The Power Learning Podcast – 14 – Improve Your Pronunciation and Sound Like a Native English Speaker

The Power Learning Podcast – 14 – Improve Your Pronunciation and Sound Like a Native English Speaker


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episode 14 episode 14
episode 14
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and it is a pleasure to welcome and it is a pleasure to welcome and it is a pleasure to welcome
you to another episode you to another episode
you to another episode
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into I’m really excited into I’m really excited
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about this I’m always well I
guess excited about every lesson guess excited about every lesson guess excited about every lesson
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one in particular because I get one in particular because I get one in particular because I get
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one a beat master English one a beat master English
one a beat master English
conversation scholarship contest conversation scholarship contest conversation scholarship contest
winners some really excited winners some really excited winners some really excited
about that and will also get to about that and will also get to about that and will also get to
talk about pronunciation talk about pronunciation
talk about pronunciation
as well the other thing also I as well the other thing also I
as well the other thing also I
want to talk about want to talk about
want to talk about
is the stages and fluency that is the stages and fluency that is the stages and fluency that
you’ll be going through you’ll be going through
you’ll be going through
so we’ll talk a little bit about so we’ll talk a little bit about so we’ll talk a little bit about
the kinds of things you learn in the kinds of things you learn in the kinds of things you learn in
the order you should learn them the order you should learn them
the order you should learn them
in but then also in but then also in but then also
the phases that you’ll go the phases that you’ll go
the phases that you’ll go
through as you make a transition through as you make a transition through as you make a transition
from being a non-native speaker from being a non-native speaker from being a non-native speaker
to a really strong confident to a really strong confident to a really strong confident
fluent speaker fluent speaker fluent speaker
with great pronunciation the with great pronunciation the
with great pronunciation the
first thing i wanna talk about first thing i wanna talk about
first thing i wanna talk about
is the speeches of fluency and is the speeches of fluency and
is the speeches of fluency and
this will help you this will help you this will help you
kinda figure out where you are kinda figure out where you are kinda figure out where you are
and figure out what’s coming and figure out what’s coming and figure out what’s coming
next and what you’ll need to do next and what you’ll need to do next and what you’ll need to do
to improve faster to improve faster to improve faster
the first part of this the first part of this the first part of this
explanation will be talking explanation will be talking explanation will be talking
about be about be
about be
way that you should be learning way that you should be learning way that you should be learning
in the second part of this in the second part of this
in the second part of this
explanation explanation
explanation
I will talk a bit more about the I will talk a bit more about the
I will talk a bit more about the
phases that you’ll be going phases that you’ll be going phases that you’ll be going
through through
through
so usually the first thing that so usually the first thing that so usually the first thing that
you should be doing is mastering you should be doing is mastering
you should be doing is mastering
grammar grammar
grammar
and the reason you master and the reason you master
and the reason you master
grammar first is because grammar first is because grammar first is because
if you can’t I actually speak if you can’t I actually speak if you can’t I actually speak
properly properly
properly
it doesn’t matter how good your it doesn’t matter how good your it doesn’t matter how good your
pronunciation is you know you pronunciation is you know you pronunciation is you know you
can’t speak with can’t speak with
can’t speak with
fantastic English and I see this fantastic English and I see this
fantastic English and I see this
all the time students you can all the time students you can all the time students you can
happen beautiful voice and happen beautiful voice and
happen beautiful voice and
pronounce words perfectly pronounce words perfectly
pronounce words perfectly
but if you make simple mistakes but if you make simple mistakes but if you make simple mistakes
in your grammar they become in your grammar they become in your grammar they become
even more noticeable some native even more noticeable some native even more noticeable some native
speakers if you’re having speakers if you’re having speakers if you’re having
conversations with them conversations with them
conversations with them
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sore thumb sore thumb sore thumb
so a sore thumb becomes break so a sore thumb becomes break
so a sore thumb becomes break
rated painful rated painful rated painful
so the little mistakes that you so the little mistakes that you so the little mistakes that you
make become even more obvious to make become even more obvious to
make become even more obvious to
native speaker native speaker native speaker
so we’re always I just like a so we’re always I just like a so we’re always I just like a
baby I baby I
baby I
we should be learning first the we should be learning first the
we should be learning first the
grammar and it doesn’t mean you grammar and it doesn’t mean you grammar and it doesn’t mean you
have to study grammar rules have to study grammar rules have to study grammar rules
unite each plenty of ways that unite each plenty of ways that unite each plenty of ways that
help students master grammar help students master grammar
help students master grammar
automatically and naturally automatically and naturally automatically and naturally
without having to try to learn without having to try to learn without having to try to learn
rules rules
rules
even though it might be useful even though it might be useful even though it might be useful
to know the names have some to know the names have some
to know the names have some
rules seek look them up rules seek look them up
rules seek look them up
to learn more but the most to learn more but the most to learn more but the most
important thing is to master important thing is to master important thing is to master
grammar first grammar first
grammar first
and then while you’re doing that and then while you’re doing that
and then while you’re doing that
you’re beginning to learn more you’re beginning to learn more you’re beginning to learn more
native words and phrases the native words and phrases the
native words and phrases the
kinds of things that you find in kinds of things that you find in kinds of things that you find in
conversational conversational conversational
English and working closer and English and working closer and English and working closer and
closer to closer to
closer to
becoming fluent you will finally becoming fluent you will finally becoming fluent you will finally
work on your work on your work on your
pronunciation kinda happy and so pronunciation kinda happy and so pronunciation kinda happy and so
as you really begin to as you really begin to
as you really begin to
speak more quickly and you can speak more quickly and you can speak more quickly and you can
use your grammar and make use your grammar and make use your grammar and make
sentences sentences sentences
without thinking and effectively without thinking and effectively without thinking and effectively
that’s when you can really begin that’s when you can really begin that’s when you can really begin
to focus on pronunciation and to focus on pronunciation and
to focus on pronunciation and
really really really
take your fluency to the highest take your fluency to the highest take your fluency to the highest
level so the things you should level so the things you should level so the things you should
be learning be learning be learning
again first master grammar and again first master grammar and
again first master grammar and
then then
then
you know as you learn more words you know as you learn more words you know as you learn more words
and phrases in building and phrases in building and phrases in building
confidence then you can really confidence then you can really confidence then you can really
start to enjoy a more native start to enjoy a more native
start to enjoy a more native
content like movies content like movies content like movies
I music things like that and I music things like that and I music things like that and
that will help you improve your that will help you improve your that will help you improve your
pronunciation pronunciation pronunciation
a lot of the prestige in a lot of the prestige in
a lot of the prestige in
practice comes from listening to practice comes from listening to
practice comes from listening to
examples of native English examples of native English examples of native English
speakers talking so dislike me speakers talking so dislike me speakers talking so dislike me
or other native speakers are or other native speakers are
or other native speakers are
watching movies things like that watching movies things like that watching movies things like that
you will learn the we need you will learn the we need
you will learn the we need
speakers speak but you won’t be speakers speak but you won’t be speakers speak but you won’t be
able to understand what they’re able to understand what they’re able to understand what they’re
saying saying
saying
until you’ve learned the freezes until you’ve learned the freezes
until you’ve learned the freezes
in the idioms and all those in the idioms and all those in the idioms and all those
other pieces first other pieces first
other pieces first
so that’s why the pronunciation so that’s why the pronunciation so that’s why the pronunciation
is the last thing that you’ll be is the last thing that you’ll be
is the last thing that you’ll be
working on working on
working on
so thinking about the phases a so thinking about the phases a
so thinking about the phases a
fluency what you’ll be kinda fluency what you’ll be kinda
fluency what you’ll be kinda
going thru first as you were going thru first as you were
going thru first as you were
you know right now your level is you know right now your level is you know right now your level is
pretty good if you can pretty good if you can
pretty good if you can
understand this podcast understand this podcast understand this podcast
so you’ve gone through the so you’ve gone through the so you’ve gone through the
phases mastering kinda written phases mastering kinda written phases mastering kinda written
English you know it you know a English you know it you know a
English you know it you know a
lot of grammar rules you can lot of grammar rules you can lot of grammar rules you can
read and write well read and write well
read and write well
I the phase after that years I the phase after that years
I the phase after that years
learning learning
learning
to master the conversational to master the conversational
to master the conversational
English that native speakers English that native speakers English that native speakers
actually speak actually speak
actually speak
so if you’re at that phase right so if you’re at that phase right so if you’re at that phase right
now right now the most now right now the most now right now the most
important thing you should be important thing you should be important thing you should be
doing is learning lots of doing is learning lots of
doing is learning lots of
freezing freezing
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idioms hand slowly listening to idioms hand slowly listening to
idioms hand slowly listening to
real real English that you’d real real English that you’d real real English that you’d
find in me know movies and find in me know movies and
find in me know movies and
things like that things like that things like that
and then as you’re doing those and then as you’re doing those
and then as you’re doing those
baby will finally moving to the baby will finally moving to the baby will finally moving to the
last phase last phase last phase
fluency which is working on your fluency which is working on your fluency which is working on your
pronunciation pronunciation pronunciation
and if you can do that in-kind and if you can do that in-kind and if you can do that in-kind
ever relax and see how ever relax and see how ever relax and see how
you work through the phases if you work through the phases if you work through the phases if
you know how they will be you know how they will be you know how they will be
happening in the order to be happening in the order to be
happening in the order to be
happening in happening in happening in
you’ll be able to work through you’ll be able to work through you’ll be able to work through
them much faster them much faster them much faster
so think about all these things so think about all these things so think about all these things
as you’re working through your as you’re working through your as you’re working through your
own fluency and think about own fluency and think about own fluency and think about
where you are where you are
where you are
and also remember that that’s and also remember that that’s and also remember that that’s
exactly why over the course at exactly why over the course at
exactly why over the course at
these podcasts these podcasts these podcasts
I’ve been I kinda moving from I’ve been I kinda moving from
I’ve been I kinda moving from
the most basic things that you the most basic things that you the most basic things that you
need to master all the way up to need to master all the way up to need to master all the way up to
the most specific things that the most specific things that the most specific things that
you get you get you get
as you work through these phases as you work through these phases as you work through these phases
a fluency and I’ve done that a fluency and I’ve done that
a fluency and I’ve done that
because this leaders said a because this leaders said a
because this leaders said a
podcast episode podcast episode
podcast episode
has been following the progress has been following the progress has been following the progress
of the four winners at the of the four winners at the of the four winners at the
master English conversation master English conversation
master English conversation
scholarship scholarship
scholarship
and so I’ve gotten recordings and so I’ve gotten recordings and so I’ve gotten recordings
from them each month I get to from them each month I get to from them each month I get to
listen to them practice listen to them practice listen to them practice
and recently I’ve had and recently I’ve had and recently I’ve had
conversations actual Skype conversations actual Skype
conversations actual Skype
conversations with a few of them conversations with a few of them
conversations with a few of them
and I plan on having some more and I plan on having some more and I plan on having some more
and the transitions that people and the transitions that people
and the transitions that people
are making is just amazing are making is just amazing
are making is just amazing
so I will reveal one of those so I will reveal one of those
so I will reveal one of those
today today today
we started with the mastering we started with the mastering we started with the mastering
this conversation scholarship this conversation scholarship
this conversation scholarship
almost a year ago so we’re in almost a year ago so we’re in
almost a year ago so we’re in
the end %uh month 11 in there is the end %uh month 11 in there is the end %uh month 11 in there is
one more month one more month one more month
to go so it’s very exciting to go so it’s very exciting
to go so it’s very exciting
we’re finally reaching the end we’re finally reaching the end
we’re finally reaching the end
even though obviously you never even though obviously you never even though obviously you never
stop learning because there’s stop learning because there’s stop learning because there’s
always new things to learn always new things to learn always new things to learn
always always
always
hi new phrases & idioms: being hi new phrases & idioms: being
hi new phrases & idioms: being
created so created so created so
as long as you continue to study as long as you continue to study
as long as you continue to study
will always know what’s being will always know what’s being will always know what’s being
spoken spoken
spoken
so we begin almost a year ago so we begin almost a year ago so we begin almost a year ago
talking about grammar in the talking about grammar in the talking about grammar in the
general things that help you general things that help you general things that help you
learn but now we’re getting to learn but now we’re getting to learn but now we’re getting to
the the the
end of the year so we’re into end of the year so we’re into
end of the year so we’re into
pronunciation pronunciation
pronunciation
now before I reveal that now before I reveal that now before I reveal that
pronunciation tips pronunciation tips
pronunciation tips
I’ll be talking about that at I’ll be talking about that at I’ll be talking about that at
the end up this podcast I wanted the end up this podcast I wanted
the end up this podcast I wanted
to talk more about one to talk more about one
to talk more about one
on the master English on the master English on the master English
conversation scholarship contest conversation scholarship contest conversation scholarship contest
winners winners
winners
and this is your last lover this and this is your last lover this
and this is your last lover this
is a fantastic woman is a fantastic woman
is a fantastic woman
from the Czech Republic and from the Czech Republic and from the Czech Republic and
she’s been working she’s been working
she’s been working
every single month going through every single month going through
every single month going through
the program and sending me the program and sending me the program and sending me
her recordings each month to her recordings each month to
her recordings each month to
document her progress and I’m document her progress and I’m document her progress and I’m
really excited really excited really excited
by what she’s done now she’s by what she’s done now she’s by what she’s done now she’s
done a fantastic job not only done a fantastic job not only done a fantastic job not only
because she’s studied in she’s because she’s studied in she’s because she’s studied in she’s
continued to work each month continued to work each month continued to work each month
neck can be I you know a great neck can be I you know a great
neck can be I you know a great
achievement in and of itself achievement in and of itself achievement in and of itself
where you you focus on something where you you focus on something where you you focus on something
you continue to stay with it you continue to stay with it you continue to stay with it
because you know learning the because you know learning the
because you know learning the
language can be tough language can be tough language can be tough
and even if you’re talented have and even if you’re talented have
and even if you’re talented have
a lot of resources it can still a lot of resources it can still a lot of resources it can still
be challenging to learn be challenging to learn be challenging to learn
sometimes her you know for sometimes her you know for
sometimes her you know for
myself there some phrases I myself there some phrases I
myself there some phrases I
like feel I just can’t seem to like feel I just can’t seem to like feel I just can’t seem to
remember Raider like a grammar remember Raider like a grammar remember Raider like a grammar
point does it make sense to me point does it make sense to me point does it make sense to me
logically so it’s hard to logically so it’s hard to
logically so it’s hard to
understand it when I’m learning understand it when I’m learning understand it when I’m learning
Japanese Japanese
Japanese
so your last lover number one so your last lover number one
so your last lover number one
has continued has continued has continued
each and every month learning each and every month learning each and every month learning
the program in sending the the program in sending the
the program in sending the
recordings recordings recordings
but the other thing that I’m but the other thing that I’m
but the other thing that I’m
really impressed with is that really impressed with is that
really impressed with is that
she has she has she has
without having anyone else without having anyone else
without having anyone else
around her to practice with around her to practice with around her to practice with
she’s been able to have a really she’s been able to have a really she’s been able to have a really
great improvement working great improvement working
great improvement working
through those stages of fluency through those stages of fluency through those stages of fluency
that I mentioned before that I mentioned before that I mentioned before
so I will again reveal the kinda so I will again reveal the kinda so I will again reveal the kinda
before before
before
from about maybe a year ago when from about maybe a year ago when from about maybe a year ago when
she sent me her very first she sent me her very first she sent me her very first
recording recording recording
and then I will play the and then I will play the and then I will play the
conversation that she and I had conversation that she and I had conversation that she and I had
I will play a part in it it’s I will play a part in it it’s
I will play a part in it it’s
kinda too long to play the whole kinda too long to play the whole kinda too long to play the whole
thing thing thing
but I will play park that but I will play park that but I will play park that
conversation for you in this conversation for you in this conversation for you in this
episode episode
episode
you can see the difference that you can see the difference that you can see the difference that
she’s made she began with she’s made she began with
she’s made she began with
just kinda basic you know I him just kinda basic you know I him
just kinda basic you know I him
this you are that this you are that
this you are that
this is you know the most basic this is you know the most basic this is you know the most basic
form English grammar form English grammar
form English grammar
I so she couldn’t really speak I so she couldn’t really speak I so she couldn’t really speak
confidently but now she’s confidently but now she’s confidently but now she’s
actually able to work through actually able to work through actually able to work through
the higher the higher
the higher
higher levels are the kinda higher levels are the kinda
higher levels are the kinda
later phases and fluency later phases and fluency later phases and fluency
to that’s what I’m really to that’s what I’m really
to that’s what I’m really
excited about her pronunciation excited about her pronunciation
excited about her pronunciation
still isn’t perfect but now that still isn’t perfect but now that still isn’t perfect but now that
she’s mastered she’s mastered she’s mastered
the basic things in her kinda the basic things in her kinda
the basic things in her kinda
fluency in mind are ready to fluency in mind are ready to fluency in mind are ready to
start doing the start doing the
start doing the
pronunciation work it really pronunciation work it really pronunciation work it really
takes you to the next level up takes you to the next level up
takes you to the next level up
your fluency your fluency
your fluency
really gets you to that needed really gets you to that needed
really gets you to that needed
level where people level where people level where people
wonder if you’re a native wonder if you’re a native
wonder if you’re a native
speaker not and it is possible speaker not and it is possible speaker not and it is possible
to get there to get there
to get there
if you really want to but it’s if you really want to but it’s if you really want to but it’s
just important to take these just important to take these just important to take these
things and steps things and steps things and steps
so when you listen to her before so when you listen to her before
so when you listen to her before
recording can you compare it recording can you compare it
recording can you compare it
with how she is now with how she is now with how she is now
hi really shows that by using hi really shows that by using hi really shows that by using
the program and actually working the program and actually working the program and actually working
through the lessons each month through the lessons each month through the lessons each month
and continuing to practice and continuing to practice and continuing to practice
doing the homework assignments doing the homework assignments
doing the homework assignments
no matter where you live in the no matter where you live in the no matter where you live in the
world world world
you can still become a great you can still become a great you can still become a great
speaker even if there are other speaker even if there are other speaker even if there are other
people around you to practice people around you to practice people around you to practice
with with with
soul right now sit back and soul right now sit back and soul right now sit back and
listen to a few seconds have her listen to a few seconds have her
listen to a few seconds have her
from the original recording from the original recording
from the original recording
she sent me one year ago hello she sent me one year ago hello
she sent me one year ago hello
all all
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how about you your I have five
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saying cool I am the main
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I have phone tools arms
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my gain case 17
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electrical engineer
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okay so that was hurt recordings okay so that was hurt recordings
okay so that was hurt recordings
from over 1 year ago from over 1 year ago
from over 1 year ago
now I’m going to play the now I’m going to play the
now I’m going to play the
recording that she and I had recording that she and I had recording that she and I had
from a Skype conversation a from a Skype conversation a from a Skype conversation a
little over a week ago little over a week ago little over a week ago
so I was really excited just to so I was really excited just to
so I was really excited just to
hear her speaking hear her speaking hear her speaking
and even though she’s still has and even though she’s still has and even though she’s still has
a long way to go a long way to go a long way to go
we all do so just the grammar we all do so just the grammar we all do so just the grammar
and the phrases that she’s and the phrases that she’s and the phrases that she’s
mastered so far I think she’s mastered so far I think she’s mastered so far I think she’s
done a really fantastic job done a really fantastic job done a really fantastic job
to listen to this actual to listen to this actual to listen to this actual
conversation there’s no script conversation there’s no script conversation there’s no script
she’s not reading anything we she’s not reading anything we she’s not reading anything we
don’t have a plan for this and don’t have a plan for this and
don’t have a plan for this and
just asking your questions just asking your questions
just asking your questions
and we’re just having a nice and we’re just having a nice and we’re just having a nice
conversation enjoy so how do you conversation enjoy so how do you conversation enjoy so how do you
how do you feel now tell me how do you feel now tell me how do you feel now tell me
about your confidence how is it about your confidence how is it
about your confidence how is it
different from different from different from
when you began the program vers when you began the program vers
when you began the program vers
is now is now
is now
I feel fantastic I and I I feel fantastic I and I
I feel fantastic I and I
I can’t speak a repeal no I can’t speak a repeal no
I can’t speak a repeal no
yeah are you able to think more yeah are you able to think more yeah are you able to think more
in your head in English in your in your head in English in your
in your head in English in your
thinking thinking thinking
and lessen your native language and lessen your native language and lessen your native language
when you speak a when you speak a
when you speak a
I think thinking and Asia I done I think thinking and Asia I done
I think thinking and Asia I done
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and a than I he vote movie
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I now don’t like a vent Asian
I worked out tonight door check I worked out tonight door check
I worked out tonight door check
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the better for me if
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each F-fifteen English oh that’s
fantastic fantastic fantastic
and I remember you told me some and I remember you told me some and I remember you told me some
stories about stories about stories about
I like recently you are on a I like recently you are on a
I like recently you are on a
vacation in you got to speak vacation in you got to speak vacation in you got to speak
with some other with some other
with some other
people from a different country people from a different country people from a different country
but it was in English can you but it was in English can you but it was in English can you
tell me about that story on the tell me about that story on the tell me about that story on the
boat boat boat
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ThinkGeek Amanda I ThinkGeek Amanda I
ThinkGeek Amanda I
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spent with my fam mandame I a
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a bit put into saying the ash
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and the event Navy had the smart
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technician a problem
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under follow-on and other ppl
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a I and the speaker love it damn
I see why I think yeah I think I see why I think yeah I think I see why I think yeah I think
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you’re again I am
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I’m I’m I’m speechless at do you
have any last words or anything have any last words or anything
have any last words or anything
that you’d like to tell that you’d like to tell that you’d like to tell
for other people that are for other people that are for other people that are
learning out there around the learning out there around the
learning out there around the
world what would you like to see world what would you like to see
world what would you like to see
them them
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calls because of them calls because of them
calls because of them
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a I never my dat I the bean no
eager I the eager I the
eager I the
like today a I am voted no fame like today a I am voted no fame
like today a I am voted no fame
that I kenna she movie and I that I kenna she movie and I
that I kenna she movie and I
understand understand
understand
and I can speak a I and I can speak a I
and I can speak a I
Iran are laying 11 months H Iran are laying 11 months H
Iran are laying 11 months H
funtastic funtastic
funtastic
who I look forward to it it’s who I look forward to it it’s who I look forward to it it’s
it’s just amazing it’s just amazing it’s just amazing
and I really thank you for for and I really thank you for for and I really thank you for for
taking the time to do this taking the time to do this taking the time to do this
recording with me recording with me recording with me
as I will say goodbye so I if as I will say goodbye so I if as I will say goodbye so I if
you want to say bye bye to you want to say bye bye to
you want to say bye bye to
everyone and then we will finish everyone and then we will finish
everyone and then we will finish
the recording for today the recording for today the recording for today
but I feel gay alright well I but I feel gay alright well I but I feel gay alright well I
hope you enjoyed that hope you enjoyed that
hope you enjoyed that
and could hear the difference in and could hear the difference in
and could hear the difference in
not only not only not only
I heard grammar and her speed I heard grammar and her speed I heard grammar and her speed
and her just fluency and her just fluency
and her just fluency
and her ability to respond and her ability to respond and her ability to respond
quickly without thinking when I quickly without thinking when I quickly without thinking when I
was asking her questions was asking her questions was asking her questions
but her confidence as well even but her confidence as well even but her confidence as well even
though she was really nervous though she was really nervous though she was really nervous
you know this was her first time you know this was her first time you know this was her first time
she was speaking with me she was speaking with me she was speaking with me
she’s been in the program and she’s been in the program and
she’s been in the program and
watching my videos each month watching my videos each month watching my videos each month
but this is the first time she’s but this is the first time she’s but this is the first time she’s
actually getting to have a actually getting to have a actually getting to have a
conversation with me conversation with me conversation with me
so I was really excited about so I was really excited about so I was really excited about
that and the that and the that and the
interesting thing again is that interesting thing again is that interesting thing again is that
she doesn’t have anyone to she doesn’t have anyone to she doesn’t have anyone to
practice with practice with practice with
so she just sits around you know so she just sits around you know
so she just sits around you know
listening to me or you know the listening to me or you know the listening to me or you know the
other other other
speakers they come into the speakers they come into the speakers they come into the
program and just practices program and just practices
program and just practices
a little bit each day a little a little bit each day a little a little bit each day a little
bit each month and you continue bit each month and you continue bit each month and you continue
to see a lot of progress to see a lot of progress to see a lot of progress
okie Oslob I’m really really okie Oslob I’m really really okie Oslob I’m really really
proud of you and really excited proud of you and really excited proud of you and really excited
about what you’ve done and about what you’ve done and
about what you’ve done and
really looking forward to really looking forward to really looking forward to
hearing you in the future as you hearing you in the future as you hearing you in the future as you
continue continue continue
well we’ll move on because we well we’ll move on because we well we’ll move on because we
have still a have still a
have still a
you know two more months to go you know two more months to go you know two more months to go
basically we’re finishing this basically we’re finishing this basically we’re finishing this
month and then we have the next month and then we have the next month and then we have the next
month for the winners are the month for the winners are the
month for the winners are the
master English conversation master English conversation
master English conversation
scholarship contest scholarship contest scholarship contest
and I wanted to give a tip as and I wanted to give a tip as and I wanted to give a tip as
we’re getting to the very in we’re getting to the very in
we’re getting to the very in
now about pronunciation I know a now about pronunciation I know a now about pronunciation I know a
lot of people want to sound like lot of people want to sound like lot of people want to sound like
native speakers and it’s really native speakers and it’s really native speakers and it’s really
an important thing for many an important thing for many an important thing for many
people so I want to talk about people so I want to talk about people so I want to talk about
kind of a different way to kind of a different way to kind of a different way to
practice which doesn’t require practice which doesn’t require practice which doesn’t require
much much much
speaking it’s more about speaking it’s more about speaking it’s more about
training your mind training your mind
training your mind
now this is a tip the it works now this is a tip the it works
now this is a tip the it works
not just for pronunciation but not just for pronunciation but
not just for pronunciation but
for anything else for anything else
for anything else
right now at like you please to right now at like you please to right now at like you please to
just close your eyes just close your eyes just close your eyes
and you know you can kinda and you know you can kinda
and you know you can kinda
imagine a cityscape imagine a cityscape
imagine a cityscape
nor your you know walking around nor your you know walking around nor your you know walking around
downtown in some big-city downtown in some big-city
downtown in some big-city
their cars driving by in buses their cars driving by in buses
their cars driving by in buses
there loud noises in people there loud noises in people there loud noises in people
walking and talking walking and talking walking and talking
very tall buildings you look up very tall buildings you look up very tall buildings you look up
in you can see iight I even hard in you can see iight I even hard in you can see iight I even hard
to see the sky to see the sky to see the sky
there are so many tall buildings there are so many tall buildings there are so many tall buildings
that are covering the view that are covering the view
that are covering the view
all the things that you see in all the things that you see in all the things that you see in
that scene everything from the that scene everything from the
that scene everything from the
the little a tiny little streets the little a tiny little streets the little a tiny little streets
that you’re walking on that you’re walking on that you’re walking on
or the little flowers that have or the little flowers that have or the little flowers that have
been planted been planted been planted
I everything that you see I everything that you see I everything that you see
everything everything everything everything everything everything everything everything everything
including the people including the people including the people
everything that youre looking at everything that youre looking at
everything that youre looking at
began as an idea began as an idea began as an idea
in the mind of a person now this in the mind of a person now this in the mind of a person now this
is a really interesting saying is a really interesting saying
is a really interesting saying
in a really important thing to in a really important thing to in a really important thing to
remember remember remember
because no matter how big or how because no matter how big or how because no matter how big or how
small an idea he is small an idea he is
small an idea he is
it must begin as an idea and it must begin as an idea and
it must begin as an idea and
then become a real thing then become a real thing then become a real thing
actor that so everything that actor that so everything that actor that so everything that
you’re looking at you’re looking at
you’re looking at
you can kinda open your eyes now you can kinda open your eyes now you can kinda open your eyes now
and look around your room you and look around your room you and look around your room you
know maybe even the computer know maybe even the computer know maybe even the computer
that you’re looking at ur if that you’re looking at ur if
that you’re looking at ur if
you’re listening to this on your you’re listening to this on your you’re listening to this on your
your phone every physical thing your phone every physical thing your phone every physical thing
that you see in this world that you see in this world that you see in this world
and a lot of the ideas even that and a lot of the ideas even that and a lot of the ideas even that
you had in your mind they came you had in your mind they came you had in your mind they came
from other people from other people from other people
and every single one of those and every single one of those and every single one of those
things both the physical things both the physical
things both the physical
and the ideas they began as an and the ideas they began as an and the ideas they began as an
idea idea
idea
so all the things that we see so all the things that we see
so all the things that we see
I’m they’re kind of created I’m they’re kind of created
I’m they’re kind of created
twice twice
twice
and this is a a common thing and this is a a common thing and this is a a common thing
that you’re here that you’re here
that you’re here
you know for working on learning you know for working on learning
you know for working on learning
to improve languages are to to improve languages are to to improve languages are to
improve your business improve your business
improve your business
any kind of skill that you’re any kind of skill that you’re any kind of skill that you’re
learning like that a lot of learning like that a lot of
learning like that a lot of
mental training is required mental training is required mental training is required
especially for sports I remember especially for sports I remember especially for sports I remember
a study that was done for a study that was done for a study that was done for
basketball players where they basketball players where they
basketball players where they
they took a few groups of people they took a few groups of people
they took a few groups of people
they split them into three they split them into three
they split them into three
groups I believe groups I believe groups I believe
one was a trying to shoot one was a trying to shoot one was a trying to shoot
the free-throw so they were the free-throw so they were
the free-throw so they were
actually go to the GM in train actually go to the GM in train
actually go to the GM in train
to shoot free throws to shoot free throws to shoot free throws
and another they would just sit and another they would just sit and another they would just sit
and think and try to visualize and think and try to visualize and think and try to visualize
shooting the free throws and you shooting the free throws and you shooting the free throws and you
know they took both these groups know they took both these groups
know they took both these groups
there may be even better third there may be even better third
there may be even better third
when I don’t remember the exact when I don’t remember the exact when I don’t remember the exact
study study
study
but basically the group that but basically the group that
but basically the group that
just did the visualization just did the visualization just did the visualization
they actually showed a lot of they actually showed a lot of they actually showed a lot of
improvement and the reason for improvement and the reason for improvement and the reason for
this again is because you know this again is because you know this again is because you know
you’re mine doesn’t really know you’re mine doesn’t really know you’re mine doesn’t really know
the difference between what’s the difference between what’s the difference between what’s
real and what’s not real and what’s not real and what’s not
especially when you’re Canada especially when you’re Canada
especially when you’re Canada
telling it what to think so telling it what to think so telling it what to think so
not only the things that you not only the things that you not only the things that you
create like a physical idea that create like a physical idea that create like a physical idea that
you have like coming up with the you have like coming up with the
you have like coming up with the
truck truck truck
or something like that in the or something like that in the
or something like that in the
produce that physical track produce that physical track
produce that physical track
or an idea about how you believe or an idea about how you believe or an idea about how you believe
your you know your physical your you know your physical your you know your physical
confidences or your body or confidences or your body or confidences or your body or
something like that something like that something like that
that’s why you know mental that’s why you know mental that’s why you know mental
disease is where you tell disease is where you tell disease is where you tell
yourself that you’re tootin or yourself that you’re tootin or
yourself that you’re tootin or
you’re too fat you’re too fat you’re too fat
they become real so that’s why they become real so that’s why they become real so that’s why
you have to be careful you have to be careful you have to be careful
not only the things that you not only the things that you not only the things that you
create in your mind the become create in your mind the become create in your mind the become
things in the real world but things in the real world but things in the real world but
also the way you think about also the way you think about also the way you think about
yourself yourself yourself
so a state thinking about all so a state thinking about all so a state thinking about all
these things keeping this in these things keeping this in
these things keeping this in
mind mind mind
the really cool way that I like the really cool way that I like
the really cool way that I like
to practice my pronunciation is to practice my pronunciation is to practice my pronunciation is
kind of three steps kind of three steps
kind of three steps
and the first one is you know and the first one is you know
and the first one is you know
you can take a movie and watch you can take a movie and watch you can take a movie and watch
somebody else speaking somebody else speaking
somebody else speaking
or you can you know watch me in or you can you know watch me in
or you can you know watch me in
a video or anybody else it a video or anybody else it a video or anybody else it
doesn’t really matter doesn’t really matter doesn’t really matter
but take that video and watch it but take that video and watch it but take that video and watch it
many many times to help you many many times to help you
many many times to help you
be able to kind of play that be able to kind of play that be able to kind of play that
video back in your mind video back in your mind video back in your mind
so let’s say you’re watching so let’s say you’re watching
so let’s say you’re watching
like Will Smith in like men in like Will Smith in like men in
like Will Smith in like men in
black or something like that black or something like that black or something like that
so he is you know fighting an so he is you know fighting an
so he is you know fighting an
alien in that movie and you can alien in that movie and you can
alien in that movie and you can
see that the images already see that the images already see that the images already
created for you created for you created for you
on like a video screen so you on like a video screen so you on like a video screen so you
watch that a few times watch that a few times watch that a few times
you see him using some phrases you see him using some phrases you see him using some phrases
or words whatever that freezes or words whatever that freezes or words whatever that freezes
with that situation is and once with that situation is and once
with that situation is and once
you’ve you’ve
you’ve
seen that enough times you kinda seen that enough times you kinda
seen that enough times you kinda
imprinted onto your own mind imprinted onto your own mind
imprinted onto your own mind
and if you take it back imprint and if you take it back imprint
and if you take it back imprint
n you n you
n you
kinda show that movie again I’ll kinda show that movie again I’ll
kinda show that movie again I’ll
Will Smith Will Smith
Will Smith
speaking in a certain way kinda speaking in a certain way kinda
speaking in a certain way kinda
replaying that movie scene back replaying that movie scene back replaying that movie scene back
in your mind you can really in your mind you can really in your mind you can really
start to train your mind start to train your mind
start to train your mind
to copy the way he speaks so you to copy the way he speaks so you to copy the way he speaks so you
can have can have can have
are again doing the I guess are again doing the I guess are again doing the I guess
kinda the best way to describe kinda the best way to describe kinda the best way to describe
it would be it would be it would be
you practice the pronunciation you practice the pronunciation you practice the pronunciation
of something first in your head of something first in your head of something first in your head
and in that way that will kinda and in that way that will kinda
and in that way that will kinda
train your muscles in your mind train your muscles in your mind train your muscles in your mind
that you can that you can that you can
really start seeing more really start seeing more really start seeing more
improvement faster when you improvement faster when you improvement faster when you
actually speak actually speak actually speak
but the best way to begin this but the best way to begin this but the best way to begin this
process is especially if you’re process is especially if you’re process is especially if you’re
not familiar with it not familiar with it
not familiar with it
watch other people in movies and watch other people in movies and watch other people in movies and
things like that first things like that first
things like that first
so that you can practice playing so that you can practice playing
so that you can practice playing
those movies back in your mind those movies back in your mind those movies back in your mind
now what I’m able to do because now what I’m able to do because now what I’m able to do because
I really like mimicking people I really like mimicking people
I really like mimicking people
is I could take a character from is I could take a character from is I could take a character from
a movie and then put him into my a movie and then put him into my a movie and then put him into my
own mind own mind own mind
and have him say things in his and have him say things in his and have him say things in his
voice voice voice
or her voice that they didn’t or her voice that they didn’t or her voice that they didn’t
actually say in the movie actually say in the movie actually say in the movie
and then that skill is what will and then that skill is what will and then that skill is what will
help you focus on improving your help you focus on improving your help you focus on improving your
pronunciation pronunciation pronunciation
so even before you try to you so even before you try to you
so even before you try to you
know copy what somebody else is know copy what somebody else is know copy what somebody else is
doing doing doing
let’s say you’re watching a let’s say you’re watching a let’s say you’re watching a
pronunciation video where a pronunciation video where a
pronunciation video where a
teacher showing you how they teacher showing you how they
teacher showing you how they
moved their mouth moved their mouth
moved their mouth
instead of trying to copy them instead of trying to copy them instead of trying to copy them
directly what you should be directly what you should be directly what you should be
doing is doing is
doing is
replayed that person back in replayed that person back in replayed that person back in
your head because when you can your head because when you can
your head because when you can
do that do that do that
then you’ll be able to visualize then you’ll be able to visualize then you’ll be able to visualize
yourself doing the same thing yourself doing the same thing yourself doing the same thing
so again we’ve got these three so again we’ve got these three
so again we’ve got these three
steps the first one is steps the first one is steps the first one is
visualizing visualizing
visualizing
someone else doing something in someone else doing something in someone else doing something in
your mind the second step is your mind the second step is your mind the second step is
visualizing yourself doing that visualizing yourself doing that visualizing yourself doing that
thing and then the third one is thing and then the third one is
thing and then the third one is
you know finally actually you know finally actually you know finally actually
practicing that that motion in practicing that that motion in practicing that that motion in
your your
your
in the real world so you can do in the real world so you can do
in the real world so you can do
a lot of practicing by a lot of practicing by
a lot of practicing by
visualization and that will also visualization and that will also visualization and that will also
help you train your muscles in help you train your muscles in help you train your muscles in
the same way that that kind of the same way that that kind of
the same way that that kind of
physical activity physical activity physical activity
work but the benefit %uh using work but the benefit %uh using
work but the benefit %uh using
your mind to practice is that your mind to practice is that your mind to practice is that
you can do it anytime you want you can do it anytime you want you can do it anytime you want
to to
to
it’s not bothering anyone you it’s not bothering anyone you it’s not bothering anyone you
don’t have to feel bad maybe don’t have to feel bad maybe don’t have to feel bad maybe
you’re sitting on a bus or a you’re sitting on a bus or a you’re sitting on a bus or a
plane plane plane
close your eyes and just inside close your eyes and just inside close your eyes and just inside
your head your head your head
track to make up a story that I track to make up a story that I track to make up a story that I
am Telling but you are the one am Telling but you are the one am Telling but you are the one
actually creating the story with actually creating the story with
actually creating the story with
my voice my voice my voice
I know this sounds like i neva I know this sounds like i neva
I know this sounds like i neva
tricky idea but basically all tricky idea but basically all tricky idea but basically all
we’re doing is using that we’re doing is using that we’re doing is using that
principle principle
principle
up creating something first in up creating something first in up creating something first in
your mind and then your mind and then
your mind and then
creating it in the real world so creating it in the real world so creating it in the real world so
if you can see it in your mind if you can see it in your mind if you can see it in your mind
in really believe you can do in really believe you can do in really believe you can do
that thing that thing that thing
and that’s what’s going to give and that’s what’s going to give and that’s what’s going to give
you a lot of motivation and you a lot of motivation and you a lot of motivation and
excitement to really push your excitement to really push your
excitement to really push your
pronunciation to the next level pronunciation to the next level pronunciation to the next level
so for all of our master English so for all of our master English so for all of our master English
conversation scholarship winners conversation scholarship winners
conversation scholarship winners
out there out there
out there
and for you listening for and for you listening for and for you listening for
everyone I get out there and everyone I get out there and everyone I get out there and
number one number one
number one
you know use the power of your you know use the power of your
you know use the power of your
mind to believe you can do it mind to believe you can do it mind to believe you can do it
and tell that to yourself over and tell that to yourself over
and tell that to yourself over
and over again but also use the and over again but also use the and over again but also use the
power up your mind to practice power up your mind to practice
power up your mind to practice
so practice in your head without so practice in your head without so practice in your head without
even saying anything you can even saying anything you can
even saying anything you can
even sit down in kind have even sit down in kind have
even sit down in kind have
you know maybe move your body a you know maybe move your body a you know maybe move your body a
little bit but you should be little bit but you should be little bit but you should be
able to visualize yourself able to visualize yourself able to visualize yourself
actually sitting there in your actually sitting there in your actually sitting there in your
head and talking with someone head and talking with someone head and talking with someone
in the more you can do that the in the more you can do that the in the more you can do that the
more you can really practice more you can really practice more you can really practice
your pronunciation actually CE your pronunciation actually CE
your pronunciation actually CE
kinda where it’s coming from kinda where it’s coming from kinda where it’s coming from
where you know where your tongue where you know where your tongue
where you know where your tongue
should be in your mouth because should be in your mouth because should be in your mouth because
you’re actually you’re actually you’re actually
able to see and move somebody able to see and move somebody able to see and move somebody
else that’s doing the same thing else that’s doing the same thing else that’s doing the same thing
so take the example from the so take the example from the so take the example from the
real world put it into your mind real world put it into your mind
real world put it into your mind
to practice and then start using to practice and then start using to practice and then start using
those things those things those things
when you actually practice back when you actually practice back when you actually practice back
in the real world in the real world in the real world
well I hope it’s been an well I hope it’s been an
well I hope it’s been an
excellent lesson for you I’m excellent lesson for you I’m
excellent lesson for you I’m
really excited we’re almost to really excited we’re almost to really excited we’re almost to
the end again the end again
the end again
above the mastering this above the mastering this above the mastering this
conversation scholarship but conversation scholarship but conversation scholarship but
we’ll have we’ll have
we’ll have
lot podcast episode in the lot podcast episode in the lot podcast episode in the
future so I’m excited about future so I’m excited about future so I’m excited about
those as well we’ll be talking those as well we’ll be talking those as well we’ll be talking
about trying two different about trying two different about trying two different
things things things
but especially if you have any but especially if you have any but especially if you have any
questions or comments that questions or comments that
questions or comments that
there’s more things that you’d there’s more things that you’d there’s more things that you’d
like to learn about like to learn about like to learn about
I’m produce this podcast for you I’m produce this podcast for you I’m produce this podcast for you
so if you have anything you’d so if you have anything you’d
so if you have anything you’d
like to know like to know like to know
let me know about it have a let me know about it have a let me know about it have a
fantastic day and we’ll see you fantastic day and we’ll see you
fantastic day and we’ll see you
next time bye bye

23 thoughts on “The Power Learning Podcast – 14 – Improve Your Pronunciation and Sound Like a Native English Speaker

  1. Congratulations Jaroslava! 😉 Best of luck on your journey to Fluency. You're on the right path with an awesome coach. Keep up the great work, Drew.

  2. 14 – Improve Your Pronunciation and Sound Like "A" English Native Speaker? I think u should "an" instead of "a". great podcast 

  3. Hello Mr Drew
    Very fine
    But we are as alearners prefer waching your vedeos more than audio so as to we understand video more because we see and follow and notice your face idioms and hands movement and lipps pronounciation and thus we learn more faster than lisstening only
    So we hope that all of your subjects and lessons turns into vedeos
    Thanks and have an exellent time

  4. Congratulations Jaroslava !
    Obviously you have improved your leve very well.
    But let be realistic. I have highly doubt that Jaroslava can understand movie without subtitle. The level of language in movies are  much more dificult then in this video.  The teacher speaks with a moderate tempo and very clear diction .In movies they use  lots of phrasal verbs, idioms, slang, etc. Diction of speaking is quite blurry.
    Don't give up but be realistic!

  5. Congratulations! really nice..im
    hoping to become like her.I feel she's verry confident.
    Yeah I admit I have a little english but im just using them by writing, I never speak english to someone by face to face or live…I am so shying to speak english…just in writing.

  6. Great work Jaroslava!! you are a live prove  that consistent  work along with the right guidance have so sweet fruits. Congratulations!!!

  7. it's been only two days since i found your channel on youtube and i already have downloaded all the videos .. i have watched 80 videos .. i am pretty excited to watch the rest .. and i am waiting for more .. you are doing a very good job .. i like it

    ps: sorry if i have made a grammatical mistakes .. i even dont know if i have some

  8. Hello Ms, Congratulations to you! I am very impressed for your speedy improvement. 
    Thank you Drew, our great teacher.

  9. Wow! I applied in a bpo company and the feedback was i sound like a native american. I am very confused on how does native american sound like so good thing I search it here in youtube and click in this video so now I know How I sound like when i speak english. Lol! May i ask if is this an edge? Or what? Thank you…

  10. Wow! I applied in a bpo company and the feedback was i sound like a native american. I am very confused on how does native american sound like so good thing I search it here in youtube and click in this video so now I know How I sound like when i speak english. Lol! May i ask if is this an edge? Or what? Thank you…

  11. Thank you so much for this Advice .. I'm going to put it in practice. It really sounds like this is the key,or the best way to improve pronounciation … Thank you so much again… have a wonderful day..!!!

  12. Don't get me wrong but where are you from? Because my focus is on American English! So i'm taking some American english podecasts to practice my listening… And THANKS by the way.

  13. Jaroslava made really great progress with her english. But the progress is only with vocabulary, maybe listening skill and phrases. Her pronuncinnation is  still terrible. The same  as at the beginning.

  14. Nice video. how can I improve my vocabulary?  how can I remember a word permanently and which aspects are there to remember any word?

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