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ghellman
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Difficult, uncomfortable conversation

Post by ghellman » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:33 pm

Many exhort us to engage in difficult and uncomfortable conversations.
I invite those who would like to do so, to suggest appropriate topics and describe desirable outcomes.

Thanks
George Hellman
(San Diego, USA)

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Re: Difficult, uncomfortable conversation

Post by llazy » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:49 pm

Dear Ghellman,
Thank you for your suggest. I am a student from Vietnam, I want to practice my English skill. So I am very grateful to someone like you.
I think we can talk about pet, food, or sport.
thank you.

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Re: Difficult, uncomfortable conversation

Post by ghellman » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:34 pm

Hazy:

Thanks for your response.

I'd like to suggest that you consider informing me of your opinion of:
a) the greatest problem not solved by your teachers
b) the greatest opportunity not exploited by your teachers

I'd like to suggest that you consider communicating via email: hellman1519@yahoo.com.

Thanks

George Hellman
(San Diego, USA)

llazy
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Re: Difficult, uncomfortable conversation

Post by llazy » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:29 am

hi,
I learned English more than 30 years ago. At that time, my teacherr was vietnamese. I tried my best to follow the way my teacher teaches pronounciation.
Recently, I realized that I have mispronounced a lot. And that is the biggest reason why I do not understand when listening to other people speak English. And Nobody understands me when I spoken English.
It's been hard for me to fix it. The wrong has been going with me for many years.
By the way, I really like American English. It's very modern to me.
thank you for reading my text.
Please edit this text for me, thanks again.

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Re: Difficult, uncomfortable conversation

Post by ghellman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:24 am

Llazy:

Thanks for your response.

Even though your self-assessment of your pronunciation may be harsh, you write very well.

If appropriate, please send me an email: hellman1519@yahoo.com

Are you familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati ... c_Alphabet

It accurately represents individual sounds.
After learning how to produce about 30 sounds, in your own style, you can string them together to produce words and phrases.
Might be able to read music? That notation may be used to accurately represents the "melody" of English
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_symbols

Please email me, and I'll be pleased to serve as your coach.

Thanks

George Hellman

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Re: Difficult, uncomfortable conversation

Post by ShortApple » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:19 am

ghellman wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:24 am
Llazy:

Thanks for your response.

Even though your self-assessment of your pronunciation may be harsh, you write very well.

If appropriate, please send me an email: hellman1519@yahoo.com

Are you familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati ... c_Alphabet

It accurately represents individual sounds.
After learning how to produce about 30 sounds, in your own style, you can string them together to produce words and phrases.
Might be able to read music? That notation may be used to accurately represents the "melody" of English
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_symbols

Please email me, and I'll be pleased to serve as your coach. mcdvoice

Thanks
Great article, but it would be nice if you added an example with navigation.

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