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Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Sylvia88 (IP Logged)
Date: November 27, 2009 09:47PM
Im a Taiwanese girl currently working in Shanghai and would like to practice my english speaking..I can teach you chinese in return. my MSN [email protected]

Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Astroboy (IP Logged)
Date: December 19, 2009 11:01AM
I am curious, do you find it difficult to understand Shanghai-accented Putonghua? Do they understand your Taiwanese Mandarin?

Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Mazhar4u (IP Logged)
Date: January 15, 2010 09:57PM
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Date: January 16, 2010 10:23AM
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Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Ngck (IP Logged)
Date: April 06, 2010 12:39AM
i can help you with it

[email protected]

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/06/2010 12:56AM by Ngck.

Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Bunty (IP Logged)
Date: August 31, 2010 04:03AM
These tips to help 'neutralise' your accent or rather do away with the local language, as you speak.

i. Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them.

When you are watching television, observe the mouth movements of the speakers. Repeat what they are saying, while imitating the intonation and rhythm of their speech.

ii. Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down.

If you speak too quickly, and with the wrong intonation and rhythm, native speakers will have a hard time understanding you.

Don't worry about your listener getting impatient with your slow speech -- it is more important that everything you say be understood.

iii. Listen to the 'music' of English.

Do not use the 'music' of your native language when you speak English. Each language has its own way of 'singing'.

iv. Use the dictionary.

Try and familiarise yourself with the phonetic symbols of your dictionary. Look up the correct pronunciation of words that are hard for you to say.

v. Make a list of frequently used words that you find difficult to pronounce and ask someone who speaks the language well to pronounce them for you.

Record these words, listen to them and practice saying them. Listen and read at the same time.

vi. Buy books on tape.

Record yourself reading some sections of the book. Compare the sound of your English with that of the person reading the book on the tape.

vii. Pronounce the ending of each word.

Pay special attention to 'S' and 'ED' endings. This will help you strengthen the mouth muscles that you use when you speak English.

viii. Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day.

Research has shown it takes about three months of daily practice to develop strong mouth muscles for speaking a new language.

ix. Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes.

Many people hate to hear the sound of their voice and avoid listening to themselves speak. However, this is a very important exercise because doing it will help you become conscious of the mistakes you are making.

x. Be patient.

You can change the way you speak but it won't happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it.

Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Edgar0 (IP Logged)
Date: September 07, 2010 02:00AM
台湾味的普通话:男声女气,女声嗲气.

Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Lynnie (IP Logged)
Date: October 19, 2010 08:26AM
Hi! My name is Lynnie and I am a university professor in the Philippines. I am also an online teacher. I teach conversational English to Chinese, Taiwanese and Koreans for only 6$/hour. I have ready teaching materials. I give a free 20 minute demo class. If you are interested, add me on skype - lynnieann

Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Chiaone (IP Logged)
Date: November 04, 2010 03:46AM
What?Taiwanese?OK,you are "Taiwanese",but first,you are a Chinese!Now,I tell you,YOU ARE FROM TAIWAN,BUT TAIWAN IS FROM CHINA!
-Chinese.

Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Chineseethan (IP Logged)
Date: December 25, 2010 06:52AM
Chiaone Wrote:
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> What?Taiwanese?OK,you are "Taiwanese",but
> first,you are a Chinese!Now,I tell you,YOU ARE
> FROM TAIWAN,BUT TAIWAN IS FROM CHINA!
> -Chinese.

Insecurity isn't a good thing...

Would you be this rude and ignorant to someone who said "I'm a Beijing ren"?

Re: Taiwanese girl wants to practice english speaking
Posted by: Tomsky (IP Logged)
Date: December 26, 2010 11:11PM
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