Whether you are teaching with foreign students or self-study, there are
some ways to improve your spoken English. What are the ways to improve your
1、 Practice pronunciation and create pure spoken English
You must know your spoken English level clearly. If you are a beginner of
English, or have studied English for many years, but you can't distinguish and
read the phonetic symbols clearly, what you have to do is very simple, learn the
phonetic symbols well, master the basic vocabulary, basic sentences in life and
learn to pronounce correctly. Instead of reading the so-called "bull
recommendation" on the website, just go to listen to the VOA and BBC, which will
not help you, but will have a hypnotic effect.
2、 Talk to English speakers more
As we all know, dialogue is the most effective way to improve spoken
English, so we should seize every opportunity to talk with English speakers. The
fluency of spoken English is directly proportional to the time of conversation.
Some people have calculated that the native English speakers spend about 10
hours a day using the language (speech), that is, they may speak more than 3000
hours a year. However, an average person who studies English doesn't have an
hour to speak English every day, that is to say, you have studied English for
ten years, and you have to speak English for about one hour every day. That's
equivalent to one year for others (mother tongue), and the actual effect is much
Therefore, for those who want to improve their oral English, dialogue is a
matter of time. Every second is as expensive as gold. Otherwise, after ten or
even twenty years of learning English, you are still asking how to improve your
spoken English. It would be a pity then! The reality is that even English majors
seldom talk in English. There are many ways and objects to talk with others.
Students can walk and talk with each other after class or find a teacher. For
example, it is a very desirable way to communicate with the teacher in English
and chat with each other in class time. Students can also make an appointment
with the teacher to talk or ask questions in English. What's interesting is that
some students even practice oral English with their teachers by phone. You can
also find a foreign teacher to accompany you and open your mouth frequently. If
you persist, you will find that your oral English will improve quickly.
3、 Learning English while entertaining
Learning English anytime and anywhere, no matter listening to English songs
or watching American dramas, can improve English listening, vocabulary and oral
English. It's killing three birds with one stone. Of course, if you only watch
Chinese subtitles while watching American dramas, and don't listen to the
pronunciation and language sense carefully, it won't help you in any way. It is
recommended to watch English subtitles, listen to English dialogue carefully,
and experience the slight change of tone. As time goes on, you will find that
progress is invisible.
When listening to songs, it's better to listen to them repeatedly (the
cyclic play of songs is like a "natural repeater"). Please pay attention to the
turbid phenomenon of letters in the middle of words, the phenomenon of skimming
and the phenomenon of linking between words. These are very helpful to
understand English movies and speak real English.
4、 Use English English dictionary.
This method can also improve spoken English. Many people don't pay
attention to it. 80% of non-English majors use English-Chinese bilingual
dictionaries, and now most of them are using software to look up words. When you
come across a new word or phrase, the first reaction is to find out its Chinese
meaning, but knowing the Chinese meaning does not mean knowing the English word.
Because you can't use it! You must cooperate with English explanation + English
example sentences to understand an English word better. You can also speak
fluently when you encounter similar situations in the example sentences in your
life! At the same time, the process of English interpretation is also the
process of learning how to express in English thinking! The use of online
dictionaries is faster than traditional paper dictionaries, but it is not
helpful for learning English. At the beginning of using English English
dictionary, you may not be used to it, but after a short period of running in,
you no longer want to use English Chinese dictionary! Of course, double
interpretation dictionaries can also assist learning.