Expressing yourself confidently is about so much more than just words.
How do we show someone we are sad or angry, interested, shocked, affectionate or surprised? How can we recognise when someone else is expressing these things towards us?
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. Learn to copy the rhythm, stresses, pauses, intonation and facial expressions of native English speakers.
The Imitation Technique gives you the chance to perform in English and discover there is a confident English speaker in you!
About These Lessons
Positive Intonation and Expression
Lesson 1 – “How was the Trip?” Learn how to show interest in someone else in English! Ask them questions and respond in a really positive way.
Lesson 2 – “I love my dog” Learn and practice how to speak affectionately about a pet in English. Lots of fun!
Lesson 3 – “Jess is pregnant” Practice showing surprise and excitement over some unexpected news. A great lesson for showing enthusiasm in English.
Negative Intonation and Expression
Lesson 1 – “Buying Flights Online” Practice being frustrated by a negative experience of trying to buy tickets from a website.
Lesson 2 – “My Daughter Lives Far Away” Learn and practice how to explain a sad story to someone, so they feel your emotion.
Lesson 3 – “I Didn’t Get Into the Course” Practice showing disappointment because you worked really hard to get into a course and were not accepted.
Neutral Intonation and Expression
Lesson 1 – “I got the job..but” Sometimes we’re indifferent, we don’t really care about something. Practice expressing and identifying indifference over the outcome of a personal situation.
Lesson 2 – “My Job Interview Tomorrow” Learn and practice expressing when you’re feeling nervous or unsure about something, in this case, a big job interview!
Lesson 3 – “He’s Homeless?” This lesson will help you practice being shocked by an unexpected discovery when you learn a work colleague is actually homeless.
Just as a special bonus for you, we've included three extra imitation lessons…
What emotions will you use? It's a surprise!! (Check them out below!)
Ready to get started?
This video will show you exactly how the imitation lessons work!
When you are ready to try your first lesson, choose one of the units below the video and get started!
12 x Imitation lessons
12 x Vocabulary Guides
12 x Video Transcripts
12 x Downloadable .mp3 audio