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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Without having the basics of pronunciation right yourself, you are doing your children a disservice by trying to teach them. Why don't you find some websites that are specifically geared towards helping children with English, run by native speakers?
    Yes, I use YouTube to learn phonetics these days.English sounds are different from Arabic, but not so different or difficult.

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    I did try what you have referred to suggested no full stop here but it needs too much more time. So I am trying to go into find different ways to improve my accent. space here One of them is speaking too much a lot to get used to speaking English. speaking.
    Please note my corrections above. It is admirable that you are trying to help them but you will be teaching them incorrect pronunciation. If you're not speaking English with native speakers, you are probably simply reinforcing the incorrect pronunciation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please note my corrections above. It is admirable that you are trying to help them but you will be teaching them incorrect pronunciation. If you're not speaking English with native speakers, you are probably simply reinforcing the incorrect pronunciation.
    Do not worry. I use YouTube pronunciation to teach them. They learn by listening to you tube. They learn very simple things. moreover I am not so bad speaker when it comes to simple isolated words.

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    I did try what you have referred to. But it needs much more time.
    Not really. And in any case, it would be well worth it for you.

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

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    Not really. And in any case, it would be well worth it for you.
    I did try a little bit. You know when I talk on paltalk, all the people understand me and interact with me.

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    I did try a little bit.
    What do you mean by that? Did you try that exercise I suggested? Did you encounter any problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    You know when I talk on paltalk, all the people understand me and interact with me.
    That does not mean that your pronunciation is good.

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    I did try a little bit. You know When I talk on paltalk, all the people understand me and interact with me.
    As has already been said, that doesn't mean your pronunciation is correct. I just looked at the details of paltalk, which I'd never heard of before, and it's clear that it's an international platform. I imagine there are thousands of non-native speakers chatting on there. There's a very good chance that anyone speaking in English there will understand each other, but that doesn't mean any of them will be pronouncing the language correctly.

    I came across an interesting thing when I taught in Spain. My Spanish students could understand each other very well when they spoke English, but many of them had trouble understanding me. That's because they all pronounced English words the same way (with a Spanish accent) and used the same (incorrect) sentence constructions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    I will not talk to non-native. I speak only to native speakers to get benefit.
    I can listen better than speak because I can not imitate the sounds correctly, but I am trying to tackle this .

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    What do you mean by that? Did you try that exercise I suggested? Did you encounter any problems?


    That does not mean that your pronunciation is good.
    I am trying to speak too much to get my mouth used to it English as a different language.
    I know how to make the sound, but in speaking, I forget to do it well.

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    Re: Macbeth Act one..What do you think of my speaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    I will not talk to non-natives. I speak only to native speakers to get benefit me.
    I can listen better than speak because I cannot imitate the sounds correctly, but I am trying to tackle this.
    Note my corrections above.

    Do the native speakers on that site comment on your pronunciation?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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