2.en.61 Pronunciation: reading aloud and excerpt from “boy” by Roald Dahl. “homesickness”

Some students from 2nd ESO E have temporarily taken over your blog to display their reading abilities. Yesterday, during  our weekly “tutoría” session, we talked about how important oral skills are. Reading aloud with clear diction (accent, inflection, intonation, and speech-sound quality) , making what you say interesting for the audience are some of the aspects that make you want to listen to a good reader.

Listen to Daryl,Sara and Emil, from 2n ESO E reading an excerpt from “Boy” by Roald Dahl.  They had done a dictation in class and were familiar with the text, which means that they understood what they were reading.

This is the text: 

Homesickness

I was homesick during the whole of my first term at St Peter’s. Homesickness is a bit like seasickness. You don’t know how awful it is till you get it, and when you do, it hits you right in the top of the stomach and you want to die. The only comfort is that both homesickness and seasickness are instantly curable. The first one goes away the moment you walk out of the school grounds and the second is forgotten as soon as the ship enters port.

I was so devastatingly homesick during my first two weeks that I set about devising a stunt for getting myself sent back home, even if it were only a few days. My idea was that I should all of a sudden develop an attack of acute appendicitis.

  1. What do you think of their  pronunciation?
  2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
  3. What are the problem words?
  4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
  5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?

Daryl’s recording

Sara’s recording

Judit‘s recording

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19 Respostes to “2.en.61 Pronunciation: reading aloud and excerpt from “boy” by Roald Dahl. “homesickness””

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  2. sergiomr226 Says:

    1. What do you think of their pronunciation?
    – I think of their pronunciation is very good, but some words need to improve.

    2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    – Yes, there are some aspects that could be improved.

    3. What are the problem words?
    – The problem words are, awful, curable, devastatingly, develop and appendicitis.

    4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    – Yes, not very, but some yes.

    5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in
    common?
    – The same words we improved and the same with the question number 4.

  3. ariadnabalufo Says:

    1. What do you think of their pronunciation?
    * I think that the pronunciation is good, but it can improve.

    2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    *Yes, there are.

    3. What are the problem words?
    * The problem words I think that they are devastatingly, develop and appendicitis.

    4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    * Not very much.

    5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in
    common?
    * That the both are instantly curable.

  4. margaabauza Says:

    1-Is good.

    2-Yes, there are.

    3-The problem words I think that they are devastatingly and appendicitis.

    4-Not much.

    5-That the two are cured easily.

  5. martitaserra28 Says:

    1-What do you think of their pronunciation?
    I think that is good, but some words I can’t understand.
    2-Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    Yes, there are.
    3-What are the problem words?
    For me are devastatingly, homesickness and seasickness.
    4-Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    A little, but not much.
    5-What do homesickness and seasickness have in
    common?
    The both are terribles and are quickly curable.

  6. marinaescarpa11 Says:

    1-What do you think of their pronunciation?
    *I liked very much.
    2-Are there any aspects that could be impruve?
    *Yes, there are.
    3-What are the problem words?
    *The problem words are:devastatingly, develop and appendicitis.
    4-Any problems with strees, falling in different syllables?
    *No so much.
    5-What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    *The boyh are instantly curable and quickly.

  7. ritish7580 Says:

    1.What do you think of their pronunciation?
    I think is good.
    2.Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    Yes, there are.
    3.What are the problem words?
    I think there are devastatingly, develop and appendicitis.
    4.Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    Not very much.
    5.What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    That the both are quickly curable.

  8. vidalsiquierj Says:

    1. What do you think of their pronunciation?
    -It is good.

    2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    -Yes, some ones.

    3. What are the problem words?
    -The problem words are devastatingly, develop and appendicitis.

    4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    -Just a little bit, not so much.

    5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    -The common is that both are instantly curable.

  9. jhazminmarmol Says:

    1)What do you think of their pronunciation?
    -I think the pronunciation is very good.
    2)Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    -Yes, there are.
    3)What are the problem words?
    -The problem words are devastatingly, develop and appendicitis.
    4)Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    -Not so much.
    5)What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    -That the both are instantly curable and quickly.

  10. silviamartinm Says:

    1.What do you think of their pronunciation?
    I think that the do it good , but they can pronounce somethink better.

    2.Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    The pronunciation.

    3.What are the problem words?
    The problem words are devastatingly, develop and appendicitis.

    4.Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    Not, so much.

    5.What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    That the both are instantly curable.

  11. paulinguigs Says:

    What do you think of their pronunciation?
    It is very good.

    Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    Yes, a little bit the pronunciaton.

    What are the problem words?
    The problem words are: devastatingly and appendicitis.

    Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    No, so much.

    What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    Both are instantly curable.

    • paulinguigs Says:

      Correction:
      Are there any aspects that could be improved?
      Yes, the pronunciation could be improved.

      Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
      No, not so much.

  12. merysantos1998 Says:

    What do you think of their pronunciation?
    They do it very well but I think that they can pronounce something better.
    Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    Yes, the pronunciation.
    What are the problem words?
    For me are: homesickness, seasickness and appendicitis.
    Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    Not very much.
    What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    Both are instantly curable.

  13. jospomar Says:

    1. What do you think of their pronunciation?
    The pronunciation is verry well.
    2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    The speed because some times they go fast and some times slow.
    3. What are the problem words?
    The problem words are seasickness and stomach.
    4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    No.
    5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    That the both are instantly curable

  14. andreafr98 Says:

    1. What do you think of their pronunciation?
    I think that I have trouble pronouncing some words.
    2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    Yes, I think that yes.
    3. What are the problem words?
    My problems words are : homesickness, seasickness, awful and instantly.
    4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    Yes.
    5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    The both are instantly curable.

  15. AlbaaSoriaa Says:

    1. What do you think of their pronunciation?
    -Is good.
    2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    -Yes, there are.
    3. What are the problem words?
    -The problem words I think that they are devastatingly and appendicitis.
    4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    -Not much.
    5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in common
    -That the two are cured easily.

  16. vladis890 Says:

    1. What do you think of their pronunciation?
    -Their pronunciation is well, but they can do it best.
    2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    -Yes, the pronunciation of some words.
    3. What are the problem words?
    -I think the problem words are devastatingly, appendicitis, seasickness and homesickness.
    4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    -Not very much.
    5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    -That the both are instantly curable.

  17. alvaroalemany Says:

    1. What do you think of their pronunciation?
    – Their pronunciation is very well but, if they had done more, would have better.

    2. Are there any aspects that could be improved?
    – Yes, some aspects their could be better.

    3. What are the problem words?
    – For exemple, one problem word would “instantly”.

    4. Any problems with stress, falling in different syllables?
    – No, no fallings.

    5. What do homesickness and seasickness have in common?
    – That the both are instantly curable.

  18. psocies Says:

    1.-Is good.

    2.-Yes, there are.

    3.-I think that they are devastatingly and appendicitis.

    4.-Not much.

    5.-That the two are cured easily.


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