1. Listen actively. While listening is not usually regarded as learning, it is actually very effective. Both podcasts and audiobooks are incredibly useful in improving your spoken English. By listening to native speakers, you train your brain to get used to the sound of English.
2. Avoid learning word by word. Did you memorize entire word lists but still feel uncomfortable while speaking English? You should focus on phrases, not individual words. Your brain learns faster when it’s given context.
3. Practice what you’ve learned. We all know practice makes perfect. If you don’t have a conversation partner, the easiest way to practice is by creating sentences with all the words and phrases you’ve learned so far.
4. Turn your weaknesses into strengths. Do you have difficulties with grammar, pronunciation, or sentence formation? It’s absolutely normal. All you have to do is trust Mondly to make the learning process enjoyable regardless of the subject.
5. Start thinking in English. When it comes to speaking English, the inductive method is a sure winner. In other words, start thinking in English rather than construct a phrase in your native language, apply the rules and only then translate it accordingly.
6. Make the most of your resources. For the first time ever, you can receive an Oxford University Press education on your mobile device. Using Mondly, you can get access to more than 100 English tests with a total of 3500 questions featuring both grammar and vocabulary exercises covering topics such as verb tense, word order, spelling, and many more.
7. Get feedback. It’s never easy to ask for feedback. That’s why everybody loves Mondly’s voice-enabled chatbot with speech recognition: you can get instant feedback on your pronunciation.
8. Perfect your pronunciation with tongue twisters. Tongue twisters are a great way to have fun and improve your speed, rhythm and pronunciation.
Here are some more tips on how to improve your spoken English.
Did you know that learning by doing is the most effective learning method? Practice English a little bit every day and you’ll speak like a native forever! Start right now with these top 10 most common English words and phrases pronounced by native English speakers.
First impressions matter. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Learning as much as a simple “hello” in English can work wonders in your interactions with the natives. So here’s exactly how to pronounce it:
The next polite thing to do is ask “how are you?”. Sometimes, you can even skip the hello and directly ask how are things. Here’s how to pronounce it in English:
When you travel abroad, you usually make a lot of new friends. Whether we are talking about the nice stranger on the plane, your host or the driver, here’s how to ask them what’s their name:
The natives will always regard your attempt to speak their language as a sign of respect towards their culture. Another basic phrase you can use when making new friends is “nice to meet you”. Click and listen to how is it pronounced:
Manners are a must everywhere you go. And England makes no exception. Saying “please” the right way and at the right time will open many doors in your path. To pronounce it in English, you simply say:
Mothers are the best thing that ever happened to us. Not only did they raise us, but they also taught us basic manners like saying “thank you” in the proper contexts. Following their example, here’s how to say “thank you” in English:
It doesn't matter where you are in the world. Common sense translates the same in all languages. Here's how a person from London would say “you’re welcome”:
We only need 7 seconds to make an impression that may last a lifetime. And sometimes, the only difference between a good impression and a bad one is just a simple “excuse me”. Listen to how it's pronounced in English:
Shopping sprees are an essential part of every city break. The vacation isn’t over until you buy souvenirs for each member of your family. So here’s how to ask “how much does it cost?” in English:
If you want to maintain the good first impression you managed to make with your flawless English greetings and introductions, end the conversation by saying “goodbye” exactly like a native:
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It’s next to impossible to guess the exact number of English accents in the world. However, it is estimated that there are over 160 different English dialects spread across the globe. In the UK alone, there are over 40 different English accents and dialects.
British English Accents – The main regional English accents are the Queen’s English (also known as the Received Pronunciation), and the Yorkshire, Cockney, Birmingham, Georgie, Welsh, Northern Irish, Scottish, and Glasgow accents.
North American English Accents – The main Northern American accents are the New York City accent, and the Southern, the Canadian English, and the standard American English accents.
Australian English Accent – The Australian accent is famous for using an inflection at the end of sentences, which can make statements sound like questions.
English is the 2nd most spoken language worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational English. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit England, the United States or Australia.
Wherever you plan to travel to the United Kingdom or the United States, speaking English will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience English speaking countries like a native and have an authentic experience in the process.
Being able to speak English increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in an English speaking country.
Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increases the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking English makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?
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