Today I’m goingto show you how you can practice speaking English by yourself, at home usingonly materials that you definitely have access to .
In order tobecome a good English speaker and to speak in conversation you have to speakEnglish a lot. Preferably speak with native speaker.
To become a goodEnglish speaker, the best and easiest way is to speak English in conversation alot. However unless you live in an English speaking country, or use Englishevery day at work. I think you don’t have any chance to speak English.
That is aproblem for lot of people. On the other hand, have many chances to speakEnglish. However they lack the confidence to make use of these chances.
Perhaps they areshy. Perhaps they learned English only by textbook with their eyes and theyfeel their pronunciation is not good enough. And they don’t know how to say thething that they want to say.
Today I’m goingto teach you a technique that both of kinds of people can use to improve theirEnglish speaking skills and pronunciation.
The technique isof course, shadowing.
The idea behindshadowing is simple. You listen to some English and repeat it at the same time.It could be a conversation or it could be a monologue. It doesn’t matter.
You’re listeningand you’re repeating at the same time. Now, this dose several things for you.
The first thingthat it dose for you is it trains your ear to listen very carefully, to the waythat things are said, to the tone and the rhythm in which phrases are said andthe length and the number of pauses that are used in speech.
Because if youcan’t hear these things you can’t copy them so in order to copy them you haveto become very good at hearing them.
The second thingthat it will do is it will really improve your pronunciation and your accent.
This is becauseyou will get so good at listening to the way that things are said, to thepronunciation, that you will be able to copy.
This will helpyou speak more smoothly. Again, with improved pronunciation.
Last, you shouldchoose some English you like. Such as speech, movie, TV play and so on. Just likeme, my favorite movie is Flipped. What about yours??