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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH “English is now a global language that belongs to all those who speak it.” Nigel Newton, publisher Nigel Newton, publisher
FACTS 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,
FOCUS OF DISCUSSION Attitudes Pronunciation Vocabulary Power Tips On Better Spoken English Conversation Gambits
ATTITUDES Need To Want To Can Do Will Do
WANT TO and WILL DO Speaking 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.
SPEAKING Fluency is a matter of habit. You need to build that habit.
PRONUNCIATION In 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.
POINT TO REMEMBER Fluency in English is accuracy with good pronunciation - not speed.
VOCABULARY 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.
FIVE TIPS TO SPEAK ENGLISH BETTER Learn phrases/sentences, not individual words Do not study grammar rules Learn with ears, not with eyes Use, listen to, and answer many stories Use point-of-view mini stories to learn English grammar.
TIP NO 1 Learn phrases or sentences, not individual words Phrase : a group of words write 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.
TIP 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.
TIP 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.
TIP 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.
TIP 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.
CONVERSATION GAMBITS Gambit: 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.
EXPRESSING 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 …
MAKING 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 …
MANAGING 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, …
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