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English made easy by the Language Coach
17 Apr 2018 at 06:25hrs | Views
- How to Improve Your Spoken English
- If you struggle with spoken English, below are a few handy hints that will turn you into a champion speaker.
- Speak in English only when at school.
- Speak in English as often as you can.
- Do not be embarrassed to make mistakes or to speak broken English because this is how you learn, from your mistakes.
- Make sure you pronounce your vowels correctly.
- Most of us struggle with vowel sounds in English because the local languages have less vowel sounds than the ones found in English.
- Look for someone who speaks very good English to be your role model e.g. a newsreader on T.V or a celebrity.
- Do not use a fake accent. Be natural when you speak. It is not about the accent but correct usage of language.
- Create a game where you practise impromptu speeches with friends.
- Look for pronunciation games and exercises in your textbook or on audio C.Ds online.
- Hold discussions on hot topics and current affairs with friends in English.
- Discussions may also be part of your English lessons at school.
- Write short speeches that you may present in class, to family and friends.
- Give regular reports at assembly concerning your club or sport.
- Always volunteer to present in class or at seminars.
- Take part in artistic activities that involve the spoken word e.g. duo logs, poetry recitals, storytelling, etc.
- Take part in and give a presentation on speech night or prize giving day.
- Pay close attention during lessons on appropriate register.
- Take advantage of any situation where you can address an audience.
- Make friends with someone who does not speak your mother tongue.
- As you gain more confidence and your English is better, join the public speaking club or The Allied Arts Speech and Drama Festival.
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Source - Language Coach
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