i. Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them.
When you are watching television, observe the mouth movements of the speakers. Repeat what they are saying, while
imitating the intonation and rhythm of their speech.
ii. Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down.
If you speak too quickly, and with the wrong intonation and rhythm, native speakers will have a hard time
Don't worry about your listener getting impatient with your slow speech -- it is more important that everything you say
iii. Listen to the 'music' of English.
Do not use the 'music' of your native language when you speak English. Each language has its own way of 'singing'.
iv. Use the dictionary.
Try and familiarise yourself with the phonetic symbols of your dictionary. Look up the correct pronunciation of words
that are hard for you to say.
v. Make a list of frequently used words that you find difficult to pronounce and ask someone
who speaks the language well to pronounce them for you.
Record these words, listen to them and practice saying them. Listen and read at the same time.
vi. Buy books on tape.
Record yourself reading some sections of the book. Compare the sound of your English with that of the person
reading the book on the tape.
vii. Pronounce the ending of each word.
Pay special attention to 'S' and 'ED' endings. This will help you strengthen the mouth muscles that you use when you
viii. Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day.
Research has shown it takes about three months of daily practice to develop strong mouth muscles for speaking a
ix. Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes.
Many people hate to hear the sound of their voice and avoid listening to themselves speak. However, this is a very
important exercise because doing it will help you become conscious of the mistakes you are making.
x. Be patient.
You can change the way you speak but it won't happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too
soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it.
19th August 2010 From India , Bangalore
18th September 2010 From India , Bangalore
The one & only way by which you can improve upon your English is practice, practice & practice again. To start with, you find it very annoying & even embarrassing to stumble without proper vocabulary, half completed sentences (They refer to as Butler English) and so on.
Never feel ashamed to come up and converse whatever you think. Things to avoid,
* Being Shy
* Fear within
* And finally, care a damn about what other think!!!
When you want to succeed in your initiative, be bold and start crossing obstacles as they come.
Before I conclude, it is also advisory to take a list of GMAT word list, start 5 words a day, and practice the same by framing it in sentences in your day-to-day life. This will definitely give an edge over others.
"After all, there is no end for learning process"
B Jose Fatti Raaj
8th September 2011 From India , Tiruppur
Simple and interesting way for English learning is watch as many as English Movies either through DVD's or from HBO/Star Movies channels, remember movies having sub-titles will favor you a lot. If its a DVD get an interesting movie and watch it until you understand their pronunciation and get a grip again and again but dear friend never forget to speak in english with others so that you will get a perfection and Dont forget " ROME IS NOT BUILT IN A DAY".
10th January 2012 From India , Bangalore