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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,639 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.

Comments

  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,672 mod
    Excellent start @takafromtokyo! You truly deserve your promotion! ;)

    Is this the link that you're referring to?

    https://www.spreaker.com/show/2063338
  • CamvelCamvel Posts: 65 ✭✭
    edited February 26
    Your pronunciation is very good @takafromtokyo ! I'm almost jealous :D
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭
    @Camvel

    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 ✭✭
    @takafromtokyo
    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: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭
    @oanhnguyen
    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: 2,184 ✭✭✭✭
    You did a great job undoubtedly! @takafromtokyo
  • YuliaYulia Posts: 50 ✭✭
    My reading. I hope my pronunciation is not
    that bad.
    www.spreaker.com/show/s-show_12737
  • ZenZen Posts: 17 ✭✭
    Here is my link of the challenge 3rd August 2107.

    "As night turns into morning, there is still electricity in the air. People are excited about the start of the parade, which begins at 8 AM sharp. The floats are beautifully decorated in flowers, while the dancers and other performers dress in colourful costumes, some of which are made just for the parade. The marching bands come from nearby cities, high schools, and colleges. It is considered a great honour to participate in the Rose Parade."

    You can get the recording from the following url:

    http://vocaroo.com/i/s0yknFMTzaey
  • NinnaNinna Posts: 66 ✭✭
    Hi! @NatashaT @Lynne @Zom @april @saraal @Cham @sara @Zaki @dope @Baho26

    This is my Pronunciation Practice On Discord
    By Ninna

    Challenge#1

    https://vocaroo.com/i/s02gKrdmr5CQ

    "As night turns into morning, there is still electricity in the air. People are excited about the start of the parade, which begins at 8 AM sharp. The floats are beautifully decorated in flowers, while the dancers and other performers dress in colourful costumes, some of which are made just for the parade. The marching bands come from nearby cities, high schools, and colleges. It is considered a great honour to participate in the Rose Parade."

    Kisses in your heart!

    Cya!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,452 mod
    Nicely read, @Ninna ! :)
  • NinnaNinna Posts: 66 ✭✭
    Hi!
    ^^
    This is my Pronunciation Practice On Discord
    By Ninna

    Challenge #2

    https://vocaroo.com/i/s0yJSiWUlVuF

    "Werner is eight years old and ferreting about in the refuse behind a storage shed when he discovers what looks like a large spool of thread. It consists of a wire-wrapped cylinder sandwiched between two discs of pinewood. Three frayed electrical leads sprout from the top. One has a small earphone dangling from its end.
    Jutta, six years old, with a round face and a mashed cumulus of white hair, crouches beside her brother. “What is that?”

    Kisses in your heart!

    Cya!
  • Baho26Baho26 Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Nice @Ninna
  • mailanmailan Posts: 16 ✭✭
    https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12661066 . I'm so glad if you like it :D
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,848 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mailan - It seems like you decided not to know. You'll never know whether we liked ir or not. "This episode was deleted by its creator."

    Maybe you'll try again. ^^
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • mailanmailan Posts: 16 ✭✭
    What do you means ? @Zom
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,848 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mailan, when I click on the link it says that the creator deleted it.
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • EppingEpping Posts: 25 ✭✭
    I think I'm gonna make a record soon as well.
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