I know some of you are thinking "OMG, not this again..." but the previous files I had from you awesome people doing recordings went poof, and I find myself in a position where my students are asking for some nuanced listening comprehension to better their English. As their teacher, how can I say no to that?!
So, if you are willing to help, and feel that you have some sort of special English accent (or can thicken one) feel free to offer your help!
What does it entail?
- find a short passage of some text. The subject doesn't really matter (could be a fun paragraph from a book or instructions on how to best cook a chicken!).
- record yourself reading it aloud with that fantastic accent of yours.
- find a way to send the file to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My students will then listen to the recording and try to understand what is being said. Perhaps I can ask them a question or two related to the text. For example, how long are you supposed to cook that chicken? -or- What does this passage seem to be about? -or- How many people are involved in this little tale?
Anyway, all help is gratefully accepted. Please, when sending your contribution, mark down what kind of dialect you have so I can chart it properly. The material is not needed until just after Easter, so there is time.
If you have questions, shoot me a message or an email!