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How to pratice spoken English - Method 1

Updated on September 21, 2012

Read out loud

When you are reading out loud your brain will automatically remember things not only in vocabulary but also in grammar structure. Many ESL students have a big problem and that is they know how to write, read, and spell a word but they couldn't pronounce it or understand it when they listen it.

A lot of people get tired when they have a 1 to 1 class with me, more then listening, reading or writing. Why? Because every time they need to think of what to say. This method will improve your reaction time while speaking.

As for what material to read. For reading classes sometimes you will sometimes get articles to read or do for homework, I just want you to read out loud the article. Also for listening you may also get a script just read it out loud. Any other English article is fine. I suggest you start with “New Concept” 2 or 3 and if they are too easy use harder material.

When I say read out loud I don't mean once. I mean a few times. The first time you may feel the article has many unfamiliar vocabularies and you may use the dictionary but by the 3rd or 4th time you will start felling familiar with the article. This method is used in most schools in China and although it is frowned upon, it works! I don't want you to memorize it so well that you have to know how to say the article word for word just being familiar with the article is enough.

I don't want you to wake up earlier in the morning to do this. I don't want to make it seem like a chore. 1 article everyday 15-20 minutes before you go to sleep is fine. After about 2-3 weeks you will begin to see progress. At least you will feel that when you start to speak in English you wont feel so tired and spend 10 minutes looking for a word in your brain.


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