how to improve my spoken english

@rocketsky (1014)
China
April 12, 2009 7:12am CST
I have tried many many ways to make my spoken english better,but I alwasy make things go the wrong way . I really dont why I cannt speak like other people whoes spoken english is so good and fluent . some friends told me that you should try to listen as much as possible ,but later and increasingly I found I cannt understand what the people say in the radio,so sad :( could you please ,my dearest friends ,give me some good advice on how do you impeove your own spoken english ,I will be happy to see your advice :)
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34 responses
• Ireland
13 Apr 09
English plays an important role in the modern life,and it becomes more and more important in all the fields.So,i think to improve one's spoken english in not difficult as you think in your mind.Only if you can insist to listen some radios,such as BBC english every evenig,LiYang crazy english every morning,and try to communicate with you friends in free day time,especially,you can try to make with some foreigners.
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• India
12 Apr 09
Its nice that you are trying to improve your English language. There are many ways to improve your language in English. But according to me try reading news papers like The Hindu which is in simple and understandable English words used in it. Daily read it for half an hour loudly but slowly & try as much as to cover all the pages in it. This will not only improve your language but also it improves your knowledge on external affairs & daily happening things around the world. With this whenever you are free try watching English channels more. Especially news channels like BBC & NDTV English. Stop watching regional channels to great extent. Make all the above things as habit on daily basis which will surely improve your language.
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@Reyah23 (641)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
I am also not good in english speaking. But i believe that practice makes perfect. And my source of practising my english language is through joining discussion here in mylot.
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
thanks ,i will try to practice speaking and reading as much as possible ,but you know ,I am so clummzy person :) dont laught at me please
• India
13 Apr 09
well it is an interesting way to improve english by passing comments here in the community but is a good idea too. there are lot of free video tutorials online which can be great help. you can watch Australia network for this. there is a separate TV program on "English"
• Sri Lanka
13 Apr 09
talk talk talk you will be fluent , even if you know everything you have to speak with your friends and family than only you can talk freely.
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
my sister who was a former call center agent and my trainer in an English proficiency course told me that to be able to speak understandable English, one should practice most of the time if not always to communicate in proper English in that way, it'll build the necessary confidence to speak English in everyday living. also watch English movies and try to mimic the voices and their accent.
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
I am just lack of confidence to speak it that is the most important thing to say . I will try to conquer my fear and make myself adjust to hard work .
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
I also have a problem speaking fluent English. I think if your native tongue is not English for my experience it is difficult to speak it well. I agree with them that practice makes perfect. Reading and practicing are helpful to be speak english better. Pronounciation is also important to be able to understand by them. Sometimes its hard also to understand th accent of the British and American if they talk very fast.
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
trying to speak as fluent as a native speaker is really so difficult for us . I have tried many ways that other people tole me to try . making less progress. I will continue to do that .
• Pakistan
13 Apr 09
welll,i guess ur english can b more improved by just speaking n talking it most of the time,wether online chattings or make discussions with ur friends n community,i improved it by chatting n voice chattings n working in call centers...but try to speak more n more,dont worry if u feel like u r speaking wrong,just feel more confident...Good luck
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
your advice is quite wonderful for me to try ,yes i must use all tools to imporve my english and my english will truly be fine in the future :)
• India
13 Apr 09
Listening only won't do a world of good in improving your english speaking skills. You should also try to recite words while listening them as for example if you are watching t.v. & an english movie is on just listen & try to speak in your mind what the character is speaking in his accent. Or you an also speak openly , it depends on you.
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
they sometimes speak too quckly and I really cant understand what they said at first ;) maybe I should really learn to immitate them :)
• India
13 Apr 09
You should try to improve your vocads as well dailly read one english news paper. It will help you to understande the structure of english language. Simultaneosly you should try to speak more and more english with using new words, It will break your hesitation and improve your fluency.
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
in fact my basic english is too bad and it is really hard for me to read some newspapers and magazines ,i am so shy to spaeak to some native speakers .
@vivianchen (2648)
• China
13 Apr 09
Hi Rocketsky, As my oral english is okay, many friends around me asked how do i learn to speak good english. I also told them to start from the basic. One very important thing is that whatever you do to improve your english, you got to stick on it, you can't give up in the half-way, or you will lose everything. I would suggest you to start remember the basic setences that you can use daily, then use it in your daily, you can speak the setence to your friend, your classmate, your workmate, just find someone to use that setence, then that will be yours forever. You use it, you remember it. That works on me. Secondly, don't get too tired on improving english, stop when you still feel happy learning it, because if you feel bad, tired, you will lose your interesting on moving forward. Hope this helps.
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
thanks for your nice advice and I will follow your adive to take futher actions to make my spoken english better ;) I will try even harder to make it better .
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
Well do not worry, there is always room for improvement. By joining mylot you will obviously improve. Aside from that, reading English books or novel will surely help you out. Do not forget to watch English movies too, they are also very good in learning English.
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
there is always a romm to improve ,I know ,Iwill try all my best to do the best . I like a different culture and I am sure I will be successful .
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
12 Apr 09
Even I faced the same thing but you should try to learn it. You should start reading newspaper and books. You should listen to English news and if possible watch few English movies with your friends. Whenever you find some different words you should find out there meaning. Most importantly "YOU SHOULD THINK IN ENGLISH" I think these things will help you. You should even try to speak in English with your friends and in your family.
@rocketsky (1014)
• China
13 Apr 09
actually I dont have a good english environment and I hope to find more english friends .
• China
13 Apr 09
hello,first,enjoy losing face!don't care others'thoughts,you are your own.you should try to open your mounth,and start exprssing your feelings in english.Day after day,you will can form this good habit,thus,your self-confidence grows.second,practice your lisening,watching the english movies is a good choice. but abondon the subtitle ,just listening,which is really works.
@ruilong (158)
• China
13 Apr 09
HaHa!A nice discussion.Thanks for all people responded.I have learned many ways to improve spoken English!:)
@mhil84 (182)
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
Another thing is you should have an objectives, What do you want to learn and why? and start it a habit, i know its hard at start just try to learn something every day. It is much better to study (or read, or listen to English news, etc.) Once you get into this habit for sure the knowledge you've gain in studying will be retain easily in your mind. You might also need reading, grammar, writing, speaking and listening materials and have a friends to study and speak with or simply what you are doing now participating on various discussions. Learning English together can be very encouraging. Be patient with yourself, because learning is a process, speaking a language well takes time.
• Malaysia
13 Apr 09
Hi Rocketsky One way you can improve your english would be by reading more english articles and newspaper. Do not worry my friend because its just a language that you can anytime learn. Its not impossible. What you can do is try talking slowly at first. Sooner or latter you will find your english fluent just like your other friends. Regards Thanusha
@raddudu (60)
• Romania
13 Apr 09
I think that the best way of improving your spoken english is to spend a week or so in England , speaking to the locals all day long and engage in every conversation posible. I think that in a week you will start to get the accent and you will learn more words and how they are spoken.
@cooltj89 (387)
• India
13 Apr 09
The solution is pretty simple, read an english newspaper daily for half hour which would help you increase your vocabulary and after that you can work on your fluency by talking more and more.I hope that would help you my friend.
@eselmaro (208)
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
Same here, that was a year ago. Some institutions are offering this so called ESL. It is all about English thing especially the pronunciation part and enunciation also, it is almost similar. Try to love the books. Yes, reading is the best source of English vocabulary. You will need a lot of English words to be conversationalist when you are going to talk. Other options will be watching American TV series. Then try to absorb what they are saying. I know it will helps you a lot. Good luck to you quest for English.
• Australia
13 Apr 09
There are many ways how to improve your English. One of this is reading a lot of books and whenever there are words that you dont understand, just look for it in a dictionary. Read a lot and make it your hobby and until you will love it and you can learned a lot from it. Aside from that, watch American movies often and observe the way they talk and make it a part of your routine. I know for sure that through these ways you will improve your English skills.
• Indonesia
13 Apr 09
the best way to learn English is to try speak to English language daily. you can try watch the broadcast or read English language magazine