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    Default English recording - how to improve

    Dear teachers

    Below is my English recording. I would like to see which areas I need to improve, and how can I improve.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3a9l...ature=youtu.be

    Look forward to your feedback.


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    Anthony the learner

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    Default Re: English recording - how to improve

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear teachers

    Below is my English recording. I would like to see which areas I need to improve, and how can I improve.

    Recording - seeking advice - YouTube

    Look forward to your feedback.


    Regards

    Anthony the learner
    To my ears, you need to make your consonants harder and clearer. "He paid me /bag/" You really need to say /back/. That's just one example.

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    Default Re: English recording - how to improve

    It is perfectly understandable. But there is an obvious accent.

    lent (the "T" was not heard)

    paid (the "d" was not heard)

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    Thanks for your comments. I will work on it! Many thx

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    Default Re: English recording - how to improve

    Dear Susie, thanks for your reply. When you say there is an obvious accent, does it mean the accent is bad?


    Quote Originally Posted by susiedq View Post
    It is perfectly understandable. But there is an obvious accent.

    lent (the "T" was not heard)

    paid (the "d" was not heard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear Susie, thanks for your reply. When you say there is an obvious accent, does it mean the accent is bad?
    Everyone speaks with an accent. You have a noticeable Asian accent. Note that it's not bad. What matters is that people can understand you and I think that your pronunciation is comprehensible.

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    Default Re: English recording - how to improve

    You need to fix the voice quality, which is independent of articulation. Play with various laryngeal settings and velum settings or attend a class by Jo Estill's folks.
    Last edited by raindoctor; 31-Aug-2012 at 05:03.

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