Results 1 to 7 of 7
  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

    Pronunication to improve

    Dear Teachers

    I recorded a tongue twister exercise to share with my friends. After a few months of practice, I would like to see how good is my pronunciation and intonation now. And, what I should improve to be as good as a native speaker.

    TH - YouTube

    Your feedback is highly appreciated.

    Regards

    Anthony

  2. #2
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    23,060
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Pronunication to improve

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear Teachers

    I recorded a tongue twister exercise to share with my friends. After a few months of practice, I would like to see how good is my pronunciation and intonation now. And, what I should improve to be as good as a native speaker.

    TH - YouTube

    Your feedback is highly appreciated.

    Regards

    Anthony
    Your pronunciation and intonation is very good.

  3. #3
    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

    Re: Pronunication to improve

    Dear bhaisahab, thanks for your comment. How far am I from the standard of English news broadcaster in English speaking nations such as the UK? Please advise.

  4. #4
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    44,174
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Pronunication to improve

    It's good, and a tongue twister is not a good example of natural pronunciation. You might be making too much effort though on words like thoughtful. However, it's very good.

  5. #5
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,304
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Pronunication to improve

    If you had claimed to be a native speaker of BrE, I would have believed you on the basis of that sample.

  6. #6
    Chicken Sandwich's Avatar
    Chicken Sandwich is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Netherlands
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,458
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Pronunication to improve

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    If you had claimed to be a native speaker of BrE, I would have believed you on the basis of that sample.
    As someone who speaks with a British accent, I agree. Well done, patran.

    However, as Tdol pointed out, speaking naturally and saying a tongue twister for the umpteenth time are not the same thing. I'd be interested to hear a recording of some unscripted speech.

  7. #7
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,304
    Post Thanks / Like
    In coming to my judgment I was not so much concerned with the tongue twister itself but with all the connective and incidental language. That was what convinced me.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-Oct-2012, 07:21
  2. Pronunication in past tense
    By Winwin2011 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-May-2012, 21:19
  3. [Essay] Could please someone help me to improve it?
    By jshao0301 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-Jan-2010, 03:50
  4. Pronunication of Kevin vs Kelvin
    By m2m in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-Jan-2007, 03:31

Posting Permissions

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