How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips

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How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips

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How can I improve my spoken English? Kannon shares 6 best ways and top mindset tips which can help improve your spoken English.

 

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 Listen and read

 

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You need words in order to talk, right? Class time is great for learning vocabulary, but there are other ways you can increase yours: Watch movies, listen to music, the radio and to podcasts. Read books, magazines and blogs. When listening and reading, find new and interesting expressions, slang terms and synonyms, write down this new material and look up anything you’re not familiar with. All this will provide more “meat” for you to use next time you practice.

 

 Think in English

 

How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips

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Sometimes the difficult thing about English speaking isn’t the language itself, but how you think about it.

 

If you think in your native language and then try to speak English, you’ll always have to translate between languages. Translating isn’t an easy thing to do! Even people fluent in two or more languages have trouble switching between languages.

 

The solution is to think in English.

 

You can do this anywhere, anytime. Try to use English when you’re thinking about your day, or when you’re trying to decide what food to order. Even try to use an English-to-English dictionary to look up words. That way you never have to use your native language and translate words. You’ll notice that when you think in English, it’s easier for you to speak in English.

 

 Talk to Yourself

 

How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips

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Whenever you’re at home (or alone somewhere else) you can improve English speaking with your favorite person: yourself.

 

If you’re already thinking in English, try speaking your thoughts out loud. Read out loud, too. Practice is practice, and even if you don’t have anyone to correct your mistakes, just the act of speaking out loud will help you become more comfortable speaking English.

 

 Use a Mirror

 

How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips

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Whenever you can, take a few minutes out of your day to stand in front of the mirror and speak. Choose a topic, set a timer for two or three minutes and just talk.

 

The point of this exercise is to watch your mouth, face and body language as you speak. It also makes you feel like you’re talking to someone, so you can pretend you’re having a discussion with a study buddy.

 

Talk for the full two or three minutes. Don’t stop! If you get stuck on a word you don’t know, try expressing your idea in a different way. You can always look up how to say that word after the two to three minutes end. This will definitely help you find out what kinds of words or sentences you have trouble with.

 

How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips  Focus on English Fluency, Not Grammar

 

How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips

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When you speak in English, how often do you stop?

 

The more you stop, the less confident you sound and the less comfortable you become. Try the mirror exercise above, but challenge yourself to speak without stopping or stammering (taking pauses between your words) the entire time.

 

This might mean that your sentences won’t be grammatically perfect, and that’s okay! If you focus on speaking fluently instead of correctly, you’ll still be understood and you’ll sound better. You can fill in the correct grammar and word rules as you learn them better.

 

 Record your voice

 

How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips

Thank you, Kannon Rufus and Quora.

 

Most people dislike hearing their voice recorded – but it’s actually an extremely beneficial way to improve your speaking! Hearing yourself on tape shows you things you might not realize (maybe you tend to speak quickly when nervous, swallow your “s’s” or mumble). On the other hand, you could be pleasantly surprised to hear that your speaking is far better than you thought! For bonus points, take your recording to your teacher or to a native speaker friend and have them give you feedback.

 
 

Reference: Kannon Rufus, “How can I improve my spoken English?” originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. How to improve spoken English: 6 best ways and mindset tips

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