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How to improve spoken English language skills?
Asked by: Yuvi
Answers: 5
Views: 10818
Posted on Sat, 6 Jun 2009 09:58:09 GMT
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Even though I have quite good written English, my spoken English isnít good at all therefore I want to improve my spoken English language skill. I make frequent grammatical mistakes while speaking with people. Number of mistakes I make even grows when I speak to people who are at higher post or position than mine. Actually, when I speak in English with my boss, I make avoidable English language mistakes. Are there any tips so that I can improve my spoken English? Please help me by giving me the solutions to improve my spoken English.

There are few techniques which can help you improve the way you talk in English. I will mention those techniques on point basis with little description on each point below:

1. Avoid copying accent
If you want to speak proper English, donít try to copy the accent of native English speaker. I am telling you this because I have seen many people who make pronunciation errors while trying to sound like a native English speaker. But, if you think you can copy accent with an ease, try it. If you canít, just avoid it and speak on your natural tone.

2. Use simple grammar
Try using simple sentences until you are an advance speaker. Using simple grammar will help you avoid some silly mistakes. In addition, try using vocabulary you are familiar with. If you try to introduce new words while speaking, you may not know how you to pronounce them.

3. Talk more to get adapted
Even though it is a very basic technique, I consider it the most important one. Talk more on English whenever possible. Whenever you get a chance, share your ideas or put on your thoughts on English. Talking more will definitely help you built more confidence making you feel comfortable with it. When you start feeling comfortable while speaking on English, youíll possibly not make the mistakes you make due to your nervousness.

4. Find partners to speak
If you donít have friends with whom you can speak on English, you may join English speaking clubs. If no English speaking club exists at your please, may find anonymous friends online to do a voice chat. Using Yahoo messenger may be very useful if you want to find friends online to practice speaking English online.

These are some of the techniques which will help you improve your spoken English. I hope these techniques will help you.

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EduExpert answered 8 years and 8 months ago

You should not care much about your grammatical mistakes. If you focus on this, it will hinder you from speaking.

I encourage you to listen to BBC and VOA so as to improve your English capability.

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selamta answered 7 years and 6 months ago

I think firstly cleared all grammer portion and learn learm phases.

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halwits answered 6 years and 5 months ago

Here I have listed some tips which might help you to improve your English language skills:

Brush up your basic grammar.
Read English Newspaper, magazine or books.
Practice English with your friends.

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Mike145 answered 5 years and 4 months ago

10 tips to improve the way you speak English

i. Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them.
ii. Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down.
iii. Listen to the music of English.
iv. Use the dictionary.
v. Make a list of frequently used words that you find difficult to pronounce and ask someone who speaks the language well to pronounce them for you.
vi. Buy books on tape.
vii. Pronounce the ending of each word.
viii. Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day.
ix. Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes.
x. Be patient.

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Chikanbarn answered 5 years and 3 months ago
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