Hi, Camila, these are the areas to continue fine-tuning:
Smaller schwa in "Alfred". Nasal release in"didn't" and a bit of a dental /d/ was heard there.. /v/ and linking in "have a", linking in "has a". Continue working on rhythm, marking the beats more clearly. C+
Hi, Paula, these are the areas to continue fine-tuning:
/z/ is OK overall, though rememeber to make the previous vowels longer. Pay more attention to the contrast d,ð. Devoicing of /w/ in "quite". Avoid elision of /t/ in "doesn't it" and use the /t/ to link. Velar nasal in "amazing". C
Hi, Matías, these are the areas to continue fine-tuning:
At times the rhythm is a bit choppy. Make sure you weaken the weak syllables. Velar nasal and TRAP in "Frank". KIT in "didn't". More friction in ʒ in dʒʒ for "manager". BATH in "father". B-
Hi, Virginia, these are the areas to continue fine-tuning:
The word "you" in the last sentence is contrastive, so it needs a strong form. Dentalisation: "at the". A stronger "ch" in "watch". KIT in "bit" sounded a bit like [e]. Smaller STRUT in "other".
Very fluent, well done! B+
Hi, Joel, these are the areas to continue improving on:
clipped and fully long versions of NURSE (murder, disturb, burglar) and dipthongs (hide). Aspiration: perfectly, Turner. Dentalisation in "behind the" (your /d/ sounded like a ð, instead of a dental [d])
Continue working on rhythm.
Hi, Brenda, you have selected a dialogue for /z/, but I am afraid it did not come out clearly in many words, like "does", "doesn't", "amazing", "those", "draws", "legs". KIT in isn't., ŋ in amazing, aspiration for /p/ in "paintings". I know you can improve on these areas, but it is important to...
Hi, Natalia, these are the areas to continue fine-tuning: ð was fricative enough, though remember that it should "flow" instead of stopping you. Use the strong form of "do" with GOOSE at the beginning of the dialogue. Stronger "ch" in watching. /d/ in everybody. THOUGHT in "talk", LOT in...
Hi, Romina, these are the areas that need a bit more "tuning": your first /t/ in feet sounded a bit dental. Remember to produce a dental stop (and not a fricative) when you dentalise /d/ in "need the". The clipping for FLEECE was good, but remember to keep all other cases fully long, allow the...
Friendly reminder to comply with your "Trabajos Prácticos", as many of you have not uploaded "Three Interesting Films", which is a very important dialogue in the first term for me to assess FLEECE and KIT. Thanks.