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    This sound file aims at "I want you know what I say", not "Have I spoken AmE well?" Because the first need for the speaker is to communicate or get information, it needs time to improve his pronunciation.

    Has the file sounded clearly?
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    Last edited by NewHope; 07-May-2005 at 09:37.

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    Re: Gu

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    This sound file aims at "I want you know what I say", not "Have I spoken AmE well?" Because the first need for the speaker is to communicate or get information, it needs time to improve his pronunciation.

    Has the file sounded clearly?
    I got it (Guardian unlimited), but a friend here, not an ESL teacher, didn't.

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    #3

    Thank you

    You got the picture.

    I wonder how many times have you taken before clearly understanding what it sounded?

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    Re: Thank you

    I got it first time, if I remember correctly. Who's the intended audience? That could make a difference- if they have less experience of NNES accents, they might have more difficulty. In connected discourse, there are often fewer problems, but in very short texts, it can be really difficult. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have got the 'Graner got busted one' without the title.

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    #5

    Hmm, thank you a lot.

    Let's see how to properly rip off the unpleasant accent from the speaker.

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    Re: Hmm, thank you a lot.

    In Korea, they are trying tongue surgery, which sounds unpleasant.

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    Aha

    There is no way the speaker would like to receive a tongue surgery.

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    #8

    Re: Aha

    It sounds like quackery to me.

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    Hmm, such quackery has been performed in Shanghai several times in recent years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Hmm, such quackery has been performed in Shanghai several times in recent years.
    Is there any evidence that it works?

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