Do people think you’re crazy? If the answer is ‘no,’ then I know you haven’t been doing your homework!
Yes, this is one of those posts where I’m checking up on you. Are you talking to your plant? Here is what will happen if you do:
- You can practice new sounds
- You will gain confidence
- Your mouth muscles get exercise
- You can test new vocabulary
- Plants grow better when you talk to them
- The plant won't laugh at you
Of course, you can talk to your dog or cat too, they’ll also love it. Way back in ‘92 when I didn’t know how to speak Spanish, one of my roommates had a couple of parakeets. I asked him what they were called and he said ‘buitritros.’ Whew, that was a hard word for me to pronounce so I practiced and practiced and every day I said good morning to the buitritros and every evening I wished them a good night. And every time I said it my roommates laughed. I thought it was because I was pronouncing it so badly. I found out later that a buitrito is a little vulture. LOL!
In any case, talking to those birds really helped me get my mouth around new sounds and did wonders to boost my confidence.
Some people find singing a lot more fun than talking. That’s great. Pick a song in English that you like and use youtube to help you learn it. Even if you can only remember the chorus, that’s a great start. Your plant is going to love it!