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Re: Some useful tips by me !

Post by 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..

Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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!

Post by 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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Post by 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 !

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by NamAnhThang » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:08 am

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

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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by dariadaria » Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:05 pm

Hello, everyone!
Thanks for the tips... :wink:

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good method

Post by zshuangyong » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:27 pm

:D Hello everyone,I am newmember here. I from China.
I think the TIP'S methods nice! Thank u!

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Post by Montenegro » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:59 pm

Hello,
I am new here. My english is not to good, I have problem with grammer beacose I lerned english by myself. Now I am gogin in one english school and I try to change my grammer. I have realy dificult period :roll: because I thing it's change realy slowly. I am realy unpatient, I want to speak gramatical right english.
I think this is right place for learning.
If someone interesting to spend litle time to write me are welcome. My mail address is: anagard@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks :D

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Post by Snowy* » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:44 am

Hi Pirate

I followed your teacher advice I spoke and recorded my voice but I didn't like my voice ..
it's very funny when I speak in English..
and my pronunciation it's also funny ..


Give me another advice ..



Instead of I practicing speaking I spent time at laughing at my voice

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for Montenegro

Post by Snowy* » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:55 am

Montenegro wrote:Hello,
I am new here. My english is not to good, I have problem with grammer beacose I lerned english by myself. Now I am gogin in one english school and I try to change my grammer. I have realy dificult period :roll: because I thing it's change realy slowly. I am realy unpatient, I want to speak gramatical right english.
I think this is right place for learning.
If someone interesting to spend litle time to write me are welcome. My mail address is: anagard@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks :D




Hi Montenegro

I saw your post I think you really need to improve your English ( like me :lol: )

You have a lot of spelling mistakes ..
I'll give you my advice..
Before you write any thing here put your post in (MS word) to check your spelling mistakes..


( I always do that :D )

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Post by rosaline » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:39 am

HeLoo
My Name is Yanita from indonesia
i'm a new comer of this Forum
i realy want to speak English Fluently
since i found my new job as a Marketing Staff in a shoes Company <Adidas>
the communication between each department is using English Language by Email or Direct
sometimes i feel shy to speak so i just quite
i need your help if i make any mistakes in writing
please correct
Glad to be part of this Forum

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Post by Bambang » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:07 am

Practise makes perfect.

Don't worry about grammar. Just speak out. The more you speak the better your grammar will be.

English kids never learn grammar before they go to school, but they can speak English fluently. It's all because they speak English everyday.

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To improve my English language skills

Post by BenWizard » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:40 am

My native language is Spanish and I want to improve my English language skills. Could you tell me or any body where I can get that book "Not study, but learn"?. I couldn't find it in Amazon.com. Thanks a lot friends.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by brocoli » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:43 pm

hi everybody it is excellent opportunity to read your posts and have in mind that there is other people like me that try to learn this language :P

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by denvinbo » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:14 am

Say whatever you think....never worry about the grammar......but you should check cursory before talk it out....... :)

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by ahmedxzxz » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:29 pm

that is a good tip for speaking...

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by forum » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:21 am

Do you think you would be interested in an online chat room, where you could chat in English using voice?

I am thinking of starting one on my site http://askjohn.seesaa.net, but I am not sure if people would be interested in it.

What do you think?
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Free English Lessons: http://www.askjohnenglish.com/

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Re: self learning"

Post by alkhader » Sat May 17, 2008 1:09 pm

Good Afternoon Gents,

I am completely agree with the person who gave us the way of "Self Learning" which tells us that you have to bring recorder and cassettes then start to speak about any subject comes across your mind. after that listen to your speaking MANY TIMES then you can easily figure out your weakness points and you can see how good you are in speaking? And you will know who you start your conversation with polite words and sentences.

Start do that job always and time to time see how many changes have you done during short period

I really appreciate you all for your nice information and 4 subjects you submit :D

Your Always
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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Zooboy » Sat May 24, 2008 2:58 am

QUOTING Alkhader Ali
I am completely agree with the person who gave us the way of "Self Learning" which tells us that you have to bring recorder and cassettes then start to speak about any subject comes across your mind.


Yes,... and nowadays, with gimmicks like mini MP3 recorder and player,.. the problem of feeling embarassed being seen carrying a big mini-cassette-recorder is solved.

My private students do this when they attend seminars, business presentation, even English-speaking church sermons ...
They just record them, bring home and copy onto their computer hardrive and use them as self-learning listening exercises.

Hope this can inspire you too ... ;-)

Cheers,...

Zooboy

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by thomasz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:17 am

we have may difficult methods to speak English.so I like to talk with England to listen better.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by emilykorea » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:41 am

thanks for sharing..but as they always say..practice makes perfect..:)

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Re: Correct me if i'm wrong

Post by Hypercube » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:41 am

strawberrypynk wrote:hi everyone..

i'm new here. i really need your help. some people says that we can improve our english by speaking with people. but then, i dont have enough confidence to speak, especially with people who speaks english fluently. please give some advice and motivate me because i really need it and please corrent my sentence. Thank you very much ;-)
Don't worry about it. Native speakers actually like it when you speak English. They can see you're making an effort. I grew up in rural Canada speaking only French. When I turned 16, I decided to go to an English school in Montreal. I didn't have much confidence at first either... Oral exams were a complete nightmare, as well as the essays we had to hand in. That was until I met some people who were interested in the same stuff as me. I say you should get to know some people, no matter how hard it can seem to you. You will notice that the more you know someone, the more confident you will get, and your English will improve considerably over the months :D

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by danni » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:21 am

HI guys been here twice now,i always like to go into forums because i like to share some of my ideas too.Right now i am in Asia doing some schooling.I have the opportunity of tutoring some Koreans here & what i did is read,read,read & read books to widen my vocabularies.It's quite hard to teach them cause some of them don't really speak the language,but mind you they're really good at grammar.It is just the way you view things i guess,if you think it's easy it will be easy, just practice,practice & practice the language.This is where i am now,there's some forums in there too that you can read & get some tips in speaking the language.

http://www.filmschool.com

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Asep » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:36 am

As Pirate said about his/her Australian English teacher, trying to practice speaking English alone might be one of those useful ways of practicing our speaking skills. I believe this proves effective, at least I figured it out when I was once informed of this trick by one of the best English teachers I had back in 2002. He once told me he used to practice speaking all by himself and that trick worked for him. I don't know if this trick can work for anybody else. Despite the need for being good at speaking, I've rarely spoken myself. The truth is, I've always found it much more effective when I speak with a partner (especially a good friend), as I can more easily come up with lots of ideas.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by lasjuanas » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:56 pm

:-D Hi i just registered and i agree with you guys, i always watch tv, hear music to improve my english, but if you learn a new word and you dont practice every day you will never going to improve your english... i really thank you for the tips.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Tedddy » Thu May 07, 2009 5:14 pm

Hello everybody! For the best pronunciation it is necessary much to listen kaset in English, transmitters of language. And practiced together with them. Then there will be good results.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by r1lita » Tue May 19, 2009 7:31 am

myenglishtutor wrote:Hi,
I think your accent is probably the least important part about learning your language. ... The most important part of learning English is increasing your vocabulary, perfecting your grammar, getting the pronunciation right and learning the different idioms
I completely agree with you.

For an ESL student, the speaking practice is pretty difficult because sometimes it's hard to find someone to speak with. For my case, I've joined an English Club in my city and it has helped me alot.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by frdsmth » Wed May 27, 2009 9:24 am

Good communication comes in many forms and styles. No rule is ever set in stone and breaking the rules can sometimes be the best way to get your point across. You should figure out what works best for you and develop your own style.

Whenever you do speak, always dress appropriately. You should look at least as good as your audience does. If you are appearing as an authority on your subject, dress better than your audience, if possible.

Always try to be informed on your subject. An audience can usually tell if you don't know what you are talking about. If someone asks a question you don't have the answer to, it is okay to say that you aren't sure. Be especially careful when your words may have undesired consequences.

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Post by englishhelps » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:30 am

You should enunciate your words properly. Make sure that every syllable is enunciated properly. You can practice by reading a book allowed.

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Post by englishhelps » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:31 pm

If you're speaking as a resource speaker for an audience, it wouldn't hurt to start off with a joke especially if you're nervous. This will help break the ice and whatever wall is between you and the audience. It can also help your confidence.

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Post by englishhelps » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:20 pm

You also have to speak slowly! If you're speaking too fast, you have the tendency to stutter and to get lost in thought. When you're speaking slowly, you can gather your thoughts while you're speaking and you can also focus on proper pronunciation.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by englishhelps » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:15 am

Work on removing fillers and foghorns. Fillers are unnecessary words that we sometimes use. Words like basically, actually etc. Some people are dependent on fillers to keep the speech going.

Foghorns are words like "aahh", "uhm" and the likes. We sometimes use this if we're thinking of what we're going to say next.

It's not wrong to pause every now and then. Just pause instead of using fillers and foghorns to gather your thoughts. It will sound more natural that way,

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Post by englishhelps » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:39 pm

^I agree! Goodluck on being a DJ! I've always wanted to be one! :)

I agree that you shouldn't be afraid to commit mistakes. Even the best english speakers commit mistakes as well. Just be confident and know how to handle mistakes correctly. Just laugh it off, learn from it and continue! :)

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Post by englishhelps » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:11 am

You can also practice speaking by visualizing yourself making that speech! This will help you calm down your nerves.

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Post by englishhelps » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:00 am

If you're going to speak in front of an audience as a speaker, make sure that you know your material by heart! Don't rely too much on your prepared materials. You should know the subject by heart which will give you more confidence.

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Post by englishhelps » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:25 am

If you're going to speak in front of an audience, have idiot cards instead of having your whole speech in front of you. Idiot cards or cue cards work best in small index cards. Just write down the topics and guides of what you're going to talk about. Not only will it look more natural, it can develop your speaking skills as well.

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Post by englishhelps » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:54 pm

mathewhayden wrote:Here are some tips by me to you for a good speaking skill. To speak fluently, first you should have confidence in yourself for a good start. And then choose any topic and start writing on that topic first and then take a recorder and start saying what you have written. Then you hear it and notice where you are in fault and then improve it.
Great tips. If you don't believe in yourself, why should your listeners believe in you?

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Post by mariaa » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:54 am

Hello,
I have read your suggestions regarding English speaking. Its very good suggestion. But i want to add something. One should speak in English all the time. Start talking with friends, relatives and colleagues.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by englishhelps » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:07 pm

Yes you're right. Practice makes perfect. :)

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Post by jamesmartyn » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:29 am

Careful transitions are an important part of preparation. A transition is a bridge from Point A to Point B - a connection between two points. If you learn to use specific transitions, you will improve the fluency of your speech as well as avoiding the verbalized pauses and unnecessary words. Good transitions demonstrate a command of language, thus enhancing your credibility.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by syakirah » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:57 am

sometimes im afraid to talk in english because im scared if i make mistakes... and i cant speak well infront others... but, when im talking to myself i can speak well... so anyone can help me,,, pleazes... :-(

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confuse

Post by syakirah » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:34 pm

however, my vocab is still lacking and sometimes i cant figure out what word must i describe during my conversation, huhu... and when im studying vocab, the vocab that i learn can't be used in the conversation... anyone,, please helpzz mezzz..... :roll:

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Post by PureGuava » Thu May 27, 2010 5:24 pm

In front of an audience, if the occasion allows it and/or it is quasi-informal, try bringing a little levity:

"You will have to excuse me, English is not my native tongue, so I might pronounce some words poorlier." <pause> "I know, poorlier is not grammatically correct... it's worstest." <pause during laughter> "That was a freebie." <smile then start speech>

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Post by maamstmas » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:30 am

Hi, Guys
thanks my brother for your tips,
they are very important to learning speaking,
but if i leave in Arabic country all of theme only speak Arabic language, what can i do?

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Post by anneparker » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:23 pm

Really needed these kind of tips for speaking English , i am really into to speaking English. Well, when i will lead to the success then i will help to others .

http://www.answers.com/topic/lead-10

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by clevermae » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 pm

Improve your Learning Skills! Learning is a skill and it can be improved.

Your path to learning effectively is through knowing:

-yourself
-your capacity to learn
-processes you have successfully used in the past
-your interest, and knowledge of what you wish to learn

Don't be in too much of a hurry. You're setting off on a long journey and there'll be delays and frustrations along the way. Sometimes you'll be in the fast lane and other times you'll be stuck in traffic, but there will also be lots of interesting things and interesting people along the way. :geek:

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Post by Matian » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:38 pm

The main reason why we English learners fail in conversing efficiently is that we are in a dilemma that what if we say something that doesn’t make sense or sometimes we are just feel shy to speak to someone because we don’t know how to strike a conversation or something like that.

Here are few tips to improve your speaking skill in English:

1.Build your confidence: The first thing is to have confidence in yourself and in your speaking. Not having confidence is just a mental blockage and try not to be shy.

2.Try NOT to translate: If you translate the words from your Mother tongue, The order of words is completely different and you will be both slow and incorrect by doing this. Instead, learn phrases and sentences so you don’t have to think about the words you are saying. It should be automatic.

Another problem with translating is that you will be trying to incorporate grammar rules that you have learned. Translating and thinking about the grammar to create English sentences is incorrect and should be avoided.

3. speak out loud: when you study, don’t just listen. Speak out loud the material you are listening to and practice what you hear. Practice speaking out loud until your mouth and brain can do it without any effort. By doing so, you will be able to speak English fluently.

4.Practice: Without practice, nothing can be achieved. You must practice what you learn – new words, grammar and some of the phrases I mentioned.

5. Don’t speak too fast! It’s important to use a natural rhythm when speaking English, but if you speak too fast it will be difficult for people to understand you.

6.Expand your vocabulary: What you need to do is watch English movies with subtitles. As soon as you see and listen a new word, write it down and look for its meaning in a dictionary. Look on the internet to find sentences with that word. Pronounce the word many times to make it second nature. Review the words for two weeks at least and they will be a part of your vocabulary.

You got to watch a movie and boosted your word knowledge at the same time. Reading novels is another great way to learn new words and their use in different situations. So pick up a nice and interesting novel from your local library and start the learning process right away

7. surround yourself with English: You can do this by making rules with your existing friends that you will only speak English. You can also carry around an iPod and constantly listen to English sentences. As you can see, you can achieve results by changing what your surroundings are. Submerge yourself in English and you will learn several times faster.

8.Find native friends and speak with them: there so many sources for chatting through internet which make you able to communicate with people around the worlds,so you can be connected and speak as much as you want.
have fun :)

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http://www.englishbyidioms.com

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by ChenYanRu » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:00 am

I study English beginner
I thought that many and the human practices the dialog to have the help very much!
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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by easylsl » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:33 am

Thank You for your advice
i don't have anyone with whom i can interact in English. i will surely take the help of ht ips provided by you to improve my speech :)

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Post by newmohsen » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:13 pm

I think the best Idea is that try to speak with people on skype, so if u like add me there my ID is mohsen_hoseini

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by cursosen » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:05 am

Speaking of any language is an art. The most of the people learn speaking any language with help of coaching classes, through tv, radio etc.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by neelus » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:20 am

Everyone here is providing excellent tips for speaking English.I feel that practicing English with books or materials wont help to speak perfect English.So i have started practicing English with videos http://www.youtube.com/user/twominenglish practicing speaking with videos helps to learn English fast.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by JustinEng » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:29 am

Wow, some great ideas here indeed.
I think that if you want to improve your spoken English, it would be a good idea to practise speaking. Repeat the conversations in your favourite movies to help exercise the muscles in your mouth and try to start slow and gradually build up speed.
Another idea is that if you want a partner to talk to but you live in a non-English country, try to find one on a website like http://www.livemocha.com or perhaps http://www.meetup.com.
I hope that helps {-:

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Post by Sabrina » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:44 am

Great ideas everybody. Thanks. I stumbled in to this while looking for sites which helped you practice spoken English with native speakers.Pls share know any other options. It seems like there are not many good options.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Sabrina » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:22 am

Hi,

I'm new to this forum, and I'm a non native English speaker, trying to improve spoken English

Firstly, thank you so much for all the ideas. I learnt so much.

Question to everyone - How much do you think grammar is important when learning to speak English? I think that thinking too much about grammar will slow your fluency. I want to hear what others think {-:

I'm looking for a spoken English program where I can speak with natives - not learn grammar or words but just speak as much as I can. Do you know any such program on the internet?

Thanks!

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Sabrina » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:52 am

I found two websites that provide spoken english practice with native speakers.

One is called Spoken English Practice. http://www.spokenenglishpractice.com Looking at the site, they seem to have been in business for sometime now.

The other one is English 1 on 1. wwww.eng1on1.com

Pls share if you have had past experience with these sites.

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Post by TrietLe » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:06 am

Sabrina wrote:Hi,
Question to everyone - How much do you think grammar is important when learning to speak English? I think that thinking too much about grammar will slow your fluency. I want to hear what others think {-:
Thanks!
Hi Sabrina,

I cannot agree more with you. Focusing too much on grammar
at the start will definitely slow down your speaking progress.


Maybe you could glimpse some insights from my students' stories:

All my students, aged between 10 to 16, are excellent at grammar because
that's what they are being drilled at schools.

However, when I first started teaching them, speaking was their nightmare. They
could not utter a decent sentence. I think they were too afraid of making
the wrong sentence structure.

As soon as I forced them to speak English in any ways they want, words
flowed out their mouth. It's not perfect, but at least, they could communicate.

In the beginning, I didn't focus too much on grammar. Over time, when they made
grammatical mistakes in their speech, I fixed them.

Interestingly, at that point, it wasn't that difficult for them make the change.


So, in general, grammar is undoubtedly crucial for clear English communication, but
I don't think it should be your priority when you first learn to speak.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Faizah » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:29 am

{-: Thanks for these great tips! I 'be been learning and teaching English since along time & I still believe that speaking is one of the most important skills in learning English. I would like to share with you some techniques I used to improve my speaking & I wish you ll find some of them helpful:
_ build your confidence and never feel afraid of making any sort of errors.
_ Think in English when speaking as this will help you generate the ideas more easily and make the right connection if needed.
_ Increase your list of vocabulary. You can't talk if you donot have the adequate amount of words needed in every situation.
_ Record your self while talking . This may give you a chance to hear yourself and find out the areas where you need improvement e.g. Pronunciation , grammar, intonation....etc
_ Increase the amount of time you practice English using different skills :listening, reading.....
_ If you donot have acess to talking with native speakers, you can watch their vedios and other authentic materials especially those that are related to teaching & learning English as well as talking about different topics you are interested in.

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Post by LanguageBox » Sat May 16, 2015 11:46 am

Hi, here is a tip that I consider very helpful when you need to practice speaking but there is no one to speak with. I learnt Greek this way but it does work for any language. Talk in front of the mirror. And talk aloud. You can start with any topic, from how to buy a ticket for the subway, giving and asking for directions, ordering food and s.o. Make talks and dialogues ... do it aloud, don't keep it quite, it's not gonna work if you don't say everything aloud. Say that you started a dialogue for asking and giving directions. You take both parts of the dialogue and you keep it alive for several times. Try to improve it, add new words, make the sentences more complete every next time. Also, try to give a voice to your thoughts. When you are walking in the park for example and you are thinking of something, try to do it aloud. For example, "Now, when I get to the end of the par, I will need a small rest. I will find a bench and I will sit for half an hour. Later, I will go to visit my sister. She lives nearby and once I am here I need to visit her. Shall I call her before or shall I go straight." and s.o.
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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by szarlotka » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:37 pm

Here are some links to help with speaking, including tips and resources to practice:


http://coursefinders.com/en/studentlibr ... lls-part-1
http://coursefinders.com/en/studentlibr ... -resources

Be confident, the fact alone that you're making an effort to speak in another language is admirable!

Good luck and get talking ;-)

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Post by Kitsich » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:23 am

Matian wrote: 2.Try NOT to translate: If you translate the words from your Mother tongue, The order of words is completely different and you will be both slow and incorrect by doing this. Instead, learn phrases and sentences so you don’t have to think about the words you are saying. It should be automatic.

This is really a very important tip that many don't use.
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Post by HollyJ » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:20 pm

Hi,

I've seen some good advice in this topic. The only thing I can add is that when you don't have people around you to practice with, you must create, or make, practice opportunities. Your speaking will not improve without practice. So read this topic, read other resources, and make notes about practice opportunities that you can create for yourself.

Record yourself before you begin the new practice. Then, after maybe 2 months, record yourself speaking again. Listen to both recordings and see if you notice progress. It is important to focus on what you do that is correct, and not only on what you need to improve.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Saldose » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:19 pm

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to add some details. I tihnk it is rather obvious but anyway. You are likely to make a mistake when you have a fear of making it. The main tip for me is to try to talk without being nervous. I have been learning English in this academy in Madrid http://www.soloidiomas.com/ and I clearly undestood that the group communication is the perfect way of learning a language. Discussing something interesting (a movie or a series' episode) may beat your fears and provoke you to talk more. I liked visiting my classes and thanks to this practice I stopped getting shy when it comes to speaking.
Which is your best way to get fluent in a foreign language?

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Post by ritzkevin » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:19 pm

Hi, everyone!

It would help to warm-up and take a deep breath before you speak. It will help you feel more relaxed. It can also minimize your mistakes.
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Post by Amelie » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:56 am

Hi i just registered and i agree with you guys, i always watch tv, hear music to improve my english, but if you learn a new word and you don't practice every day you will never going to improve your english... i really thank you for the tips.

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Post by Krisi » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:39 am

If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.


Be optimistic look for the opportunity in every difficulty.
Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It is LEADERSHIP!

Good luck!


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Post by alfone » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:24 am

Hi i just registered and i agree with you guys, i always watch tv, hear music to improve my english, but if you learn a new word and you dont practice every day you will never going to improve your english... i really thank you for the tips.

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Post by Nikyta » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:34 am

Thank you so much all of you. I am new in this forum and I want to improve my english. I didn't get new ideas, I know how to speak English but I don't have confidence to speak in front of my friends.

Even I am facing problem in searching job according to my wish. Please help me if anyone can.........

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Post by andrewsmith » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:52 pm

I have seen that the BEST way to learn English is by using the ASSIMILATION method. Ok How did you learn French? You learnt it by LISTENING and REPEATING. You didn't learn it by sitting in a classroom while someone did grammar on the board! You need to listen and practice saying the words out aloud.

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Post by shiney » Fri May 20, 2016 9:47 am

Proficiency in English language speaking is very important. Once you have made the decision to learn English, the next step is to learn how to improve your English speaking online. To improve english speaking, there are many online services that offer different online learning courses. These online courses connect you with native speakers and with their help you can improve your conversation skills. It is very important to speak as often as possible with native speakers. With their help you will not only gain a greater level of fluency, but also become more confident in your own English skills.
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Post by LaurieLitt » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:05 pm

Hi guys! Thank you all for wonderful tips! I think my worst enemy is my shyness. I know what words to use, how to use them but when it comes to actually talking I can't do anything. I talk so slow. :oops:
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Hello.I agree with you. :ok:
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thanks

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Post by StevenMorris » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:53 am

You need to increase your vocabulary to get a good speaking skill. It required regular practise. Internet can help you in this matter very well. So explore the web and learn for the related keywords everyday.

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Post by vareya » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:59 am

hello...
I won't elaborate in long way, I wanna say in short & sweet wards ..
1) initially we don't need any person, we can start up by talking ownself talk to yourself and reply in mind....
2) and start to think in English
3) Ask question to yourself and reply elaborately.

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Post by StevenMorris » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:42 am

1. Use English in Your Daily Life as Much as Possible - It’s more important to have frequent contact with English than to have hours and hours of study. Using English for 10 minutes a day, every day, is better than studying for 1 hour only once a week.

Even if you don’t live in an English-speaking country, there are still many ways to do this!

Here are just a few suggestions for making English part of your daily life:

. Listen to English as you drive to work.
. Read the news online in English instead of in your native language.
. Practice thinking in English while you are doing housework or exercise.
. Read articles, listen to podcasts, and watch videos in English about topics you enjoy (this is important! You will make much more progress if you are having fun during the process).

2. Balance The Area of Language Learning -

. Reading
. Writing
. Speaking
. Listening
. Grammar
. Vocabulary

Many students make the error of focusing too much on one or two areas, and they end up being weak in the other areas. One tip is to dedicate one day per week to studying and practicing each area.

3. Get a Regular Speaking Partner Through a "Conversation Exchange" Website - You can’t just study English… you need to USE your English!

If you have nobody to speak with in daily life, you can find a speaking partner online through a “conversation exchange” website. On these websites, you can meet native English speakers who want to learn your native language – this way, you can both help each other learn and practice.

4. Practice Talking To Yourself - This is REALLY an excellent way to develop your fluency and build your confidence. There is no pressure to be perfect, and nobody else will hear your mistakes.

Imagine somebody is asking you the question. Then practice answering it by talking to yourself out loud.

Yes… it feels a little bit silly. But you can do it alone where no one will hear you, and it’s a great step to putting your English into practice.

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Post by samueldean » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:40 am

Hi
I wanna have english skill in speaking, writing & listing {-; {-;

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Reetagms » Wed May 10, 2017 8:08 am

Reading an English novel.

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by myocean » Sat May 13, 2017 6:56 am

vareya wrote:hello...
I won't elaborate in long way, I wanna say in short & sweet wards ..
1) initially we don't need any person, we can start up by talking ownself talk to yourself and reply in mind....
2) and start to think in English
3) Ask question to yourself and reply elaborately.
I am agree with you perfectly.
I feel we must rely on our own and save energy and time.
Besides the Internet has some very good resources and we don't have to go class.
good luck

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by rishisehrawat » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:19 pm

You can always start by reading out a book - aloud. Then once you feel confident try to move on to thinking in English in your mind. Then you can start practicing in front of a mirror. You can then start recording your speech and listen back to it. These activities will give you more confidence. If you need more help on this topic then you can visit http://www.impactlanguagetraining.com here you will find all the help that you need.
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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by sanjaySinha » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 am

If we use the basic tips of speak English then I think English is not difficult to speak. These basic tips are below:
1. Increase your vocabulary daily by 5 new words you don't know
2. You need to feel before speak, mind who is doing, what is doing and with whom.
3. Don't translate into your native language before speak.
4. Think everything in English daily 15min in the morning and talk with your self
5 First, calm down to think about wordings you are going to choose and then speak slowly.
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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by sanjaySinha » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:32 am

Hello,
The most important is your confidence in speaking English.If you have no confidence then you can't speak in front of anyone in any language.
Another you have to increase your vocabulary. So find the vocabulary words daily.
Talk with yourself in front of the mirror and speak aloud because when you speak aloud automatically it helps to increase your confidence.
You become a good speaker if you are a good listener.
Record your voice when you speaking English and cover your mistakes to listen to it.

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Re: Self-learning

Post by ahmedmorocco » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:57 pm

Pirate wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:42 pm
My Australian teacher of English gave me a way to practise speaking at home, alone and I think it is important because Speaking is the skill that we find most difficult to self-practise.

1- Get a recorder.
2- Prepare a presentation on any topic u like.
3- Record your speaking.
4- Listen to it again and again.
You will find out your mistakes and weak points.
(You will find your voice very cute :mrgreen: )
5- Do the 4 steps above whenever you have time.
Does your speaking get better? :wink:
Thank you very much for sharing your tips to improuve our skills.

i agree your strategy to improve speaking

using a recorder programm with your voice is a very good way to correct and improve your speaking and pronunciation

i add another idea

you can listen a short story and repear it with your voice

good luck
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Post by ahmedmorocco » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:01 pm

Arale wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:39 am
How to get a good speaking skill? It keeps long practise! No one can speak fluently in a flash . It needs time and how long depends on your ability and IQ.

_Arale_
Is normal

learning anything take a time and patience, and English is no exception

but if you have ability, will and patience you will realise your goals quickly
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