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Aliakbar Majidi's picture

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

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 21:31

Hello! It's me: Natasa :)

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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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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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Karin Brauner's picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Hi Natasa!

I am impressed with this audio! Your domain of the English language is amazing.

I think what you need is just to have regular conversations with a tutor to keep it going. I have a student with whom we do just that. I offer these as a paid service if you're interested.

Otherwise we can continue here, but as I say, your accent, grammar, pronunciation, everything is pretty good, you only need to boost your confidence by having regular conversations with English speakers like myself or others on this site. 

You don't sound that nervous - just a few "ems" here and there, but that's fine as you're practicing and it's not that natural to do it this way. 

I look forward to more of your audios! 

Karin

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alvin.isbm's picture
I learn : German (Beginner)
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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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Hello Natasa,

Wow! If I had not looked at your profile (and had you not told us in your audio), I would have presumed you were a native English speaker!! When did you start learning English? I presume you've spent a lot of time in an English speaking country, as your English is amazing!

You're right - it is nerve-racking speaking another language but as Karin pointed out, you don't sound nervous at all. You sound incredibly confident, which you should be. If you have not already done one, I would recommend that you arrange a homestay with an English speaking family. When I was 16, I did a homestay with a Spanish family who lived in a town near Madrid.The experience really helped me to increase my confidence and self-esteem when speaking Spanish. If you're interested, you should check out a website like Lingoo, where you can find families who are willing to welcome language learners into their homes: https://www.lingoo.com/en/homestay

Alternatively, (if you don't have the time for a homestay) I would recommend you book a series of one-to-one lessons here with one of our experienced tutors like Karin.

Let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

Cheers

 

Ed.

 

 

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Hi Natasa

My feedback is that your command of the English language is exceptional and that of a native speaker.  I don't think you have anything to worry about!

 

Ros

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BeckyGreenBeans's picture
I learn : Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi!

It sounds like you're taking all the right steps to keep improving your English. 

Since you have advanced skills in the language, why don't you try learning some common phrases and idioms in English and learning more about the culture? You can keep an eye on the Lingora blog where we will be adding this type of content.

P.S. Even as a native speaker, I still always get nervous when it comes to public speaking; it's something I want to work on and get better at this year!

Thanks,

Becky :)

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi Natasa. I am really impressed with your accent. When did you start learning English?

I believe that even if you are exceptional at something, you still need to improve at least a bit, because there is always room for improvement, and regarding skills, we do not have anybody who is too skillful.

You can now improve your English by studying the vocabulary and the register related to your expertise which is teaching. You can do that by watching videos on YouTube or attending teacher training programs. Furthermore, I suggest that you study teaching psychology for a while since that knowledge is really important if you want to continue teaching as a career path.

Keep up the good work! Keep posting and improving. Since I am an English teacher, I can help you with problems you might face in the classroom as well.

I am looking forward to your future posts. You can talk about how your teaching profession is coming along or how quick your students are progressing. Good luck!

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