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    How to improve oral English ?

    I am a freshman in unversity and my major is English . Though having learned English since primary school ,my verbal English is still poor . I do a good job in prononciation ,but there are so many grammar mistakes when i want to express my ideas .In addition , the vocabulary that I can understand in articles can't be applied to my daily communication. All what i speak out are a few easy words .
    I do want to make an improvment and I really need your help . thank you sooooooooo much!

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    Re: How to improve oral English ?

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    Stop putting a space between a word and full stop is a good start.
    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 improve oral English ?

    Does it make any difference in spoken English?

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    Re: How to improve oral English ?

    Hello, Matthew.
    I think
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    Does it make any difference in spoken English?
    was your response to Boris's post above.

    I understand what you mean, but we are supposed to write correct English here.
    I don't think it is a bad idea at all to know how to punctuate correctly. What do you think?

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    Re: How to improve oral English ?

    Hello, tzfujimino.
    Did I suggest punctuation is unimportant?

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    Re: How to improve oral English ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Hello, tzfujimino.
    Did I suggest punctuation is unimportant?
    Hello, again.
    Well, that's a difficult question for me to answer, actually. It's because I'm not a native speaker of English, as you know.
    I'd interpret it as "Correct punctuation doesn't make any difference to spoken English, so writing in that way is no problem."
    (Please forgive me if my interpretation is wrong.)

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    Re: How to improve oral English ?

    Hello, again.
    Well, my English comprehension is by no means better than yours.
    What I meant is "Correct punctuation doesn't make any difference to spoken English, so it may be not pertinent to the OP's question."
    (Please forgive me if my first post caused misunderstanding.)

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    Re: How to improve oral English ?

    Quote Originally Posted by catherine9528 View Post
    I am a freshman in unversity and my major is English . Though having learned English since primary school ,my verbal English is still poor . I do a good job in prononciation ,but there are so many grammar mistakes when i want to express my ideas .In addition , the vocabulary that I can understand in articles can't be applied to my daily communication. All what i speak out are a few easy words .
    I do want to make an improvment and I really need your help . thank you sooooooooo much!
    Hello, catherine9528.
    Well, the only advice I can give you is that you should use the words/expressions you've learned. As you're an English major, you'll have a lot of opportunities to talk with people in English. Please make full use of what you've learned. Please don't be afraid of making mistakes.
    Good luck!

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    Re: How to improve oral English ?

    Welcome Catherine. The answer is practice! Talk to yourself, talk to others, join a social group, join your local Toastmasters International, find a language exchange partner - the possibilities are endless.

    The earlier conversation which somewhat hijacked this thread did make a serious point. There are rules in written English and we ask all posters to follow them. The most important are:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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