Many thanks for your reply.
Maybe I could ask the question in a slightly different way?
What I have is a basic language revision skill which uses a google sheet with 2 columns (french phrase, the english translation). what I have been doing is using the speak block to ask the question “what is the meaning of the phrase” followed by the “french phrase” (using the readspeaker API via an mp3 URL).
The problem I have is I just cant get it to work without errors
could you suggest any other text to speech apis that alexa will accept, or any way round the above problem.