Do you want to know how to speak English fluently?
Are you looking for some simple and powerful tips?
You are in the right place,
As you know that no one can give you magic tricks to learn English speaking in a day, But we do have simple and powerful tips that will help you to speak English fluently in less time. Let's start our new journey of learning English speaking fluently.
Tips to Speak English Fluently:
1) Think in English
The mistake that we do when we start learning English is we think in the native language and then translate the sentences into English before speaking it out. This translation makes English speaking more complex and often leads to some errors like pauses and native language fillers which in turn makes the speaker look less confident while speaking.
How it works: If you think in English it will save your time of translation, you can directly create sentences in English and speak it out which will help in speaking English fluently. You can read some words and their meaning and you can start thinking to create sentences by using those words, It will improve your vocabulary also which is one of the key to learn speaking English fluently.
2) Talk to yourself
While learning English your best partner is yourself, whenever you are free just start talking about your thoughts, day, surroundings to yourself. This will help you to think in English and frame sentences also. A popular saying "Talk to yourself at least once in a day. Otherwise, you may miss a meeting with an excellent person in this world".
How it works: It will help you to become self-expressive and you will be able to deliver your thoughts effectively with other people by framing sentences in English. When you are talking to yourself there is no fear that what other people will think of you if you make any mistake and it will build your confidence in speaking. Confidence is one of the key to learn speaking English fluently.
3) Practice in front of Mirror
Practicing in front of a mirror is one of the best way to speak in front of others without hesitation and correct pronunciation of words. You can also watch your body movement and postures while speaking.
Talk for three to four minutes a day to improve your pronunciation and build confidence.
How it works: Practicing in front of mirror helps to pronounce words correctly. You can watch the shape of your mouth while pronouncing particular words that you find difficult to speak. When you will practice in front of mirror it will build your confidence to speak publicly and improve your pronunciation. The correct pronunciation of words is one of the key to learn speaking English fluently.
4) Focus on English fluency not on Grammar rules initially.
While you are speaking how often you stop? If you will take pauses you will lose your confidence so while speaking focus on fluency initially and keep learning grammatical rules also.
How it works: Learning grammar rules is also important as it will let you know the correct usage and correct way of speaking English. At first, rather than focusing on Grammar rules, you can focus on speaking English fluently. If you will give more focus to Grammar rules then it will make you demotivated and it takes more time to become proficient in speaking English fluently with correct grammar rules.
What you can do is, you can start speaking English fluently without giving much focus on Grammar rules but you should start learning Grammar rules also side by side.
5) Practice speaking Tongue Twisters
Tongue twisters are phrases, which have similar sounding words in a repetitive sequence. They aid language development, boost vocabulary. Try saying this a few times! It’s not easy.
- I scream you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!
- Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
- Betty Botter bought some butter
But she said the butter’s bitter
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter
But a bit of better butter will make my batter better
So It was better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
- How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood
As a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood
- She sells seashells by the seashore
- How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
These exercises will improve your pronunciation.
How it works: Practicing tongue twisters is considered one of the best practice to improve speaking English fluently.
When you speak tongue twisters it will train your mouth, tongue, and brain to speak fast and continuously.
This training of your body is one of the key to speak English fluently.
6) Be a good listener
A person cannot be a good speaker without being a good listener so for becoming a good speaker you must be first a good listener so listen to famous dialogues, songs in English and try to repeat them in the same tone, pitch, and accent if possible.
How it works: Listening is one of the best practice to improve speaking English fluently. There are multiple benefits of listening. It will train your mind and ears and makes them familiar with the English language.
A small child first listens to their parents and family members and then the child tries to imitate what others are saying. He learns the language by listening to others. Similarly, a parrot also learns to speak in the language by listening to the family members. So listening is one of the key to speak English fluently.
As we all know that this is the need of hour that we should learn how to speak English fluently. If you follow and practice these 6 simple and powerful tips you can achieve your goal of becoming fluent in English speaking.
What you are waiting now?
Start practicing these simple and powerful tips and start incorporating them into your daily routine.
All the best for your learning speaking English fluently.
Shilpa Shrivastav , Teacher
I am a teacher and writer, authors in-depth guides of language, technology and art of living. In my former life, I worked as developer having 5 years of corporate experience. I have a great passion for writing and teaching.
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