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  • I'm going to teach you a technique which you can use.

  • You can add this into your learning plan on.

  • This will help you with improving your pronunciation, and it's all done through listening.

  • So I'm going to give you kind of step by step, how you can achieve this and how you can start working on it right now.

  • After this video, if you want Thio eso generally guys, we called this technique the mimicking technique or the imitation technique.

  • And it's the technique which I've used on actors, actresses from America, from the UK, and, of course, the hundreds of non natives that I've taught throughout my life on.

  • It's very, very simple, but very effective.

  • So here we go with Step one.

  • The first thing which I need you to do is I need you to find a role model.

  • I need you to find someone who's accent you like who you want to sound like.

  • Most people do have one.

  • You wouldn't want to learn the British accent if there wasn't maybe someone or some people who have made you want to learn it.

  • Maybe it's me.

  • If it's me fantastic, use me as your role model the person you listen, thio.

  • Okay, so that person will be your source off learning If you're stuck with finding someone.

  • Maybe you like Harry Potter.

  • Okay.

  • Well, the actor in Harry Potter who plays Harry, is called Daniel Radcliffe, the actress who plays her.

  • Miney is called Emma Watson, and she's in many other movies.

  • Some people talk to me A with the time about how much they love people like Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleston.

  • Kira Knightly is another great female actress with an R P British accent, and all these people I've mentioned generally have kind of an RP style accent.

  • But we don't just have to do actors and actresses.

  • Maybe you like the accent off a musician.

  • Maybe you like watching football.

  • Is that something you enjoy?

  • The commentators actually have very, very good accents, so they're a great source of learning.

  • But think about your passions.

  • Think about people and things that you like that you've enjoyed throughout your life and see if you can find someone British on use them as your source of listening and learning.

  • It doesn't just have to be one person that could be many.

  • Now what I need you to do is I need you to gather things.

  • I need you to find interviews with this person.

  • I need you to find materials, YouTube videos, radio interviews, Interviews are the great way of improving Internation in particular because we're listening to people talk in a very natural situation.

  • They're discussing things, so interviews and chat shows.

  • If you can find something with that person, then you hit gold.

  • You could find scenes in movies where people used the accent that you like.

  • And, of course, make sure when you're listening to that person.

  • If you're trying to improve your spoken English, make sure that you're not listening to someone reading something because we actually use a very different tone when we read, compared to when we're just talking like this.

  • So please do think of that at the same time.

  • Remember, you are learning, not listening or watching for pleasure.

  • So if you found something the first time you listen to it.

  • Use it for learning and use the technique I'm about to give you after you studied and you've been learning for, let's say, an hour or however long the video takes, then watch it again Not only will you have better understanding, but now you can listen to it with pleasure.

  • So the first step off using this material is you need to think about what you are improving today.

  • Are you learning, Internation?

  • Are you learning a few vowel sounds?

  • Are you learning continents?

  • What are you focusing on today?

  • Make sure you're focusing on one topic, not loads and loads of things.

  • And then you can begin.

  • So now you listen.

  • But I want you to do it in kind of 12th intervals.

  • So you listen to the person, speak for 10 seconds or for as long as you can, and then repeat what they say copying what it is you're trying to learn.

  • So if you're trying to learn intonation and this technique is best for Internation, copy how they say those words.

  • You can do it with this video.

  • Listen to how I'm speaking and copy how I use my tone or how I pronounce those vows.

  • And that's going to work.

  • But you need to do it about three times.

  • So you listen.

  • Repeat, go back 10 seconds.

  • Listen again.

  • Repeat, do that.

  • As I said three times on then what you're doing is training your muscles to start speaking in this way.

  • You're teaching your muscles to do something different on to copy this person that you like the sound off.

  • Now I am absolutely dreadful.

  • Maths.

  • I hate it.

  • But let me tell you now that this equation works imitation plus repetition.

  • Times three equals muscle memory, muscle memory times.

  • Your brand new British accent equals you can thank me later on.

  • That's it.

  • Okay.

  • As I said, listen, the first time for pleasure, you're listening in 12th intervals and you're copying how they say these things.

  • Trust me, this technique works.

  • I've used it with hundreds and hundreds of students.

  • Make sure you're doing this often included in your schedule, your learning schedule or schedule.

  • However you want to say it doesn't really matter, include it.

  • Okay, so maybe one day of the week you do some listening practice this practice I've mentioned, and then maybe the next day you practice my course on you watch one of the videos from my course on send me voice recordings off.

  • You practicing that in the course, and then the next day maybe you do some reading Internation practice.

  • You have your own schedule, but this is a fantastic thing to include in it, and you would be crazy not to do it.

  • If you really want to sound like a native okay, it will help you pick up that natural native sound if you're still struggling to find someone to listen to.

  • And you like the sound of me.

  • Of course, you have all of my YouTube videos where you can copy me and practice with me, but have a podcast which is coming very, very soon.

  • It's going to be called Journeys is about travel is about journey through life.

  • It's about culture, mostly about travel, but there's going to be a few other stories included in there.

  • As I said, you don't have to enjoy what you're listening Thio.

  • If you're not a big fan of me or a big fan of travel, but you like my accent, you can still use my podcast as listening practice material to help you with repetition.

  • So I will provide links below so where you can start listening to me in the podcast.

  • There's only one episode available right now.

  • It's kind of an introduction, but I'm very excited for you to hear that.

  • And I really would love some feedback.

  • So please do tweet me or email me to let me know what you think, Onda.

  • As I said, if you want to start improving your accent seriously right now with the teacher who you can talk Thio, you conjoined my course at e t j english dot com links in the description below I can't wait to meet those of you who join.

  • Thank you very much for watching again.

  • Go start using this technique right now.

  • Take care, guys in Cheers beer.

I'm going to teach you a technique which you can use.

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