how speak english
Ask anybody: “Why are you learning English?”. Answers will be different, but most people will say: “because I want to get a better job”, “because I want to move to London”, “because my partner speaks English”, or “because I love English”.
If there is one thing your brain enjoys, it is feeling useful. Our brains dislike wasting time with information we don’t use. (Maybe that’s why you keep forgetting the English words you tried learning yesterday!)
You will begin your practice of speaking English with the key vocabulary words in each unit. Besides learning the meaning, pronunciation, and spelling of the 12 to 20 key words in each unit, you will also practice pronouncing the words by listening, speaking into the microphone, and then comparing your pronunciation with the native speaker’s.
You don’t remember the words you studied. You try to open your mouth, but no English words come out.
Isn’t it strange that schools across the world teach reading first, then writing, then listening, and finally speaking? Although it is different, the main reason is because when you learn a second language, you need to read material to understand and learn it. So even though the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing, the order for ESL students is reading, listening, speaking, then writing.
Being able to speak a language is not related to how smart you are. Anyone can learn how to speak any language. This is a proven fact by everyone in the world. Everyone can speak at least one language. Whether you are intelligent, or lacking some brain power, you are able to speak one language.
It’s best to do this exercise when you have some time – like when you’re waiting in line or taking public transportation. Think of a memory or a story that you would like to tell an English-speaking friend. Then “tell the story” in your head in English. Because you are only thinking, not speaking, you can relax and do your best without all the pressure of a real conversation.
It’s OK if the sentences are very simple. The most important part is to practice and develop the habit of thinking in complete sentences in English.
Think about all the things you might do that have a beginning, a middle and an end. For example, following a recipe when cooking dinner, or putting together a piece of furniture. These processes are opportunities to improve your English speaking skills. Write out instructions for a process in English on a piece of paper. Make it as simple as possible and number your steps. For cooking something, your instructions might start like this:
- Peel the garlic.
- Dice the garlic.
- Peel the onions.
- Slice the onions.