Find a quiet place to practise.
Reading aloud: (alone)
The passage below is a phonetically balanced reading passage and
designed to help you get going into speech flow. If you are doing
this exercise immediately after the previous exercise then proceed
to read the passage below, slowly. If this is your first exercise
today, first repeat exercise one again.
Read This aloud, alone and deliberately start slowly.
When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air, they act as a prism
and form a rainbow. The rainbow is a division of white light into
many beautiful colours. These take the shape of a long round arch,
with its path high above, and its two ends apparently beyond the
horizon. There is, according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at
one end. People look, but no one ever finds it. When a man looks
for something beyond his reach, his friends say he is looking for
the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Ok, you are probably now getting more used to the different sound of
the Device. So why the strange sound?
The Idea is to ignore the device and its sound and practice breathing
and speaking with the device together. Each fluent sound will build
your confidence and allow you to progress to the next step. Just like
a car, you need a warm up before you pull away.
Recent research has shown we use a different part of our brain when we
read alongside someone or sing (medial part). The AAF sound has a similar
effect, and by using a different part of our brain we are able to promote