Sunday, May 23, 2010

Improving our English

Aslmualaikum...
hello..how r u today?hope all of the readers are ina good condition.well u know..the weather is not performing very well now and we dont know until when..so better be careful and take care of our health....
so the entry for today is about improving our english...that's why my new entry today is in english...(although i know i'm not an excellent english speakers, but at least i can share some ways on how to improve our english-well my english as well)...so please forgive me if u found some grammatical errors in my writing:-p
Hmm..actually it's been a long time i didn't update my blog rite?well i've been very busy because my students are taking their exams, so i had to mark their papers, updating their on-going-assessment, updating their marks, key in their marks, uploading their marks in the system, meetings, and so on...so i guess some people didn't know what actually the tasks or the job of lecturer rite...we are not just teaching or lecturing...we have some another responsibility...:-)
opps...before i continue rambling, better we get back to the topic on how to improve our english..especially in speaking.because of the people (including me) are very good in writing, but not very good in speaking...(ENGLISH)..so below are some of the methods for us to improve our speaking.well u know, english is very important today...ok..here are the ways...:-

Improving your English speaking skills will help you communicate more easily and effectively. But how do you become a more confident English speaker?

1-Practise where you can, when you can. Any practice is good – whether you speak to someone who is a native English speaker or not.

2-It's important to build your confidence. If possible, use simple English sentence structure that you know is correct, so that you can concentrate on getting your message across.

3-Try to experiment with the English you know. Use words and phrases you know in new situations. Native English speakers are more likely to correct you if you use the wrong word than if you use the wrong grammar. Experimenting with vocabulary is a really good way of getting feedback.

4-Try to respond to what people say to you. You can often get clues to what people think by looking at their body language. Respond to them in a natural way.

5-Try NOT to translate into and from your own language. This takes too much time and will make you more hesitant.

6-If you forget a word, do what native English speakers do all the time, and say things that 'fill' the conversation. This is better than keeping completely silent. Try using um, or er, if you forget the word.

7-Don't speak too fast! It's important to use a natural rhythm when speaking English, but if you speak too fast it will be difficult for people to understand you.

8-Try to relax when you speak – you'll find your mouth does most of the pronunciation work for you. When you speak English at normal speed, you'll discover that many of the pronunciation skills, such as linking between words, will happen automatically.

Remember, when speaking English…

Try to become less hesitant and more confident.

Don't be shy to speak – the more you do it, the more confident you'll become.

Remember to be polite – use "please" and "thank you" if you ask someone to do something for you.

ok...I guess that's all for today's update...thanx for reading...:-)

Aslmualaikum...

8 comments:

c o n c o n said...

Very NICE post darl... yes true English is so much important... it will bring us far!right?

Anyway darl...seems u have another new story...? ya ka?

Syarifah Nornazrah Al Yahya said...

akhirnya, ada jgak post...setlh sekian lama menyepi

Annurkasih said...

conny daling: new story? i guess not.better no new story...am focusing on my career now..byr hutang2...hehe...well how bout u darl?ok ka ko?lama xjumpa kan.huhu....

naz...heheheheheheheh..rajin kunu ni...:-p

matfazly Mat kasim said...

yeah..miss ok uda ni kan?? yeah! syukur la miss uda ok..nda uda post yg sedey2...mcm dulu..lalala~~~

Annurkasih said...

mat...ahaha...xda uda post sedih2 kan...:-p

nina said...

salam..
akak, da ada GSC baru kat suria sabah..
leh la jenguk2 panggung baru tu ;)

Annurkasih said...

nina...ya..akak tau.eheheh

luqman hakim said...

Test2..