About Jade Joddle

My name is Jade Joddle and I teach about speech. Browse around my site for topics related to speaking skills and self-expression.

The Mask

What happens when your masks fall off? Talking about the process of shedding social masks and how other people may react to you by disapproving of you or disliking you.

Is there anything good about one’s social masks falling off? Yes, in the sense it helps you to realise early on who you can connect with on a deeper level, and the people who don’t really want to know you.

Release Your Sorrow — Feel Like a Whale

Release your blocked or numbed emotions in a light trance. Watch this video to feel the deep, soulful and sorrowful emotions of whales in the ocean. Listen to this 10 Minute Whale trance, close close your eyes and put the focus of your attention on the sounds within the repeated words and lines of the trance. If any feelings of sadness or grief rise to the surface, let the feelings move through you and release. As you listen, try to identify with the sorrow of the whales so that you can be more in touch with your own deep sorrow, which may tend towards being blocked or repressed if you experience anxiety or emotional numbness.

By focusing your attention on ‘The Whale Trance’ you may go into a very light trance state. When this happens the subconscious is more suggestive, therefore you may more deeply feel or identify with the emotions of the whales.

The whale trance works best if you have your eyes closed and focus your attention on the elongated sounds within the words.

Drinking Tea in England — British Culture

Learn about the British fondness for a cup of tea:

How to Learn Phrasal Verbs for IELTS

To get a good score in the IELTS learning English exam, you have to have a good knowledge of phrasal verbs. The tricky part of this is that they tend to be SO BORING to learn, and also that phrasal verbs have various different meanings. However, I found a solution for you: here’s a really fun learning English YouTube channel, Phrasal Verbs Friends, which teaches phrasal verbs with animated cats. What more could you ask for? Here are a couple examples:

Be sure to subscribe over at Phrasal Verb Friends if you need to learn phrasal verbs to expand your active vocabulary.