Oleg
Please check my pronunciation

Hi guys,

I started to learn american pronunciation, but it is very difficult for me to hear mistakes. Could you please listen to this very short audio and tell me if I said something wrong, thank you!

 

https://soundcloud.com/user270775401/dialog

 

May 31, 2014 3:12 PM
Comments · 3

Quite natural - but the use of 'like' every other clause is not very effective

May 31, 2014

It is quite good, but I definitely hear a slavic sound. It is very hard to pinpoint where it comes from though.  Here are some places where some sounds are off:

this: should be short i, sounds long, also could work more on th in some cases, and sometimes s sounds like z (where it shouldn't (eg "this"))

Other places long a sounds a little off, a bit too much toward a short e sound.

 

May 31, 2014

I could understand everthing you said. 

 

The word "kidding" has a short vowel sound and not a long e.

 

You seemed to be reading a dialog written by someone who added extra ''you know" fillers.  This makes the piece a bit unusual.  Selection something more academic and read slower.  It sounded as though you were auditioning for a sitcom rather than speaking as serious person.

 

 

May 31, 2014
Oleg
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Russian
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), English