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  1. Newbie
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      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
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      • China
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      • United States

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    Post Sentence stress and intonation

    Hello my dear friends,

    This is Jessie, an oral English teacher from mainland China. What I am going to post here is a problem that has been bothering me for quite a while, and I hope to receive some valuable advice from you.

    The question is; Although my pronunciation seems alright, it always bugs me to hear myself in my recordings, which deflates my confidence because it doesn't sound "native" enough. I have recently visited "thepronuncian" and harvested some tips from there but more pertinent advice is still needed for my particular situation.

    According to what I read from the above mentioned website, what I need to pay attention to is the sentence stress and intonation, or rather sentence rhythms. However, what I can do get there still baffles me.

    In order to make my question clearer, I have attached one of my latest recordings here for your further information. Many thanks from me and my fellow students. I'm looking forward to your kind replies.

    Warm regards,

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  2. Editor,
    English Teacher
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      • Native Language:
      • British English
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      • UK
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      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
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    Re: Sentence stress and intonation

    Could you record yourself just talking rather than reading aloud- it's hard to get a picture of people's intonation from reading.

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