Being confident in English can change your life. And expressing yourself confidently is about so much more than just the words we say.
How do we show someone we are sad or angry, interested, curious, affectionate or surprised? How can we recognise when someone else is expressing these same feelings?
By adding stress, intonation, pause, tone and facial expression to the way we communicate, the person we are speaking to understands the emotion behind our words. These things allow us to be human, to express who we are, what we think and what we feel.
Pronunciation is important. It’s one of the biggest challenges that English learners face. But pronunciation is only one part of communicating clearly and confidently in English.
When you were a young child, you learned so many things by copying or imitating other people, starting with your parents. It’s how we all began learning our native languages.
Throughout your life, you have learned so much simply by imitating others.
Think about all those different scenes from your favourite movies that you acted out as a child! How about the songs you watched on MTV and know all the dance moves for?
Not only is copying others an effective way of learning how to express yourself, it can make you smile and laugh because it’s FUN! To improve your English quickly, you need to enjoy practicing it.
The Imitation Technique
I developed the Imitation Technique for you; to help you express who you are and what you feel, in English.
I want to help you discover the confident English-speaking version of you.
Practicing your English by imitating a native English speaker gives you the chance to perform in English. It’s like you become a native English speaker!
Like singing your favourite song or pretending to be your favourite actor in a movie, speaking English is a performance.
It’s not just what you say, but how you say it.
By imitating the pronunciation, stress, pauses, intonation, facial expressions and gestures of native English speakers, you are teaching yourself to communicate in the most natural way.
Try out this lesson now and see what you think!
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