In order to improve your spoken English, you may follow the points that are stated below and also start practicing because there will be no improvement unless you start taking actions. Read the following points. These are some basic problems that anyone may face.
Be confident. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. People can only correct your mistakes when they hear you make them.
Put yourself in an English speaking environment where you can learn passively. The best way to learn is through speaking.
Practice the 4 core skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They all need to be worked on for you to improve.
You will find words easier to remember if you try to remember an example sentence using that word rather the word on its own.
Give yourself a long term goal. Focus on working towards it.
Watching TV only gives you the chance to hear something correctly first time. This is better for high level students. It can be great practice for speaking to native English speakers so you don’t have to ask them to repeat themselves!
Children’s books have easier words and are a good alternative to graded readers.Newspapers are a good place to find passive constructs. Read through an article and see if you can find the passive sentences.
You can’t learn English from a book. Like driving a car, you can only learn through doing it. The most natural way to learn grammar is through talking. Keep an English diary or journal. Start by writing a few sentences a day and then get into the habit of writing more.
If you get nervous when speaking, take two deep breaths before you say something. You’ll speak better when you feel relaxed.
Use the correct article (a/an, the). Be aware that there is more to this rule than a/an= non specific, the=specific. For example: A university (not an university because it begins with a consonant sound). An hour (not a hour because the ‘h’ is often silent).
For fluency, try image training. Before you go to that restaurant think through what the waiter is likely to say to you. Think of what phrases you are going to use. Much communication comes through body language and gesture. These can be different between cultures and countries.
The easiest one — Sleep! You’ll learn more after a good night’s sleep. You’ll be able to concentrate more.
Nobody can learn all of the English language. No need to worry about trying. A useful shortcut to learning is that in English we have lots of words that have the same pronunciation, but a different spelling and meaning. For example, ‘come here’ has the same pronunciation as, ‘I can hear the birds’. You might find it easier to build vocabulary by knowing the different meanings.
Once you have a basic level of English explore the different ways you can say the same thing. This makes your English more interesting to the listener and it shouldn’t be too difficult for you because you already know the basics. For example, how many ways can we say, ‘Goodbye‘ in English?
Read for the general meaning first. Don’t worry about understanding every word, then go back and look up new words.
Learn root words. They’ll help you guess the meaning of words. For example:scrib = write, min = small. When you learn a new word, think of all its other forms: Beautiful (adjective),beauty (noun), beautifully (adverb).
Learn prefixes (dis-, un-, re-) and suffixes (-ly, -ment, -ful), these will help you to figure out the meaning of words and build your vocabulary.
English, unlike Japanese or French, uses word stress. For new words, count the syllables and find where the stress is. Only one stress per word and always on a vowel. Two syllable verbs have a stress on the second syllable (beGIN). 2 syllable nouns (TEAcher) and adjectives (HAPpy) stress the first.
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