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    Commercial voice over

    Dear teachers

    I am studying an English language course, and my teacher uses the following commercial voice over to illustrate bad spoken English, he said the intonation is no good. But I think the voice over is good. Would like to seek second opinion how the voice over can be improved.

    1983 - Commercial - YouTube.flv - YouTube

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    Re: Commercial voice over

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear teachers

    I am studying an English language course, and my teacher uses the following commercial voice over to illustrate bad spoken English, he said the intonation is no good. But I think the voice over is good. Would like to seek second opinion how the voice over can be improved.

    1983 - Commercial - YouTube.flv - YouTube

    Regards

    Anthony the learner
    As a voice over, it's acceptable. As normal speech, it would be terrible. I think that's what your teacher is saying.
    For example, if someone asks you about your new watch, you don't answer in that intonation.

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    Re: Commercial voice over

    It's very formal, flat and curt British.

    It is supposed to inform the viewer, not entertain or even engage the viewer.

    I don't think advertising voice-overs is a good place to study everyday speech. By definition, they are gimicky and exaggerated.

    Better to listen to audio books or even TV newscasts.

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