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    #1

    How's my accent/pronunciation?

    Hello! I would like to hear the opinion of a native speaker on my spoken English.
    I don't have many opportunities to practise my conversational skills, there are few native speakers here and my friends are rather reluctant speak in English.
    This is a recording that I've sent to a friend with whom I exchange voice messages (unfortunately she lives quite far). When I listen to the recording myself I can tell that there is something wrong, yet I can't quite tell what it is (apart from the "worth to watch" mistake). Any kind of opinion would be extremely valuable for me, even a ruthless kind of criticism would be appreciated.
    Thanks a lot!

    Here is the link: https://m.soundcloud.com/lbdligkcuoso/001-1
    Last edited by Slothful; 12-Jan-2015 at 17:42.

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    #2

    Re: How's my accent/pronunciation?

    Blimey! Sorry I'm not native, but that was impressive! "[English] right now it's at the centre of my life, like everything I'm doing is for the sake of learning the language." I've been there, so much so that I used to blurt something out in English halfway a sentence in my first language!
    Last edited by salvador.dal1950; 13-Jan-2015 at 03:38. Reason: a word, just one. Yes, I'm that great.

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    #3

    Re: How's my accent/pronunciation?

    Thank you, you're very kind! I'm quite sure that confusing the two languages is a good sign, it shows how your second language is becoming a part of you.

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    #4

    Re: How's my accent/pronunciation?

    It is very good indeed- I like your intonation, which is often a sticking point for learners. I had no idea where you were from. You're looking for the bits that don't quite sound right, so I would point out that some of your sounds are a teensie bit off- you say feeling with a shorter vowel, closer to filling - you'll find that one quite near the start. I think that what you're hearing might be these occasionally coming through what is speech with natural rhythms and intonation. However, I would definitely not lose any sleep over it if I were you.

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    #5

    Re: How's my accent/pronunciation?

    That's very encouraging, thank you! For some reason I've always be obsessed with how I sound. I can cope with grammatical mistakes and lack of fluency, yet my confidence is entirely dependent on the quality of my pronunciation.

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    #6

    Re: How's my accent/pronunciation?

    Feel free to be confident then.

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