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    give me information about it

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    That's more of a demand than a question, isn't it?

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    Tony, I'm facing the same problem as well. I'm actually way better at written English. I'm not sure, I just find it difficult to speak in English more fruently. My mother tongue is not english. It bugs the hell out of me to have to keep pausing when speaking in English

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    Why do you pause- to think of what to say next?

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    Default Re: How to improve in spoken English

    as a non-english speaker i often find difficult to speak fluently, even though my american friends say that mine english is really ok, i'm not quite confident about it, still have problems with the words, i often forget the more complex ones and while speaking i have to use the simple ones to describe what i want to say (what costs me much more effort:)
    how to learn words?
    how to get accent?

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    I found a link for web page at some other forum. The page contains useful information if you want to improve you spoken English language:

    Improve Spoken English Language

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    Default Re: How to improve in spoken English

    Let's put it this way:

    You can't spend more than you earn.

    If you find speaking English difficult, it means you have not listened to native speakers enough. When you were a child, you spent years listening to your parents talking. Call it 'input'. When you have enough 'input', you will be able to provide 'output', simple like that.

    If you spent your precious time studying grammar rules, doing as the teachers say (it does not matter if she/he is native or not), you are kind of blocking/hurting your natural learning process. It makes you think before speaking.

    Some people, including some teachers, may disagree, but you need to follow this sequence:

    1. listening.
    2. listening and speaking.
    3. listening, speaking and reading.
    4. listening, speaking, reading and writing (now you may want to study grammar).

    If you disagree, answer me: Did you mother give you a grammar book when you turned 2 years old? I guess not. Actually, I hope not.

    You all forgive my manners. I mean no offense, at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Let's put it this way:

    You can't spend more than you earn.

    If you find speaking English difficult, it means you have not listened to native speakers enough. When you were a child, you spent years listening to your parents talking. Call it 'input'. When you have enough 'input', you will be able to provide 'output', simple like that.

    If you spent your precious time studying grammar rules, doing as the teachers say (it does not matter if she/he is native or not), you are kind of blocking/hurting your natural learning process. It makes you think before speaking.

    Some people, including some teachers, may disagree, but you need to follow this sequence:

    1. listening.
    2. listening and speaking.
    3. listening, speaking and reading.
    4. listening, speaking, reading and writing (now you may want to study grammar).

    If you disagree, answer me: Did you mother give you a grammar book when you turned 2 years old? I guess not. Actually, I hope not.

    You all forgive my manners. I mean no offense, at all.
    Did you use this method?

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    Default Re: How to improve in spoken English

    My own experience is learn English on daily basis.

    Watch TV programmes/news on English channels. Most of our English channels with Chinese subtitle that I can understand the Chinese meaning. Of course, listen to English songs can also help.

    Of course, the most ideal way to improve spoken English is talk to native English speakers as frequent as possible.

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