I really have to object to the clear pronounciation of the first three words and the muffled repeat of the last two words. I have invested considerable time +++and mostly pleasure+++in devoting hours a day to this endeavor, but feel most frustrated to be unable to clearly hear the speaker+++though I have the most up+to+date Dell laptop on the market. I have tried to rise to the challenges and feel great pride, more recently, of the competition to achieve PERFECT on many lessons. And while I am at it, the same criticism is directed at the deliberate speed used to repeat phrases for which the only source is the audio provided. After fifteen months of almost daily practice, I am on the verge of dropping the whole exercise.