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Hi, I'm tep(it's not my real name, though) from Japan! I've decided to join this community because I do want to communicate with you guys and to improve my English skill. I want to share a lot of info, such as school lifes, hobbies and our cultures with you guys. Besides, if you want to learn/ have been learning Japanese, I'll help you if you want. And please teach me your mother langage as w...

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May 20, 2008

grrr, English is so hard to learn - especially pronunciation - that sometimes I want to give up to study!!

Generaly and often it is said that to distingish L and R sounds in English is difficult for the Japanese, and I think it is true because I've suffering from IT for many years!!!

But not only are L/R problems, but also V/B, F/H, etc are tough stuffs..

Now I can tell the different between "See/She" or "Fun/Fan",
but when native english speakers speak those words really fast,
I'm not sure whether to be able to recognize them...

So, here are my questions:

How can I improve my listening/pronunciation skills??

Many people say that watching TV/Radio is good,
or some people say "seach the internet, and check the web-sites which teach about pronunciation."

Yea, I think it'd be the best way to improve my English skill..
but even I watch movies and check the web-site(i don't know the web-site i checked was good one or not, though),
still I can't correct it!!

So could you give me some advice how to fix the pronunciation
if you have?

 And I'd be very glad if you correct my english sentences as well : )

12:05 AM Dec 02 2008

hao100

hao100
Viet Nam

I think one way to correct pronunciation is that you have to talk with native speakers as much as possible. They will help you fix it. Besides, you can listen to English music, conversations or news (BBC or CNN, it's really hard to hear at first, but then it'll be better, i'm trying this too ^^). Moreover, when you learn new vocabulary, you need a good dictionary to check the phonetic so that you can pronounce it right. You know, if you mistake on pronouncing a word for a long time, it'll be quite difficult to fix later.

that's my opinion, hope it's useful :)

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Location

Japan

Work

mmm... secret

Humanities/Language

Study

College

Other

International Studies / Asian Studies (+Chinese Language)

English Study

United States

Intermediate

Interests

badmington, watching movies, reading books, shopping, walking around, and sleeping long time ...are those hobbies?

anything fun, chill out w/ my friends, drink w/ my friends, books, surf the internet.etc

something not fun(who likes?), mayonnaise(i can eat, though), my job(jk), and math.

icecream, sushi(I'm so Japanese), and candy! i need sugar...

beer and any kinds of tea

I like songs of .. simple plan. craig david. and j-pop.

stand by me. The Simpsons. legally blonde.