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    pronunciation

    Hi,
    Regarding to the ielts speaking exam, 2 of the criteria of scoring are:
    •uses a wide range of pronunciation features
    •sustains flexible use of features, with only occasional lapses

    What does that mean exactly?! What should I do?

    Please help!
    Thank you.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: pronunciation

    I would say that the first refers to things like the various ways of pronouncing, for example, "-ough". Consider the words "through", "though", "bough" and "enough".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    uses a wide range of pronunciation features
    I'd guess that this refers to assimilation, catenation, delayed plosion, elision, gemination and intrusion.

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    #4

    Re: pronunciation

    Oh Piscean!
    I've never heard of these techniques! These are strange to me.
    I wish you could record an example of each technique and send to me. A kind retired English teacher is required to demonstrate them! That would be a great help!
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #5

    Re: pronunciation

    You'll find some information on these features here.

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    #6

    Re: pronunciation

    You sound somewhat like a native speaker- you use intonation and stress, but that doesn't mean you don't have any trace of a non-native accent- you talk in a realistic way, with some of the features Piscean mentions.

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    Re: pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You sound somewhat like a native speaker- you use intonation and stress, but that doesn't mean you don't have any trace of a non-native accent- you talk in a realistic way, with some of the features Piscean mentions.
    How would you say that when you haven't heard my talking!!!
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #8

    Re: pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    How would you say that when you haven't heard my talking!!!
    That is Tdol's explanation of "sustains flexible use of features, with only occasional lapses" from post #1.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Nov-2016 at 17:57. Reason: Oops, gave wrong username.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That is Narkises' explanation of "sustains flexible use of features, with only occasional lapses" from post #1.


    I didnt get what you said. Please rephrase it.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #10

    Re: pronunciation

    It appears that you thought that Tdol was talking about you in post #5 (note that originally I accidentally said it was "Narkises" - sorry for the error.) Tdol was not talking about your spoken English. He was explaining what the second criteria of scoring means.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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