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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 03:13

Hi Luis.   I think you spoke quite fluently and with...

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 03:11

Hi Aurelien.  Well done.  We need more from you!!  You...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 23:18

Ok. Thank U!

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 05:14

Of course ♥

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 05:12

The Big Mission

The mission is to find Dr. Brown.
Because Dr. Brown can fix computer broken.
But the computer isn't broken.
Dr.Brown discovers that the computer is unplugged from the electrical outlet.

THE BIG MISSION
Mr.Jones: Oh, no! Our computer is broken.
Mr.Smith:Can you fix it?
Mr.Jones: No.
Only Dr. Brown can fix this computer.
Mr.Smith: Where's Dr. Brown?
Mr.Jones: He's in Italy.
Everyone, I need you help.
Who can speak Italian?
Phil/Lucy: We can speak Italian.
Mr.Jones:This is Dr. Brown.
He can fix this computer.
Can you find him?
Lucy/Phil: Of course.
Lucy: Look! There's Dr. Brown.
He's in that boat.
Phil: Where's he going?
Lucy: I don't know.
Phil: We must find a boat.
Lucy: Here's one.
I can't drive a boat. Can you?
Phil: Yes, I can. Lest's go!
Lucy: Hurry! We must catch Dr. Brown.
You must wear a life jacket. Here.
Phil:Thanks.
Lucy: Is that Dr. Brown's boat?
Phil: Yes.
Lucy: There's a bridge. Watch out!
You crashed the boat!
It's sinking.
Phil:I'm sorry. I didn't see the bridge.
Lucy: There's Dr. Brown.
Phil: Let's swim to his boat.
Lucy: We mustn't swim here.
It's dangerous.
Phil: It's OK. We can swim fast.
Lucy: All right.
Phil:What time will we arrive?
Lucy: We'll arrive at six.
Phil: where's our hotel?
Lucy: It1s next to the airport.
Phil: Is the hotel nice?
Lucy: I don't know.
I love Italian food.
Are you hungry?
Phil: Yes, I am. How about pizza?
Lucy: Sure. That sounds good.
Cozinheiro: I can make pizza.
Lucy: Ok, Let's eat here.
Lucy: Excuse me. Are you Dr. Brown?
Dr: Yes.
Lucy: We're Mr.Jones's friends.
Our computer is broken.
Can you fix it?
Dr: Yes of course.
Lucy: We must go to America.
Jones: Hi, Dr. Brown!
Dr: Hello Mr. Jones.
How are you?
Jones: I'm OK, bur our computer is broken.
Dr: Your computer isn't broken.
This is the problem!

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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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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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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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Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with < 50% accuracy
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Pronunciation

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
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Hello Raquel, that was an excellent reading - very well done! You speak English very clearly and it is very easy for me, as an English speaker to understand everything you say. Good job! Here are just a few things you could do with working on..

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edmundHutchings's picture
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"It's next to the airport" you could do with trying to improve your pronounciation of "the" and th words. Don't worry too much about this here as many, many people struggle with this. Take a look at this article here: https://blog.abaenglish.com/tip-1-pronouncing-th-in-english/

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edmundHutchings's picture
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You make the sound by putting your tongue between your teeth so that the tip of your tongue is touching your teeth.

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edmundHutchings's picture
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I am being very picky here, but when you said the word "Italian" the "a" sound was not quite right. You could do with making it stronger. Listen to me say it a few times.

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Same with the word "Broken" - sound is more like this [broh-kuh n]

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"You must wear a life jacket" "You must wear a life jacket" Another very minor detail. When you said these phrases, you added an "er" sound onto the word must, so it sounded like this "you muster wear"

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"Lucy: We're Mr.Jones's friends." (if you add apostrophe 's' ('s), the possessive is pronounced /iz/. )

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RaquelMoraisc's picture
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Hi. Thanks!!!!!
Muitíssimo obrigada!!!!!

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^.^

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edmundHutchings's picture
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Excellent! You have successfully taken my feedback into account :-) Keep practicing so you remember it! Keep up the hard work :-)

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Hi Raquel.  I have recently joined Lingora so sorry I'm only giving you feedback now!  Your speech is clear and you speak with good expression.  There are just a few things which I found difficult to understand:

1.  The word "computer" sounded like "compurer".  Make sure you pronounce the "t" sound.

2.  "It's next to the airport".  I agree with Ed that you need to be careful how you pronounce the word "the".

3. "He can fix this computer".  Like "the" watch how you pronounce the word "this".  

I'll make a recording and attach it to this comment.  Well done!

Ros

 

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Ros Watson's picture
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Here's a recording to help with pronunciation

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