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How to speak English fluently and correctly?


Mar 22, 2011   #1
Please share some idea that is useful for improving

Mar 22, 2011   #2
to begin with you can start by improving your vocabulary by reading books in english.
Watching english movies or television series will help you understand the tone and the accent well.
Câu title bạn ghi nhầm ůi kia --> fluently.
Theo tớ nghĩ thě nęn nghe nhiều hơn tręn đŕi, tivi, tập nói theo người bản xứ, nhưng để fluently thě nęn tăng words để có vốn từ để có thể ứng biến trong mọi trường hợp. Tớ chỉ nghĩ được nhięu đó ^^
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Mar 24, 2011   #5
My best idea is like this:
For five minutes every day, read sentences from books and articles. Read them aloud, so that your brain will have to form the words with your mouth. Then, type them. It is TEDIOUS!! But it is only five minutes. In five minutes, maybe you can type 10 sentences. Do not forget to speak the sentences aloud.

:-)

Thanks for starting this great thread!!!
Mar 25, 2011   #6
This has been my problem since i learned English. I try to practice speaking by doing it everyday, looking for useful speaking tips and working a part time.

I am sure this can help you improve English a lot.
Mar 25, 2011   #7
I think watching English movies could really help, maybe with subtitles at the bottom. Start by reading level one english book and slowly go to the next level whenever you feel like your improving. I knew English ever since I was young, but I traveled a lot and lived in other places of the world so it kind of ruined my English, but just a bit. So I always go online and read articles about anything I think is interesting and any word i find difficult I would look it up in the dictionary. I hope this information would help!
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Mar 27, 2011   #8
I think watching English movies could really help, maybe with subtitles at the bottom.

Great idea!!!!!

I try to practice speaking by doing it everyday, looking for useful speaking tips and working a part time.

I think it is paying off, because you are very good at it.
Mar 27, 2011   #9
My best idea is like this:
For five minutes every day, read sentences from books and articles. Read them aloud, so that your brain will have to form the words with your mouth. Then, type them. It is TEDIOUS!! But it is only five minutes. In five minutes, maybe you can type 10 sentences. Do not forget to speak the sentences aloud.

I think it's a great idea. I'm trying :-)

I usually watch English movies with English subtitles. I think it can help you improve your speaking skill, listening skill and vocabulary ! :P
Mar 28, 2011   #10
Make friendship with the natives. They are able to correct your accent. The more conversations you have with them, your speaking will become better.
Mar 28, 2011   #11
Read books! :) They are a great way to enhance your word power. And start talking in English for some time even if you make mistakes. This would help you to boost up your confidence and break this barrier! :D

Good Luck!
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Mar 28, 2011   #12
I usually watch English movies with English subtitles. I think it can help you improve your speaking skill, listening skill and vocabulary ! :P

yep, definitely. And if you are very diligent you will speak the lines aloud throughout the whole movie. Maybe you will even jot some of them down or type them.

:-)

Make it a meditation.
Mar 29, 2011   #13
I guess online chatting could be useful to improve the spoken english.
And i suggest preparing some topics to practise, that can be more effective.
I am doing that.
Mar 29, 2011   #14
The best way is to talk to people who are native English speakers. They will help correct you when you make an error, and the more you practice at it, the better you'll get. The suggestion by others to watch English movies with English subtitles while reading it out loud is also an excellent suggestion. Practice makes perfect, so keep working on it and you'll gradually improve over time. Good luck!
my English was SO bad in the beginig that i never thought i could actually speack it, but i was reading many books and trying to talk, despite my bad prononctation and horrible grammar.
Mar 29, 2011   #16
I recommand you a American soap opera <<Friends>>, it is so funny that you would not feel tedious, just watch and repeat, you can get improvement.
Apr 1, 2011   #17
Hi,It is good to watch native movies and speak with your friends or family in English.read some story books and try to memorize some proverbs and useful sentenses.try to pay attention in using grammer points.

good luck :)
You could always try to speak with some one that their English is good, they will always correct you, and also listing to music in English and watching tv helps. Try to learn more vocab.
Apr 11, 2011   #20
The first step is that you have to fearlessly practice speaking !Don't be shy to communicate with anyone in English. Don't be afraid of expressing your thinking with the wrong grammar.(Of course, you have to use the appropriate wording.)

Secondly, you can practice your speaking with friends. Also,you can record your voice when you practice speaking. Listening to the record over and over again. This way can improve on your pronunciation.

Of course, you have to reading English boos as more as your possible to learn more vocab from it.
All things are difficult before you try it. Keep trying and finally you can do it.
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Apr 12, 2011   #21
I think this is one of my favorite threads at EssayForum. Thanks, everyone, for sharing these great ideas! You inspire me.
Here's my opinion:

If you are living in an English speaking country, you have more chance to speak English everyday, every time and every where. Study in English, working with native speakers, go out and speak, hang out with native speakers, speak to them on the phone etc.

If you are in a non-English speaking country, it's harder to be fluent in speaking English but it's achievable, I think. Again, make friend with native speakers, try to do read, listen, and speak English as much as you can. I suggest reading short story or even kids' story and try to speak few paragraphs out loud 1,2,3 times until you think you can speak them fluently. For listening, definitely this is for copying how native speakers speak and certainly helps, I watched "The Simpson" it's my favourite, or maybe you can try "F.R.I.E.N.D" another very popular TV series.

Then good luck!
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Apr 13, 2011   #23
Thanks, boumaaza, I think a podcast like that might be one of the best resources for ESL students.
oh my...thanks a lot for your ideas...you inspired me...i think its a big help for me to imrpove my vocabulary skills and english pronunciation..^_^
Hi, I'm Vietnamese - so my English sometime likes I translate it directly from Vietnamese language to English (not like the way as Google) but my lecture in my university said that. Do you know how i can improve it? I will work on PR industry so it really necessary to have a good English (or Academic)!

He said I had to simplify my sentences . S + V + O and that's it. Make it simple because it makes people want to read!

I read some news in BBC or the sun. i see a lot of complicated sentences!! So do you have any idea ?
May 8, 2011   #27
this year i have faced a big problem in english although i was very clever and good in it so i just want somebody to help me to improve in english and become better.
May 8, 2011   #29
For me, to speak fluently, just listen and speak a lot.
It is the best way to improve your speking skill not only for Enlgish but also for every language.

Even if there are some mistakes with speaking, but it is ok because we are not native speaker!
Do not hesitate and afraid to speak in English!
I always keep it in mind, and try to speak!

Good luck with our English skill!

Cheers,
Sia
Watch a lot of television especially cartoons or something that might interest you. Thats what i did when i was learning french and ended up mimicking them :)
I just heard this from a certain person. Maybe we should all try this if we want to improve our skills in English speaking or to broaden our vocabulary. Try cutting up an article on a newspaper and stick it to a bond paper, then highlight all of the words that you have never heard before or words that catch your attention. Then at the bottom part of the bond paper, write those highlighted words and its meaning (you look for it on a dictionary of course). And then try to use those words whenever you write something or converse with someone. I think it's a good idea, I'm planning on doing it now. Hope it will help you too
I am agree with Ray123, I also watching English movies, and I learn pronunciation from that. I also listening English radio channels, because I am a music lover, so I can enjoy music and learn English.
Here are some of the things that worked for me when I was learning English. Since everyone has a different learning style, what worked for me won't necessarily be best for you, but hopefully this will at least help you along:

+Listen as much as possible:
+Judge yourself: when you practice speaking by repeating along with a recording, be somewhat hard on yourself, try to imitate as close as possible to the speaker's pronunciation, and most importantly, the intonation of the sentence - this will help you carry out a more natural and smooth conversation in English.

+Variety is key: the key to speaking English fluently is sentence structures. The more structures you know, the more comfortable you will be when trying to express your thoughts.

good luck :)
Sep 25, 2011   #37
Have a friend practice with you, of course it is better if communicate with an English native speaker, but it often costs.
So... practice with friends would be a more economic choice.
I usually watch movies to improve my oral English. The words and sentences used in them are very local.
Hi All!
I think your gathering has a profound effect on your spoken skills. I found many people having good schooling can speak english fluently maybe because they have been trained from their childhood. So my suggestion to you guys is that try to give your children good schooling.
Dec 10, 2011   #40
OK,I guess you aren't a native speaker.As far as I am concerned, the best way to improve oral english is to attempt take conversations to a native speaker,or you can go to listen some completely English-spoken class,and try to listen the english lectures, your favourite subject


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