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Helenej
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:03:31 PM

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Of course, she is not speaking American English, but it is not the British accent which I hear most of the times. How would you describe her English?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmU_pN0bEn8
NKM
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:14:14 PM

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What kind of English? It's excellent, standard English, free of any blatant or jarring regional quirks.

I might guess that she's Australian, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:23:46 PM

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The advertisement suggesting me to Find Hot Russian Singles with the brunette on the picture has been impairing my judgement. Would it be better to find one? To speak better English, of course...
I have alleviated my pain how many brunettes to choose just by enlarging the screen. Only one has left
[It might be useless to explain that I am watching decent websites, only]

I like the subtitles as being helpful while tracing the words spoken at the same time. I remember the time when I was looking for video music with subtitles. Depeche Mode was one of my favorites. [sorry, "favourites" for TunaFee]

Seriously speaking, I like stressing by means of underline to indicate how to properly accent a word.
High quality resolution. This is important while teaching language.

In return, I may propose a kind of industrial "music": an alliance between Agfa and French know-how. To make a comparison between the quality of both Web-pages.
ABSOLUT-ID for high security ID-cards: http://www.agfa.com/movies/materials/AGFA_LCSYS_OK.mp4

Agfa’s headquarters and parent company are located in Mortsel, Belgium.
sportsherald
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:20:51 PM

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She is indeed an Australian (from Melbourne), named Emma Jakobi. See https://au.linkedin.com/in/emmajakobi
Helenej
Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:31:17 AM

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It's interesting. I have a feeling that Australian English accent is much more closer to Russian one than British or American English accent, and therefore, more understandable.

Thank you very much for the answers.
Romany
Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:11:54 AM
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Helenej -

There may be something in that. My son teaches ONLY Russian students. His classes are always overbooked because the students say they can understand him better than the American and British teachers.
Helenej
Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:49:11 PM

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Oh, I didn't know that you come from Australia, Romany.

And yes, when I listen to that Australian teacher I have a feeling that the vowels are not produced so deep in the throat as they seem to be in British and American English.
almo 1
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 1:08:39 AM
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Helenej wrote:
Oh, I didn't know that you come from Australia, Romany.









Romany is from everywhere except some countries.




Romany
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 12:56:02 PM
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Helenj -

Well actually it's the son that has the Australian accent. The other has a South African accent. I have an English/Australian/South African/occasional-French accent.

And I'm not actually Australian. None of us is.Anxious
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 8:29:22 AM

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It doesn't sound like any natural English, to me.
It is very false and artificial - but it is very good for the purpose for which it is intended.

Which British accent do you mean? There are a few, very different ones.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Romany
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 9:40:18 AM
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Drago -

the thing is with all these English so-called "schools" all over Asia a large percentage of the 'teachers' are just kids on their Gap Year. A lot of them have regional accents so strong that even other English speakers don't find them easy to understand. Plus - unbeknown to the students, a lot are 2nd language speakers themselves, so their English is heavily Spanish, African, German etc.

Unlike the properly established/supervised/run European Language Centres, when you go further afield, the whole scene changes and it's no wonder that thousands of students come out the other end with no idea at all of what Standard English sounds like. As you know, it's one of my biggest bugbears because its so unfair on the students.
almo 1
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 10:57:21 AM
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This is not 1930s/40s/50s, Romany.


"In 1968 the phenomenon of a same-day broadcast from another part of the world was in itself a gripping new technological wonder."


Now you have Internet.
You can watch and listen ABC, BBC, CNN, FOX, and so on.




There is no need to learn from pushy and aggressive teachers like (......).





NKM
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 12:48:38 PM

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almo 1 wrote:
Now you have Internet.
You can watch and listen ABC, BBC, CNN, FOX, and so on.


Good for honing your accent, perhaps, but far from error-free. You can pick up some bad habits from those sources,

almo 1
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 10:48:33 PM
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Everybody seems to have some habits, and
some are picked up by impersonators with exaggeration.




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