E33 – is reading aloud helpful?

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Hello language enthusiasts welcome back

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to my fluent podcast! In this episode I

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want to cover the question is reading

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aloud helpful? let’s get started. I just

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came across one of my very first

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episodes back then I think exactly one

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year ago in which I did not number my

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episode meaning my very first four

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episodes were not numbered I’ve started

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with the very first episode called

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learning through TV series and movies

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which I numbered (by) zero

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don’t ask me why zero.. in any case I

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listened to this old episode called five

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fresh dirty tips to boost your speaking

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skills now! (what a name )and I was kind of

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shocked

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there was no intonation no motivation I

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read out loud the whole script so buckle

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up and have a listen to a short excerpt

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of this terrible episode! in any case

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here comes number three use technology

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wisely be aware of the danger of

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technology in terms of the whole

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materials out there if you don’t be

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careful you’ll get easily overwhelmed by

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all the stuff, pen and paper will do the

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trick too, and that way you won’t be

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distracted that easily you can really

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focus on a subject it’s really all about

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striking a balance between technology

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and more traditional methods

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Whoo! what do you think guys was it good

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was it bad well in my opinion I should

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have spoken a tick louder and in this

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episode the question is “is reading aloud

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Helpful?” well, the answer is yes of course

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it is helpful it can help you train your

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mouth muscles because every language

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needs different parts of your mouth

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Muscles, they have to be trained and also

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the more you read aloud the more

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you will be conscious of the words you

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are not quite sure about the

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pronunciation and that’s a good thing

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because you can you can just look it up

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you can look up for the right

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pronunciation on www.forvo.com calm for example

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and now guys I’m going to show you

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another excerpt of a recording I’ve made

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about three months after the first

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record that I showed you in the

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beginning of the podcast “called the chef

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he was very upset that morning he was

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close to the point of Tears gardener Joe

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Atherton from Mansfield wood house in

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nothing Hampshire has been showing off

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his prize-winning enormous onion The

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Daily Express reports the Choe won first

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prize at the horror gate autumn Flower

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Show for his onion which weighed 15

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pounds..”

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people might argue here that there are

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not that many differences between the

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first recoding and second recording but I

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think in my opinion, you can make out at

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least a little improvement and as far as

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I can tell it could help me a bit with

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vocabulary and also with my confidence

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because it’s a lot easier now to read

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something and actually it doesn’t take

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that much time until you see improvement

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meaning you don’t need to spend two

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hours a day No! I think it’s more

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effective if you spend 15 minutes or so

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and that would do the trick and in my

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case my language journey goes on I’m

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still learning English! Still struggling

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but I feel more comfortable

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recently a listener reached out to me

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and said Daniel you speak too

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Slowly, way too slowly!

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it’s okay I am working on that and

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hopefully in the future I will speak

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faster and by the way what about you? Do

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you read out loud to improve your

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target language you can leave me a

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comment on my website my fluent podcast

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a good one

 

 

  • Václav

    I’ve been reading aloud almost every day since I started learning English, which is like 4 years ago. Besides all other things, I see it as an indicator whether I’m in a good shape or not. For instance, If I had speaking practice that day, it feels great to read something out loud, you find out something new about your voice and intonation, try to be conscious about difficult parts in pronunciation which gives you the feeling of getting better at English. On the other hand, when you had a shitty day, you’ve neglected your speaking practice for a while, it can be really challenging and somewhat frustrating. And this is when you see your real weaknesses, and make resolutions to study harder 🙂 So, yes it does some good to you.

    • myfluentpodcast@gmail.com

      Salut Vaclav!
      You have my greatest respect! You are a true learner! This is quite impressive! What you’ve reached so far and what you will reach in the future!
      Maybe it soounds silly but I feel honored having you as my listener!!!
      Thank you so much Vaclav!
      See you soon,
      Daniel