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English Speaking

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:29 pm
by gooluyo
Hey guys!! I wonder if it is possible to speak as fluently as native speakers just by watching videos like that on YouTube?

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 pm
by manuyerra
I dont think so.

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:06 am
by lydialeilei
It depends on what kinds of videos you watch...i think..

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:08 am
by gooluyo
manuyerra wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 pm
I dont think so.
THANK U

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:55 am
by Joe
Like all language learning it's not all or nothing. It's not black or white.

So, no, you can't learn to speak fluently JUST by watching videos. But watching videos will certainly help you.

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:59 am
by jonathanrace
I think it depends where you're at. If you already "know" all the theory, grammar points and the only thing lacking is that your accent doesn't sound native then I think yes.

Yes it is possible to get your accent closer, maybe even matching those of the people you are watching. However I think you would progress much faster by imitating as well as just listening. That way your brain gets used to making those noises.

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:01 pm
by gooluyo
Joe wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:55 am
Like all language learning it's not all or nothing. It's not black or white.

So, no, you can't learn to speak fluently JUST by watching videos. But watching videos will certainly help you.
Thanks a lot for your advice! Could you please tell me what other ways can I do for better pronunciation?
Thank you again!!

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:10 pm
by gooluyo
jonathanrace wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:59 am
I think it depends where you're at. If you already "know" all the theory, grammar points and the only thing lacking is that your accent doesn't sound native then I think yes.

Yes it is possible to get your accent closer, maybe even matching those of the people you are watching. However I think you would progress much faster by imitating as well as just listening. That way your brain gets used to making those noises.
Thank you for helping me analyse the situation. {-: I think I am almost at the level which you said...so your suggestions really remind me..
By the way, do you have any ideas about what kind of videos are better for me? TED talks, speeches or comedies?

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:11 pm
by gooluyo
lydialeilei wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:06 am
It depends on what kinds of videos you watch...i think..
You different videos have different influence?

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:27 am
by jonathanrace
gooluyo wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:10 pm
jonathanrace wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:59 am
I think it depends where you're at. If you already "know" all the theory, grammar points and the only thing lacking is that your accent doesn't sound native then I think yes.

Yes it is possible to get your accent closer, maybe even matching those of the people you are watching. However I think you would progress much faster by imitating as well as just listening. That way your brain gets used to making those noises.
Thank you for helping me analyse the situation. {-: I think I am almost at the level which you said...so your suggestions really remind me..
By the way, do you have any ideas about what kind of videos are better for me? TED talks, speeches or comedies?
Whatever you find interesting and is useful for you learning the language. E.g if you are learning it for business then things like TED talks, News, finance reports etc are great. If you want to get better with general socializing then maybe sitcom's and movies might help more with that sort of thing. With my language studies I try to keep it varied!

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:55 am
by gooluyo
jonathanrace wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:27 am
gooluyo wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:10 pm
jonathanrace wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:59 am
I think it depends where you're at. If you already "know" all the theory, grammar points and the only thing lacking is that your accent doesn't sound native then I think yes.

Yes it is possible to get your accent closer, maybe even matching those of the people you are watching. However I think you would progress much faster by imitating as well as just listening. That way your brain gets used to making those noises.
Thank you for helping me analyse the situation. {-: I think I am almost at the level which you said...so your suggestions really remind me..
By the way, do you have any ideas about what kind of videos are better for me? TED talks, speeches or comedies?
Whatever you find interesting and is useful for you learning the language. E.g if you are learning it for business then things like TED talks, News, finance reports etc are great. If you want to get better with general socializing then maybe sitcom's and movies might help more with that sort of thing. With my language studies I try to keep it varied!
Your advices do help me! Thank you! XDDDD

Re: English Speaking

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:21 pm
by scottjem
Yeah it's also help me.