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Trying to get more fluency in tecnical texts: The global...

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Thank you, Ed! I understood your correction and will try...

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 18:20
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Thank you, Faye! Now I will know this nuance.

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 18:18
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HI Ed! Thank you for your comment and audio! Your...

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 18:11

vegetables audio1

all the woeds I used here are in the previouse audio

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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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The pronunciation contained some individual word pronunciation errors. Around 3-4 errors
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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Wow, nice! Good to hear all these Arabic terms being articulated. I agree with Ed, Arabic sounds are difficult because most of them are pretty different, I especially like the pronunciation of “ح” in Arabic, it kinds of comes from deep in the throat, right?

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tatyana's picture
I learn : English (Intermediate) Turkish (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hello Aliakbar

yes , exactlyyes

by the way do you know Arabic ? like Arabic words , phrases , or how to write any thing in Arabic 

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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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Thanks very much for that Tatyana. That is incredibly useful. yesyes I will soon be posting an audio about the vegetables I like thanks to your help. So look out for it :)

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I learn : English (Intermediate) Turkish (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner)
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