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    #1

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

    Please listen to the recording below and tell me what you think of my pronunciation .
    It is my first trial to speak in a free way.I know my Egyptian Accent is so clear, but next time I will do my best to improve it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kao_I77pZjo

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    #2

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Please listen to the recording below and tell me what you think of my pronunciation .
    It is my first trial to speak in a free way.I know my Egyptian accent is so clear, but next time I will do my best to improve it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kao_I77pZjo
    I'm afraid your accent is rather heavy. The thing I could understand best was witch. However, much of it was unclear.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #3

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

    I'd like to advise you to be more careful with the pronunciation of "b", "p" and "th".

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    #4

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

    As pointed out above, there are several areas that need a lot of work on your part. I strongly advise you to focus on one or two at a time, no more.

    For example, take a look at the following video to learn the correct pronunciation of θ and
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5LO0hHGfQg

    The only thing I'll add to that guy's instruction, is that when you're practising , imagine your larynx as a car engine that is switched on! With θ, the engine is off; you just blow air through your teeth.

    After some practice, post a recording of you reading exercise #3 in the following link.
    https://engoo.com/app/lessons/conson...EeeSXmdrIWqFFA

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    #5

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

    Thank you all. Here is my second trial for the same part.
    https://vocaroo.com/1w66hVWqB3Q7

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    #6

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

    I'm sorry to say this, but you're wasting your time. You need to get the basics of pronunciation right first.

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    #7

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

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I'm sorry to say this, but you're wasting your time. You need to get the basics of pronunciation right first.
    Yes,I know you are right. I just try to learn how to express myself in English. I just try to help my children to learn. I depend on hearing others.I am not academic.

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    #8

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

    Why don't you try doing what I suggested in post #4?

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    #9

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

    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?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

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

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Why don't you try doing what I suggested in post #4?

    I did try what you have referred to. But it needs much more time. So I try to go into different ways to improve my accent.One of them is speaking too much to get used to English speaking.

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