Reading a bit about Doctor Who

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Aug 30, 2011 06:39 pronunciation
I read a Wikipedia entry about Doctor Who to test my English pronunciation.

my recording
http://audioboo.fm/boos/453869-doctor-who-wikipedia

I practised the same paragraphs more than 10 times, so this is my best at the moment.

While I'm speaking, my voice sounds very natural. However, when I listened it afterwards, it was horrible. It didn't flow well. :-(
Actually, it sounded as though I recorded somebody else's speech. This means that I'm not listening to what I'm saying while I'm speaking. The exactly the same thing happens when I play an instrument; the music sounds perfect in my head, but my performance is always far from it.

Anyway, it may be a good practise for pronunciation. How do you find it? Can you recognise the words?


Below is the script which I read for the recording. (I'm not responsible for the grammar.^^)

"Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor who explores the universe in a sentient time machine called the TARDIS, whose exterior appears to be a blue police box. Along with a succession of companions, he faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help people, and right wrongs."


As a bonus track, I prepared the Japanese katakana accent version as well. I'm sorry, but I can find a bit of English sounds in the recording, so this is not perfect katakana English.
http://audioboo.fm/boos/453926-doctor-who-japanese-accent
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