Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner

    • Join Date: Jan 2010
    • Posts: 1

    some advices for improving my english SPEAKING skills?

    Currently i'm trying to improve my English, especially my speaking skills, i also signed up to a english learning course.
    But i am feeling confident and a little bit nervous when i speak english with other students, some of them feel the same, i just forget all the words, and i only use the main words of english so the result is a very poor english conversation. I am quite good at writing, grammar and even listening, i don't face any problems on these, but when i try to speak english i am like i discovered the english language 1 month for now.

    So what would you recommend me to do? i know a way is to speak with other people in english, i talk at the english course with other persons but i don't feel any changes, i am more and more confident.
    I read and listen english texts almost everyday, so i feel how my vocabulary and pronunciation are improving.. but i can't say the same about the speaking part.

    • Join Date: Nov 2009
    • Posts: 966

    Re: some advices for improving my english SPEAKING skills?

    Judging from your writing, you are more than just a rough diamond. Get yourself on a confident high. You are cool. A little bit of nip and tuck in your grammar and you will be the king of the castle. Read and speak every day.

  2. euncu's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 1,314

    Re: some advices for improving my english SPEAKING skills?

    Quote Originally Posted by bozx20a View Post
    I am quite good at writing, grammar and even listening
    I guess the greater portion of your problem may be about this "even". You should excessively listen and watch the audio-visual products (TV/Radio shows ,movies, albums, etc.) made in English-speaking countries. It is quite important to be familiar with the speaking of the native-speakers.

    Another thing to be considered is that in the process of English-learning, the pronunciation often ignored or regarded as the last thing to be taught (at least,I think so). A good pronunciation gives the user the confidence to speak a foreign language. So, you should review your pronunciation to see if you have a good one or not. Use a dictionary that contains the pronunciation symbols for the words you want to learn (and for the ones you assumed having known).

    And while doing what I have just mentioned above, keep on speaking with your course-mates and your teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] don't sign nothing
    By Unregistered in forum Frequently Asked Questions
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: 04-Jun-2010, 01:25
  2. Thinking in English
    By Gray in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-Sep-2009, 14:31
  3. English Speaking
    By franciscodejesus in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Jun-2008, 00:49
  4. Improving English speaking skills...
    By Super Sonic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2007, 09:24


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts