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Improve Your Spoken English

Times Report - November 12th, 2012

The Kushtia Times announced that it would extend its cooperation to making queen’s language available to you as its loyal gesture of publishing the newspaper in this language. Earlier we initiated an English language club that  came to an unexpected halt. We pledge to resume it with an apology.

1.    Use the correct article (a/an, the). Be aware that there is more to this rule than a/an= non specific, the=specific. For example: A university (not an university because it begins with a consonant sound). An hour (not a hour because the ‘h’ is often silent).
2.    For fluency, try image training. Before you go to that restaurant think through what the waiter is likely to say to you. Think of what phrases you are going to use.
3.    Much communication comes through body language and gesture. These can be different between cultures and countries. For example, the two-fingered “V” for victory symbol is fine palms-out. If you make it with you palm facing toward you, you’ll offend a British person. It means…well, you ask a British person and find out for yourself!
4.    The easiest one – Sleep! You’ll learn more after a good night’s sleep. You’ll be able to concentrate more.
5.    Take an English course in an English speaking country.
6.    If you studying abroad, mix with people from other countries not only people from your own country. It’s not a good idea for you to live in a shared house with people from your own country. Enjoy a more cultural experience by spending time with other nationalities.
7.    Have you thought about getting a job or doing an internship abroad?
8.    Get yourself a qualified teacher. Who wants to learn wrong things?