Mis padres y yo nos gusta la misma música, creo. Es el rock clásico. A mi mamá le gusta la banda Aerosmith. A mi papá le gustan los grupos de punck rock como The Clash. La mayoría del tiempo a mí me gusta cualquiera música de ese género que oigo en la radio, pero hay unas canciones que no me gustan. Por ejemplo, no me gustan las canciones de Prince. También me gusta pop clásico y la música de Simon y Garfunkel. Un artista de hoy que me gusta es Ed Sheeran. También me gusta escuchar diferentes versiones de canciones. Un artista que hace estas es Sam Tsui y me gusta su voz y todo, es muy bueno.
How did I do? I know I kind of have a so-called 'gringo accent' but I'm not sure how bad it is. Listening to shows and music hasn't really improved my pronunciation. I learned how to pronounce and accent things from my teacher in high school, and I learn how to say new words by listening to the recorded words on dictionaries. So my prosody isn't very good. Note that I wrote the script before I recorded the audio, so that may have had an effect on how I said things.
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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
Excellent effort at accent. Extremely close to that of a native speaker.
Limited effort at accent. Definitely a non-native speaker
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
Smooth and fluid speech; few to no hesitations; no attempts to search for words; volume is excellent
Speech is frequently hesitant with some sentences left uncompleted
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.
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 90-100% accuracy.
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with < 50% accuracy
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
The pronunciation is exceptional and mirrors a native speaker. Shows a clear understanding of word stress and intonation. Only 0-2 errors
The pronunciation is inconsistent and made it difficult to understand. 5 or more errors