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Elena

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (154 of 164)
Location: Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 777,707 - Total Helpful Votes: 154 of 164
Good Soldier [DVD] [1981] [Region 1] [US Import] [&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Robin Ellis
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
The first thing that struck me about the movie is how well they managed to organise such an erratic and complex narrative into a film without making it overly organized or too chaotic. It fits together very well, and yet those who have read the book will feel that the author's peculiar technique has been preserved. Jeremy Brett playing the title role as always is pleasure to watch. It is a wistful, elegant, infinitely sad and bewildering film that, among other things, offers an interesting perspective on English character.
Get Rid of Your Accent: The English Pronunciation &hellip by Linda James
138 of 148 people found the following review helpful
I am half-Russian, half-German speaker of English and I am working hard to reduce my accent. I fully agree with one of the reviewers who said that the book is disappointing in the sense that it is basically your regular beginner's pronunciation course, like Sheep or Ship, Three or Tree, served under a different title (to boost sales???).

It does NOT offer any advice on how words are linked in speech and how it affects their pronunciation, neither does it say anything on intonation, sentence stress depending on the type of sentence etc., i.e. information that is vital for advanced speakers.

There are proper accent training books for actors, such as the one published by… Read more