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    2- Is my pronunciation or reading good?

    Please, listen to my video and if you have any comments on my pronunciation, I would be grateful to read them.
    Point out my words weakness pronunciation to work on improving them.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkTY80uDOFI

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    Re: 2- Is my pronunciation or reading good?

    With the word sight you added an extra syllable- /saɪət/ (sai-ut). The gh is completely silent, so try not to add the second vowel sound. I could follow what you were saying OK.

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    Re: 2- Is my pronunciation or reading good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    With the word sight you added an extra syllable- /saɪət/ (sai-ut). The gh is completely silent, so try not to add the second vowel sound. I could follow what you were saying OK.
    That means I pronounced well except sight?
    Do you think I am a good non-specialist teacher for my kid or should I look for another one to teach him?

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    Re: 2- Is my pronunciation or reading good?

    You also put an extra syllable into the word things. You said thing-iss.

    If you are content with a perfectly intelligible but noticeably foreigh accent like your own there is no need to engage a tutor for your child.

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    Re: 2- Is my pronunciation or reading good?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    You also put an extra syllable into the word things. You said thing-iss.

    Yes,I know that I put extra syllables because of my native language effect.I am trying hard to control my talking machine.
    I am going to make many videos to improve my accent.
    If you are content with a perfectly intelligible but noticeably foreigh accent like your own there is no need to engage a tutor for your child.
    Do you mean my accent is good but a foreign one?
    Do you think I speak English well?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Nov-2020 at 18:04. Reason: Removed unnecessary bold.

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    Re: 2- Is my pronunciation or reading good?

    I'm not sure what "good" means. As I said, your sprech is perfectly intelligible. You speak English very well, but you cannot be mistaken for a native speaker.

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    Re: 2- Is my pronunciation or reading good?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I'm not sure what "good" means. As I said, your sprech is perfectly intelligible. You speak English very well, but you cannot be mistaken for a native speaker.
    I meant clear.I don't have the ambition to speak as a native speaker, I hope not to wrongly pronounce many words.Thank you for your time.

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    Re: 2- Is my pronunciation or reading good?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Please no comma here listen to my video and if you have any comments on my pronunciation, I would be grateful to read them.
    Point out my words any weaknesses in my pronunciation to so that I can work on improving them.
    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Does that means mean I pronounced everything well except sight?
    Do you think I am a good non-specialist teacher for my kid or should I look for another one someone else to teach him?
    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Do you mean my accent is good but a that I sound foreign? one?
    Do you think I speak English well?
    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    I meant clear. space here I don't have the an ambition to speak as like a native speaker; I hope not to wrongly pronounce many words. space here Thank you for your time.
    Please see my corrections above.

    In the final quote, "I don't have an ambition to ..." sounds rather formal. Just say something like "I don't want/aim to speak ...". In the same quote, "I hope not to wrongly pronounce many words" is grammatical but it sounds a little awkward. Again, use simpler English. Use something like "I just want to pronounce most words well".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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