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Do you want an honest review of your pronunciation? You can record your voice here, and we'll tell you what we think. Reply to this post, and click the link 'RECORD YOUR VOICE' above the editor. Then say this: English is a complex language, it's just a popular tool that I can use to help others understand me. If I keep trying and use it as much as possible, I'll do just fine! Englishforums is the best site in the world Don't be afraid; language is only a tool to communicate thought . The requirement is that you be understood by your target audience. If you're doing that, you're doing fine! Exotic accents are welcome , take your time and good luck!...
 
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Hi, I got a question that has been bothering me for quite a while. Do you always pronounce the /ɹ/ sound in /əɹ/? I know that officially it should be pronounced, but what about every-day speech? It's really hard to pronounce /əɹ/ followed by an 's', like in 'waterslide'. Can I pronounce it just /ˈwɒɾəˌslaɪd/ without the 'r'? It'd make it so much easier. Thanks in advance!
 
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At 2:47 , Will Smith says, "It's like  __________________________________________  and everything. And my kids are just like..." What's in the blank?
 
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At 2:26, Will Smith says: But real performances. Everybody's...everybody's giving it a go. And Jimmy Fallon says (sort of overlaps): Everyone's ________. Everybody's _________ , and you go, "Oh, I love...I want these characters, This is all fantastic." And you must make ____________ coupons for your kids. The first two blanks seem to be the same word. What is it? Also, what's the third blank?
 
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Some words that begin with letter 'A' like apple and animal are pronounced with [æ] and some words like away and awake are pronounced with schwa [ə] Are ther any rules please?
 
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I can't recognize what he is saying in this video: Starting at 5m41sec. "The selves are being ???" Could you tell me, please?
 
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Hi, Jorge, How are you? Sorry to bother you at work, but I want to know--are you coming to the party tonight? Today is Mary's birthday, and Pablo is having a party for her at the Sol y Luna restaurant this evening. Tonight's party will be bigger than the one he had two weeks ago. Did you go to that "one" ? I know that Mary really wants you to come tonight. It's going to be a lot of fun, so please join us, Jorge! Look at the word "one" in the email. What does the word "one" refer to? (A) a restaurant (B) a party (C) an email (D) a birthday I think, its D, Please confirm
 
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Hello, I need a short transcription. Is this what is said there is: "I tried to do things by the book Charlie, the stomach the nine-to-five. You know where it got me?" [link] and "How many times this week can you give Emily SpaghettiOs? She likes SpaghettiOs." [link] ? Thanking you in advance!
 
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Dear forum teachers! I ran into a lot of questions about the contraction forms in colloquial American English. And I guess there's a whole lot of other people who have been confused about these questions too, especially when we are watching English TV shows. So I guess if I put these questions here and make them clear, which would benefit a " huge amounts" of people in the future , including me! Many thanks!! Okay, first, let us start with "What are you", according to the phonetic materials I got from my previous English school, which shows that "What are you" can be contracted as "Wachya" or " wacha". Could you change these "Wachya" and " wacha" into IPA symbols (International Phonetic Alphabet)? I do not know how to pronounce these symbols like this, since our English teacher only taught us how to pronounce English words with IPA when we started learning English. Are they /w ɑ : ʧ ə / ? Here's the IPA Typer: [link] And I will upload the materials I have got. ...
 
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Hi, Can anyone give me a hint how to pronounce the name of Ooltewah, Tennessee? Thanks!
 
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Is the word 'our' /aʊər/ pronounced with [w] or [ʊ] please?
 
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At 0:15, What did Jimmy say? It's like a whole ____________ explosion....cities blowing up. What's in the blank?
 
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Is DATA pronounced /deita/ or /da: ta/? Which pronunciation is more correct and modern?
 
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Please give me some advice or tips regarding - how to speak English fluently?
 
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Hi i've already asked athis question but i didn't have an account yet but anyway. I don't want to brag but i consider myself to have a pretty good english : writing,listening reading. But when it comes to speaking it's a bit different. When i just speak to myself with nobody around, i find my accent to be pretty well "hidden" and not too far from an american one. But whenever i have to speak in front of another person, my accent gets automatically thicker and thicker and i have no idea why. And as soon as i speak to myself alone again, i lose my accent and go back to the (almost) american accent. Do you have any idea why ?
 
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Hello, I heard people pronounce the indefinite article "a" in two different ways. One is - what I consider the standard way - pronounced like the first letter of e.g. "accomplishment" (the phonetic symbol for this is an upside-down "e" but I can't type this here) and the other is pronounced like the first letter of the alphabet [ey]. However, the second pronounciation is not always used but only used in some cases. I could not figure out yet which these cases are. Can you tell me about these two ways of pronouncing "a" and when they are used? Regards, Paul
 
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Where can I find British English audio recordings with speech transcript? Thank you.
 
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Can you please watch this video [link] and skip it to 00:22 and 00:29?? I'm not quiet sure of what I'm hearing at that part. I guess he says "This is what I'm lacking from you in general is attack" and "It's not liking anything I'm saying." Are those correct?? Thanks
 
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Can you please watch this video [link] and skip it to 00:29?? I'm not quiet sure of what I'm hearing at that part. I guess he says "It's not liking anything I'm saying." Is that correct?? Thanks
 
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Hi! I watched this video and on 02:10 he says "I don't know, they don't let me know......" what are the words he's saying which I've replaced with dots. Thank you.xx
 
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Hi! I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this kind of question, but [link] 'Hope some of you could help me transcribe the lyrics of the song in the video above. Actually, it's a commercial by amazon. The baby is so cute and the dog is so serious. Most of all, I LOVE the song! I've transcribed it as best as I could, but I'm not sure about a few lines, especially the last two lines. The transcription follows: I wish I could ask you - how was your day? We may be different, but also the same. A friend would be lovely, don't you agree?Close we could be, smiling and free, just you and me. And together feel the love, my dear, And never apart. Thanks, TS
 
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Hi! Can you please watch these 2 videos: [link]> skip to 00:42 there's a line "today we had the......... to meet Patricia Kelly who's Gene Kelly's wife" [link]> skip to 01:41 "I don't know honestly it is........... you never know." Because honestly I'm having trouble catching those words that I've replaced with dots. I truly appreciate your help. Thank you in advance. xx
 
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Hello. Please watch 2:14-2:20 of the following clip. "For a straight line graph ___ , what is the value_____ten?" This is what I can hear. What really puzzles me is, is this man saying in a pace which is comprehensible to most natives?
 
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Hi! I came across this video [link] and please skip it to 00:18 A: That can never happen B: I know A: We have to do.......... I'm having trouble understanding and catching the word that I've replaced with dots. Can you please tell me what he says? Thank you. xx
 
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Can you please check this video out [link] and skip to 00:36 he says "I'm not liking....... I need to take a break" What is he saying exactly because I don't seem to get it. And I've replaced the words I can't understand with dots. Thank you in advance. xx
 
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At 0:37, the lady said, "He was her chance, you know. _________________________________________________ . Terrible shame." I guess she's saying that Will (the main character who used to be the bride's boyfriend before he got paralyzed) was the one the bride the lady thinks should have married. And it's a terrible shame that he got paralyzed and the bride ended up marrying Rupert, a friend of Will. In this context, what did the lady say in the blank?
 
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