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Native like pronunciation

 
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Guoxiaomi8491



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 7:48 am    Post subject: Native like pronunciation Reply with quote

Some say it's really take great efforts for non-native speaker develop natural sounding English. But people with excellent oral Engish do exist around us. Can we aquire native like English through imitation?
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Zimmermann



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Location: Gold Coast, Australia

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a late reply but I just started looking at these boards. I think it is possible to sound like a native speaker but it takes a fair bit of work. i am originally Dutch and after 23 years, some people still notice a slight accent. Most people i meet ask me if I am South-African. Anyway, a few years ago I produced a video programme called “Practise English Pronunciation with Luke”. It shows with hand movements how to produce the sounds that most learners have difficulty with. It has helped a lot of Asian students. You can get a copy from my website - englishwithluke.com. Have a look. Good luck.

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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zimmermann wrote:
This is a late reply but I just started looking at these boards. I think it is possible to sound like a native speaker but it takes a fair bit of work. i am originally Dutch and after 23 years, some people still notice a slight accent. Most people i meet ask me if I am South-African. Anyway, a few years ago I found this great video programme called “Practise English Pronunciation with Luke”. It shows with hand movements how to produce the sounds that most learners have difficulty with. I can’t remember what his surname is but the website is englishwithluke.com. Have a look. Good luck.


Uh...perhaps you've met the Luke Zimmermann guy? The one that posted here and mentioned his website?
http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/teacher/viewtopic.php?t=5572
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Zimmermann



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point taken. I have changed the message. hope you can change yours. Thanks.
Luke


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell your friend it's always better to tell the truth.
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