توضیح مختصر: It's not always easy to hear mistakes in your own speaking. In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for improving your own spoken English even if you don't have anyone else to practice with.
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Whether you’re practicing for a standardized test or just trying to improve your spoken English, it’s not always easy to know what you need to work on. Many students understand that their English isn’t as fluent or clear as a native speaker’s, but they still struggle to pinpoint exactly what to work on or how to improve.
The best solution is to practice with another person - a tutor, teacher, or just a friend. Someone else can often hear your mistakes much more clearly than you can. But what if you can’t practice with a friend? It’s not an ideal situation, but here are some strategies for helping yourself improve.
All you need for these is a way to record yourself speaking so you can play it back.
To identify problems in your own speech, first you need several sample recordings of yourself talking. If you’re taking a standardized test like the TOEFL, use sample questions to practice. Otherwise, try imagining situations where you need to use spoken English. For example, pretend that you’re having a conversation or giving a class presentation.
Once you have your recordings, it’s time to listen to them and analyze what’s going on. Grab some paper to take notes on and replay one of your recordings, listening for the following common problem areas:
It often helps to listen to each recording more than once.
If you aren’t hearing anything in the recordings, try writing down your speech. Sometimes, it’s easier to catch mistakes in writing than in words. Speak for 30 seconds or so, and then transcribe exactly what you said.
If you’re practicing for a standardized test, you can even use the transcript to compare your own speech to a sample of a high-scoring test response. Compare…
This will help you get a mathematical idea of some areas for improvement.
Once you’ve identified the areas you need to improve, the hardest part of the battle is over. Here are some ideas for improving in those areas.
In this lesson, you got some tips for identifying and correcting errors in your own speech.
Common issues include frequent pauses or stuttering, sentences that are all very short, sentences that are all very long, a lack of transition words, grammar errors, and basic clarity problems, like talking too fast.
It’s not as good as having another person there to listen to your speech and give you feedback, but it’s a good supplemental way to practice.
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