You will hear a sentence. Please repeat the sentence exactly as you hear it . You will hear the sentence only once.
(You will not able to re-record your response. In addition ,if you remain silent for more than three seconds, the microphone will close automatically.)
‘Listen to the phrasing of the sentence as it is read aloud.’
‘Copy the stress and intonation patterns of the sentence you hear.’
Listen to the way the speaker groups the words into meaningful phrases. Also listen to the speaker’s intonation and aim to copy this. Listen to the syllable stress on long words, and say the words the same way.
Speak as clearly as you can. If you mumble, your words may not be recognized. Remember there is no tone before the microphone opens in this task, so start to speak as soon as the Status box changes to ‘Recording’.
Note how the speaker uses word stress to highlight the important information. Try to do the same. Make sure, you will hear a range of accents in this task, but don’t try to copy the accent. Just speak naturally.