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Hi all,

I've recorded myself reading the following text.

Well, here's a story for you: Sarah Perry was a veterinary nurse who had been working daily at an old zoo in a deserted district of the territory, so she was very happy to start a new job at a superb private practice in North Square near the Duke Street Tower. That area was much nearer for her and more to her liking. Even so, on her first morning, she felt stressed. She ate a bowl of porridge, checked herself in the mirror and washed her face in a hurry. Then she put on a plain yellow dress and a fleece jacket, picked up her kit and headed for work.

When she got there, there was a woman with a goose waiting for her. The woman gave Sarah an official letter from the vet. The letter implied that the animal could be suffering from a rare form of foot and mouth disease, which was surprising, because normally you would only expect to see it in a dog or a goat. Sarah was sentimental, so this made her feel sorry for the beautiful bird.

Before long, that itchy goose began to strut around the office like a lunatic, which made an unsanitary mess. The goose's owner, Mary Harrison, kept calling, "Comma, Comma," which Sarah thought was an odd choice for a name. Comma was strong and huge, so it would take some force to trap her, but Sarah had a different idea. First she tried gently stroking the goose's lower back with her palm, then singing a tune to her. Finally, she administered ether. Her efforts were not futile. In no time, the goose began to tire, so Sarah was able to hold onto Comma and give her a relaxing bath.

Here's the audio clip http://www.fileden.com/files/2010/4/24/2838202/Comma1.mp3

What do you think of my accent? What does my accent sound like to you? Does it give away where I'm from? If so, how? I'm curious to know what you think.

Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to EnglishForward, Monco.
It isn't a very clear audio clip, you are speaking too quietly. It definitely doesn't sound American. It sounds British to me, because of some typically British features, but I also noticed some other strange or interesting features.
Here are some things I noticed. I don't mean to say they are necessarily wrong or weird: it's just a general list of features I noticed.

- at an old zoo: sounds like it's pronounced too carefully, kind of affected.
- veterinary: pronounced with one stressed syllable, but "territory" and "unsanitary" are pronounced with double stress in the clip.
- vowel in bowl and hold: different from the one in "only". It reminds me of a phonological split that can be found in London, where "so" and "soul" are pronounced differently despite /l/ vocalization (or loss in this case).
- vowel in dog and long: it's higher (=closer) than expected.
- bath has the same vowel as trap (No bath-trap split, apparently).

- the vowel phoneme in words like "like" has a rounded back starting point. Also, "tune" pronounced "choon". All this reminds me of some British accents (especially London, if I'm not mistaken).

I'm not a native speaker, so I can't really judge your accent. The fact that it sounds British makes every phonological feature possible, since everything is possible in the UK: in the UK, uh-uh uh-uh-uh? can mean "Hello, how are you?", LOL.
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Hi, welcome to EnglishForward.

Well I'm not a native speaker, so my spoken english isn't that good.But If you want to get some tips and real valuations you should think about my points Emotion: smile

Well first of all, your spoken english sounds good. But I had to turn up my speakers to hear you precise. Speak up the next time. And it seemed to me that you swallowed a lot of words. Try to speak slowly and keep attention to every word.

I would suggest that you re-record the text and read it again Emotion: smile

Not bad [Y]
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