English has become the most used and major communication medium for people to interact internationally and in India. It is the language in which most inventions, research, higher studies, political dialogues and documentation of all kinds are done.
Obviously, communication needs to be done very well. Spoken English is very important for expressing oneself clearly, unambiguously, and impressively so as to influence the audience. If we are good at spoken English, then we are able to communicate our ideas with out any breaks and hence the listeners will appreciate it well. On the other hand, if we take many pauses in between and make grammar mistakes, then the listeners will not feel interested in the speech any more. Our effort will not only be wasted but also back fire at us.
In order to develop skills in spoken English there are many alternatives these days. There are many easy books, there are short term and long term courses for the young and the old. There are many on line resources on the internet. Also there are materials available along with diction and pronunciation in DVDs and CDs.
We have to learn English to be able to professionally deal with the world whether in India or abroad. But we should not neglect our regional and national languages. Knowledge and skills in those languages are also important. Many persons have benefited from learning spoken English and have built self-confidence to project themselves ahead
Practising speaking is one of the most fun and rewarding parts of learning English. Once you can speak even a little English, there are loads of ways to improve your skWe have to learn English to be able to professionally deal with the world whether in India or abroad. But we should not neglect our regional and national languages. Knowledge and skills in those languages are also important. Many persons have benefited from learning spoken English and have built self-confidence to project themselves aheadills quickly while having tons of fun. Here are ten top tips for improving your spoken English and having a great time while you do it!
Speak, speak, speak!
Be confident and speak as often as possible to as many people as you possibly can! Do not be shy to make mistakes! The more you practice the better and more confident you will become in your pronunciation and vocabulary. Remember, speaking is a skill like learning a musical instrument or new sport – the only way you can get good is to actually do it!
A smartphone can be a powerful tool for learning languages. Use it to record yourself speaking then listen back to see how your English sounds to other people. Make the most of all your favourite productivity apps to organise your practice time and make a note of all the new words you learn.
Learn a new word every day
Choose a word you would like to work on and use practice it in different sentences. Use the word until you have learnt it and keep using it regularly.
Watch movies in English and pay attention to new vocabulary and pronunciation. Imitate the actors and have fun with it.
Make friends with English speakers or others learning to speak English and compare notes. Talk about things that you have learnt and exchange ideas.
Do interesting activities in English
Take a cooking course in English or join a book club! Anything you enjoy doing, make sure you do it and communicate it in English. Using English to talk about things you enjoy will make practising a positive experience.
Have a debate
Debate all the topics that interest you with friends in English. Try to use as much vocabulary as you can to get your point across and listen to the other arguments carefully so you can argue against them effectively.
Use a dictionary
Online dictionaries often have audio examples so you can check your pronunciation and there are lots of great dictionary apps that you can take everywhere with you on your smartphone. Make sure not to become too reliant on these tools, though. Have a go at saying the words first then check afterwards to see if you were right!