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.
Which is your best way to get fluent in a foreign language?

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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 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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