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    Spoken English???

    Can you do me a favor to tell me how to improve my spoken english?

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    Re: Spoken English???

    Firstly, do you speak much English in your everyday life? Fluency is very much related to usage.


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    Re: Spoken English???

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Firstly, do you speak much English in your everyday life? Fluency is very much related to usage.
    no, I can't express myself very well

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    Re: Spoken English???

    Well, you should always remember that when you're talking in a foreign language, you're doing the hard work, so you shouldn't feel disadvataged by lacking fluency. Also, concentrate on getting your message across- that is what really matters, more so than getting your grammar perfect. I unsderstand your frustration as I am learning an Asian language and find that my vocabulary is very limited and if I don't know a word it can be very hard to express that idea, but the only way to improve is to keep trying. Sometimes in class I just cannot explain myself and I feel frustrated, but at others I find I can do surprisingly complex things with few language resources. Learning to make the most of what language resources you have is very important- work on that.

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