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Hello Shiomi,  Well done, only one spelling correction "...

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Hi Ali! Thank you! I'm just repeating what I’ve learned...

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Hello! I’m Shiomi from Japan. I started to use Lingoria...

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 21:31

Which countries I would like to visit?

Hi! My name is Amie. Well, regarding to which countries I would like to visit. OMG I feel in Miss Universe program trying to response a dificut question with 1000 people seeing me. Well, about the countries list that already have showed me, I don't have any preference about those countries, because each one of them has its own culture, diferents beautiful enviroments, many type of foods that give me some curiosity to meet all of them, and If I had the opportunity and money, I would go to all those countries. 

  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Malaysia
  • Peru
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • France
  • Morocco 
  • Brazil
  • Russia
  • India
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
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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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Excellent effort at accent. Extremely close to that of a native speaker.
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Limited effort at accent. Definitely a non-native speaker
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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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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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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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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)

Hello Amie,

Welcome to Lingora! Great to have you here! Like you I love travelling and visiting new countries. As you mention, each country has its' own unique culture and environment, so I would also like to visit as many countries as I possibly can during my lifetime!

Your English is very good indeed. I had no problems understanding you, as you speak very clearly and fluently.

Just a few things I would like to point out.

1. regarding to which countries (I would use the phrase "with regards to") with regards to the countries I would like to visit.   

2. trying to response a dificut question (In English, you respond TO a question) trying to respond to a difficult question.  (also, pay attention to the spelling of the word difficult

3. thousand - the TH sound is difficult to master. I would recommend you watch a video like this one on Youtube

listen to me saying the word a few times....

4. any preference about those countries, (In English, you have a preference for something)

5. many type of foods that give me some curiosity to meet all of them Many types of foods that make me curious about trying/tasting them. (You try / taste different foods in English)

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Memi's picture
Memi :
I learn : English (Intermediate)

Thank you Ednutchins88, for your recomendations, I appreciate it that. Right now I'm going to study your observations to prevent those mistakes. :D

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)

Well done, Amie. You English very well! Keep practicing and you will be proficient in no time! I love your list. Like you, I love to visit these countries especially Brazil. Since you are improving your English skills, you should have no problems with communication. Everywhere you go, you can find somebody who can speak English. Have fun!

Ed has already mentioned many useful tips on how to improve your text, here are some on your pronunciation:

Miss -> Short /ɪ/. /mɪs/

Question -> /ˈkwestʃən/

Culture -> /ˈkʌltʃər/

Curiosity -> /ˌkjʊriˈɑːsəti/

Those -> /ðoʊz/

Good luck!

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