Speaking tips


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Speaking tips

  1. 1. by. Restryanna
  2. 3. If you want to learn English-speaking skill, first you have to listen carefully to native English speaker everyday. Most people try to read textbook to study English grammar rules, but actually, you cannot learn the correct English pronunciation of the words by just reading it. You should listen to how native English speakers pronounce their words and observe their mouth movements. Try to imitate the intonation and rhythm of their speech. Watch English shows and movies also will help you to build on your English accent and improve your vocabulary.
  3. 4. <ul><li>Learn the basic grammar rules in English are important. However, you do not need to learn it in detail because it will make you be afraid in speaking English. Most people try to avoid grammatical errors while talking, so oftentimes, their accents become stilted. So that, you have to be brave to tell anything on your mind and later you can improve your grammar slowly. </li></ul>
  4. 5. One of the most effective English speaking tips is to think in English. Most English learners try to think of what they have to say in their native language, then they will translate and tell it in English. This can be mentally exhausting and time consuming. And oftentimes, the English sentences that are constructed are flawed. If your goal is to speak English fluently, you need to learn “thinking” in English. Construct the sentences in English as you think about them before saying them. With practice, you will be able to respond automatically in English.
  5. 6. <ul><li>Studies show that you’ll probably spend three months of practice everyday in order to have strong mouth muscles and get usual in speaking a new language. Try to read aloud in English for 15 to 20 minutes a day in front of the mirror. Then try the articulation exercises which help in accent reduction or neutralization to improve your English communication skills. Practice with your friends/family and talking with a good English speaker can help improvise your usage of words and formation of sentences. </li></ul>
  6. 7. After you speak, take the time to note what you did well and what you want to improve. You may also want to ask a friend to evaluate part or all your speech. When you do, remember that they are giving you their opinion. Don't become defensive at what they say. Their evaluation may give you valuable insight. On the other hand, it may be wrong. Either way, it can be a good learning experience.