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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Shadowing Technique

yui_2000yui_2000 Posts: 37 ✭✭
Have you known this technique before?
I've tried shadowing technique for a month. I want to create a thread to discuss this technique and share the materials to practice.
For me, I use "Listening Practice Through Dictation" textbook to practice. I usually record 3 times like 3 steps in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T91p6pTPpSY
And do you think this technique is good or not?


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,975 mod
    I don't but I think @Frank might @yui_2000 at least in a psychological context.
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,937 mod
    edited August 15
    This is very interesting @yui_2000 @mheredge. I haven't seen this video before, but actually I use the underlying technique a lot. For example I play the podcasts of BBC's Six Minute English (http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/persian/features/6-minute-english) in my car whilst driving and shadow the words like it's explained in the video. This works very good for your pronunciation.
  • yui_2000yui_2000 Posts: 37 ✭✭
    edited August 16
    @Frank Yeah, right. I knew that many people on the forum had used this technique.
    Do you feel it effectively? Thanks for sharing the source. I'll try out.
  • zubairzubair Posts: 14 ✭✭
    edited August 19
    Yes, The shadowing technique is good.
    I tried it some times. First time i tried when i was going for an interview.. I really like it. It's really fun when i see some one which doing this thing and also it makes fun when i use this technique. Usually when i did seriously conversation with my self in the front of the mirror. :D :D :D
  • yui_2000yui_2000 Posts: 37 ✭✭
    @zubair So did you mimic any audios? And did you record yourself?
  • zubairzubair Posts: 14 ✭✭
    Yes @yui_2000, I did mimic but i haven't record it yet.
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