2THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH “English is now a global language that belongs to all those who speak it.”Nigel Newton, publisher
3FACTS ABOUT ENGLISH IN SPEAKING English has official or special status in at least 75 countries, with a total population of over two billion.English is spoken as the first language by around 320 to 372 million, and as the second language by around 235 to 370 million people in the world.A quarter of the world’s population, 1.2 billion to 1.5 billion, speak English to some level of competence. By 2050 this will have grown to 50%.80% of internet users communicate in English.Jon Naunton,
4FOCUS OF DISCUSSION Attitudes Pronunciation Vocabulary Power Tips On Better Spoken EnglishConversation Gambits
6WANT TO and WILL DOSpeaking English fluently is a very easy task, if and only if, you put your mind to it.Actually, it has a lot to do with psychology. If you keep the notion in your mind that you will not be able to know how to learn to speak English fluently, you might face problems.
7SPEAKINGFluency is a matter of habit.You need to build that habit.
8PRONUNCIATIONIn truth, there can be no objective standard for correct pronunciation other than the usage of thoughtful and, in particular, educated speakers of English. Among such speakers one hears much variation in pronunciation.
9POINT TO REMEMBER Fluency in English is accuracy with good pronunciation- not speed.
10VOCABULARY Choose about ten new words per day to practise. practise vocabulary a number of times until you are word-perfect.incorporate them into conversations with as many people as possible (at least six times each word or construction, but more if possible). Make physical gestures or movement to connect to the meaning of the new word or phrase. Repeat the action.- teaching the body and mind to understand the word.
11FIVE TIPS TO SPEAK ENGLISH BETTER Learn phrases/sentences, not individual wordsDo not study grammar rulesLearn with ears , not with eyesUse, listen to, and answer many storiesUse point-of-view mini stories to learn English grammar.
12Phrase : a group of words TIP NO 1Learn phrases or sentences, not individual wordsPhrase : a group of wordswrite down the whole phrase/sentence from real English broadcasts or story books.review or study the whole phrase.Benefits:- easier to remember the chosen word because it has story and meaning.- learn how to use the word in sentence without having to apply the grammar rules.
13TIP NO 2 Learn English without studying the grammar need to answer immediately – no time to think about grammar rules.practise saying a sentence naturally.Benefit:- to avoid thinking about the grammar rules when creating sentences.
14TIP NO 3 Learn with ears , not with eyes practice speaking out loud what is heard.learn deeply by repeating what you learn.Benefit:- Able to speak faster and better grammar.
15TIP NO 4 Use, listen to, and answer many stories use real English materials preferably in audio, not textbooks.use materials that you enjoy – listening is 80% of the learning.Benefits:- help to speak quickly and automatically.- teach to understand and respond quickly in English.- learn to think in English and to speak spontaneously through constantly answering questions.
16TIP NO 5 Use point-of-view mini stories to learn English grammar change the time – present, past, future, etc.understand the meaning.Benefit:- Able to distinguish the different tenses using the same story.
17CONVERSATION GAMBITSGambit: a word or phrase which helps to express what we are trying to say. It makes:your English sound more natural and confident.easier to talk to you and not be misunderstood.
18EXPRESSING FEELINGS AND OPINIONS Useful expressions:Personally, I think / I feel / I believe …In my opinion …In my estimation …It seems to me that …As we see it …In our view …His point of view is that …Why don’t we …
19MAKING SUGGESTIONS Suggested opening gambits: May I suggest … Why don’t you…Why not …How about …Perhaps you could …Have you thought about …I have an idea.Let’s …You could always …If I were you, I would …
20MANAGING A DISCUSSION Suggested linking gambits: To start with… And another thing …What’s more …Just a small point …Perhaps I should mention …Oh, I almost forgot …And besides, …Also, …And another thing, …
21“PRACTICE DOESN’T MAKE PERFECT. PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT” Vince Lombardi