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Better English speaking skills

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  • parsam00
    Improving your English speaking skills will help you communicate more easily and effectively. But how do you become a more confident English speaker? Practise
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2008
      Improving your English speaking skills will help you communicate more
      easily and effectively. But how do you become a more confident
      English speaker?

      Practise where you can, when you can. Any practice is good - whether
      you speak to someone who is a native English speaker or not.
      It's important to build your confidence. If possible, use simple
      English sentence structure that you know is correct, so that you can
      concentrate on getting your message across.
      Try to experiment with the English you know. Use words and phrases
      you know in new situations. Native English speakers are more likely
      to correct you if you use the wrong word than if you use the wrong
      grammar. Experimenting with vocabulary is a really good way of
      getting feedback.
      Try to respond to what people say to you. You can often get clues to
      what people think by looking at their body language. Respond to them
      in a natural way.
      Try NOT to translate into and from your own language. This takes too
      much time and will make you more hesitant.
      If you forget a word, do what native English speakers do all the
      time, and say things that 'fill' the conversation. This is better
      than keeping completely silent. Try using um, or er, if you forget
      the word.
      Don't speak too fast! It's important to use a natural rhythm when
      speaking English, but if you speak too fast it will be difficult for
      people to understand you.
      Try to relax when you speak - you'll find your mouth does most of the
      pronunciation work for you. When you speak English at normal speed,
      you'll discover that many of the pronunciation skills, such as
      linking between words, will happen automatically.
      Remember, when speaking EnglishÂ…
      Try to become less hesitant and more confident.
      Don't be shy to speak - the more you do it, the more confident you'll
      become.
      Remember to be polite - use "please" and "thank you" if you ask
      someone to do something for you.
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