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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!
My DEAREST Selma!
Gosh…., words cannot express how delighted I am right now! Am I dreaming…?! Please tell me I’m not! It’s unbelievable that my call has been answered just within a few minutes! (May be you’d have heard my whimper…!) I don’t think even Rajesh would have seen my message yet!
Thanks a trillion for responding like the wind, Dear! We have a lot of things to catch up on, My Kindred Spirit…! Just let the dawn break first, ok?! I’ll see you tomorrow, Selma! “Good Night, My SWEET Friend!”
~* GS *~
I understand that feeling! I am seeking the motivation to start jogging again. Maybe we can help each other. :)
Welcome to the Group “Be-a-Newscaster”. Your reading of the news is, in my opinion, intelligible; every single word is clearly said. Your pronunciation is a praiseworthy achievement! Overall, you’ve done an excellent job. Keep up the good work, my friend!
With warm regards,
~* GS *~
P.S. The next time you could embed the "Vocaroo" audio player here for convenient sake. Click the link below to learn HOW to do it!
There's also another GOOD option, called "Audioboo". That's what I've used! (see above) This link will help you:
If you are not sure how to get it done, please don't hesitate to ask any fellow members. Perhaps, you could leave a message here for us! Good Luck!!
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This is my last attempt in this issue. Thank you very much for listening.
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This is my last release:
New York City Tower Surpasses Empire State Building.
[njuː yôrk ˈsɪtɪ ˈtaʊə sɜːˈpɑːsɪz ˈempaɪə steɪt ˈbɪldɪŋ]
On Monday, April the thirtieth, the new One World Trade Center tower became the tallest building in New York City when a column was added to the one hundredth floor.
[ɒn ˈmʌndɪ ˈeɪprəl ðə θɜːtɪəθ ðə njuː wʌn wɜːld treɪd ˈsentə ˈtaʊə bɪˈkeɪm ðə ˈtɔːlɪst ˈbɪldɪŋ ɪn njuː yôrk ˈsɪtɪ wen ə ˈkɒləm wɒz ˈædɪd tə ðə wʌn ˈhʌndrədθ flɔː]
Currently under construction, the replacement tower is now one thousand two hundred and seventy one feet, just a bit higher than the Empire State Building.
[ˈkʌrəntli ˈʌndə kənˈstrʌkʃən ðə rɪˈpleɪsmənt ˈtaʊə ɪz naʊ wʌn ˈθaʊzənd tuː ˈhʌndrəd ənd ˈsevntɪ wʌn fiːt ʤʌst ə bɪt ˈhaɪə ðæn ðiː ˈempaɪə steɪt ˈbɪldɪŋ]
This milestone in construction history took place the day before the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death.
[ðɪs ˈmaɪlstəʊn ɪn kənˈstrʌkʃən ˈhɪstərɪ tʊk pleɪs ðə deɪ bɪˈfɔː ðə wʌn jɪə ˌænɪˈvɜːsərɪ ɒv aʊˈsɑːmə bɪn ˈlɑːdnz deθ]
When the building is complete in two thowsand and forteenth, the One World Trade Center tower will be America’s tallest skyscraper.
[wen ðə ˈbɪldɪŋ ɪz kəmˈpliːt ɪn tuː θaʊzənd ənd fɔːˈtiːnθ ðə wʌn wɜːld treɪd ˈsentə ˈtaʊə wɪl biː əˈmerəkəz ˈtɔːlɪst ˈskaɪˌskreɪpə]
This record is currently held by Chicago’s Willis Tower, which stands at one thousand four hundred and fifty feet.
[ðɪs ˈrekɔːd ɪz ˈkʌrəntli held baɪ ʃɪˈkɑːgəʊz wɪlz ˈtaʊə wɪʧ stændz æt wʌn ˈθaʊzənd fɔː ˈhʌndrəd ənd ˈfɪftɪ fiːt]
The new One World Trade Center, which stands close to the memorial twin pools, will be a little bit taller than the original tower that was destroyed in a terrorist attack on September the eleventh, two thousand and one.
[ðə njuː wʌn wɜːld treɪd ˈsentə wɪʧ stændz kləʊs tə ðə mɪˈmɔːrɪəl twɪn puːlz wɪl biː ə ˈlɪtl bɪt ˈtɔːlə ðæn ðiː əˈrɪʤənl ˈtaʊə ðæt wɒz dɪsˈtrɔɪd ɪn ə ˈterərɪst əˈtæk ɒn sepˈtembə ðiː ɪˈlevnθ tuː ˈθaʊzənd ənd wʌn]
Dubai’s Bhurj Khalifa will remain the tallest building in the world.
[dʌbaiz buːʤ hɑːˈliːfə wɪl rɪˈmeɪn ðə ˈtɔːlɪst ˈbɪldɪŋ ɪn ðə wɜːld]
I hope you enjoy it
Thank you very much, your help is really useful. I'll go through these words for next time.
Hello Gab! Wow! Welcome back....:) Now, my motivation has regaining..thank you for coming back to us....
~* GS *~