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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