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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Please rate my friend's pronunciation


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    #2

    Re: Please rate my friend's pronunciation

    There's limited scope for improvement - it's already pretty good.

    A couple of things:

    Is he saying "Van Ness Street"? If so, there needs to be a clearer delineation between "Ness" and "Street", and the "t" at the end of "street" needs to be clearer. It sounds like "Van Nesstree".
    The "is" before "Tom Cruise" needs to have a clearer "z" sound at the end. It sounds like "iss" in the recording.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Please rate my friend's pronunciation

    I suggest your friend join the forum himself if he wants any more help. It's not very practical to use you as an intermediary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Please rate my friend's pronunciation

    The pronunciation is good.

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    #5

    Re: Please rate my friend's pronunciation

    Does he normally speak like that? No offence to your friend but the whole thing sounds quite unnatural to me, as if he's acting a part.

    Also, he has quite an obvious case of vocal fry. Is that deliberate?

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