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    #1

    My first test

    Hi everyone! Id like to know how my pronunciation is. Probably it is very pronounced, but I hope someone understand it.

    Where am I wrong? What am I supposed to fix?

    Thanks in advance!

    http://vocaroo.com/delete/s144MiroZCpl/a332d8f6b136815f

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    Re: My first test

    Quote Originally Posted by Xanthos View Post
    I’d like to know how my pronunciation is. Probably it is very pronounced
    IMO, when it isn't, it's called "mumbling".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: My first test

    Some tips?

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    Re: My first test

    I just had the chance to listen to it (finally found a computer with decent speakers ). Here are some clues from a non-native speaker of English:

    - You need to work on the pronunciation of the "v", as opposed to that of "b" (the same distinction occurs in Italian, as far as I'm aware, as in this tongue twister: Eva dava l'uva ad Ava, Ava dava le uova ad Eva, ora Eva senza uva mentre Ava senza uova).


    - You need to check in which regular verbs the "e" in the past/participle id not pronounced (for instance, in both "considered" - in your story - and "pronounced" - in my answer the "e" is silent).

    - It would be good if you tried, for the moment, to pronounce words in a distinct way; in some parts of your reading you mumble a bit because you strive to put the words together. IMO, that can be worked on once your command of the language is better than at present.
    Last edited by charliedeut; 30-Jun-2014 at 07:20. Reason: added tongue-twister and corrected information
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