here, but the syllable stress was not quite right here (Even though when you said the word it was perfectly understandable) -> /ˈɪn.dɪ.keɪt/

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thanks Edmund, I appreciate that. Every time someone points my mistakes out, I feel more confident to say it the next time :-)

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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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Glad to hear that :-) I feel the same when Portuguese (and Spanish & French speakers) speakers tell me exactly what I need to do to improve!

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I learn : French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Italian (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner)
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Really good job, keep it up!

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I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi, Menahem. Good job again! Your pronunciation sounds very natural this time. I feel as if I am listening to VOA :)

Ed has already mentioned several useful tips for pronunciation which you can practice and keep in mind to improve even further. Good luck with your English learning journey and I am looking forward to hearing your future recordings. Remember, the more text and audio you post and the more you get corrected, the more you learn and the sooner you improve.

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