Speaking English has become a mandate if you wish to gain professional success and emerge as a winner in all walks of life. Be it business dealing or classroom lectures, all are delivered in English language. This is the prime reasons that from schools till college, our education system has all the possible mechanisms to teach us the ways and means of dealing with the foreign language. Amidst all these mechanisms, there is one aspect that we forget to groom while growing up. And that is the ability to speak in English like the way we speak in Hindi.
When it comes to speaking fluently, without a hitch, a person often becomes conscious about speaking the right sentence, accent of voice, the right pronunciation of words. Just because the fear of being mocked overrules the freedom of speaking, even if incorrectly, a person avoids speaking the language in its true sense.
So here are some workable tips that will help you speak English fluently in just a matter of few days.
1. Search for an English-Speaking Partner
If you begin with speaking the language instead of writing it first, your skills of comprehending the language will automatically improve. Find an English speakers partner to practice with. Chat you’re your friends and neighbours in English. Join a club or logon to Skype or Google Hangouts where you can converse in English. You can even take help of online tutors who organise chat sessions for enhancing intermediary language speaking skills.
2. Talk to yourself out loud at home
The best way to overcome the inhibition of speaking English is when you stand in front of mirror and converse in English. Take a book or newspaper and read out loud. Then discuss the issues mentioned in them with yourself. This will enhance your thinking ability in foreign language. Get in the habit of speaking freely without having to worry what other think about you. Once you are convinced about your fluency, there will be no looking back.
3. Download a speaking dictionary
The best means of learning English even without joining any coaching or training center is to download speaking lexicon. There are several android apps that will teach you correct pronunciation of words and their roots. You will experience a sea-change in you speaking ability within a matter of a month’s time.
4. Train your Ears
Develop a taste for English songs that help you speak. When will hum the song while listening to the singers, you will naturally develop a fluent tongue. Listen to news channels where lot of discussions and debates are held on strategic issues. Watch English movies; take help of subtitles to understand the conversation.
5. Listen to your voice
You might not appreciate the thought of other people criticizing, mocking or correcting you. So start using voice recording technique. With smartphones available with everyone these days, voice recording is no more an issue. Listen to your voice and pronunciation and work upon it. Pay attention to the errors and hone the ability of self-correction.
6. Make note of new vocabulary words
While reading newspapers, magazines, novels or any reading material, if you come across new words, note down them separately. Then review those words on daily basis. Eventually the new words will get embrossed in your long term memory. You will even begin using them while drafting a paragraph or delivering a speech.
7. Think before you speak
Take this as the most important advice for not speaking incorrectly. You cannot translate each and every sentence or word from Hindi to English in literal sense. English syntax and word order is typically different from other languages, so you need to learn the art of translating the sentence before speaking. All the aforementioned ways will aid in upgrading your speaking skills.
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