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    Do you think he speaks english flawlessly?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEZ-b...&feature=share

    Do you think he speaks english flawlessly, and totally same as native speaker?
    Last edited by EngFan; 09-Feb-2012 at 04:49.

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    Re: Do you think he speak english flawlessly?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEZ-b...&feature=share

    Do you think he speaks English flawlessly, and totally the same as native speaker?
    He speaks very well, not completely like a native but does that matter?

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    Re: Do you think he speak english flawlessly?

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    He speaks very well, not completely like a native but does that matter?
    Basically it's not a matter but he's selling himself to teach ppl how to speak english like a native speaker, and he says native speaker wouldn't know he is not a native speaker when he speaks english, do you agree with it and do you think he is qualified to do that?
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    Re: Do you think he speak english flawlessly?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Basically it's not adoesn't matter but he's selling himself to teach people how to speak e English like a native speaker,. d Do you think he is qualified?
    He speaks English a lot better than many people who are qualified to teach it.

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    Re: Do you think he speak english flawlessly?

    He's got very close to native speaker level, so he is probably qualified to help others get that far. He may slightly overstate his case, but he is good.

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    Re: Do you think he speak english flawlessly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    He's got very close to native speaker level, so he is probably qualified to help others get that far. He may slightly overstate his case but he is good.
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    Could you please elaborate on the underlined part?

    As he was reading from a prepared script, he was only demonstrating his reading skills. He does sound British to me.
    I think you can't tell how well he speaks unless we hear him engaged in a conversation with another person, unprepared.

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    Re: Do you think he speak english flawlessly?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Tdol
    Could you please elaborate on the underlined part?

    As he was reading from a prepared script, he was only demonstrating his reading skills. He does sound British to me.
    I think you can't tell how well he speaks unless we hear him engaged in a conversation with another person, unprepared.

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    He overstates his case by saying that a native speaker would not know that he is not a native speaker. This is not true, as has been demonstrated here by native speakers.

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    Re: Do you think he speak english flawlessly?

    Thank you for all your replies. As a native speaker, how do you consider this person is not a native speaker when he speaks English? Based on his YouTube video, could you all possibly advise that what he needs to improve, so that he can speak English as same as native speaker?

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    Re: Do you think he speak english flawlessly?

    Some of his vowel sounds are off - story - and his intonation can be wrong- the way he says tree when telling the story. He wouldn't convince a native speaker that he is also a native speaker, but he is good.

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    Re: Do you think he speaks english flawlessly?

    In Pygmalion, Shaw says that [i]t is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. He's exaggerating, but as with many languages people have preferences for certain regions, etc. It may be more marked in a class-conscious society, which the UK is still but was much more so in Shaw's time. You will hear some people disparaging certain accents.

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