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1. Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to...
speak. However, this is a very important exercise because doing it will help
you become conscious of the mistakes you are ...
aren't just for expats but for people interested in the English way of life.
They can be friendly and fun. For a list of E...
My most important piece of advice is: "Do something (anything). If you don't
do anything, you won't get anywhere. Make it ...
10 tips to improve the way you speak English Many deserving
candidates lose out on job opportunities because of their vern...
you are making. X. Be patient. You can change the way you speak but it
won't happen overnight. People often expect instant...
Do not use the 'music' of your native language when you speak English.
Each language has its own way of 'singing'. Iv. Use...
Hey frns, i have gathereed a superb article on" how to generate fluency in
english speaking" MUST READ ARTICLE... 5 Speaki...
about the grammar to create English sentences is incorrect and should be
avoided. 3. Reading and Listening is NOT enough. ...
package, you can utilize over 8000 audio files to completely surround
yourself in English. There are over 13.5 hours of au...
he has to tug a companion along. "I can't speak Mandarin. So I need to take
a translator with me, lest I fail to hire a re...
consumption model. If much of the economy is driven by domestic market, it
will be more important to understand the Chines...
global best practices company operating out of India, "If I were raising two
teenagers today, I would send one to China an...
one but with the help of movies and music you can get what you supposed
to get............
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statments... That will definately help u.... I don't know whether u know this
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for all, I used the same method when I was student but with TV instead of
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or thousands of grammar rules, choose the correct one, then use it. Your
logical left-brain cannot do it. You must learn g...
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  1. 1. Few tips to improve your english speaking 1. Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them. When you are watching television, observe the mouth movements of the speakers. Repeat what they are saying, while imitating the intonation and rhythm of their speech. 2. Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down. If you speak too quickly, and with the wrong intonation and rhythm, native speakers will have a hard time understanding you. Don't worry about your listener getting impatient with your slow speech -- it is more important that everything you say be understood. 3. Listen to the 'music' of English. Do not use the 'music' of your native language when you speak English. Each language has its own way of 'singing'. 4. Use the dictionary. Try and familiarise yourself with the phonetic symbols of your dictionary. Look up the correct pronunciation of words that are hard for you to say. 5. 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. Record these words, listen to them and practice saying them. Listen and read at the same time. 6. Buy books on tape. Record yourself reading some sections of the book. Compare the sound of your English with that of the person reading the book on the tape. 7. Pronounce the ending of each word. Pay special attention to 'S' and 'ED' endings. This will help you strengthen the mouth muscles that you use when you speak English. 8. Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day. Research has shown it takes about three months of daily practice to develop strong mouth muscles for speaking a new language. 9. Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes. Many people hate to hear the sound of their voice and avoid listening to themselves
  2. 2. speak. However, this is a very important exercise because doing it will help you become conscious of the mistakes you are making. 10. Be patient. You can change the way you speak but it won't happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it. Improve Your English Speaking and English Pronunciation Skills The first rule of speaking English is to speak clearly, concisely and use simple vocabulary. KISS - keep it short and simple. Remember you probably won't just speak to native speakers. There are roughly 380 million native speakers, but as many as a billion people speak it as a second language. So it's a good idea to avoid idioms and slang (I always say learn it, but don't use it). It might sound clever to say "You're barking up the wrong tree," but if you misuse it or if the other person doesn't understand you, you'll only look silly when you try to explain what you meant to say, or what it actually means. There's also a saying in English "Have you swallowed a dictionary?" It is applicable to anyone who uses long, complicated words when a shorter word will do. Short sentences are just as good (if not better) than long explanations. The value in what you have to say is what you say, not how clever you look or sound when you say it. English speaking tips Get over any fear you might have of making mistakes. You will make mistakes. Be patient with yourself. Learning any language can be frustrating, but frustration won't help you, so let it go. Grasp every opportunity you have to speak with people in English. Talk to friends who are also learning English. Go out together for coffee and only speak English to each other! Read short stories out loud and try to see, say and hear the words to reinforce your memory. Record yourself and play it back later, how does it sound? Find native English speaking friends:- You might not be able to find any friendly native speakers where you live, butyou can find English speaking people on the Internet! If you can't find anyone who'll actually help you, don't worry, you'll still be able to figure out if they can understand you. Look for people with the same interests as you. It's no good asking everyone you meet to help you with your English, rather develop natural friendships based on your hobbies etc. Eventually you will make friends and they will be much more likely to give you correction / guidance. Join an English club or conversation group. Around the world there are many English speaking clubs, these clubs
  3. 3. aren't just for expats but for people interested in the English way of life. They can be friendly and fun. For a list of English clubs click here. Check magazines as well as your phone book, your local newspaper and your local university. Or if there isn't one in your area - start one! Place an advertisement in your newspaper for people interested in starting a group or go to Meetup. Visit an Irish/English/Australian theme pub or British food shop, you can usually find one in the larger cities. Often, the waiters and waitresses come from English-speaking countries, the menu is often in English too! Once your English is good enough, go shopping in some tourist areas. You'll find lots of shop assistants speak very good English. If you can travel to an English speaking country, do it. There are several internet based voice chat programmes out there: ivisit | Pal Talk | MSN Web Messenger | Yahoo! Messenger | Google Talk | Skype and lots more. Singing Try singing along to English songs. With friends or in the privacy of your own bathroom. Lots of the major games consoles have karaoke games nowadays, like Sing Star on the Playstation. !On the internet :- You can speak to me on ivisit (see the forum calendar for times and dates) - you can also listen to or chat with other learners and native speakers there. There are no more excuses. !On the network:- Use the pronunciation pages to improve your understanding. !On this site:- You can find some karaoke resources and ideas on the learn English through songs page. !On the Network: You can find the words to some popular songs on the English magazine. Pronunciation skills Don't get too hung up on trying to sound like a native speaker. Would you start learning the piano in an attempt to sound like Mozart? Probably not. Accents don't matter, as long as people can understand you, but pronunciation is important. Learn the phonetic alphabet. List words that have the same sound add to the lists as you learn more words. For example words that rhyme with me:- phonetics Work on one problem sound at a time. Read slowly concentrating on the pronunciation of particular words. Record yourself, keep the tape and record yourself later, have you improved? Don't be shy - ask a friend to listen to the tape too. Don't worry about sounding like a native, it is more important to speak clearly and pleasantly than it is to sound like the Queen of England. The most important thing to think about is can people understand you? If you have a problem being understood then find someone who speaks English clearly and try to copy the way they speak. Pay particular attention to speed and diction.
  4. 4. My most important piece of advice is: "Do something (anything). If you don't do anything, you won't get anywhere. Make it your hobby, not a chore, but above all have fun!" Don't be in too much of a hurry. You're setting off on a long journey and there'll be delays and frustrations along the way. Sometimes you'll be in the fast lane and other times you'll be stuck in traffic, but there will also be lots of interesting things and interesting people along the way. Take your time to really enjoy the experience. There are many ways to improve your level of English, but only you can find the right way for you. Here are a few tips that might help:- Improve your Learning Skills Learning is a skill and it can be improved. Your path to learning effectively is through knowing yourself your capacity to learn processes you have successfully used in the past your interest, and knowledge of what you wish to learn Motivate yourself If you are not motivated to learn English you will become frustrated and give up. Ask yourself the following questions, and be honest:- Why do you need to learn/improve English? Where will you need to use English? What skills do you need to learn/improve? (Reading/Writing/Listening/Speaking) How soon do you need to see results? How much time can you afford to devote to learning English. How much money can you afford to devote to learning English. Do you have a plan or learning strategy? Set yourself achievable goals You know how much time you can dedicate to learning English, but a short time each day will produce better, longer-term results than a full day on the weekend and then nothing for two weeks. Joining a short intensive course could produce better results than joining a course that takes place once a week for six months. Here are some goals you could set yourself:- Join an English course (and attend regularly). Do your homework. Read a book a month. Learn a new word every day. Visit an English speaking forum every day. Read a news article on the net every day. Do 10 minutes listening practice every day. Watch an English film at least once a month. Follow a soap, comedy or radio or TV drama. A good way to meet your goals is to establish a system of rewards and punishments. Decide on a reward you will give yourself for fulfilling your goals for a month. A bottle of your favourite drink A meal out / or a nice meal at home A new outfit A manicure or massage Understanding how you learn best may also help you.
  5. 5. 10 tips to improve the way you speak English Many deserving candidates lose out on job opportunities because of their vernacular accent. Can I 'neutralise' my accent? Yes, you can. All you need to do is train yourself to speak English as comfortably and perfectly as you speak your mother tongue. How do you train yourself? By inculcating certain practices in your daily lifestyle. These will get you closer to sounding like a native English speaker and equip you with a global accent -- and you will speak not American or British English, but correct English. This is the first step to learn any other accent, be it American or British or Australian. Lisa Mojsin, head trainer, director and founder of the Accurate English Training Company in Los Angeles, offers these tips to help 'neutralise' your accent or rather do away with the local twang, as you speak. I. Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them. When you are watching television, observe the mouth movements of the speakers. Repeat what they are saying, while imitating the intonation and rhythm of their speech. Ii. Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down. If you speak too quickly, and with the wrong intonation and rhythm, native speakers will have a hard time understanding you. Don't worry about your listener getting impatient with your slow speech -- it is more important that everything you say be understood. Iii. Listen to the 'music' of English. Do not use the 'music' of your native language when you speak English. Each language has its own way of 'singing'. Iv. Use the dictionary. Try and familiarise yourself with the phonetic symbols of your dictionary. Look up the correct pronunciation of words that are hard for you to say. 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. Record these words, listen to them and practice saying them. Listen and read at the same time. Vi. Buy books on tape. Record yourself reading some sections of the book. Compare the sound of your English with that of the person reading the book on the tape. Vii. Pronounce the ending of each word. Pay special attention to 'S' and 'ED' endings. This will help you strengthen the mouth muscles that you use when you speak English. Viii. Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day. Research has shown it takes about three months of daily practice to develop strong mouth muscles for speaking a new language. Ix. Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes. Many people hate to hear the sound of their voice and avoid listening to themselves speak. However, this is a very important exercise because doing it will help you become conscious of the mistakes
  6. 6. you are making. X. Be patient. You can change the way you speak but it won't happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it. Quick tips Various versions of the English language exist. Begin by identifying the category you fall into and start by improving the clarity of your speech. ~ Focus on removing the mother tongue influence and the 'Indianisms' that creep into your English conversations. ~ Watch the English news on television channels like Star World, CNN, BBC and English movies on Star Movies and HBO. ~ Listen to and sing English songs. We'd recommend Westlife, Robbie Williams [ Images ], Abba, Skeeter Davis and Connie Francis among others. Books to help you improve your English Essential English Grammar by Murphy (Cambridge) Spoken English by R K Bansal and J B Harrison Pronounce It Perfectly In English (book and three audio cassettes) by Jean Yates, Barrons Educational Series English Pronunciation For International Students by Paulette Wainless Dale, Lillian Poms Want to 'neutralise' your accent? Many deserving candidates lose out on job opportunities because of their vernacular accent. Can I 'neutralise' my accent? Yes, you can. All you need to do is train yourself to speak English as comfortably and perfectly as you speak your mother tongue. How do you train yourself? By inculcating certain practices in your daily lifestyle. These will get you closer to sounding like a native English speaker and equip you with a global accent -- and you will speak not American or British English, but correct English. This is the first step to learn any other accent, be it American or British or Australian. Lisa Mojsin, head trainer, director and founder of the Accurate English Training Company in Los Angeles, offers these tips to help 'neutralise' your accent or rather do away with the local twang, as you speak. I. Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them. When you are watching television, observe the mouth movements of the speakers. Repeat what they are saying, while imitating the intonation and rhythm of their speech. Ii. Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down. If you speak too quickly, and with the wrong intonation and rhythm, native speakers will have a hard time understanding you. Don't worry about your listener getting impatient with your slow speech -- it is more important that everything you say be understood. Iii. Listen to the 'music' of English.
  7. 7. Do not use the 'music' of your native language when you speak English. Each language has its own way of 'singing'. Iv. Use the dictionary. Try and familiarise yourself with the phonetic symbols of your dictionary. Look up the correct pronunciation of words that are hard for you to say. 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. Record these words, listen to them and practice saying them. Listen and read at the same time. Vi. Buy books on tape. Record yourself reading some sections of the book. Compare the sound of your English with that of the person reading the book on the tape. Vii. Pronounce the ending of each word. Pay special attention to 'S' and 'ED' endings. This will help you strengthen the mouth muscles that you use when you speak English. Viii. Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day. Research has shown it takes about three months of daily practice to develop strong mouth muscles for speaking a new language. Ix. Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes. Many people hate to hear the sound of their voice and avoid listening to themselves speak. However, this is a very important exercise because doing it will help you become conscious of the mistakes you are making. X. Be patient. You can change the way you speak but it won't happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it. Quick tips Various versions of the English language exist. Begin by identifying the category you fall into and start by improving the clarity of your speech. ~ Focus on removing the mother tongue influence and the 'Indianisms' that creep into your English conversations. ~ Watch the English news on television channels like Star World, CNN, BBC and English movies on Star Movies and HBO. ~ Listen to and sing English songs. We'd recommend Westlife, Robbie Williams [ Images ], Abba, Skeeter Davis and Connie Francis among others. Books to help you improve your English Essential English Grammar by Murphy (Cambridge) Spoken English by R K Bansal and J B Harrison Pronounce It Perfectly In English (book and three audio cassettes) by Jean Yates, Barrons Educational Series English Pronunciation For International Students by Paulette Wainless Dale, Lillian Poms
  8. 8. Hey frns, i have gathereed a superb article on" how to generate fluency in english speaking" MUST READ ARTICLE... 5 Speaking Rules you need to know! 1. Don't study grammar too much This rule might sound strange to many ESL students, but it is one of the most important rules. If you want to pass examinations, then study grammar. However, if you want to become fluent in English, then you should try to learn English without studying the grammar. Studying grammar will only slow you down and confuse you. You will think about the rules when creating sentences instead of naturally saying a sentence like a native. Remember that only a small fraction of English speakers know more than 20% of all the grammar rules. Many ESL students know more grammar than native speakers. I can confidently say this with experience. I am a native English speaker, majored in English Literature, and have been teaching English for more than 10 years. However, many of my students know more details about English grammar than I do. I can easily look up the definition and apply it, but I don't know it off the top of my head. I often ask my native English friends some grammar questions, and only a few of them know the correct answer. However, they are fluent in English and can read, speak, listen, and communicate effectively. 2. Learn and study phrases Many students learn vocabulary and try to put many words together to create a proper sentence. It amazes me how many words some of my students know, but they cannot create a proper sentence. The reason is because they didn't study phrases. When children learn a language, they learn both words and phrases together. Likewise, you need to study and learn phrases. If you know 1000 words, you might not be able to say one correct sentence. But if you know 1 phrase, you can make hundreds of correct sentences. If you know 100 phrases, you will be surprised at how many correct sentences you will be able to say. Finally, when you know only a 1000 phrases, you will be almost a fluent English speaker. The English Speaking Basics section is a great example of making numerous sentences with a single phrase. So don't spend hours and hours learning many different words. Use that time to study phrases instead and you will be closer to English fluency. Don't translate When you want to create an English sentence, do not translate the words from your Mother tongue. The order of words is probably 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. Another problem with translating is that you will be trying to incorporate grammar rules that you have learned. Translating and thinking
  9. 9. about the grammar to create English sentences is incorrect and should be avoided. 3. Reading and Listening is NOT enough. Practice Speaking what you hear! Reading, listening, and speaking are the most important aspects of any language. The same is true for English. However, speaking is the only requirement to be fluent. It is normal for babies and children to learn speaking first, become fluent, then start reading, then writing. So the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing. First Problem Isn't it strange that schools across the world teach reading first, then writing, then listening, and finally speaking? Although it is different, the main reason is because when you learn a second language, you need to read material to understand and learn it. So even though the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing, the order for ESL students is reading, listening, speaking, then writing. Second Problem The reason many people can read and listen is because that's all they practice. But in order to speak English fluently, you need to practice speaking. Don't stop at the listening portion, and when you study, don't just listen. Speak out loud the material you are listening to and practice what you hear. Practice speaking out loud until your mouth and brain can do it without any effort. By doing so, you will be able to speak English fluently. 4. Submerge yourself Being able to speak a language is not related to how smart you are. Anyone can learn how to speak any language. This is a proven fact by everyone in the world. Everyone can speak at least one language. Whether you are intelligent, or lacking some brain power, you are able to speak one language. This was achieved by being around that language at all times. In your country, you hear and speak your language constantly. You will notice that many people who are good English speakers are the ones who studied in an English speaking school. They can speak English not because they went to an English speaking school, but because they had an environment where they can be around English speaking people constantly. There are also some people who study abroad and learn very little. That is because they went to an English speaking school, but found friends from their own country and didn't practice English. You don't have to go anywhere to become a fluent English speaker. You only need to surround yourself with English. You can do this by making rules with your existing friends that you will only speak English. You can also carry around an ipod and constantly listen to English sentences. As you can see, you can achieve results by changing what your surroundings are. Submerge yourself in English and you will learn several times faster. Talkenglish Offline Version is now ready for download. In this
  10. 10. package, you can utilize over 8000 audio files to completely surround yourself in English. There are over 13.5 hours of audio files that are not available in the web form. All conversations and all sentences are included, so even if you don't have many English speaking friends, you can constantly surround yourself in English using your MP3 player. This package is available at the English Download page. Take advantage of this opportunity and start learning English faster. Click on the link or go tohttp://www.talkenglish.com/english-download.aspx. 5. Study correct material A common phrase that is incorrect is, "Practice makes perfect." This is far from the truth. Practice only makes what you are practicing permanent. If you practice the incorrect sentence, you will have perfected saying the sentence incorrectly. Therefore, it is important that you study material that is commonly used by most people. Another problem I see is that many students study the news. However, the language they speak is more formal and the content they use is more political and not used in regular life. It is important to understand what they are saying, but this is more of an advanced lesson that should be studied after learning the fundamental basics of English. Studying English with a friend who is not a native English speaker is both good and bad. You should be aware of the pros and cons of speaking with a non native speaking friend. Practicing with a non native person will give you practice. You can also motivate each other and point out basic mistakes. But you might pick up bad habits from one another if you are not sure about what are correct and incorrect sentences. So use these practice times as a time period to practice the correct material you studied. Not to learn how to say a sentence. In short, study English material that you can trust, that is commonly used, and that is correct. Summary These are the rules that will help you achieve your goal of speaking English fluently. All the teachings and lessons on talkenglish.com follow this method so you have the tools you need to achieve your goal right here on talkenglish.com. Chinese Chakkar: India losing English-speaking benefit Alok Mittal trades in anything 'made in China'-from printer cartridges to locks, children's toys to wrist watches. He buys them cheap in China and sells them to retailers back home for a handsome margin. The nature of his job requires this small businessman from Ludhiana, in Punjab, to travel to Beijing and Shanghai almost four times every year, but each time he makes a trip to these cities,
  11. 11. he has to tug a companion along. "I can't speak Mandarin. So I need to take a translator with me, lest I fail to hire a reliable person in Beijing to help me crack the right deals," he says, ruing that Chinese translators are so sparse these days, thanks to the growing business between the two countries, he has to shell out a bomb on mere translation. Mittal's concerns aren't exaggerated. After all, unlike in Germany or France where business deals are scriptted in English, in China, Mandarin is the language of all agreements. And you may read the fineprint after it is too late, like an Indian drug maker did in the 1990s, when it discovered to its shock, and after having made a huge investment, that the contract drafted in Mandarin empowered its Chinese PSU partner to market the final product. By then, it was too late. Now your kid will learn Chinese in school But that was then. Today, China is already the world's second biggest economy after America, beating Japan a few months ago. The pivot of business is gradually shifting from the West to China, and the day is not far when Indians will do business in China just the way they do business in the US and Europe today. "So, it's time Indians learn Mandarin, or Chinese, as much as the Chinese are busy polishing their English and taking lessons in Hindi," says an official of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which last week asked schools to introduce Chinese as a subject from the next academic session. Putting the education board's plan to practice maybe a tall order now, given the scarcity of teaching staff and infrastructure, but the perils of ignoring the inevitable may cost more in the years to come. At the turn of this decade, the US GDP was more than eight times bigger than China's, but ten years down the line the gap has halved. Despite the tectonic shifts in the global, especially the US and European, economies China continues to churn out double digit growth year after year. Most developed economies are still struggling to grow at even two and three per cent a year. Also, China has overtaken the US to become India's largest trade partner, and bilateral trade is expected to be around $60 billion in 2010. At present, India is only the fourteenth largest trade partner for China, implying that there is a larger opportunity for India if the Chindia story gets bigger and better, and Indian companies get greater market access. Given this background, if China continues to put its thrust on a domestic market driven economy - a post slowdown phenomenon - the importance of Mandarin is bound to increase further. Professor Yasheng Huang from MIT Sloan School of Management, says that the Indian government's emphasis on teaching and learning of Chinese is timely. "It will be inevitable for China to shift from this export-driven emphasis to domestic
  12. 12. consumption model. If much of the economy is driven by domestic market, it will be more important to understand the Chinese culture and language," the professor adds. Prof Yasheng further says that learning Chinese language will be a key to build trust. "The rule of law is weak in China-not only because of the authoritarian nature of the government there, but also because of the long Chinese cultural tradition. Trust is often established through some common linguistic and cultural references and the knowledge of Chinese language will help one establish that common frame." Jenny Zeliang, additional director of India China Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Delhi agrees. "Knowing Chinese language is important. But it is also important to know about Chinese culture and their customs while dealing with them. It helps in building trust," she adds. That has also been the experience of Indian companies, which run businesses in China. Information technology services firm Infosys Technologies , which employs 3,000 Chinese and had revenues of $48 million from its Chinese operation in the fiscal year 2010, is one of the many Indian companies, which have already started promoting the learning of Chinese language. Page 2: Chinese now learning Hindi Chinese now learning Hindi "China is the next US," says TV Mohandas Pai, Infosys' head of human resources. "Just like today America is the land of opportunity for the global workforce, so will be China in the near future... China will offer great opportunities for business and high paying jobs as Indian and global enterprises doing business there would like managers and staff, who are global and proficient in Chinese." About 150 Indian companies operate in China as there are about 40 Chinese companies doing business in India, according to a KPMG report on India-China business opportunities. Most Indian companies setting up businesses across the Great Wall are asking employees to train in Mandarin. The Indian government too recognises the fact, as one bureaucrat in the foreign affairs ministry, who did not wanted to be named, said that the primary education board started working on introducing Chinese in schools at the behest of the ministry. The CBSE's notification dated December 2, 2010 says that the introduction of Chinese language from class six is in view of "China emerging as one of the major global economies and Mandarin is being spoken by a large population of the world". No wonder, if a twelve-year-old begins to learn Mandarin even as an optional subject, he could fetch better valuation for himself when he turns employable ten-to-twelve years from now. Already, Mandarin is one of the fastest-growing language courses in American colleges. Says American David Wittenberg, chief operating officer of The Innovation Workgroup, a
  13. 13. global best practices company operating out of India, "If I were raising two teenagers today, I would send one to China and one to India. That's where all of the world will soon be headed," he says. For Indian companies, the challenge now is to get market access, but once they succeed in penetrating the Chinese market, the knowledge of Chinese language will be more important than ever. India's ambassador to China, S Jaishankar in a recent seminar in Shenzhen said that Indian IT and pharma industries have made little progress in penetrating the Chinese domestic market. "Indian companies struggle every day to overcome barriers posed by regulations, policy and market practices. We still don't have enough examples of success. However, they have no choice, but to persevere as we cannot neglect the world's second largest economy," he said. But while India takes the initiative to speak their language, the Chinese are quickly polishing their English and also picking up Hindi. The Indian business community must remember how Chinese premier Zhou Enlai had created a diplomatic advantage for himself when he interacted with America's master diplomat Henry Kissinger. "Whereas Zhou Enlai understood English and could prepare what he would tell as the interpreter was speaking, Kissinger had disadvantage of not knowing Mandarin," says Amit Mitra, economist and secretary general of Ficci. Kissinger later said Zhou was one of the two or three most impressive men he had ever met. Adds Infosys' Mohandas Pai, "Whatever language they learn, the Chinese are very nationalist and a continental economy." The Chinese language will continue to dominate their commerce. A child who learns Mandarin today will have an advantage tomorrow, he adds. How to Speak fluent English ? Hi..Please tell me that how to speak fluent english, without any hessistation , with lots of confidence... I dont want to join any english speaking courses.. As they catch only your money.. And i dont think so that after join the speaking course it will support you... & if envirment around the person are not good, than how to practice to speak fluent english, are there any forums available on net to practice ? Please steer, totally confused ? Ans:-I personally believe that if you want to learn any language you should be around its native speaker most of the time which is not possible for every
  14. 14. one but with the help of movies and music you can get what you supposed to get............ 2.After coming in Professional line, it would be realy time waste to join English Speaking Course. For fluent speaking, our school principal always said...."Whenever you read Newspaper or any book, read it like...you are telling that words...." I also try his mantra by reading Economics Times...really i see improvement in me!!!! Thanks MK Rawal 3. Some another points likes 1. Read english newspaper like times of india / economics times daily, minimum 1 hours 2. Try to read weekly magazines. 3. Try to use english words in ur regular talking 4. Read articles published, catagory in which ur interested 4.Dear Gaurav do the following things: Prepare yourself that you really wish to learn and speak good English; Read a daily English newspaper; Watch English movies ; Listen to English songs; Try to talk to people in English; That's all I have to say. Anyways from the post you've made it seems you're pretty good in English writing. 5.Yes. Nikita and Mukesh are right. I had paid 6k rs. For 3 months course by a reputed english speaking course and realised that i wasted my money and more importantly the time. Only thing i can add that listenning and reading will be good for increasing your vocabulary but you need to practise this Vocab. Speak as much as you can in English. Maintain your vocabulay stock (with the meaning) and update it everyday (whenever you find a new word) and remember it. Hope this will be useful for you. All the suggestions given by fellow members are perfectly fine... But still, i think, just listening or reading won't help definately... To get the grip, u r suppose to speak, write as well as "think" in english terms only.., not kiddin... For e.g., whatever goes in ur mind, try to recall or grasp everything in terms of english... Moreover, if u don't have any freind circle or environment wher u can use this language, then get into ur room, just speak out few dialogues, thoughts, etc in english.. (if u feel embarassed in talkin it in public)... Try to repeat the news u saw or the movies u saw, in english
  15. 15. statments... That will definately help u.... I don't know whether u know this or not, but every actor practices his scene or dance (before actual shoot) in front of a mirror.. The simple reason behind is to judge ourself and bring any modifications, if required.. So, more than just watching and learning, it should be brought in ur daily routine... There is one beautiful article which was published early every week Know Your English in The HINDU if you come across such compilations have a look at it and please share the same in the forum if u are in a position to get it watch public speaking by eminent persons,read good Business newspaper have Tool kit Grammar book and Dictionary for ready reference. Read the news papers, especialy editorial column and Watch news channel. Definately find the result within a month. The only way to speak fluent english is that u have to continuesly have to speak english...... Whatever u think, whatever u want just speak it with a friend..... I think this is the only way i m also doing this........ It is very difficult for a beginner to speak in english with any one, so he must speak in english with hisself when he is alone, because no one can have any hasitation in speaking in english when he is talking with his ownself, when he find that now he acquired some confindence and started feeling comfortable in english, he can start to speak in english with his close friends, & then gradully with the rest of world. This is a tested technique. Read lots of english books get familiar with jargons der applications nd most imp u can enroll for veta institute o speak well english classes One of my known is a sound english speaker now. I know that before 3 years he was not so.. I asked him about the secret and he told: "I have used 4 tools to improve, one is dictionery, second is radio, and third is newspaper and the last is mirror. I used to read at least 10 minutes, times of india, loudly in front of mirror. I also listen news in hindi and then in english on radio, but that time, when I was listening news in hindi, used to write it in english, then to correct after lisnting in english. It helped and improved me day by day and today I'm capable to speak fluently." Don't know if it works
  16. 16. for all, I used the same method when I was student but with TV instead of Radio, and without use of mirror and notepad etc., and really it helped me in improving language. Mere reading and writing won't help... You will have to do many steps simultaneously like: - Refer some really good grammer book for improving your grammer. - Read English Newspaper (not whole, just one article and try to find out meaning of every word used in it) - Try to speak english in your day to day talks. All this exercise will help you in overall improvement: Grammeratical study will improve your grammer like where to use can,may, might, could...etc.. Reading newspaper will improve your sentence making and vocabulary. & speaking english will make your tongue used to this language....For speaking english best you can do is try to think in english...try to convert words of daily use and daily talks in english.... Lastly when you see improvement in yourself....start doing this exercise...it will act as a check of your improvement... Take an article from newspaper...convert it in your mothertongue.....close the newspaper and reconvert it in english. This will act as a true check of your english... One thing i want to tell you, for learning language you need constant practice but it doesn't mean you need some company to talk to. Company help us to learn quickly but still the hardwork and practice is needed. BEST OF LUCK!!! To Speak in English Fluently, We need follow up below advises. Similarly, A day minimum of 1/2 hr.We need to speak with any dept of Seniors. "Top 5 Mistakes English Learners Make" What are the most common mistakes that English learners make? Which mistakes do most English learners need to correct, in order to learn English much faster? Here are the top 5 English Learning Mistakes: 1. Focusing On Grammar This is the biggest, most common, and worst mistake. Research shows that grammar study, in fact, actually hurts English speaking ability. Why? Because English grammar is simply too complex to memorize and use logically.... And real conversation is much too fast. You don't have enough time to think, remember hundreds
  17. 17. or thousands of grammar rules, choose the correct one, then use it. Your logical left-brain cannot do it. You must learn grammar intuitively and unconsciously, like a child. You do this by hearing a lot of correct English grammar- and your brain gradually and automatically learns to use English grammar correctly. 2. Forcing Speech Both English students and teachers try to force speech before the learner is ready. The result is that most students speak English very slowly- with no confidence and no fluency. Forcing speech is a huge mistake. Don't force speech. Focus on listening and be patient. Speak only when you are ready to speak- when it happens easily and naturally. Until then, never force it. 3. Learning Only Formal Textbook English Unfortunately, most English students learn only the formal English found in textbooks and schools. The problem is- native speakers don't use that kind of English in most situations. When speaking to friends, family, or co-workers, native speakers use casual English that is full of idioms, phrasal verbs, and slang. To communicate with native speakers, you must not rely only on textbooks.. You must learn casual English. 4. Trying To Be Perfect Students and teachers often focus on mistakes. They worry about mistakes. They correct mistakes. They feel nervous about mistakes. They try to speak perfectly. No one, however, is perfect. Native speakers make mistakes all the time. You will too. Instead of focusing on the negative- focus on communication. Your goal is not to speak "perfectly", your goal is to communicate ideas, information, and feelings in a clear and understandable way. Focus on communication,focus on the positive. You will automatically improve your mistakes in time :P 5. Relying On English Schools Most English learners rely totally on schools. They think the teacher and the school are responsible for their success. This is never true. You, the English learner, are always responsible. A good teacher can help, but ultimately you must be responsible for your own learning. You must find lessons and material that are effective. You must listen and read every day. You must manage your emotions and remain motivated and energetic. You must be positive and optimistic. No teacher can make you learn. Only you can do it! While these mistakes are very common, the good news is that you can correct them. When you stop making these mistakes, you change the way you learn English. You learn faster. Your speaking improves. You enjoy learning English. Good luck... You can do it! Silent Member Rgds Feroz...

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