Caros leitores! É com orgulho que apresento Jason Bermingham, o nosso mais novo colaborador. Você já teve ter ouvido falar dele, isso porque ele escreve para a conceituada revista Speak Up. Já estudei muito com os artigos e os áudios de sua autoria. Você lembra do artigo “como encontrar sua voz inglesa“?
Bermingham, welcome to English Experts. Agora é com você!
Use voice-over techniques to improve your pronunciation
If somebody tells you to “stick a cork in it,” don’t take it as a compliment. The expression “stick a cork in it” is just another way of saying “shut up.” But there is one case in which sticking a cork in your mouth has its benefits. This technique can strengthen your communication skills by improving your articulation.
Author and voice-over actor James Alburger teaches a good way to improve articulation in his book The Art of Voice Acting, and variations of this technique have been around ever since the Greek orator Demosthenes put pebbles in his mouth to improve his own communication skills.
Here’s how it works: stick a cork between your front teeth as if it were a cigar. Don’t have a cork? Use your thumb. Now, read a passage of text out loud. Read slowly and pronounce ev-ery syl-la-ble. Really work your mouth. When you’re done, remove the cork and read the passage again. Do the words sound clearer and easier to understand?
Revised from an article published in Speak Up issue 264
Ouça abaixo a pronúncia do texto:
Pessoal, Bermingham nos convida para assinar o twitter da Speak Up, lá ele vai dar dicas de vocabulário com pronúncia. O endereço é: twitter.com/revistaspeakup
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