[AI] How do I increase my fluency in spoken english?
muktaketan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 10:43:53 EST 2008
I agree with Geetha but would add a few things: Firstly, listen to good
spoken English preferably on BBC or so and try to pronounce those words
yourself so that your tongue will get used to the queer pronunciations.
Secondly, read good literature (I do not mean Shakespeare and such) but even
good articles would do since it would help in increasing your vocabulary and
you would have more words to play with and of course, as Geetha said speak
as much as you know with those who know the language and ask them to correct
you whenever they find errors in your speech. Hope this helps.
If it is any consolation, I have had my education till class X in Marathi
medium with English as my third language. However, now I love the language
and though not very flowery speaker, I have not had any difficulties to be
understood even by native speakers. If you need help do not hesitate to
communicate with me off list. Thank you.
(I am writing this on the list just so that other youngsters can also follow
----- Original Message -----
From: "Syed Imran" <syed.fame at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 8:29 PM
Subject: [AI] How do I increase my fluency in spoken english?
> Dear friends
> My intuition tells me that most of us are quite "OK" at our written
> english, although some of us (like me) make errors not often while
> writing. But well-educated guys and gals like us ought to speak fluently
> without stuttering and fumbling with the words. Otherwise what is the use
> of our other elegance, especially in this "englishified" world?
> Absolutely nothing.
> As is the case, all of us who are undergoing this very problem would be
> greatful to you if you could share your known expertise and techniques
> which would set us going and growing in this regard
> With best wishes
> Syed Imran
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