Kenny同志 Posted February 29, 2020 at 06:40 AM Report Share Posted February 29, 2020 at 06:40 AM Many years ago when I planned to correct my English pronunciation, I posted a sample clip here for feedback. But I was so frustrated at my progress that I gave up about one month later as I found that even with daily practice for so long I still could not pronounce several phonemes properly or distinguish some of their pairs. Now I am determined to invest whatever is needed to be able to speak fluent (British) English. But before I officially go about it, I need your help with a few questions. 1. I have bought two textbooks on pronunciation, i.e. An Intermediate Pronunciation Course (Third Edition), authored by Ann Backer, and Intelligent Learning in English Pronunciation. The first book is for learners of British English but it does not cover all the pronunciation skills. The second book is much better in this regard but I am not sure if it is for learners of American English or British English. Here I have attached a short recording from the second book (Audio 1). Could you please tell me whether it is British English or American English? If it is the former, could you identify the area where it may be spoken? 2. I subscribed to about half a year’s spoken English (British) lessons many years ago. These are in the form of short conversation clips and I can still access them. The only problem is that I find the pronunciation a little exaggerated at some points—it is very likely that I am wrong though. Here I have attached a short recording of the lesson (Audio 2). Could you please tell me if this is how people in the south of England actually speak? If the pronunciation used in these lessons is appropriate for daily life, I would still want to use them for practice as the topics are quite good. 3. I tried to copy a conversation in one of the lessons today and have also attached my own recording here. Could you give me some feedback or advice? Besides accent and naturalness, I am particularly concerned whether you have difficulty understanding me speaking English. Thanks for your help. Audio 1.mp3 Audio 2.mp3 My recording.mp3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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