Techniques – Talking to Yourself

Have you ever tried talking to yourself as a way to study English?

If you talk to yourself, you will identify the areas where you have a vocabulary weakness.

If you talk to yourself, you will practice your pronunciation. You will also relax and unwind.

If you talk to yourself in another language, you will become more comfortable with that language.

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Talking to Yourself with Rube Hayworth

The legendary Mosquito City country and western singer Rube Hayworth is also known for being something of a polyglot. He is able to speak several languages. Many musicians have a good ear for language but Rube claims he doesn’t learn languages using his musical ability. He uses another technique. He just talks to himself.

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I talk to myself when I am in my room
I talk to myself when I am by myself

You might think I am crazy.
You might think I am mad

I talk to myself in my room

And I speak pretty good English

Talking to Yourself as a Technique

Rube Hayworth says:

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If you want to learn English you will find that the greatest technique of all is waiting here for you inside yourself.

If you could just talk to yourself alone in your room you will find the greatest technique of all; talking to yourself at home alone in your room will make your English … better.

Rube says:

You will find that the greatest technique that you will ever find …
The one that you can always use …
The one that will never let you down …
The one that will always stand by you …
The one that will always be there for you …
The greatest technique of all … learning to talk to yourself … alone in a room.

Talk to yourself alone in a room!

I am not crazy.
I was just talking to myself.

Do you talk to yourself?
Do you sing to yourself?

I like to talk to myself all night.

Do you talk to yourself?

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The Reflexive Verb Page
The Rube Hayworth Page
The Eddie Buchholz Page
The Self Page
The Relative Clauses Page
The Room Page

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There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

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