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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    check my accent. Time to laugh!

    I've recorded my accent and, honestly, I'm about to cry because I don't like it at all.
    I've read the passge without expression and I'm sorry for that. A little bit later I'll record something better.

    https://soundcloud.com/boris-tatarenko/1-1

    I know my problem is a "r" sound. "years", "score" didn't sound correctly.

    I'll try to improve my pronunciation.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2
    Hello, Boris.

    I've noticed that you tend to read/speak nasally. Is it perhaps because of the influence from your mother tongue?
    It sounds like Brazilian Portuguese to me, sometimes, because of the nasalization.
    I'd like to suggest that you read/speak a bit more slowly.

    Last edited by tzfujimino; 17-Mar-2014 at 16:31.

  3. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #3
    It's because I have a cold.
    As I've said, I'm going to make another record, when I feel well.
    It sounds strange that I sound like Brazilian, though I know Spanish and a little bit Portuguese so, probably, it influences on it.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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