How does my accent soud?

Ice-Kagen

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Sorry if it's a bit long! I tried to record myself reading a newspaper article out loud. This one is from the New York Times. I try to do this exercice as often as possible to work on pronunciation and speech fluency.

Don't hesitate to give me your impressions^^
 

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It's good. However, give us a text of you speaking naturally, not reading, and well be able to hear what you really sound like- reading texts aloud makes for unnatural intonation.

I had to click on your profile to see where you are from.
 

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Thank you for your feedback! I'll try to do that^^
 

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Thank you for your feedback! I'll try to do that.

^^ :cross: Don't try to make your own emoticons. If you really need one, click on the :) button in the toolbar and choose one.

Note my correction (in red) and comment (in grey) above. In future, there is no need to write a new post to thank someone. Simply click on the "Thank" button on any post you find helpful.
 

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I didn't invent that emoticon, it exists. Is it forbidden in the rules of the forum to use keyboard emojis? I'll remember the rule about using the button!
 

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I didn't invent that emoticon, it exists. Is it forbidden in the rules of the forum to use keyboard emojis? I'll remember the rule about using the button!

I didn't say you invented it, but you tried to use one that isn't from the forum's list of emoticons. Also, you used it instead of a closing punctuation mark. That was incorrect. You must end a sentence with a punctuation mark, and then a space before any emoticon.

I've seen ^^ here from a few learners but I still have absolutely no idea what it's supposed to mean. It just looks like a cat's ears to me.
 

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A few years ago, if memory serves, a user told us what ^^ supposedly means in text or chat, but I am currently unable to find the thread, nor an authoritative answer on the web. In any case ^^ isn't part of the English language so in my view it has no place here.
 

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Your pronunciation isn't bad, but it would help if you paced yourself. You tend to run syllables together, which makes some of the words hard to understand.
 
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