What did someone do in an emergency room that makes you say “you gotta be kidding me”? In 1974 I was working as a construction laborer (summer break from college) for the company my father was the senior vice president of. He had grown up working as a carpenter during the Depression and went to college on an ROTC scholarship, graduating in 1941 just in time to be shipped out to the Pacific for WWII for the duration, working with the Army Corps of Engineers. He made it a habit to visit every worksite every day.
Watch your favorite English language TV show or movie, and as the characters speak, repeat loudly the exact words they are saying the moment you hear them. In other words, ‘shadow’ their dialogue in real-time. Don’t worry about getting every word or sound right – focus on listening carefully, moving along quickly and keeping pace. After the movie ends, repeat the exact same movie and do it again. And again. By forcing yourself to speak at native speed, your brain becomes hyper-receptive to what you are hearing, and you will find yourself not only picking up the words quicker and quicker, but also unconsciously mimicking the inflections and vocal nuances that are usually difficult to learn for a non-native. It will also fix the stammer that comes with uncertainty or lack of confidence. In this way, the actors in the movie become your speaking partners.I was using Learn English by Speaking with the Best Online Tutors • English Ninjas