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Brad Flavel vip

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2020.04.08 12:58

I’ve noticed a lot of people learning English who do not completely

finish the words they speak. This is especially common when a word ends with a “t” sound.

For example, people might pronounce the word “patient” as “patien” and not put any emphasis on the “t” sound. It is important to at least acknowledge there is a “t” in the word. You do not need to treat it as another syllable but the sound must be there.

In another example, both words “statue” and “statute” have 2 syllables, however if you do not pronounce the third “t” in the word “statute”, you run the risk of saying “statue” instead. If that happens, only contextual clues will give the listener an idea of which word you’re saying.

Send me a voice message of you speaking one of the above paragraphs and I will correct your pronunciation 🙂
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  • Mei 2020.04.08 13:04

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    thanks
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.08 13:07

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    @Mei Your pronunciation is clear and I could easily understand each word you said. My advice to you would be to practice speaking with more fluidity and smoothness, as it sounds very “stop and start”. Speaking faster and learning how to flow from one word to another would be helpful. 🙂
  • Mei 2020.04.08 13:13

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    @Brad Flavel thank you very much.I always feel if I read some words my pronunciation is wrong😥
  • Zidane 2020.04.08 13:22

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    Please correct me:)
  • Lan 2020.04.08 13:25

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    Thanks for posting 😊
  • Eddy 2020.04.08 13:31

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    @Brad Flavel Thanks a lot for writing the text and read them out loud for everyone to follow. Sorry for the second voice recording I posted above. That was my son and I actually also aksed my daughter to practice together with us, too. But, now they have something else to do. 🙂
  • Annie 2020.04.08 13:35

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    How to speak English like mother language😥
  • Ka_Riss 2020.04.08 13:39

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    Please correct me 😊
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.08 13:41

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    @Jelly good job 🙂 you should practice these words: learning, finish, especially, example.
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.08 13:42

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    @Eddy great! I have no feedback. You still sound like a non-native speaker but every word was spoken correctly and the flow of your spoken English is great.
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.08 13:44

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    @Eddy hahaha actually, he is correct. The word is “emphasis”, not “emphasise”. Emphasise is a verb, whilst emphasis is the noun.
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.08 13:46

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    @Eddy His English is good but he shouldn’t stress the first letter of each word so short. For example, the word “people” he says very quickly, the way Indonesians speak Bahasa Indonesia. But when speaking English we can slow the words down.
  • Bella 2020.04.08 13:47

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    Hi!! It's a bit difficult to say patient in the right way for me
  • Eddy 2020.04.08 13:47

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    @Brad Flavel Yes. I have been struggling with my accent and pronunciation. Still need a lot of practice. Pronouncing chinese is a lot easier to me🙂.
  • Jelly 2020.04.08 13:47

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    @Brad Flavel how to improve my pronunciation
  • Laura 2020.04.08 13:52

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    👀🙈
  • ザキ "Dzaki" 2020.04.08 15:53

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    Done, looking forward to seeing your correction towards my pronunciation. Thx!
  • ザキ "Dzaki" 2020.04.08 15:55

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    @Brad Flavel Hello, I'm a native Indonesian speaker and looking for a language pal here on Hellotalk. Let me know if you need assistance in understanding the Indonesian language and culture itself. Thx!
  • ザキ "Dzaki" 2020.04.08 16:01

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    @Brad Flavel I recorded once again to make my voice more clear.
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.09 10:14

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    @Jf the words “patient”, “emphasis”, “another”, “syllable” could do with some improvement but I can understand you. Your English is good, but making it flow more would improve it even further. Try to make the words flow instead of stopping and starting so much. Good job!
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.09 10:17

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    @Zidane The flow of your English is great and your pronunciation is good. The plosives or oral occlusives sound too short - the letters “b”, “t”, “p” and “d” all should have more of a sound to them rather than just the stopping of air. Good job!
  • Zidane 2020.04.09 10:25

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    @Brad Flavel Thank you for your time to listening and correcting my English, I really appreciate it! 🙌
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.09 10:41

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    @ when you speak you should open your mouth more, and any movements of the mouth cannot be done at 50%. Keep working hard!
  • Brad Flavel 2020.04.09 10:41

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    @Lan you are welcome 🙂

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