Sunday, January 25, 2015

Do you hear what I hear? Recording yourself for speaking practice

Listening to yourself speak is always a little awkward.  Believe me, I know.   Once you overcome the initial awkwardness and surprise of, "Wow, is that what I really sound like,"   follows really strict scrutiny. 

That's why I recommend recording yourself when you practice speaking.  We are often our own worst critic so if you listen to yourself speaking you can pick up on some problem areas that need improvement. 

Just to show you that I practice what I preach, I signed up to, which has a voice recording feature, and recorded an old blog post about pronunciation. 

I am still figuring the site out so I don't know if you need to register in order to hear my track (let me know either way) but here is the link: (update 20/8/16:  I have since removed the track.  Email me for more information).

I hope you enjoy it!!


  1. Very cool. The lingoloop blog has conversation practice exercises with embedded soundcloud clips too. Check it out!