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    How to speak fluent and correct English?

    Hello! I'm a student and I've been looking for answers about improving my fluency in English accompanied by the use of new words and proper grammar. I have an average knowledge in English (just like any college student) and have a pretty scanty vocabulary.. I lose hold on new words very quickly, especially, when I don't use them on a regular basis.. So, I have this whole trouble in speaking a good English and want some really good and helpful suggestions for that.. I also tried reading some books on improving fluency in English but they seem to be too lengthy with lots of useless stuff and very boring also. I wanted an easy approach towards it. Please do write me your expert suggestions. It will be really helpful! Thank You

    Attention:- Above, in the title it is 'Correct' and not 'Coreect'... Sorry for the poor typing!
    Last edited by Riya27; 20-Dec-2013 at 16:27.

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    re: How to speak fluent and correct English?

    Welcome to the forum, Riya.

    Some members may have a few techniques that they have found helped them, but I am afraid there is no easy way to learn a foreign language. If there were, we'd all be using it.

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    Re: How to speak fluent and correct English?

    I fixed your thread title. I certainly know about making typing mistakes.

    If you have the word "scanty" then it's a sign you have a decent vocabulary.

    Don't try to read books on how to improve your fluency - just read books in English (or article or stories) that you enjoy reading. I have heard many learners say that that's how they developed a "feel" for how things should sound. And keep English language sounds around you too - youtube, podcasts, streaming radio stations, etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How to speak fluent and correct English?

    Thank you both for your suggestions and for fixing my thread title error.. I hope your idea helps.. :)

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    Re: How to speak fluent and correct English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riya27 View Post
    I lose hold on new words very quickly, especially, when I don't use them on a regular basis
    This is very common- we have to use words repeatedly to get them into out long-term memory.Don't try to learn a lot at a time and recycle them a lot. When you learn a new word, learnt the different forms it has, which makes the learning more economical as you can often learn several related words for the effort of learning one.

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    Re: How to speak fluent and correct English?

    Hello.

    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    If you want to speak English fluently, I would (or will, I don't know) advise you talking to yourself. Probably, you think it's strange, but it's really usefully.
    I have been talking to myself in front of the mirror for a long time and I dare to say that my speaking skills have improved.

    I'm learning English, Spanish and Arabic. Moreover I know a little bit Italian, Portuguese and German. I want to say that there is not easy way to learn any foreign language. The more you study the more you'll get. (Don't think that this phrase is correct).

    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: How to speak fluent and correct English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    If you want to speak English fluently, I would (or will, I don't know) advise you talking to yourself. Probably, you think it's strange, but it's really usefully.
    I have been talking to myself in front of the mirror for a long time and I dare to say that my speaking skills have improved.
    As a variation, you could try interviewing yourself- I do that sometimes as it practises questions too.

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    As Barb_D said

    one good thing to improve our skills is reading books which love them. To be more specific I am an Electrical Engineer so it is easier for me to read a book on Electronics, Power Systems, Advanced Mathematics, Computer Science and so on. Because I am familiar with most of jargon. Similarly, it is easier to post on forums related to technology (e.g. PC overclocking forums).
    On the other hand, I feel uncomfortable to read a historical book or posting on general discussion forums like this.
    I would like to emphasize that there is not a shortcut for learning, except by doing.
    Last edited by Yiagos; 21-Dec-2013 at 19:22.

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