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Speaking exercises - more attempts on mobile app

Hi, I really struggle with the speaking exercises, maybe half the time I don't get it right within the three attempts. Is it possible to increase the number of attempts you can make? I noticed on the desktop version, there seems to be no limit but unfortunately my laptop microphone is so rubbish - even if I play back the Duolingo audio clip, it doesn't get recognised! Also, it would really help me to have the slow audio available as well for these exercises. Thanks! Jane

4 years ago

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If you are having trouble with the speaking exercises, then you might want to disable your microphone from your settings (The speech recognition isn't that good, anyway. It's highly inconsistent, even with a good mic). You won't get any more speaking questions.

After that, just repeat after the computer to practice your pronunciation. It's what I do. You'll find that it really helps with speaking and comprehension.

4 years ago

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Good idea.. I guess the speaking exercises (at least the ones that I passed) gave me some confidence that I was pronouncing it right but if they are that inconsistent then maybe they are not worth it!

4 years ago

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You probably did well on those, but it sounds like the exercises are more trouble than they are worth for you.

4 years ago
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