I am one of those 声调 challenged students, and find this lesson to be quite beneficial. Is there any chance you could start a basic grammatical pattern theme segment as well? Thanks!
I agree, I found it very interesting even though I feel my pronunciation was quite ok already. I was hoping for even more examples on different tone combinations however; I seem to hear the fourth tone changing into something slightly different sometimes, maybe mostly when there is two fourth tones in a row?
Did you get a chance to watch the drill video on this lesson. That might help with your 4th tone combinations.
The intonational pattern of Mandarin is also a big point to learn. Let’s prepare to talk about it.
Frederic (Xu Laoshi)