5 Great Ways to ENHANCE YOUR Spoken English

Understanding English – or any second language – is one thing. Having the capacity to speak it clearly and confidently is another. There are plenty of great websites to help you learn English; the grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary. Often, though, when it comes to understanding how to SPEAK the language well, you can find yourself feeling alone.

Here are 5 excellent ways to enhance your spoken English.

Method 1 – Listen to Native Speakers of English

This is important for two reasons. The first is that, should you be learning English with a teacher who is Not just a native speaker, you may be picking up mistakes and valuable information. You can be learning to speak English with the accent of your teacher, rather than the accent of a native speaker.

What usually happens is that non-native speakers of English actually produce sounds in another section of the mouth to native speakers, which his why second language speakers often find English sounds like ‘r’, ‘n’, ‘w’ and ‘th’ difficult as well as impossible to say. They’ll copy their teacher and create a guess at it, often without setting it up right. The next reason that this is important is that by listening carefully to native speakers, you’ll hear the flow and the ‘music’ of the language. This is something that you HAVE to hear – you cannot learn it from books and newspapers.

Method 2 – Just Say It!

Does this sound familiar? You’ve decided you’re going to practice speaking English…you’ve thought about what you want to say..you wait for your moment to speak, and when it comes…you say nothing. I’ve done this, when learning French and Spanish, and I’m sure you have too. Why do we do that? Usually OKCASINO เว็บบาคาร่า ออนไลน์ ครบวงจร are worried in case we make a mistake, in the event we get it wrong, or in case your partner misunderstands, or laughs. FEAR prevents us from practice. Simply take a deep breath and SAY IT. No matter whether it generally does not sound perfect, just say it. Speaking aloud is the only way to enhance your spoken English (or my French and Spanish!). The good thing is, the more you take action, the easier it gets, and the well informed you become.

Method 3 – Act JUST A LITTLE!

This one may seem strange, but a good way of improving your English would be to act a little. For example, to understand a British English accent, you may pretend that you will be ‘Lord or Lady so-and-so’, or another suitable character. Imagine how they might talk: how clearly and precisely would they form their words? This is not as crazy since it sounds. Lots of people are nervous about speaking out loud because they’re embarrassed as well as surprised by the new sounds that they are making. Putting those sounds right into a ‘character’ like this could be a useful way of recovering from those nerves. You probably wouldn’t want to speak in this voice on a regular basis, but it’s a good way to practice all on your own!

Linked to this notion about acting, would be to focus on the mouth positions had a need to speak good, clear English. Make these mouth positions larger than they have to be once you practice them. Really get used to how the English sounds are created, and how they change from the same sounds made in your own language. This can go a way towards helping you lessen your accent and the Mother Tongue Influence (MTI) on your own spoken English.

Method 4 – Ask!

This is a clear one…BUT it’s one that many people overlook!! Just how many times have you had a question about speaking better English, you’ve typed it right into a search engine, and seen which answers most closely match your questions? Think about by using this as a starting point and ASKING the information provider your own question? It’s a good idea to be sure that your question includes a potential for being answered, though – there are plenty of forums where questions can sit for days or even weeks lacking any answer, and you might not want to wait that long.

There are several people (myself included) with blogs, YouTube channels, twitter and Facebook pages who can and can answer any questions you have. Sometimes it’s easier to ask someone over the internet than put your hand up in class! Perhaps more importantly, we’ll either be able to provide you with specific answers, or your questions can be answered in way which can only help other learners too.

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