Voice Sample

Michael   Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:30 pm GMT
Hi everyone, could you please comment on my accent?

Here is the passage I read ...

"They both walked to the foot of the enormous wall over the beach, far
from which the tide had now retreated; but instead of going towards the
north, they went southward. Pencroft had remarked, several hundred feet
from the place at which they landed, a narrow cutting, out of which he
thought a river or stream might issue. Now, on the one hand it was
important to settle themselves in the neighborhood of a good stream of
water, and on the other it was possible that the current had thrown Cyrus Harding on the shore there".

Here is the sample:
Download-Link #1: http://rapidshare.com/files/97075410/vsample.wav.html
Download-Link #2:
I got the idea to record a voice sample from:

Guest   Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:26 pm GMT
I could not download the file. Can you put somewhere else?
Guest   Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:03 pm GMT
Well, I'm not a native speaker so my judgement doesn't count much. On the whole you speak understandable English. However, your pronunciation is not clear enough. Your intonation is perhaps better than that of Roger's from the thread: my voice sample. I have listened a couple of times your sample and Roger's for comparison. Roger's pronunciation is much clearer, but I think he worked more than you on this "The Mysterious Island" passage.
Hope this helps a little bit.
Michael   Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:44 pm GMT
Thanks for you answer, Btw do you know any websites which provide voice samples of native spealers that I can use for practice (the shadowing methid)? thx in advance
xyz   Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:07 am GMT

That largely depends on your own preferences. The style, melody, etc. There's a lot to choose from, be it an audiobook or internet sources.