Speaking Better

Hi everyone,

Was just wondering if reading aloud would help with speaking practice.

Thanks in advance!

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yes

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Definitely. I really noticed that with English.

Before I went to study in Ireland, I was really good a reading, writing, and listening to English, but I had no practice speaking it. When I arrived and tried to talk to people, I noticed that my mouth had trouble actually making the sounds I was thinking in my head, and it was super awkward.

So yeah, practicing to actually say Japanese words will help you a lot :slight_smile:

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And listening also improves speaking practice.
I highly recommend

https://nihongoconteppei.com/

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I prefer shadowing, since it’s easier to tell if you are saying things correctly/with correct pitch and don’t enforce bad habits.

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True. Simply repeating all the vocab readings during WK reviews will help a lot, and it also helps with memorization.

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It defenitely helps. That’s one of the process of how I got a significantly high score in IELTS speaking part. It surely helps increasing your fluency. Just speak out loud and never come back or hesitate even you make any mistake. With enough practice and your increasing language knowledge, the mistakes will disappear overtime.

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確かに!

Combine with listening practice and you’ll have a beautiful Japanese accent in no time.

I second what @trunklayer said and the podcast he linked is really great.

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I agree 100%. And for a bit of variety: The 7 Best Japanese Podcasts – StoryLearning (this is not just a list of poadcasts, it also explains how to use them to get better).

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What’s your preferred way of going about it?

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I’ve used this book a bit:

But more often I just listen to a podcast while walking and repeat what is being said with a small delay while listening. I’m a bit lazy about it, though, and should do it more often.

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Short and sweet thanks!

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Thanks😄 Since you’ve tried it too I’ll definitely do more of it now.

@Pizh wow that’s a huge achievement! glad it worked for you too :blush:

I’ve been trying but was too lazy. I’ll start from today! Thanks :relaxed:

@murasakiblue thanks for the list I’ll check it out tonight. Kinda excited haha

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Oh yeah I listen to this one alot it’s been my constant since I began this journey.

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Singing! Gotta love those anime openings and endings

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Thank you for this,
I’m really enjoying the content!

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“Space dandy… he’s a dandy guy… in space.”

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