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    #1

    Accent feedback 2

    Hello there.

    Could you provide me with some feedback on my recording?


    https://vocaroo.com/i/s0FR10nGGybo

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Accent feedback 2

    It's good, but you are not 100% on which syllables to stress.

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    #3

    Re: Accent feedback 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's good, but you are not 100% on which syllables to stress.
    Thank you for your answer. If it's not a hassle, could you indicate which words or syllables were stressed incorrectly?

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    #4

    Re: Accent feedback 2

    I only heard two errors in emphasis. "Complex" should be emphasized on the first syllable, and "keep" needs to be emphasized so that the syllables in bold are equal: if I just keep trying.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Accent feedback 2

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I only heard two errors in emphasis. "Complex" should be emphasized on the first syllable, and "keep" needs to be emphasized so that the syllables in bold are equal: if I just keep trying.
    Thanks GoesStation.
    I don't recall saying just before keep. Did it sound like just?

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    Re: Accent feedback 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Herewego View Post
    Thanks GoesStation.
    I don't recall saying just before keep. Did it sound like just?
    No, I misremembered what you said.
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    #7

    Re: Accent feedback 2

    The "h" in "help" was spoken with the tongue bunched up too much in the back of your mouth, giving it a rougher quality. Try relaxing your tongue and pronouncing the h like you're panting after a run.
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