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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,208 mod
Why not post your online recordings here?

We can't promise to listen to all of them, but you could ask your study buddies from your Meet Up group to give you feedback.


  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    Excellent start @takafromtokyo! You truly deserve your promotion! ;)

    Is this the link that you're referring to?

  • CamvelCamvel Posts: 65 ✭✭
    edited February 26
    Your pronunciation is very good @takafromtokyo ! I'm almost jealous :D
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for listening and thanks for your warm comment. I think you're talking about my recordings of The Little Prince. I've been reading the same book like thousand times so far, and I think that's one reason I sound a little bit good in the recordings. I'm still practicing reading the same book and I recently feel that my readings are improving.

    I think anyone can improve his/her reading skills by practicing repeatedly! Good luck!
  • CamvelCamvel Posts: 65 ✭✭
    You're welcome ! I like when each people shares her opinion on the work of another person. I think that this allow to improve even more.
    I will start to work seriously my pronunciation (I have to confess that I do not care at the moment)
  • oanhnguyenoanhnguyen Posts: 15 ✭✭
    @takafromtokyo your pronunciation is so good! How long does it take to get that level???
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for your compliment. I'm not so sure how long would it take normally, since Im a returnee. I lived in the US for two years in my childhood. But that's like more than 35 years ago, now I'm 45.

    I think you can imitate the native pronunciation without much difficulties if it's about a single individual word. The hard part is the rhythm and intonation. I'm still working on it. I know what I'm doing is a little different from native speakers. I recently realized that even a short sentence, like three or four word sentence, is said differently by native children. In fact, I'm starting to think it's actually better to try to imitate how kids speak. Their rhythm and intonations are easier to get than fast speaking adults.

    But in any case, I think anyone can do it since anyone in the English speaking countries can speak fluently. But they use and practice English a whole lot more than us the learners of English, and I think that one thing we should always remember. They work on speaking English every minute way more than us!
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,171 ✭✭✭✭
    You did a great job undoubtedly! @takafromtokyo
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