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Want to hear more English

...AND FOR FREE?

 

install the FREE! Hal Text-to-Speech Reader

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

 

Download the file halreader.zip from Zabaware

       
   

Unzip the file and install the Hal Text-to-Speech Reader

       
   

Download the free Language Reader program from Authorsoft

       
   

Install Language Reader

       
   

Use the Language Reader program to add:
  – the SAPI 4 and 5 Runtime component
  – the British English Text-To-Speech Engine

(the Language Reader program is fine, but it does not read the clipboard ? however, it DOES easily install voices and speech engines)

       
   

Setup the Hal Text-to-Speech Reader to speak British English
 
? Choose the Adult Female or Adult Male (British English)

       
     
 

When you exit the program, the voice will be the default next time you use it.

       
       
   

If you want "Carol" or "Peter" to say the word IELTS correctly, download this file:
ielts.dcb and place it in the C:\WINDOWS\Lhsp folder. Then, when you next load up the
program, go to Options and choose Pronunciation settings for Current Voice...

       
     

Open...
the ielts.dcb
dictionary...

 
       
     

Select the ielts.dcb file (see below)...

...and Exit.

       
    Now, anytime you want to hear English spoken, with reasonable accuracy* ...
     

...just highlight the text, right click and copy!

     
* it isn't perfect, but good enough for most situations until you can hear English spoken regularly.
       
 

You can also download the Speech Control Panel (.exe file, 840KB) from Microsoft to edit dictionaries etc. from the Windows Control Panel.