Tips for Speaking

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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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.
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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by zabaneramzi » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:04 am

Hello.I agree with you. :ok:
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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by allennicol » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:23 am

thanks

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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Re: Tips for Speaking

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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Post by ahmedmorocco » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:15 pm

Pirate wrote:
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:
Yes am with you if we don t finf a partner is not the end

you can talk with yourself with a out loud

thank you_ very much
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Re: much appreciate

Post by ahmedmorocco » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:24 pm

pier wrote:
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!
welcome back and thank you very much

you can use groups in facebook to know new friends and speak with them

you can also use wats up and messenger or skype to write and speak by voice with friends
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Re: Accent

Post by ahmedmorocco » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:27 pm

SandyHR wrote:
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
*sandy hr

welcome and thanks for your question

the problem of accent is normal for all people how want tolearn a foreign language

but you can improve your accent by listening and speak

you try to talk as a native speaker


you fail in your first attemptbut you success after

good luck for you
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Post by ahmedmorocco » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:30 pm

etan wrote:
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 !
Is normal my friend

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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by ahmedmorocco » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:52 pm

StevenMorris wrote:
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.
thank you
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Re: Tips for Speaking

Post by Ramnik » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:48 pm

Thank you for the tips and now i will apply that kind of tips.

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