As for oral English communication in daily life, many people think that oral English is not good because of too little practice. But foreign teachers tell us that this is not the case. The reason why many people don't speak English well is not that they practice too little, but that they read and listen too little.
Language is an input-output process. Listening and reading belong to input, while speaking and writing belong to output. How to talk about output without a lot of listening and reading input? Babies learn to speak, but also in more than a year to listen to family conversations will open. Without good input of language, oral English can hardly be effectively improved.
Look closely at the students around you who are good at spoken English, and you will find that they may not be the most trained, but they must have considerable listening and reading input. Therefore, the most important basic principle of improving spoken English is that input determines output, and a large amount of reading and listening input is the premise of effectively improving spoken English.
How to improve life English? What do you need to do if you want to be able to communicate in everyday life?
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The key to elementary oral improvement is the accumulation of oral materials, and a large part of the accumulation of oral materials is actually the accumulation of vocabulary. That is to say, the fundamental reason why you can't say anything decent is that you have too little vocabulary and too little oral material. In the short term, with the rapid increase of vocabulary, the spoken English level will also be significantly improved. One of the most intuitive manifestations is that they can express more and more things.
So our first task is to improve our vocabulary. How large is the vocabulary to meet the basic requirements of daily communication? There are some foreign researchers who specialize in corpus research and statistics show that the number of commonly used words in daily life is about 7500. So if you want to meet the basic requirements of daily communication, the vocabulary should be around 7500.
Do well in reading and listening training
While accumulating basic vocabulary, we also need to accumulate oral materials through a large number of reading and listening training. The selection of reading and listening materials should conform to the principle of being simple and easy to understand and close to daily life. ESLPOD is recommended for listening materials. ESLPOD speaks at a moderate speed. Most of the materials are spoken English. It can be used now and practically. Reading materials recommend original books which are easy to understand and require a low vocabulary.
In addition, it is also a good way to improve oral English through watching American dramas. American drama is a good source of oral material for life. But not all American dramas are suitable for improving spoken life. Choose films and TV materials that are close to daily life and have strong stories, such as soap operas. Finally, foreign teachers wish everyone to find their own learning methods, and persevere to truly improve their oral English level.