Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Spoken English - Easy Tips

Easy tips

Ø Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them.

Ø Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down.

Ø Listen to the 'music' in English.

Ø Use the dictionary

Ø Make a list of frequently used words that you find difficult to pronounce and ask someone who speaks the language well to pronounce them for you

Ø Buy books on tape

Ø Pronounce the ending of each word.

Ø Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day.

Ø Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes.

Ø Be patient.



Quick tips

Various versions of the English language survive. Commence by recognizing the group you fall into and initiate by improving the precision of your speech.

Ø Focal point on removing the mother tongue pressure and the 'Indianisms' that creep into your English conversations.

Ø Observe the English news on television channels like Star World, CNN, BBC and English movies on Star Movies and HBO.

Ø Listen to and sing English songs. I recommend Westlife, Robbie Williams , Abba, Skeeter Davis and Connie Francis among others.

Books to help you improve your English

  • Essential English Grammar by Murphy (Cambridge)
  • Spoken English by R K Bansal and J B Harrison
  • Pronounce It Perfectly In English (book and three audio cassettes) by Jean Yates, Barrons Educational Series
  • English Pronunciation For International Students by Paulette Wainless Dale, Lillian Poms

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