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this paragraph so I'll have you start

with sometimes breaking the rules

alright sometimes breaking the rules a

little bit is where the action is in

case is not clear I really want you to

do this okay so here here's how is going

to go find somebody who is making eye

contact that's a good signal the first

frame is a simple smile if you are

passing somebody on the street or in the

hallway their smile and see what happens

okay good job Kenny you actually got a

little bit better intonation that time

yeah it's good

okay so the biggest thing for you I

think is besides intonation intonation

is number one yeah they're two thing I

would say is that sometimes you skip

sounds so for instance on this word

option what I heard was ashen okay

so it should be action action yeah an

action no as well alright so now let's

do where the action is where I say I say

instead of at the okay and where the

action is nice good job I'm glad you

caught yourself on the that was good

alright and then down here what I heard

was that's a good signal but it should

be that's a good signal that's a good

signal yeah and you don't have to fully

release the D but you do have to

position for maybe I heard I had to cap

I had to keep tapping sing on on on

light on these you know hello

the final confidence yeah finals B or

yeah usually usually and middle or the

sentences so if at the end of sensors I

use Olaf enunciated right because you've

got a nice pause there and you know the

sentence has ended so whatever sound you

ended with you got to pronounce it yes

but it is harder in the middle of a

sentence yes um yeah it's really hard

you know but I you know even in Magus I

think Magus be an speaker also sometimes

I don't know yes sometimes native

speakers get lazy however we do a lot of

like down here on see what happens

I didn't say see what happens that would

be fully pronouncing that T right but I

did position for the T and I turned my

voice off see what happens see what

happens

mm-hmm so you have to position for the T

still and you have to get your voice

turned off there so your listener knows

there's a voiceless sound right here so

like so to me stop oh yeah you have to

stop so instead of see what happens

there I just did one and I didn't

position my tongue for that T so the

difference is incorrect is see what

happens

correct is see what happens

could you hear the difference between a

yeah I did yeah so that's what it is so

let's try that see what happens see what

happens

right yes good I want to mention one

more thing I've heard as you've been

talking to me that word like each time

you're saying the word like I'm not

hearing this case sound so that's also

an important one that if you're just

using it as an interjection like we

often

do you still have to pronounce the K

like mm-hmm

yeah people always use these as the

filter worse especially new you'll see

dynamo and another yeah they do it here

in Idaho - that's a very common filler

word for people okay I think ten years

ago maybe you know right now be someone

is more common then yeah so are you

saying that ten years ago like yeah he's

not is not the common right

I agree with you it's been in the last

ten to fifteen years that people have

really started using that word like a

lot and you know what's interesting when

I listen to the BBC and listen to

British people what I hear as a filler

word it's actually a filler word phrase

is the phrase sort of I hear that a lot

in British news not so much in America

but in British news I hear a lot of sort

of so we all have our own little sets of

filler words and life as one in America

for sure yeah but you know what Kenny

like I said you did some nice pitch

changes in that paragraph so good for

you for getting some pitch change there

that was excellent so the big thing is

don't um omit any sounds yep very good

job all right I'm gonna move on to the

next person here make sure we get

through everybody

you

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