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Every Tuesday English Club publishes a weekly news report. There is a self study exercise to go with the story.
You can practise your speaking by recording your voice as you read the transcript. Upload your report in the comments below by using a program like Audioboo, or by recording it on your computer and using the paperclip above to upload the MP3 file. You can share your recording each week.
You can also record yourself answering the discussion question. Have fun!
Thank you to all of the advanced learners and teachers who help out in this group!
Great work last week everyone! Please give this week's report a try: Japan's Black Widow Sentenced to Death. I'd also be interested in your response to the discussion question. Be careful with the word "circumstantial". It has that seem ending as "financial".
By the way, if any Japanese members can help out with the pronunciation of the "black widow's" name, I would really appreciate it. I spent a long time trying to find out the proper pronunciation, but in the end it was a bit of a guessing game. :) I'd be happy to rerecord it if someone can provide the proper pronunciation that I can practice. Cheers!
Howdy neswcasters! :D I watched your news performing on MyEC Channel :P
You're great! Keep it up! ;)
Hi my dear friends,
This is my report for this week! Hope to hear yours..:)
Voice Recorder >>
Hello Tara, I've recently joined English Club and I am very happy to have found all of you. This is my first broadcast which I hope you all enjoy. I'm sure and very confident that this group will help me to achieve my aim of improving my English pronunciation. Take care!
Hi Patxi! Welcome to the group! Both of your recordings sound really good. YOur pronunciation is very clear..By your consistent effort for sure your aim to improve will be attained sooner than you think..Keep it up!
See you next time..:)
Nice to hear and see you here in this group. You are most welcome !
Have very nice time !
Hi everybody once again. I was just bored and decided to give it a try with the Canadian Penny. I hope you'll love it. Cheers!
Here is mine: :-)
Please, let me know my mispronounced words.
Ohhhhh.....again gotta go friends. :-) will be back soon. :-) have very nice time !
Hehe as you requested me. Here I am...Be ready! LOL!
Nah, of course, you're doing great, my bro! It's a matter of consistent effort of listening and practice and you'll taste the fruits of your hardwork. :)
These are the words I think you may want to refer again to Ms. Tara's recording...
...and a short note..hmm I am thinking, I don't know if I'm correct..maybe you have to reduce emphasis on some words. Maybe you could reduce stress on some words like (the, that) and stress should be placed on the content words...Because sometimes it seems that you pronounce the words in isolation (word for word) and not the "thoughts" that should be sticking together..
I apologize if my explanation is vague..:)
You are so sweet....thanks a bunch !
Keep this work on for me, please ! :-)
Hi Rajesh, good work. But you''ll have to improve some words:
Death, Japanese (stress), sentenced in the first paragraph, but sentenced in the title is ok, your three sounds like threw, your woman sounds like women, hoping, suggested.
Go on like that, continue with phonetics and listen to the BBC. Little by little you'll be able to improve your intonation. Try to focus your eyes in three or four words at the same time while reading instead of going word by word, and them do the same with four or five and go on in the same way... Thank you for sharing.
thank very much for your knowledge