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Dhruv
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English speaking

Post by Dhruv » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:36 am

Hi, guys, I am an Indian that is currently living in Canada and i have given the CELPIP test uncountable times and I always fail in speaking can you please give me some tips to improve my English speaking so I can pass and help my Kids live in a clean environment

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Re: English speaking

Post by Firefox » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:59 pm

Dhruv wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:36 am
Hi, guys, I am an Indian that is currently living in Canada and i have given the CELPIP test uncountable times and I always fail in speaking can you please give me some tips to improve my English speaking so I can pass and help my Kids live in a clean environment
Since it's speaking that you fail at, perhaps you should look at your pronunciation, and in particular stress of word stress. I cannot overemphasize the importance of word stress:
https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciati ... stress.htm

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Re: English speaking

Post by AmyWils » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:29 pm

Hi, I can totally understand, because I have had the same problem. In my case, the problem was the pronunciation and I found really good tips for me, maybe they will help you, too:
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/ho ... unciation/
Also, tongue twisters are great for pronunciation, you can try this one:
https://ivypanda.com/blog/funny-tongue-twisters/
And I think you could also read tips about the CELPIP test, maybe it will help you. I can find a good one if you want {-:

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Re: English speaking

Post by NancyG » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:28 pm

Happy almost New Year to you!

I’d like to offer a tip or two. A friend of mine who is not a native English speaker—but sounds like one told me she often gets asked her secret to sounding like a native speaker. She mentioned that she grew up watching and listening to movies in English. Her advise was she didn’t practice speaking as much as she practiced imitating. She pretended she was an actress. She would imitate some of the lines she heard in movies. She also applied this technique to real life. Instead of simply saying or speaking English, she imitated and modeled the sentences or phrases native English speakers used. She tried to use the same intonations and stresses. Perhaps you could try this ‘acting’ approach. Also increasing your listening to native speakers conversing should help—living in Canada this shouldn’t be difficult for you to do. Finally, I’d suggest finding a native speaker who you can meet with as often as you can to practice imitating how that person sounds. If you can’t find someone in person, you can find someone online at various sites. I teach English at https://www.topic-time.jp/ so of course {-: , I’d recommend checking out the teachers at this site. However, if you aren’t comfortable doing so, my other recommendation is to get on YouTube. There are tons of videos made by native speakers dealing with speaking more fluently. One of my favorites YouTube English teachers is found at Speak English with Vanessa. I think she has great videos, tips and suggestions.

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Re: English speaking

Post by saimjhone » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:43 am

As a lot of people recommands on similar questions, Quora is particulary useful because you can make what you're saying meaningful and get some feedback. As far as I can see, there's no the most popular online forums. As long as you find someplace interesting and can accept English to communicate, it's good enough.

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