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I think you already know that if you want to improve your English speaking skills,
you have to practice, right? You have to speak. Studying grammar will never improve your speaking.
Listening to English alone will never improve your speaking.
You have to actually speak.
But what if you don't have someone to talk to in English? How can you practice then?
Well, there's a technique that allows you to learn to speak English by yourself.
No speaking partner is required. This technique can help improve many aspects of your spoken english:
your sentence structure, your grammar, your vocabulary
and most importantly, your ability to express your thoughts and ideas effectively.
So what is this technique?
Well, here's what it is...
Learning to speak English through imitation.
When I say imitation, I'm not talking about repeating after native speakers
using the exact same words to improve your pronunciation.
I'm talking about something a little more advanced than that.
Here's how it works: you listen to a conversation, a story, or some kind of speech
and then try to deliver that speech in your own words.
Let's see this technique in action:
When I was a child
When he was a child
my parents liked to pretend, like many other parents
his parents liked to pretend, like many other parents
that Santa Claus would bring us presents at Christmas.
His parents liked to pretend that Santa Claus would bring them presents at Christmas.
So when my siblings and I would wake up on Christmas morning
So when he and his siblings would wake up on Christmas morning
there'd be a bunch of presents, from supposedly Santa Claus, sitting in front of the fireplace.
there'd be a bunch of presents, from supposedly Santa Claus, sitting in front of the fireplace.
So that's how it works. But that's just one way to do it. There're other ways too.
For example, instead of imitating very small portions of speech like phrases and short sentences,
you can imitate larger portions of speech. So in this case, you wait until the speaker completes a thought or an idea,
then pause and try to express that idea yourself.
Another approach is to simply listen to the whole speech
and then try to deliver that entire speech yourself.
So there are several ways to go about it, but what I recommend is to combine them all together,
and I call this approach easy-to-hard imitation.
Easy-to-hard imitation is based on the concept of progressive training.
The idea is that you start with something easy and then increase the difficulty of the activity, forcing yourself to get better.
A number of studies have found this kind of training to be very effective.
Here's how you can apply this concept: start by imitating small portions of speech first like phrases and short sentences,
then move on to imitating larger portions of speech like long sentences or even groups of sentences,
and finally, try to deliver the entire speech on your own.
This technique offers many benefits.
You get to listen and imitate correct English, which helps you learn to form sentences properly.
You get to learn idioms, expressions, and other speaking patterns that are used in day-to-day conversations.
You get to learn grammar. When you imitate other people, you're learning grammar through a process called implicit learning.
This is the process where the learning happens without your awareness.
This is how babies and children learn the grammar rules of their first language.
When you imitate, you don't think about grammar.
You're not trying to understand why the present perfect tense is used in this situation or in that situation.
Instead, you're focused on communication — on understanding and expressing ideas.
You're still learning grammar but you're not aware that it's happening. This is one of the proper ways to learn grammar.
OK, that concludes this video. To help you get started, I've put together a step-by-step tutorial on this technique.
If you're interested, click here to go to that tutorial.



【口說技巧】如何提高你的英語口語能力 (How to improve your English speaking skills (by yourself))

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稲葉白兎 發佈於 2018 年 2 月 1 日    Chih-Chun Lin 翻譯    Ludan Zheng 審核



1effectively 0:46
形容詞 effective 是指「有效的」,因此副詞 effectively 就是「有效地」,表示某事物或方法有達到其成效、目的,偏重「結果」。
From this lesson, you'll learn how to use body language more effectively.

Take note if you decide to use a spray. They take several coats to effectively cover your skin.

很容易跟 effectively 搞混的就是 efficiently,它的意思是「有效率地」,代表在做事的過程中運用很少的時間或金錢,就能達到目的,偏重「過程」。
Can you find a way to do this assignment faster and more efficiently?

We all know that sleeping is necessary to function efficiently and productively.

這個單字的意思是「兄弟姊妹」,也就是 bothers and sisters。
It's really important to respect and love your siblings because at the end of the day, no one can give you that love, respect and honesty as much as your family.

有個蠻常見的相關用法叫做 sibling rivalry,是指「手足間的競爭、矛盾」。
Sibling rivalry has been common in this family.

3day-to-day 3:32
這個形容詞是指「日復一日的、日常的」,等同於 daily, 所以很常聽到的片語像是 on daily basis 就可以說 on day-to-day basis
I'm going to show you the makeup that you can wear on the day-to-day basis.

So that's it for today. I hope you can start to use some of these tips in your day-to-day conversations!

人們越有錢越無情?Does money make you mean?

4implicit 3:41
這個形容詞由 im- 開頭,是指「內隱的、含蓄的」。相反地,如果是由 ex- 開頭,就有「往外」的意思,像是 exit (出口)、exterior (對外的) ,所以 explicit 就是指「外顯的;清楚明確的;詳細的」。
People interpreted the celebrity's remark as an implicit criticism of the government.

The doctor gave me explicit instructions on when and how to take the medicine.

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  4. 4. 關閉語言字幕


  5. 5. 內嵌播放器


  6. 6. 展開播放器


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