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Imitation Technique | Weekend Plans | Speak English clearly and confidently

November 30, 2019


Hey this is Emma from mmmEnglish! It’s great to see you again! So tell me, have you got much planned for the weekend? It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, this is a really common question that gets asked all the time, right? At work, after class, when you’re just hanging out with friends. So do you know how to answer this question in English, really well? I know how much you love speaking practice so in today’s lesson, we’re going to practise talking about the weekend. And after this lesson you’re going to be ready with some really common phrases and expressions that you can use in conversations all the time with your workmates, with your classmates or any other English-speaking mate of yours. And to make sure that you get the most out of this lesson, we’re going to be practising with the mmmEnglish Imitation Technique and it’s one of the most effective ways that you can reduce your accent and fix your pronunciation problems so that you speak English more clearly and more confidently. So stay tuned! If you already know how the Imitation Technique works then feel free to skip ahead to step one. It starts right here. But if you’re new to the Imitation Technique, well you might be wondering what is it and how does it work. This technique is super effective because it teaches you to listen to the sounds and patterns of English and it trains you to produce some of those sounds yourself through repetition and controlled practice. But most of all, it’s just a lot of fun. You’re going to be training your mouth with your ears by listening to the sounds and imitating them or copying them rather than training your mouth with your eyes by reading and guessing what the pronunciation and the rhythm of those words are. Now if you haven’t done a lesson like this before, stay cool, it’s okay. Don’t worry. There’s three really simple steps that you need to follow. And the first one is that you just need to listen to what I say and read the words on the screen as I say them. The second step is you’re going to listen to what I say but then there’ll be a pause so that you can repeat. You can copy what I’ve said exactly as I said it. And this is a step that you can repeat over and over again until you sound exactly like I do. And it’s okay to practise this step several times before you move on to step number three. You can even slow down the speed of the video down here so that you can practise slowly first and then return to normal speed. And you might want to do that because step number three is a bit of a challenge even for a native English speaker. So you’ll need to listen to what I’m saying but say it at the same time as I do, so you’ll speak as I speak. Now it’s pretty much like singing along to your favourite song right? You’re not going to get it perfect the first time you try and it’s okay to make some mistakes. We’re going to have fun and you’ll improve over time with practice. Today we’re going to be talking about our plans for the weekend. So this dialogue is going to be in future tenses because it hasn’t happened yet, it’s happening in the future. Now when someone asks you about the weekend, they might say “So what’s happening this weekend? Have you got any plans?” “So, what are you guys doing on the weekend?” “What are you guys up to on the weekend? Got much on?” Now often your answer might be quite short especially if you don’t feel comfortable enough to have a full conversation yet but after our practice session today, I’m hoping that you’ll grab the opportunity to share as much detail as you can in English. We’re going to be practising a range of expressions that you can easily adapt to your own situation. So let’s try. Step one: listen and read. This weekend? I’m really looking forward to it, actually! I’ve got my sister visiting from overseas so I’m going to be playing tour guide for a few days! And Saturday’s looking pretty good weather-wise, so we might go somewhere for breakfast. Bib and Tucker is my go-to whenever I have people staying. Have you been there? Everything there is amazing and the view over the ocean is to die for. So yeah, I think we might start there since it’s going to be nice. And then do a bit of exploring. Maybe we’ll stop in for lunch at the Botanic Gardens. It’s so beautiful there at this time of year. They often have free concerts actually, so that could be pretty cool. And then on Sunday I think I’ll take her to the National Gallery and we’ll probably wander around the markets for a while. Actually, my friend’s playing in a band and she’s offered us free tickets! So we’ll probably check that out too as long as we’re not too tired. So I’ve got a lot planned! How about you? Have you got much on? Step two. So now you need to imitate exactly what I say and that means you’re trying to copy my pronunciation, my word stress and the pauses in my sentence. You can even try and imitate my facial expressions and body language if you want, because that’s extra practice about communicating with more than just words. There’s going to be a pause after each sentence so that you can practise with me. There’ll be time for you to say it too so just relax and go with the flow. It’s just you and it’s me, there’s no one else here right now so let’s just have some fun. Step two: imitate, listen and copy. This weekend? I’m really looking forward to it, actually! I’ve got my sister visiting from overseas so… I’m going to be playing tour guide for a few days! And Saturday’s looking pretty good weather-wise, so we might go somewhere for breakfast. Bib and Tucker’s my go-to whenever I have people staying. Have you been there? Everything there is amazing and the view over the ocean is to die for. So yeah, I think we might start there since it’s going to be nice. And then do a bit of exploring. Maybe we’ll stop in for lunch at the Botanic Gardens, it’s so beautiful there at this time of year. They often have free concerts actually, so that could be pretty cool. And then on Sunday I think I’ll take her to the National Gallery and we’ll probably wander around the markets for a while. Actually, my friends playing in a band and she’s offered us free tickets! So, we’ll probably check that out too as long as we’re not too tired! So I’ve got a lot planned! How about you? Have you got much on? Before we move to step number three, a really quick shout out to our friends over at Skillshare who’ve made it possible to bring you this Imitation Lesson for free. Skillshare is an online community with thousands of classes covering all kinds of subjects that you can do in your spare time or maybe you could even do them on the weekend. There are two reasons why I recommend Skillshare to my students. Firstly because not only are you learning new skills, but you’re also learning new vocabulary and real-world expressions to talk about the things that you’re into. And secondly, because it’s affordable. For less than ten dollars a month, you can get access to a huge range of courses from teachers around the world. I find myself using the Skillshare library all the time whenever I need to upskill. In fact, just this month my mum has been getting our family home ready to sell so I thought I’d love to help her to get the place looking amazing before it goes on the market and people come around to have a look. I found a brilliant interior styling course, taught by a professional stylist that had me filled with ideas in just over an hour. It was just the kind of expert guidance that I needed to make everything happen. So if you want to try it out, jump online using the link in the description below this video to get yourself two months of premium level access for free. And let me know what Skillshare courses you end up taking. Alright let’s get back to step number three. Now we’re moving on to step three which is a little more challenging so don’t forget that you can pause right here, go back and practise section two as many times as you need before you keep going. This is just going to take a little bit of practice. So now you’re going to shadow me and that means listening and speaking at the same time. So try to copy the rhythm and the tone that I use even if it means that you get yourself a little tongue-tied for a while there. It’s okay. Don’t worry about it. Step three: shadow. This weekend? I’m really looking forward to it, actually! I’ve got my sister visiting from overseas so I’m going to be playing tour guide for a few days! And Saturday is looking pretty good weather-wise, so we might go somewhere for breakfast, Bib and Tucker’s my go-to whenever I have people staying. Have you been there? Everything there is amazing and the view over the ocean is to die for. So yeah, I think we might start there since it’s going to be nice. And then do a bit of exploring. Maybe we’ll stop in for lunch at the Botanic Gardens, it’s so beautiful there at this time of year. And they often have free concerts actually, so that could be pretty cool. And then on Sunday I think I’ll take her to the National Gallery and we’ll probably wander around the markets for a while. Actually, my friend’s playing in a band and she’s offered us free tickets so we’ll probably check that out too as long as we’re not too tired. So, I’ve got a lot planned! How about you? Have you got much on? Hey awesome work, that was great practice! The best thing that you can do is save this lesson to a playlist and come back to it to practise it each day or a few times a week. You’ll be amazed at how much progress you make in such a short amount of time. And once you get comfortable talking about my weekend, you can try adapting it to talk about your weekend. In fact, what are you doing this weekend? What have you got planned? Let me know down there in the comments. I’m keen to hear your stories. And if you have a request for different types of Imitation Lessons, then make sure you let me know as well. If you’d like to support what we do here at mmmEnglish, we’ve got packs of Imitation Lessons available for sale via our website. They’re affordable and they’re going to give you hours and hours of speaking practice. The link is in the description below. Thanks for watching and I will see you in the next lesson!

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100 Comments

  • Reply Duc Phan November 29, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Can never speak at same time with you. Anyhow so beautiful lesson!

  • Reply Suman Polle November 29, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    If I am The Soilder Of The War So Called Learning English,Then You Are The Commander To Guide Me For Victory(Speak English Fluently).Thanks A Lot Emma Mam.

  • Reply Manish Sharma November 29, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Emma,
    Your lesson is a opportunity to learn about imitation technique, it little bit tricky on first time, but keep practice with your lesson make easy with this technique.
    Weekend plans:
    My weekend started Saturday and Sunday. From the other busy five days of work in office. I really get some rest and then take care and spend time with my family and we go outside home to walk in park or watching any movie.
    Thank you.

  • Reply Man Of Mesopotamia November 29, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Another brilliant lesson 💞

  • Reply Thomas Sibi November 29, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    If you are come in Kerala ,I can imitate with you.as we can celebrate in my weekend

  • Reply Sonagra Kamlesh November 29, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Thank you for imitation lesson
    I watched your third imitation lesson and again thanks

  • Reply Fareed Ahmad November 29, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    You are making these all videos for who? Like i means that its sure that your folks are English speakers and i think there will no problem with theme to speak in their own language. Or you people have some problems in your own language? I am just litle bit confuse.

  • Reply Gustavo Rafa Vallejo November 29, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I love you Emma ❤

  • Reply Ivana Jurić November 29, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I love videos like this and Imitation Technique is really help me in my English. Thank you Emma!

  • Reply Candy Nguyễn November 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    This method, i’m really like thank you so much

  • Reply Diana E P. S. November 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Hello dear teachear from Buenos Aires Argentina. First of all, thanks for your lesson!!
    It s going to be sunny this weekend here so I m riding by bike on Saturday afternoon, then I ll go to the cinema. On Sunday I think I ll walk in the morning and then I ll spend the whole afternoon in the park. Everything outside by the sunshine!!
    Thanks dear teachear 😘💝💖

  • Reply mamoona Bibi November 29, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    My weekend program is I will a lots learn of English with English and get a lots of vocabulary with English

  • Reply mamoona Bibi November 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Hi mama you are nice teacher

  • Reply Jose Omar November 29, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks a lot Emma!!!

  • Reply naccio mart November 29, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Emma. Imitation is a powerful tool to learn, so, thanks for sharing this lesson with us, and keep it up!!!

  • Reply hector fabio November 29, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks my teacher

  • Reply Tiago Regis Cardoso Santos November 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    You are awesome! Thanks for the explanation!

  • Reply jack dees November 29, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Clear voice

  • Reply jack dees November 29, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks for your help

  • Reply jayanandan op November 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you teacher

  • Reply Evandro MP November 29, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Good afternoon love of my life!! Beautiful And Wonderful Girl!!! 😍😘😍😘😍

  • Reply Nawaz Khan November 29, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    My swwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttt teacher Emma thanks a lot……………

  • Reply Rebecka Pedersen November 29, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Correct me if I'm wrong, it doesn't really have anything to do with this video and learning to speak English in a correct way. Or maybe it's a bit related to it haha.
    Isn't the British English the correct way to speak English, the words they use and their prononciation. I remember when I was in school, I live in Sweden and it's important for students here in Sweden to learn English. And we got taught the British English, and if I remember correctly some of us asked why we never listened to tapes with American English, and the teacher told us it's because the British English is the original one or something like that.
    I love to listen to British people, love the accent 🙂 And aussies too, if I'm not mistaking you're an aussie Emma? I usually hear the difference between British and Australian accent so hope I'm right 🙂

  • Reply Nguyễn Đức Nhân November 29, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🌹

  • Reply Nyan Htaw Oung November 29, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you.I keep practicing the way you talk.😎😎😎😎😎

  • Reply Krish Yadav November 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Hii mam

  • Reply Krish Yadav November 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    How are you ?

  • Reply Victor Gabriel November 29, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Likeee

  • Reply Ruslan Asadullin November 29, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Our teacher is becoming more and more beautiful from lesson to lesson! Thank you for the lesson, Emma!

  • Reply Eugene Pakhomov November 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you!!!

  • Reply Mohammed Bendoukha November 29, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you so much emma

  • Reply joverlando November 29, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Fala garotinha do meu Brazil

  • Reply Famous Games November 29, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    I like you 😘😘😘

  • Reply joverlando November 29, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Eu que agradeço, Thanks só muching

  • Reply Alexandr Padalka November 29, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    🗽

  • Reply Rachid Nagib November 29, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Hi how are you? if you can find new videos on the app

  • Reply Mohamed Kaoukaya November 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Good job jakobi 👍💯

  • Reply KUNAL BHARTI November 29, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Weekend plan. Will watch this video 5 times….

  • Reply dilo van November 29, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    الترجمه

  • Reply Shivambajpai Kattarhindu November 29, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    यू आर लुकिंग गॉर्जियस mam, I प्यार यू 🌷🌷

  • Reply Malik Awan November 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    You are looking very beautiful in this video.

  • Reply Shivambajpai Kattarhindu November 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    काम वासना के बारे में भी एक वीडियो बनाइये

  • Reply Srikarun Maloji November 29, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Very helpful

  • Reply Jithu Koshy November 29, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Good lesson madam

  • Reply SERGE KNADJIAN November 29, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I Think is it's an excellent méthode ! thank you again

  • Reply Lauren S November 29, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Emma☺
    Yes this weekend I plan to work on my house that I build with my family in law. Currently we work inside for endings floor, painting wall and electricity. I know you got an architecture degree, may be have you got insightful architectural ideas for the inside☺😉this is summer time in Australia soon ! 😉 the picture coast Perth on the video is so really beautiful. I like it so much the background ☺
    See you☺

  • Reply gilvana rodrigues November 29, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    That's awesome

  • Reply Nurşen Tozan November 29, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Hi, I would like to see more imitation videos in your channel. Do you mind if do this often?

  • Reply Adnan Saif November 29, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Hi my great teacher Emma. It is great to see you again. I am following this video and repeating again and again trying to imitate your wounderful accent. Thank you very much

  • Reply Javier Verdun November 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Hi Emma.. Thanks for this videos.. I really enjoy watch yours videos

  • Reply Sergey Lari November 29, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Top

  • Reply p s November 29, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    hi Emma your speak is so nice to learn English

  • Reply ود اسماعيل November 29, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I actually i want to speak Quick same like you

  • Reply Jose Martin November 29, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I was thinking of sailing around for a few hours this weekend but, all of a sudden I realized that I did not have my sailboat anymore, because I had to sell it to pay my debts. That´s it!

  • Reply Amal Mohamed November 29, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    My aunt's baby…..one kilo this month
    (Has put on_has been puting on)

  • Reply Abderraouf Ben November 29, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Your teaching method is to die for. We appreciate your efforts. Thanks a lot.

  • Reply Selvin Lux November 29, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    You are amazing, I am a fan of you. I started to learn English seen your videos, after, there were others great teachers and now I am capable to keep a conversation, thank you a lot because all what i know about English lenguage I owe it to you. thank you again and again and again……………….!

  • Reply thor toraus November 29, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    God I wished you my wife ; i think I'll be an expert in English while you walking around near to me ooh!

  • Reply Thilakasiri S Pathiranage November 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    This could be pretty cool! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  • Reply ezhil ravi November 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    This weekend I have to prepare for my semester exam 😊

  • Reply MR. Arfa November 29, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    That was so much FUN……..THANKS A LOT MA'AM I'LL TRY, TO PRACTICE DAILY……OR 4 TIMES A WEEK….
    …….
    ONCE AGAIN………THANK YOU MA'AM….👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😁😁😁🤩

  • Reply Blue Road viet nguyen November 29, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for Teaching Miss

  • Reply cosdydx November 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I HATE BGMs.

  • Reply Alice Rossi November 29, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks Emma! This method is really fun and stimulating even if, I have to admit, it's not so easy for me to imitate you: I "stumbled" many times 😄 I really like it though, thanks again 🙋

  • Reply apong stm November 29, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Your really a true teacher

  • Reply Ira Salon November 29, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Hello Emm teacher You're beautiful, smart also fashionable, Is Learn English in skillshare free? This a community to practice speak English???,and I try to shadow you, thank you!

  • Reply Neftali Velasco November 29, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Awesome!! it's really helpful

  • Reply 李奎慶 November 29, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks for the efforts in providing materials so we can practice speaking!

  • Reply Fernando Guiza Gamboa November 30, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Thanks Emma for this lesson, I seem great this technique, thank you for sharing these advices.

  • Reply valerio trujano November 30, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Is awesome your video

  • Reply Rungsak Thongmuk November 30, 2019 at 1:18 am

    I am trying to learn everything you have taught, learning English with Emma is the best of both worlds. I am grateful to you. Huge thank you for teaching me.😊❤️

  • Reply Juventino Santiago November 30, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Great lesson Emma, god bless ya heart.

  • Reply Aparecido FERREIRA VAIS November 30, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Hi Emma as always you look stunning thank you so much for your videos
    My weekend I'm going to stay home
    Have a great weekend my beautiful teacher 😉🇧🇷

  • Reply Eddie Ed November 30, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Superb !

  • Reply Armando Cabrera November 30, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Thank you Emmaaa….!!! I am imitating your accent all the time… Bonito fin de semanaaa Emmaaaa!!!!…,,.

  • Reply Sarah Zue November 30, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Thank you miss Emma..

  • Reply Kuntal Kole November 30, 2019 at 5:10 am

    oh ,thank you for the lesson Emma ! we are very happy ,after a long time, we are getting the opportunity to watch a new lesson on yours revolutionary imitation technique !

  • Reply JAMINDAR ALAM November 30, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Good morning mem Emma English i love loat Englishlanguage you have best teacher English I am learning from your video please continue updated vedio.
    Thanks

    I am from India ( Bihar)
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  • Reply Apuina Haikam November 30, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Fruitful lesson for me. Thank you mmmenglish!

  • Reply Zubair Ansari November 30, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Very useful session

  • Reply Unudelger Ayurzana November 30, 2019 at 7:18 am

    I want to learn speak English fluently. and how am I become your student?

  • Reply Rupa Ganguly November 30, 2019 at 7:41 am

    I have downloaded this blog and m gonna practice it all the time.

  • Reply Serk Çelk November 30, 2019 at 7:55 am

    With Whatsapp I want to practice English with you on video. I need it so much. Because I am your fan.

  • Reply Elif Demirci November 30, 2019 at 8:31 am

    I love your video types. And ı exercise other videos. Especially songs is very useful. Thanx. I want more video about imitation technique. (if ı was writing wrong sentences, please warn me :))

  • Reply abud November 30, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Hi Emma, thank you for uploading new lesson video, keep it up.

  • Reply Bodrul Islam November 30, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Hey Emma from Bangladesh.

  • Reply Lauren S November 30, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Hi Emma☺ previously I wanted ask you : I get the feeling that the Australian accent sounds like or is close to the British accent ?
    Have you ever been in France and do you know Brittany in France is really a beautiful place to visit in France, it's coast and many Islands ☺😉

  • Reply Ankit Rao November 30, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I am your new subscriber I like the way u teaching. I fumble a lot while speaking English. How can I overcome ?

  • Reply ABHIMANYU RAJBHAR November 30, 2019 at 10:35 am

    imitation technique is on of the basic technique to pronounce anything as, from our childhood we use this technique.
    i was searching for this kind of technique so thanks Emma for such a lesson. it was really fun to go through this way of learning and practicing pronunciation.
    if possible, can we have a lesson of pronouncing IPA letter using imitation technique.
    Thanks once again.

  • Reply Mariana Bucatari November 30, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Ciao,sei bravissimaaaa,vorrei imparare lingua inglese che consigli mi dai per iniziare ad imparare

  • Reply Mariana Bucatari November 30, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Hi you are very good, I would like to learn English language tips that you give me to start learning from scratch

  • Reply A/kani mohamed Tsunami November 30, 2019 at 11:06 am

    This weekend I wanna to speak English like native

  • Reply rain lover November 30, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Really useful way

  • Reply MADANI NASR EDDINE November 30, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Hi,
    In this weekend, and the next week we have planned 25 Australian films at the Marrakech's international festival of films. It's an opportunity for us to learn Australian english.

  • Reply kamel hatem November 30, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you so much teacher!

  • Reply Huong Mai November 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Hello Emma! We are from Vietnam. Thank you so much for your useful lessons. We have learned from lessons like Speaking English Clearly you have done before. It helped our English to improve very quick. And my friends think so. We hope you will do many lessons like this to help our English better! We love you! ❤️

  • Reply Kyawt Kyawt Soe November 30, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you Tr. Have you got a plan for weekend?
    Yes. I might go to Japan to visit and learn business.
    How about you?

  • Reply Sadia Ishaq November 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Little tricky😐

  • Reply ضاهر العبيدي November 30, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    This is the brilliant way
    Thank you so much teacher
    This is the first time i watched your lesson amd it was amazing

  • Reply ضاهر العبيدي November 30, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I tried and was so difficult for me but I'll try to my best

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