Nowadays, English plays a major role in almost all fields. The life of a person who knows English is better when compared to that of the one who doesn’t. The main reason for this is, English is one of the world’s most spoken languages.
Since most people in the world know English, this makes it easier for the speaker to connect to a larger audience. It may be through social media or your marketing strategy
The English language helps in better communication between people of different origins. Better Communication will result in clearer understanding and doesn’t leave any scope for confusion. But, at the same time fluency in English is a little bit hard and it involves lots and lots of practice and continuous improvisation.
Here are 10 basic tips that will help you improve your speaking English skills. Take a look at the following basic steps which help you to speak fluently
you might find it surprising to know that continuous speaking will improve the accent.
Ask your friends or your team to speak in English with you. This way when one keeps speaking for over a period of time, he/she will slowly be comfortable and confident to speak to an audience at large.
2. HAVE CONFIDENCE IN WHAT YOU SPEAK
The most common mistake people do is doubt their speaking skills over intelligence. Understand that ENGLISH IS NOT A TOOL TO TEST YOUR INTELLIGENCE. It is okay to make mistakes, and don’t worry about people laughing at your accent, language.
Be confident when you speak, even if it is wrong. There is nothing more beautiful than having confidence in self.
3. DON’T BE AFRAID OF MISTAKES
It is normal to make mistakes while learning something. Don’t shame yourself for making mistakes, instead, focus on correcting your mistakes. Observe the frequent areas where you are doing the mistake, correct them often. instead of getting panic over the mistakes, analyzing where you are wrong and rectifying them would be better.
4. READING OUT LOUD
Once a while take some book or newspaper or any article and read it out loud. This would help in making your mouth spell certain difficult words comfortably. Make a habit of reading something in English, at least for an hour every day.
5. IMPROVE YOUR GRAMMAR
Speaking any language without proper usage of grammar is incomplete.
There are different options of learning basic grammar, Some of the methods to learn grammar is
- Attending a short term grammar learning course
- Read Wordscoach‘s article on English Grammar
- joining like-minded English skills groups on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, telegram, WhatsApp, etc.
- purchasing and reading a grammar coursebook.
This is definitely an important and difficult task. But adding proper grammar in your speech has the caliber to change the entire meaning of the sentence.
6. VOICE OUT OPINIONS
A person can speak freely only if can think and process the words in his/her mind. This thought processing task can be cultivated by commenting on our opinions on various platforms. This way it is available for a larger audience to criticize and thus you can improve your language by constantly responding to a larger audience without the need to speak face to face.
7. WATCHING MOVIES, SERIES, NEWS
listening to people speaking in English would help one to understand better and communicate. But there would be times, when you are alone, in that time watching a movie or bunging into a series would not only help you to understand the language but also provide entertainment.
8. SELF TALKS
Speaking to yourself in English will definitely improve the fluency. It may look funny to other people, but ignore all that and speak to yourself often.
9. THINK IN ENGLISH
This habit will help you to think quicker. If you practice it for a period of time. It will be difficult in the beginning, but, just remember everything is difficult in the beginning but this can help tremendously
10. TONGUE TWISTERS
Reading the tongue twisters loudly and repeating it for lots of time helps in the improvement of pronunciation, proper diction, accent.
- She sells seashells by the seashore
- Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear
- Two tried and true tridents
- We surely shall see the sun shine soon
- The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick
PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND MORE PRACTICE
Remember, castles can’t be constructed in a day; likewise speaking a language will improve only over a period of time.
All the above-mentioned steps are waste and don’t give you any results if you don’t practice continuously. MASTERING anything requires lots of patience, practice, and consistency. So take it one day at a time and you’ll definitely see results.
You can’t miraculously speak fluent English in a single day. But taking all these steps regularly and consistently will definitely help you achieve your goal one day.
- TAKE YOUR TIME
- TRUST THE PROCESS
- BE DISCIPLINED
- BE CONSISTENT
- and KEEP LEARNING
4th March 2021