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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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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: 28,081 mod
    I don't but I think @Frank might @yui_2000 at least in a psychological context.
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,064 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.
  • ZenZen Posts: 17 ✭✭
    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?
  • ZenZen Posts: 17 ✭✭
    Yes @yui_2000, I did mimic but i haven't record it yet.
  • AndrewSotnikovAndrewSotnikov Posts: 55 ✭✭
    Yes, mainly this is good idea. In linguistics university, students investigate the text of EMINEM songs and try to repeat after him. I also practieced this technique many years ago but that was so difficult for me.
    I think every text what you want to repeat should be contrast, with containing more different words.
  • BellBell Posts: 46 ✭✭
    edited October 4
    Very interesting video. Thanks for sharing. I usually shadow new individual words but I've never tried shadowing a whole video even if it's short. I will consider using this technique as I need to work more on my pronunciation as everything else. :)
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