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End of day pronunciation routine | 5 min practice to release tension

What if you had a daily exercise to release tension in your English? I’ve got just the thing for you!

You’re probably familiar with the idea of “warming up” before you do a workout. And speaking is not any different! When we speak or practice our pronunciation, we use our articulation muscles in our face, like the lips, tongue, and jaw – and it’s important to warm up our facial muscles before speaking!

But what about cooling down after some speaking?
In this exciting episode, I’m sharing with you an ideal pronunciation practice that will help you feel more relaxed after a long day of speaking. After talking all day, you might feel that your mouth hurts when you speak English. That’s why it’s important to incorporate exercises that will help you sound more natural and speak with ease, even after hours of speaking!

In only five minutes, you can stretch your articulation muscles to feel more at ease while pronouncing certain sounds in English, as well as relax after a long day of speaking.
Do this 5-minute practice every day at the end of your day or after a tense conversation, and you will notice the difference!

TRANSCRIPT

Hey everyone, it’s Hadar. Today we have a 5-minute pronunciation cooldown practice. This practice is going to help you release tension from your articulation organs and facial muscles, and it’s going to help you speak with more ease and effortlessness. It’s really good to do this practice at the end of the day, after a long day of speaking, after a good pronunciation practice, or just if you feel stressed before speaking.

Let’s start.

Breath in through the nose. Out through the mouse.

Ear to shoulder. Neck to the sides. Chin to chest and up.

Tongue stretch. Lip trill.

ma, ma, mee – ma, ma, moo.

see – sue, peel – pool.

ma, ma, mow – ma, ma, maaa. mow – maaa.

hole – hall. woke – walk. coat – caught.

ran – run – Ron. cat – cut – caught.

Massage your jaw. Behind your ears.

Slide your hands down your cheeks and release sound.

Jaw shake. Jaw shake, release sound.

Shoulders to ears, drop with an exhale.

ran – run – Ron. cat – cut – caught.

Clean your teeth with your tongue. Tongue trill.

Inhale deeply and exhale while saying:
I am. She is. You are. They are.

Raise your pitch:
I am. She is. You are. They are.

Lip trill. Body shake.

Breathe in and out through your belly.

All right. I hope you enjoyed this pronunciation cooldown practice. If you’re looking for more upbeat pronunciation drills and daily pronunciation practice, check out the links below the video. If you like this video, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends.

Have a beautiful, beautiful rest of the day. And I’ll see you next week in the next video. Bye.

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293. Letting go of tension when you speak
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4 Responses

  1. A very good experience. I had enjoy all the classes. Also when I studied English before, I never heard about the Prosody, Pitch, Intonation, thanks a lot.

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