Shadowing Resources for English

Shadowing is a useful technique for improving your pronunciation. On this page, you will find links to resources, mostly YouTube videos, that you can use for shadowing native speakers of British English.

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Resources Related to Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a fantasy television series. In edition to the episodes themselves, there are also a number of short animated sequences under the title Histories and Lore. These videos are spoken by actors from the television series, who are mostly native speakers of Britis English. The actors use a variety of accents; not all of them are easy to “shadow”. The actors with the clearest pronunciation include Charles Dance (Tywinn Lannister), Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen), Conleth Hill (Varys), Paul Kaye (Thoros of Myr) and Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon).

Videos spoken by Iain Glen:

Videos spoken by Charles Dance:

Videos spoken by Jonathan Pryce:

Videos spoken by Harry Lloyd:

Videos spoken by Conleth Hill:

Videos spoken by Ian McElhinney:

Videos spoken by Nathalie Emmanuel:

Videos spoken by Sophie Turner:

Videos spoken by Anton Lesser:

Videos spoken by Mark Gatiss:

Videos spoken by Ellie Kendrick:

Videos spoken by Mark Addy:

Videos spoken by Stephen Dillane:

Videos spoken by Michelle Fairley:

Videos spoken by Paul Kaye:

Videos spoken by Michael McElhatton:

Videos spoken by Owen Teale:

Videos spoken by Ian McShane:

Other videos, not organised by speaker:

Actors who speak faster and whose pronunciation is occasionally not too clear, or who use a specific accent, include Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Clive Russell (Brynden Tully, the Blackfish), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Donald Sumpter (Maester Luwin), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) in the first seasons, …

Videos spoken by Donald Sumpter:

Videos spoken by Jerome Flynn:

Videos spoken by Max von Sydow:

The School of Life

The following videos are spoken rather fast: