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Australian Vacation

Molly: It's really sunny today. Let's go to the beach.
Luke: Good idea.
Molly: I have to buy some sunglasses. Where's the store?
Mom: It's next to the hotel.
Molly: Where's my towel?
Mom: It might be in my suitcase. Here you go.
Molly: Thanks!
Luke: Where are you going today?
Mom: We're going to go to a soccer game.
Luke: What time is dinner?
Dad: It's at six. Let's meet downstairs.
Luke: OK!
Molly: Let's go. Where's the bus stop?
Luke: We don't have to take the bus. The beach is close.
Gary: Hi, I'm Gary.
Luke: I'm Luke, and this is Molly. We're from America. The beach is crowded.
Gary: Peaple don't have to work today. It's a holiday.
Luke: Wow! Who's that?
Gary: That's my friend. She's good at surfing. She practices every day.
Luke: How old is she?
Gary: She's fourteen.
Luke: Really? I'm fourteen,too.
Gary: It's hot! Let's go swimming.
Luke: Sure.
Gary: What's wrong, Molly? Are you going to swim?
Molly: No, I'm bad at swimming.
Gary: It's OK. I'll teach you.
Molly: Cool! Look at that fish. This is great. I'm really interested in the ocean.
Luke: Is that a dolphin?
Gary: Yes. Dolphins can swim fast.
Luke: Come here. Look at this spider.
Molly: That's a spider? YUCH! it's big! I'm afraid of spiders. They're scary.
Luke: It's OK. This one looks nice.
What time is it?
Gary: It's five thirty. Do you have to go soon?
Luke: Yes, We have to meet our parents at six.
Come on. Let's have dinner together.
Gary: OK.
Molly: Mom, Dad, this is Gary.
Mom:Hi, Gary. It's nice to meet you.
You three must be hungry. Do you like steak,Gary?
Gary: Yeah!
Mom: Great! Let's eat.

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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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Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 50-90% accuracy.
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The pronunciation contained some individual word pronunciation errors. Around 3-4 errors
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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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Excellent job Raquel! You read that conversation with great expression. It is incredibly hard for me to find things you need to improve at. But please see below one or two things! Keep up the good work :-)

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Thanks Ed !

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I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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With the word "instrested" I feel you could do with improving your pronunciation of this word: [IN-truh-stid]

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thanks aing Ed

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again*

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Ros Watson's picture
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Hi Raquel.  I agree with Ed.  Your reading is very smooth and the pronunciation is of a very good standard.  You also put a lot of expression into it.  Can you make the "O" part of "Okay" a bit more pronounced?  əʊˈkeɪ. Like the "o" sound in "show".  Also can you make the "o"s longer in the word "soon"?  suːn not sɒn.  I really enjoyed listening to you.  Warm regards.  Ros

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi Raquel, well done. You have improved greatly. Keep up the good work! Remember, the more you post and get corrected, the further you improve your English skills. Regarding your text, Ed has already mentioned several useful points for you to practice and improve, here are some more:

Might (It might be in my suitcase) -> You are pronouncing the word as if it is “my”. You can have a glottal stop at the end like American native speakers do, but you cannot omit the ending altogether.

Surf -> /sɜːrf/ 

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/surf

Practices -> You need only on ez at the end not two. It is not ezez.

Come here -> When speaking, native English speakers connect the words together and do not articulate them separately. In the process, some sounds might be dropped. Here, some here turns into comeere with the h being dropped.

Great -> You pronounced it as if it is greet. /ɡreɪt/

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/great

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