In this video I explain how you can improve your English speaking skills all by yourself! I talk about 4 easy and free ways you can practise your speaking alone.
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I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English.
You're welcome! Thanks for watching. As long as you're enjoying the book, that's the most important thing! The best way to learn is to use material that you like ;). All the best, and keep talking to yourself! :)
Sure; talking to ourselves really works and it's also a good way to think carefully what we are about to say or do... even in our native language!
Every time I listen to your Spanish I confirm that it is much better if we consciously pick a particular English instead of speaking in a Frankenstein way what we consider a neutral English....Your Spanish from Spain is perfect! And I also know a few English native speakers who speak in a perfect Argentinean, Peruvian or Mexican Spanish!
Yes, I think it's definitely easier if we stick to a particular one :). But at the same time, I think the most important thing is to be clear and understandable. I should also add that Australian English is a bit of a mix between British and American English haha. E.g. Sometimes we pronounce the T in "better" like a normal T, and sometimes it's more like a D (American pronunciation)!
Hi Max, I really liked these tips!
...So when i am speaking to myself in public, i tend to use earphone and pretend to talking to a friend or whatever, otherwise, no one going to stay beside me. I use this trick becouse, one day my mom catched me to talking to myself and she said: Son, you real need a friend.
Thank you so much!
Thanks for the video that explains the simple methods to improve English when it is find difficult to get a counterpart to speak. Personally, I feel like reading aloud a news paper and shadowing is quite easy.
Thanks a lot dear Max. It was extremely useful.
I start reading "You are a badass" book out loud and after each paragraph I listen to the audio book. I read the book before and because I like it the whole practice is becomeing more interesting.
I think I should start to talk to myself now ;) or I can talk to my puppy in English :D.
Have a wonderful day.
Thank Max for your tips. they were quite good. By the way, Congratulations on your Spanish, although, I didn't understand anything you said...Nah, I'm kidding. To tell you the truth, your Spanish is excellent. On the other hand, How do I know if I reading English properly?, I mean, if the pronunciation of words is right?.
Thank you :).
That's why I said to choose texts that aren't too hard ;). But you're right, it's still difficult to know if we're saying everything correctly. I'd just recommend looking up the pronunciation of all the words that you have doubts about.
These online dictionaries are great for pronunciation:
Or maybe focus more on imitation.
Hey thanks for the video the tips are great but it does not work for me .I have tried everything but all are useless if you don't have speaking partner .I do read out loud I do imitiate english speakers I do shadow practise but when it comes to use those words that you have learned through imitiation or shadowing I can't use them with anyone .Ohhh I am frustrated 😭😭😭😭😭😭
I'm sorry to hear that... It's true that speaking with someone is the best way, but these types of exercises are better than nothing. Have you tried looking for a speaking partner online? If you Google "language exchange" you will find lots of websites for that.
Very good tips! As always it's interesting to listen to you.
Very efficient....or effective....What is the difference of meaning about these two words ? What is the most suitable in this case ?
Many thanks for all.
Ah oui, je me souviens de votre nom (Jean-Luc B... ) dans les commentaires. En ce qui concerne la sécurité, je pense que c'est un choix personnel, mais à mon avis, on n'est jamais trop prudent ;).
And you taught me something! I didn't realise that "efficace" meant both efficient and effective. Thanks!
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Thank for your answer, you are very effective.
Merci beaucoup pour votre réponse, j'ai changé mon nom sur YouTube, conseil d'un de mes amis pour la sécurité. J'indiquait avant Jean-Luc B......... Est-ce vraiment utile ? Je sais que vous parlez très bien le français c'est pourquoi je vous ai écrit dans ma langue.
Here I would probably say: Those techniques are very effective.
"Efficient" basically means effective and quick ;).
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Hola teacher, siempre tienes el sentido del humor hasta hablando en otros idiomas, Aprecio tus conocimiento y talento, you are the best one teacher i ever known cheer up, and ahead giving us English class.... Thank you very much👍👍👍
What a wonderful video, thank you so much for your very useful advices, and yes it's true I had the same experience about reading, I used to not read aloud, so I thought I had a good pronunciation till the day I decided to record myself, and with my surprise I realized that I didn't sound like I thought, that was only in my imagination. Now I know that reading not aloud can be tricky, and I've started reading aloud everytime I can this is helping me so very much! 😉 I love all of your videos, thanks for making them and thanks a lot for your help!
Wish you a wonderful day! ☺ 🌷
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I'm happy you like my videos.
Yes, I learnt the "hard way" about the difference between speaking aloud and whispering. It took me a while to properly realise that there was a big difference :). Have a nice week!
Thank you for your great efforts.
It’s very difficult to talk with myself I think after a little time I may go crazy 😜 but I can imagine I speak with a native speaker like you and speak with you for many hours until you become tired 😓
Yes, the subtitles will need a little editing once I've reuploaded the videos. Basically a couple of sentences will need to be removed, and then the remaining subtitles shifted to the left, if that makes sense. If you don't mind doing it, it would be much appreciated, but I really don't want to bother you! So honestly, no pressure.
My friend is American, but she learnt Russian and has lived in Russian-speaking countries ;)
Do you want to edit the subtitles for these videos a bit after uploading new version of these videos? Am I right?
...Or I can fix these subtitles, if you want. It's not difficult for me.
Max, does your friend speak in Russian like a native or he learn Russian?
I'm just interested...
Hi again, I know you've made Russian subtitles for a few of my videos.
Unfortunately I noticed a mistake in my videos "cloth, clothes and clothing" and "breath/breathe", so I took them down so I can edit them. (The mistake is in the videos, not in the subtitles!) I've saved your subtitles, so hopefully I can reupload them once I've reuploaded the videos without having to make too many changes. I have a friend who speaks Russian who might be able to help me... I'm really sorry about that.
Thank you again for contributions!
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