Wednesday, June 30, 2010

English Speaking

English Speaking
English Speaking for learners, to help you learn and practise the skill of speaking English. Speaking is the 2nd of the four language skills:1 Listening, 2 Speaking, 3 Reading, 4 Writing
Speaking - language  
When we learn  a language, there are four skills that we need for complete communication. When we learn our native language, we usually learn to listen first, then to speak, then to read, and finally to write. These are called  the  four "language skills":
As you can see, speaking is the second language skill, and probably the one that most language learners wish to perfect as soon as possible.
The four language skills are related to each other in two ways:
• The direction of communication (in or out)
• The method of communication (spoken or written) 
Input is sometimes called "reception" and output is sometimes called "production". Spoken is also known as "oral". 
Learn English Speaking

Importance of Speaking Practice
Speaking to yourself can be  "dangerous" because men in white coats may come and take you away!! That is why you should make every effort possible to find somebody to speak with.
There are 4 key skills when you learn a language:
1.    Listening
2.    Speaking
3.    Reading
4.    Writing 
Which one of these is the "Odd-One-Out"? Which one of these is different from the other three? The answer is speaking. The other three you can do alone, on your own, without anyone else. You  can listen to the radio alone. You can read a book alone. You can write a letter alone. But you can't really speak alone! . Where can you find people who can speak English with you? And how can you practise speaking when you are alone?
At School
If you go to a language school, you should use the opportunity to speak to your teachers and other students. When you go home, you can still practise listening, reading and writing, but you probably can't practise speaking. If your teacher asks you a question, take the opportunity to answer. Try to say as much as possible. If your teacher asks you to speakin pair or groups with other students, try to say as much as possible. Don't worry about your mistakes. Just speak!
Conversation Clubs
Many cities around the world have conversation clubs where people can exchange one language for another. Look in your local newspaper to find a conversation club near you. They are usually free although some may charge a small entrance fee.
If you are living in a English-speaking country, you have wonderful opportunity. Practise speaking to the local people such as shop assistants or taxi drivers. Even if you dont' want to buy anything, you can ask questions about products that interest you in a shop. "How much does this cost?" "Can I pay by cheque?" "Which do you recommend?" Often you can start a real conversation - and it costs you nothing!

Songs and Video
Listen to the words of an English-language song that you like. Then repeat them to youeself and try to sing with the music. Repeat the world as many times as possible until they become automatic. Soon you'll be singing the whole song. Or listen to one of your favourite actors on video and repeat one or two sentences that you like. Do it until it becomes automatic. It's good practice for your memory and for the mouth muscles that you need for English.
Above all, don't be afraid to speak. You must try to speak, even if you make mistakes. You cannot learn without mistakes. There is a saying: "The person who never made a mistake never made anything." So think of your mistake as something positive and useful.
Speak as much as possible! Make as many mistakes as possible! When you know that you have made a mistake, you know that you have made progress.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post thanks for great sharing its v useful for every one keep posting dear.