Please evaluate my pronunciaiton/accent

lolowiec

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Hello :)
Some time ago, I recorded my English and I wanted you to evaluate it. Now, I'm asking for the same thing.
The old audio: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/...please-say-a-couple-of-words-about-my-English
The new one: https://voca.ro/1KnCbzjO5ASh

BTW, I always confuse "video" and "audio" and I cannot weed this habit out from my speech.

I'm interested mainly in the evaluation of my accent and pronunciation.
1) Can I be easily understood?
2) Do I have a thick accent? Is it too thick?
3) Don't I use too many self-repairs? I think this might be my pain in the neck.
4) What's my level of English in general?

Do you think that I may be underestimating myself? Sometimes, I'm happy with my level of English (I felt comfortable while talking to natives), but usually, I reckon my linguistic skills aren't so good.
Thanks for feedback in advance.
 

jutfrank

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1) Yes
2) Yes. No.
3) No.
4) Probably C1.

You seem a bit more fluent than back in October.
 

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It's the kind of feedback I asked for :) Maybe some other users would like to comment on my English?
 

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We don't say "my pain in the neck."

Yes, your English has gotten a lot better. Keep up the good work!
 

lolowiec

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We don't say "my pain in the neck."

Yes, your English has gotten a lot better. Keep up the good work!

Thank you :) What's the problem with "my pain in the neck"? Is it a mistake to use a possessive adjective in this context? Should I have said "a pain in the neck"?
 

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lolowiec

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Also, work on your pronunciation of "that". It sounds like "thut" or, sometimes, "thud".

Which segment of the word is articulated incorrectly? The vowel?
 

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The vowel and the final (t) sound.
 

Charlie Bernstein

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Thank you :) What's the problem with "my pain in the neck"? Is it a mistake to use a possessive adjective in this context? Should I have said "a pain in the neck"?
In that context, we would say, "They're a pain in the neck."
 
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