Improving speaking skills

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Improving speaking skills

  1. 1. BE AN ACTIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER!
  2. 2. Questions Yes Sometimes Not yet 1. Do you have an action plan to improve your speaking? 2. Do you learn new words through context? 3. Do you belong to a conversational club? 4. Do you try to speak English as often as possible? 5. Do you speak English outside your classroom? 6. Do you usually learn new vocabulary? 7. Do you talk to yourself in English?
  3. 3. 5-7 “yes” You are great! You know how to study and improve your English very well. Keep up your good work! 3-4 “yes” Excellent! You can improve your English by knowing more learning skills and through your hard work! 1-2 “yes” Try your best and don’t always lose heart! It is a good start! Please have confidence in yourself and spend more time in your English learning! Pay more attention to your learning skills and study habits.
  4. 4. ( ) Learn grammar rules ( ) Learn English songs ( ) Make a study plan ( ) Watch English films ( ) Have group discussion ( ) Practice writing in English ( ) Translate sentences ( ) Listen to the teacher ( ) Talk to native English speakers ( ) Memorize new words ( ) Practice pronunciation ( ) Learn study skills ( ) Play word games ( ) Talk with your classmates ( ) Practise dictation ( ) Listen to the tape ( ) Read English stories ( ) Learn phonetic alphabet
  5. 5.  What have you done in order to improve your speaking skills? – Fluency – Accuracy – Range – Coherence – Interaction
  6. 6. REMEMBER!  Don’t be shy and self-conscious!  Communication errors can be solved.  A conversation is an interactive activity involving listening and speaking from both parties.  It’s all about listening and asking questions.  Do some research!  If a conversation is going wrong, it may not be your fault.
  7. 7. Some tips  Listen, listen and listen  Learn chunks of language  Networking and making friends  Read about topics of your interest  Get familiar with common expressions  Joining one-on-one conversations, conversation and common interest groups  Have specific conversation topics http://iteslj.org/questions/
  8. 8. Some tips  Talk to yourself in English  Repeat what you hear  Have something to talk about (keep up-to-date)  Join conversation clubs (let's talk)  Participate in your English lessons  Make friends with people who don't speak your first language.  Teach someone English  Keep a journal to talk about your daily activities  Retell stories
  9. 9. 1. Memorize new words and useful expressions. 1. Learn study skills. 1. Talk with your classmates or some other people ( native English speaker). 1. Listen to the tape, watch English films & read English stories. 1. Design plan. 1. Keep a journal. IN BRIEF...

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