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Re: Some useful tips by me !

Postby Guest » Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:05 pm

Deeya wrote:

1. :arrow: First you need to make up your mind about how you are going to practise the conversation.Make a flow chart plan or whatever you choose.

2. :arrow: Increase your vocabulary to speak english in a better way.You could take help from web or different books.Explore the web and search with the related keywords.

3. :arrow: Get over your shyness and hesitation.English's a foreign language.It doesn't really matter if we make mistakes during the learning stage. :idea:

4. :arrow: Use the language as often as you can.The more you speak , the faster you will learn.Just dont get hesitated by the
thoughts like " Oh , what if i say sumthing silly while conversing with someone , or pronounce something in a weird or wrong way." What you need to do is kick this thought far away out of you mind.This just doesnt matter.Tell your mind " I can do it , and i will " .

5. :arrow: Find someone who's reallly a whiz at speaking english ( and knows your language too).Be friends with him / her and just get into the conversation forgetting that you're practising this to achieve something.Just feel comfortable like if you are a native-speaker.Be confident while talking to someone in english and look directly into the eyes.Dont look here and there while
saying something or else he'd think you're probably havin' some trouble speaking the language.

6. :arrow: Write short dialogues for everyday situations.Now get a tape recorder.Say the lines you've written in your conversations , the way they should ( according to the situation ).It would seem good enough to make a slight change in your voice when the other character has to speak.Now listen to it again and again.You'd probably find out the silly mistakes , you made , and then the next time , say the lines after correcting the mistakes.At a certain time , you'd surely get the perfect way to communicate with anyone in english.

7. :arrow: Listen to the English news , and other english programmes.This would be a very important listening activity to improve your pronunciation.Watch english movies , especially SHREK 1 and 2.

8. :arrow: Now in order to communicate in english with the perfect expressions , you need to memorize some of your conversations you wrote.Then just go to the washroom or wherever you feel comfortable.Let everyone get out of the room and shut the door.Stand facing the mirror.Take a deep breath and imagine if you're really standing in front of someone who doesn't know your language.Start recalling and say the lines in the correct order with the correct expressions according to that situation.Make it look really natural.Do this once a day , regularly.This would take you even more further to the way of speaking english fluently.

9. :arrow: Ask your friends to help you with this.Prepare some skits using the dialogues made by you.Perform it ( not on the stage ) with some of your friends at home.

10. :arrow: Make DICITONARY your best friend.Means that whenever and whereever you find any word or hear it from
someone , and you think you dont know the meaning , then you need to take your best friend's help.Its just a case of looking it up in your dictionary ( your best friend ).Practise these things more and more and that will definitely get you to the way of success in speaking english and with the perfection !

Hope this works out !!

Those are really good tips. I have one more. This is what I did when I was a kid and I think many of us have done it, too, I believe. :wink:
- Hold a recorder on your hands and make a conversation with yourself in English in front of a mirror. This is for people who don't get used in thinking in English. When they talk to strangers, their minds would be blank. As a result, they'd end up not knowing what to say; therefore, this way will help a person to get used in thinking in English and the next time that person will know what to say even he/she is nervous. And when he/she has conquered that nervousness, there'd be a place for a smooth conversation due to many times of practicing. :wink: :lol:

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Me too..

Postby Ordina_Lavender » Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:26 am

Hello friends.

I've read the advise and also agree with you all.The most important things are:
1. WE HAVE THE IDEA
2. LEARN THE CORRECT WAYS TO SPEAK
3. WE HAVE TO TRY (TO SPEAK)
4. LET THE EXPERIENCES AND
THE COMMENTS FROM
THE OTHERS GUIDE YOU.

I am a learner too and still in the 3rd level.So, good luck friend.
love you all.bbye.

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Postby Yan999 » Thu May 12, 2005 11:35 am

i am learning english too, speaking english is a little bit difficult, get used to thinking and talking in english is the most important thing.

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Postby Pirate » Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:08 am

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome on board!

Dear newbies, it's nice to see you wave hello, but I'd prefer a speech! Feel free to post here what you like to speak, then SPEAK IT OUT LOUD :idea:

One tip for good speaking is TO SPEAK IT OUT LOUD! Don't let words lie in your head only. If you cannot find a partner, talk to yourself in the mirror. Let's see how long you can :wink:

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A good resource for speaking

Postby JakeIII » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:00 am

Reading, writing, and listening is something that we can do alone. It is hard to practice speaking. The best way is to find someone to speak with.

I really like this site because it brings people together to speak english to improve. However, if you want additional practice, I created a site for free. It's available to all and you can improve your English by practicing. I really want to help people speak English so it's free for everyone.

Since I am not making money and I want everyone to learn how to speak English, I don't consider this a commercial listing. I really think it will help you. Please let me know what you think as well. All constructive criticism is appreciated.

http://www.talkenglish.com

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Postby Kisseugene » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:15 am

I think we should avail ourselves of every chance to speak the language you learn

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much appreciate

Postby pier » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:35 am

Hi,all:
It's really a good site for english learners like me who want to
do well in english speaking.
It's a difficult for a non-native-speaker to talk to someone in english I think. Nearly 10 years have passed since I got to know this language. But unfortunately, I still can not open my mouth when I want to make a conversation to a foreigner. I just almost lose confidence.
I always admire him/her who speaks english fruently.How can he/she speak so well ?
And I find so many freinds right here with a warmly heart.And give us so many helpful tips&experience.
I CAN DO WELL WITH YOUR HELP.Thank U!

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Learn English

Postby redbutterfly » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:16 am

Hi all..
i'm new here, as a student of EC i wish i will learn english very well, thanks for the tips too, if i can add more here... i suggest to all my friend which bad english like me... just follow the lesson in this website, i noticed there are a lot of tools etc useful for us, so don't bother yourself whether can speak fluently or not, to me we can speak automatically like native speaker when we know many of vacobulary...

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Re: A good resource for speaking

Postby justinlan » Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:38 pm

JakeIII wrote:Reading, writing, and listening is something that we can do alone. It is hard to practice speaking. The best way is to find someone to speak with.

I really like this site because it brings people together to speak english to improve. However, if you want additional practice, I created a site for free. It's available to all and you can improve your English by practicing. I really want to help people speak English so it's free for everyone.

Since I am not making money and I want everyone to learn how to speak English, I don't consider this a commercial listing. I really think it will help you. Please let me know what you think as well. All constructive criticism is appreciated.

http://www.talkenglish.com


thank you very much for the link you offered and for your warm heart.best wishes

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Postby ANDYTAN » Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:51 am

rat wrote:I want to find a friend who want to speak english.
After a long time learning, i realise that studying with a friend is the best way of studying english,especially in speaking. So, who would like to speak with me please add my ID: greeen_apple464
Thanks :)
me too......

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Accent

Postby SandyHR » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:23 am

Hi Friends,
Along with speaking there is one more problem. That is accent.
Though i can speak english my accent may have my nativity influence. Pls can any one suggest how to improve accent.

Regards,
Sandeep H.R

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Postby etan » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:35 pm

I agree with Caramen and I will enjoy to join her English-Club...
To improve my english, I need to practice every single day and I am sure that my vocabulary will be better than today !

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hello everyone!

Postby henrywang » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:30 am

I also have some advice.We can write diary every day in English.first we can practise our writing English,then it is useful for remembering words.

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Postby sonyym » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:16 am

How could u get over pudency? :cry:

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Re: Some useful tips by me !

Postby harvester » Sun May 28, 2006 5:28 pm

Deeya wrote:Here are some tips ( by me ).Ive personally done everything mentioned below.It was really a fun and it also helped me improve my conversational skills.I hope you'll find'em very effective :) !

1. :arrow: First you need to make up your mind about how you are going to practise the conversation.Make a flow chart plan or whatever you choose.

2. :arrow: Increase your vocabulary to speak english in a better way.You could take help from web or different books.Explore the web and search with the related keywords.

3. :arrow: Get over your shyness and hesitation.English's a foreign language.It doesn't really matter if we make mistakes during the learning stage. :idea:

4. :arrow: Use the language as often as you can.The more you speak , the faster you will learn.Just dont get hesitated by the
thoughts like " Oh , what if i say sumthing silly while conversing with someone , or pronounce something in a weird or wrong way." What you need to do is kick this thought far away out of you mind.This just doesnt matter.Tell your mind " I can do it , and i will " .

5. :arrow: Find someone who's reallly a whiz at speaking english ( and knows your language too).Be friends with him / her and just get into the conversation forgetting that you're practising this to achieve something.Just feel comfortable like if you are a native-speaker.Be confident while talking to someone in english and look directly into the eyes.Dont look here and there while
saying something or else he'd think you're probably havin' some trouble speaking the language.

6. :arrow: Write short dialogues for everyday situations.Now get a tape recorder.Say the lines you've written in your conversations , the way they should ( according to the situation ).It would seem good enough to make a slight change in your voice when the other character has to speak.Now listen to it again and again.You'd probably find out the silly mistakes , you made , and then the next time , say the lines after correcting the mistakes.At a certain time , you'd surely get the perfect way to communicate with anyone in english.

7. :arrow: Listen to the English news , and other english programmes.This would be a very important listening activity to improve your pronunciation.Watch english movies , especially SHREK 1 and 2.

8. :arrow: Now in order to communicate in english with the perfect expressions , you need to memorize some of your conversations you wrote.Then just go to the washroom or wherever you feel comfortable.Let everyone get out of the room and shut the door.Stand facing the mirror.Take a deep breath and imagine if you're really standing in front of someone who doesn't know your language.Start recalling and say the lines in the correct order with the correct expressions according to that situation.Make it look really natural.Do this once a day , regularly.This would take you even more further to the way of speaking english fluently.

9. :arrow: Ask your friends to help you with this.Prepare some skits using the dialogues made by you.Perform it ( not on the stage ) with some of your friends at home.

10. :arrow: Make DICITONARY your best friend.Means that whenever and whereever you find any word or hear it from
someone , and you think you dont know the meaning , then you need to take your best friend's help.Its just a case of looking it up in your dictionary ( your best friend ).Practise these things more and more and that will definitely get you to the way of success in speaking english and with the perfection !

Hope this works out !!

Thanks for your really good tip, Deeya. I am not a person who can speak English fluently and I sometimes feel disappointed in speaking skill. Sometimes because of the embarrassment and shyness I couldn't say even a word in front of another one. After reading your tip, I realized some more intersting things I need put it into practise as soon as possible. So, many thanks for you advice, Deeya :)

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how to handle english during doing trading business

Postby cherrychen » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:20 am



this is my first time go into this forum, and found that here is very useful for people, whose first langue is not english. actually, my fist language is chinese. i always thought that to be a good speaker in english is very very hard work. event thought i have been to NewZealand study for over 2 years, and still can not speak a fluent english.
Now, i had been in china for one year, and woking in an import& and export department in a glass muanufacturer, and the major job is to contact with client or explore some new potential dealer.
generally speaking, we usually contact each other by using the internet or Fax, therefore, i don't need to talk to them directly, that mean is i am not often speak english, and i found that oral english going down fleetly. because of this, i am so worry about that. really want to find some way to impore or evern maintain it.
now, i found a good way, which is english club. here.
and hope that every member in this formun can help every other or to share their experience to acheive our goles.

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Postby MONEM » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:52 pm

Thanks it's a great tips . Also I want to add use Microsoft word to improve you writing skills and to correct your spelling.
Thanks alot :D

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I will try

Postby NamAnhThang » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:08 am

thanks, I will try all methods of speaking everyone show on there

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Postby Edgard » Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:32 am

Hi, people!

:D I´m very happy, because i´ve just found the right place for a good learning of english. The EC is the great opportunity to make friends with the same goals. I´m new here, too, and I spect to learn as better I can, because the entire world needs talk the same language. First, one general language (it doesn´t matter what language) for after change ideas and opnions,don´t all you agree with me?

Let´s keep togheter learning!

Edgard

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Hi Edgard

Postby NamAnhThang » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:52 am

Please to meet you, are you from Brazil? I like your country. I want to learn English with you on EC.

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another tips with english language

Postby jeangrey » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:46 am

based on my experience, i learned english a lot by:
1. of course, my fave class is english.
2. reading english books.
3. watching english movie or tv series.
4. tune in to english radio.
5. practice to speak english everyday with your friend or officemates.make a game, like there will be a consequence if you dont or if you forgot to speak in english.in that way, we have no choice but to speak the language.

hope this might help you.


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