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Learn Russian with Imitation Technique - Speaking Practice. Travel Story

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:38
    • 2. Instructions to the video class

      1:25
    • 3. Step 1. Listen and follow

      1:41
    • 4. Step 2. Imitate

      4:28
    • 5. Step 3. Shadow

      1:57
    • 6. That's it!

      0:13
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About This Class

Всем привет! Hello everyone!

This class is based on the imitation technique, also known as shadowing. This technique is about repeating what a speaker is saying in real time as accurately as possible.

It teaches you to listen to the sounds, word stresses, intonation patterns of Russian and trains you to make those same sounds yourself. It helps you train your muscles, like a workout for your mouth.

This technique may help you reduce your accent and improve pronunciation faster. 

This class is best for pre-intermediate level and higher.

Hope you will find it useful. Enjoy:)

Ksenia

Meet Your Teacher

Hello, I'm Ksenia. I'm a freelance teacher and translator. I'm also certified by Cambridge to teach English to speakers of other languages (CELTA).

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1. Introduction: Hello everyone. Welcome to my video class. My name is Ksenia. I'm a freelance language teacher, translator and native speaker of Russian. So this class is based on the imitation technique, also known as shadowing. It's about repeating what the speaker is saying in real time as accurately as possible. It teaches you to listen to the sounds, to pay attention to word stresses and intonation patterns of Russian. And trains your mouth to make those same sounds yourself. So it's kind of a workout for your mouth muscles. So this technique may help you reduce your accent and improve your pronunciation faster. In this video, the text I'm using is not translated from Russian into English on purpose. Because It's not about getting the meaning of what I'm saying. It's about coping the sounds. This is important. So don't worry, if you don't know some words. You just need to mimic, to copy the text that I'm saying. But if you are still interested in the translation, you can find it in the PDF file attached. So now let's get started. 2. Instructions to the video class: Now, there are three steps in this exercise. First, you will need to listen to me and follow the text at the same time. You will see the text on the screen and the word stresses are going to be marked in the text. In step two, you will hear me read the text again. There will be pauses between sentences or between parts of sentences. And that's where you need to copy me exactly. If you feel that it's difficult for you, you can do this step as many times as you need, to feel confident to move on to Step 3. In Step 3, you will hear me read the text again. But there will be no pauses and there will be no text on the screen. And you will need to copy me exactly at the same time as I'm reading the text. So this can be a little bit challenging because you will have to listen to me and speak simultaneously. So if you find it difficult and challenging, especially for those who do this for the first time, feel free to repeat this step as many times as you need. Okay, now, are you ready? Let's get started. 3. Step 1. Listen and follow: Yeah, I'm Bashar repetitious human Quidsi did doma, GSC book wavelets was modernist buckle by Abelard and osmolality, Hulett iodine in which the good distribute notes to go to your spiel obesity T Ponyo Daniel, latter. Well, she was a formula. Looks at stumble, loner. Yeah. Bluetooth near the bovine leaf, which Bueller, who's not UW rescuing them AS openness switches, don't song. I shop near a door for it extends keyword them. You know, do you such tiny as police next week be it, which was written at machine issues to a doctor you Bonsu opinion watching ans actually end up with dots A-bomb, Which does he assumes that he's gone. 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