English Speaking Practice – No Teacher Needed

You don’t always need the help of an English teacher to improve your speaking skills. Here is a video to help you to improve your British accent, scrub up on your fluency and get your mouth moving!

Simply follow the below instructions:

  1. Listen to the video 2 or 3 times
  2. Make sure you understand at least 80% of the speech
  3. Read the script as you listen (posted below)
  4. Begin to read along with the video with minimum delay
  5. Now read along at the exact same time, about 5 times
  6. Copy exactly the speed, intonation and stress
  7. Sound like a native speaker, yey!

Messy Room by Shel Silverstein

His underwear is hanging on the lamp.

Whosever room this is should be ashamed!

His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,

And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.

His workbook is wedged in the window,

His sweater’s been thrown on the floor.

His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,

And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.

His books are all jammed in the closet,

His vest has been left in the hall.

A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,

And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.

Whosever room this is should be ashamed!

Donald or Robert or Willie or–

Huh? You say it’s mine? Oh, dear,

I knew it looked familiar!

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