English Speaking Practice – Improve Fluency Quickly

How can you improve your English speaking, British accent and fluency, outside of your English classes? A proven way is to shadow a British voice, to imitate the speed, accent, rhythm and mouth movements. The Instructions on how to use this video are written below, along with the Script and a list of New Vocabulary, enjoy!

Instructions:

1) Listen to the video 2 or 3 times

2) Make sure you understand at least 80% of the speech (vocabulary list below)

3) Read the script as you listen (copied below)

4) Begin to read along with the video, with minimum delay

5) Now read along at the exact same time

6) Copy exactly the speed, intonation and stress about 5 times

7) Sound more like a British native speaker, yey! 🙂

Please find the Script for the video and a New Vocabulary list below, enjoy!

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New Vocabulary:

Vile: extremely unpleasant.
“he has a vile temper”

Crunch: crush (a hard or brittle foodstuff) with the teeth, making a loud but muffled grinding sound.
“she paused to crunch a ginger biscuit”

Smears: coat or mark (something) messily or carelessly with a greasy or sticky substance.
“his face was smeared with dirt”

Plaits: a single length of hair, straw, rope, or other material made up of three or more interlaced strands.
“she wore her dark hair in plaits”

Butterscotch: a brittle yellow-brown sweet made with butter and brown sugar.

Caramel: sugar or syrup heated until it turns brown, used as a flavouring or colouring for food or drink or combined with butter or cream to form a thick, sweet sauce.
“a gateau frosted with caramel”

Galumphing: moving in a clumsy, ponderous, or noisy manner; inelegant.
“a galumphing giant”

Speaking Script:

No animal is half as vile
As Crocky-Wock, the crocodile.
On Saturdays he likes to crunch
Six juicy children for his lunch
And he especially enjoys
Just three of each, three girls, three boys.
He smears the boys (to make them hot)
With mustard from the mustard pot.
But mustard doesn’t go with girls,
It tastes all wrong with plaits and curls.
With them, what goes extremely well
Is butterscotch and caramel.
It’s such a super marvelous treat
When boys are hot and girls are sweet.
At least that’s Crocky’s point of view
He ought to know. He’s had a few.
That’s all for now. It’s time for bed.
Lie down and rest your sleepy head.
Ssh. Listen. What is that I hear,
Galumphing softly up the stair?

Go lock the door and fetch my gun!
Go on child, hurry! Quickly run!
No stop! Stand back! He’s coming in!
Oh, look, that greasy greenish skin!
The shining teeth, the greedy smile!
It’s Crocky-Wock, the Crocodile!

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