Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    patran is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    211
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    Dear Teachers

    I am just curious. I would like to know, in your opinion, which IELTS band does Bruce Lee's spoken English (in the following interview) belongs to.

    Bruce Lee Interview Part 3 - YouTube

    Please advise.

    Regards

    Anthony the learner

  2. #2
    tzfujimino's Avatar
    tzfujimino is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,861
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    Hello, patran.
    I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly, but he speaks in his own unique way, in my opinion.
    He certainly was a great actor. Thank you for the link. I've really enjoyed them.

    "Don't think. Feel."


  3. #3
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    What do you think? Here are the descriptors.

  4. #4
    tzfujimino's Avatar
    tzfujimino is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,861
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    Thank you for the 'descriptors', 5jj.
    Now I understand patran's question.
    Hmm... I don't know. I'm not entitled to do this, but... maybe 7?

    (He speaks more naturally than I do, by the way!)

  5. #5
    konungursvia's Avatar
    konungursvia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4,804
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    I'd give him nines and eights.

  6. #6
    EngFan is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Quechua
      • Home Country:
      • Qatar
      • Current Location:
      • Argentina
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I'd give him nines and eights.
    Hi Konungursvia,

    Do you think Bruce Lee speak "Successful" as "sʌkˈsesfəl" in 1:21 as many native speakers would say "səkˈsesfəl"?
    Would you consider it is an incorrect pronunciation?

    EngFan

  7. #7
    konungursvia's Avatar
    konungursvia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4,804
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    No.

  8. #8
    EngFan is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Quechua
      • Home Country:
      • Qatar
      • Current Location:
      • Argentina
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    So he said "sʌkˈsesfəl" or "səkˈsesfəl" ?

  9. #9
    patran is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    211
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    In my opinion, even he has some not-so-native proununciation, he is still good. Especially back in 1960's, not many people in Hong Kong can speak English. And, he is not just a muscle head, he is a philospher. No wonder so many men in Hong Kong admire him so much at that time!

  10. #10
    NorwichEnglish's Avatar
    NorwichEnglish is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Bruce Lee's English (IELTS Band)

    Yes, 8 or 9. Though he might lose marks for saying 'man' too much. Interesting interview. Thanks

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Need help to score IELTS Band 8
    By Zahra Naqvi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-Mar-2011, 16:19
  2. IELTS Essay-2 BAND ?
    By dilruk336 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Jan-2011, 14:22
  3. IELTS Essay BAND 7.0 ?
    By dilruk336 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-Jan-2011, 07:09
  4. IELTS,band 5
    By stella1977 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Aug-2008, 15:12
  5. which IELTS band could I get?
    By Bernadetta in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-Jul-2006, 09:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •