I am trying to learn an American accent. I don't know if what I am saying is considered connected speech.

I uploaded the recording here:

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I won't write the sentence that I said. If you couldn't recognize what I was saying, kindly tell me.

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    I know what you said, but it was very difficult to recognize the word before out. (I won't say it here so I don't give it away for anyone else.)
    – user230
    Apr 6 '15 at 21:09
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    We discussed your recording in chat: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/7227/conversation/listening
    – user230
    Apr 6 '15 at 21:09
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    @Marco Dinatsoli: The sentence you've chosen does not lend itself to slurring of words and "connected speech". It asks to be delivered in a slow and measured manner, with proper intonation patterns to demarcate the parenthetic phrase "scenes changing every eleven seconds". Try this: learningenglish.voanews.com Apr 7 '15 at 2:15
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the link to the recording seems to have died, rendering the question meaningless.
    – ruakh
    Apr 19 '15 at 1:30
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    I have edited the question to include the updated link to the sound file that works properly. Marco (and @TRo): I think you misunderstand the meaning of "connected speech", which I place in quotes here because Pretty much all natural speech is connected speech. Speech is, esentially and normally, continuous streams of sounds (and silence). Apr 19 '15 at 7:21

Here is a recording of my voice (General American / Standard American English) repeating the speech that you are working on from https://youtu.be/mu-eaxlA5jo

This second recording may help to put your attention on the places where I think you sound the most different than me. There are only three important places!

The vowel sound you make in frAn is incorrect.

Frantic Fran fran fran an an an fran fran tic

. . . 11 seconds ON AVERAGE

Zoned out Zo Zo Zo Zo Zo Zo Zon dout Zon-dout Zon-dout.

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