8 SoEun san:
-She sounded like she had good pronunciation.
-Her accent sounds like a native speaker's, at least to my ears
-Sakubun ga totemo suki desu. ichiban ryuuchou(?) desu kara, hanashikata wa yokute hayai desu ne? watashi wa urayamashii desu.
-I feel she really memorized the entire sakubun. Most prepared one. But a little harder than Elizabeth san's to comprehend.
-This composition is read effortlessly. It doesn't seem like SoEun san has any difficult with the pronunciation. It sounds almost as natural as the voice files from language lab. In addition, the composition is grammatically accurate (as far as I can deduce). It is the most flawless piece.
-Humorous at several points and good command of the language
-Because she also was fluent...just sounded very "Japanese" as in like a native…
7 Melissa san:
-Because she uses a lot of te form and a variety of verbs
-Because I thought her speech had a good flow, was easy to understand, and did not have any mistakes or unusual pauses. I thought it sounded natural and was kind of funny at some points where her speech was elevated.
-Ryuuchou desu kara, sakubun mo suki desu. desukara.... urayamashii desu.
-Because the intonation is very clear, and she uses a lot of 'te' forms!
-Good pronunciation- I think?
-Because she has expression in her reading and is very fluent (probably after all those practice runs)
Dario san: 7 ひょう
- I thought his was hilarious. Funny and enjoyable listening.
-The speech was funny.
-Because he said to vote for him and also because i thought his idea of being president was pretty clever.
-Because I liked the way he pretended he was really addressing a crowd & he must have practiced a lot because his intonation was pretty good
-Seikatsu wa ichiban omoshiroi desu kara. shigoto wa daitouryou desu yo! watashi wa urayamashii desu.
-This composition was one of the most original. It took a rather playful approach to the assignment, assuming the position of the president of the United States, but still managed to be effective. It is probably the most engaging and enjoyable to listen to.
4 Jaz san
-I also like Jasmina's, even though it was quite long, because it was interesting. She spoke about Japan, and it was believeable. She also justifies a lot of her statements by including a lot of details such as saying why she doesn't want children. She also opened and closed it as if she was in a conversation, which made it more familiar.
-To my untrained ear, the way she speaks sounds very Japanese. I also think it's cool that she says she's going to be living in Japan, because I think that's probably what I'll do once I'm finished with law school.
-A very detailed and lively performance.
3 Ben San:
-I like his contents the best.
-Besides intonation and stresses, he read pretty naturally, speed-wise
-Because I thought his was interesting because of the things he said he wants to do in the future (buy and learn to fly an airplane).
2 Gregg san:
-I like his, even though the sound of the system made it very scratchy in the beginning. I like his because he attracted my attention by asking questions about his future in the beginning and in the middle. And was able to talk about the future in the present tense; something I didn’t even think about.
-I voted for him because I liked his introduction (how he asked questions first) which made it sound more like a speech.
2 Ifan san
-He used a lot of the vocabulary words, good negative forms, and his life sounds very comfortable
-Because I thought his speed was pretty natural and the composition was interesting
2 Liz san
- Very fluent. Not much of hesitation when speaking.Clear to understand.
-Because her reading very clean (as in each character pronounced) and fluent. she might want to slow down a bit though.
2 Margo san
- I thought hers was probably the easiest for me to understnad.
1 Penny san
-Though this composition had a few errors, it had a good progression. The story flowed naturally. In addition, I like the realism of this composition. For example, she mentioned having a small apartment because she didn't have too much money. Realism didn't make the piece depressing, though. There are plenty of enjoyable aspects of her life in 20 years, such as going to the ocean with her dog.
1 Pedro san.
-Because I felt his speech was the most fleunt and easiest to understand