English pronunciation test

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Apparently, if you can pronounce correctly every word in the following poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Try them yourself.

Click here for THE POEM

Here's an excerpt of the poem:
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.

And I just realized... I have been spelling "pronunciation" incorrectly all my life. I spelled it as "pronounciation" with that extra 'o'. Interesting.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Here's what I've been up to:

I can't watch TV anymore because my brother, dad and grandma hog the TV ALL day long, 24/7. So I migrated to the upper floor of my house. My bedroom is now my whole house:

Chinese New Year is just around the corner!! I'm going to balik kampung... balik my REAL kampung - China!

My hamster escaped from its cage (it bit my foot!), and we (when I mean we.. I mean my brother only and dad only :P) set up a trap. Food and water. I don't know how they caught it in the end. Every attempt of catching it was a failure because the hamster can really run. But it's back in its cage now :)

I've been learning how to do GIFs. It's quite troublesome... but the result is cool.

And btw, can you believe my blog is around 3 1/2 half years old?? :)

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