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    Default How to improve my oral English level?

    Thanks for your reading.

    My question is, I do not exactly know what to say when facing a native speaker, although I have so many words to say. And the same question also is with the composing. By the way, I can do well in reading and listening English.

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    Do you mean that you have difficulty coming up with the right words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Do you mean that you have difficulty coming up with the right words?

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    Sure, it is.

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    I have the same problem
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    As do many native speakers.

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    Write it down what you want to say and then practice saying it. Everyone has to do it sometimes. And for us folk whose english is a second language has to do even more. Like anything skill, English is a skill and the more you practice the better it gets. It is good to have a forum like this where one can ask for advice.

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    Default Re: How to improve my oral English level?

    Quote Originally Posted by xixixiao
    Thanks for your reading.

    My question is, I do not exactly know what to say when facing a native speaker, although I have so many words to say. And the same question also is with the composing. By the way, I can do well in reading and listening English.
    Try to have imaginary conversations in your head simialr to the situations you have met native speakers in. As you do this try to hear the language and try to make it sound right in your head. This will give you moreconfidence when speaking. remember that spoken English is very different from written, so use the forms you hear. Don't let your knowledge of grammar rules inhibit your speech. Try towork out how things sound natural. look at the way we say things, the contractions and unstressed forms and try to use them. If your speech carries some of these features, it will make it easier for you to talk because you will be more confident.

    Also, use thingsl ike this forum to practise- you post and someone will answer and before you know it you will be in a virtual conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlite
    Write it down what you want to say and then practice saying it. Everyone has to do it sometimes. And for us folk whose english is a second language has to do even more. Like anything skill, English is a skill and the more you practice the better it gets. It is good to have a forum like this where one can ask for advice.
    The art is to turn saying it into speaking it.

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    Thanks a lot. I'll try my best to practise. And so lucky to find this forum.

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    tdol

    If you can say you can speak and if you can speak you can say. :) Unless, you have a sore throat. :)

    tdol, you have not said which is your best favourite reference, if you had to choose one. :)

    xixixiao

    If you want to practice pronunciation, then listen to book on tape and record how you sound, compare to the reader is a good practice. You may find you sound different than expected.

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