Simple ways to learn English speaking

#1 Jan 17th, 2011, 20:40
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Hi friends,

Here i am going to present some simple tricks which will help you to speak in English fluently. If u know some more you are most welcome to share in your replies:-

1) At first improve your vocab. without arms you cannot fight in war.
2) Pay special attention on tenses & parts of speech. They will provide you the base.
3) Watch a hollywood movie daily. It will provide you the environment & entertainment too.
4) Start speaking in small sentences. It will give you the confidence.

so dont wait now. Intend towards your goal and fire to the target. Finally dont forget to share your experience.

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Originally Posted by sheelnidhi View Post Hi friends,

Here i am going to present some simple tricks which will help you to speak in English fluently. If u know some more you are most welcome to share in your replies:-

1) At first improve your vocab. without arms you cannot fight in war.
2) Pay special attention on tenses & parts of speech. They will provide you the base.
3) Watch a hollywood movie daily. It will provide you the environment & entertainment too.
4) Start speaking in small sentences. It will give you the confidence.

so dont wait now. Intend towards your goal and fire to the target. Finally dont forget to share your experience.

Regards,
Is this for real? An early Indian April Fool?
Please explain, to a native British English speaker, why oh Buddha why?? would watching Hollywood carp(re-arrange the 2cd & 3rd letters) improve one's English language abilities?
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If the OP has learned his English from movies, that might explain why his post is full of mistakes!

Kindly do not write in SMS language or chat speak on IndiaMike. Please take the time and trouble to spell out all of your posts in full English. This means writing "you" instead of "u".
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dear sheelnidhi

this is not an advertising agency and no one is in need of your suggestion. Please don't post these type of posts in a travel forum.
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Dear all repliers,

we are not here to quarrel on any issue. My this post is for those people who really knows its importance. If you find that that I am doing wrong thing I will be very pleased to quit from this forum.
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Please explain, to a native British English speaker, why oh Buddha why?? would watching Hollywood carp(re-arrange the 2cd & 3rd letters) improve one's English language abilities?
I've learned English from watching American TV and playing American computer games as a kid.
The artistic quality of the shows (which was mostly terrible) had no bearing on the language learning process.
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Unfortunately, the English that you might have learnt from watching British TV might have been worse --- in terms of grammar, pronunciation, accent, etc. Standard English has become politically incorrect in its homeland!

Even in the 1950s, when they were still teaching grammar in British schools, we all grew up with large doses of Hollywood, on the TV, in the cinema, or both. I have no idea about the movies (either British or American) of the last decade or two, because I don't watch them, but the ones I watched as a child never prevented me from speaking British English.

The differences, up to a point, are only a few, of pronunciation and usage. The "point" is when marketing and management people began to make up a very ugly bastardisation of English.

Watch those Hollywood movies! Enjoy, and ease the stress of learning! It is a simple matter to understand that some of the English may be American.

I would add to sheelnidhi's list, to read a daily English-Language newspaper. Understand that the quality of language varies quite a lot between different newspapers and that, anyway, newspapers do not really publish standard English. My father, who was a British journalist, used to call it journalese, and warn me not to speak or write like that --- unless for a newspaper!

To learn good, clean, grammatical English, read the good authors of the last hundred years or so --- and, apart from some spelling, it really doesn't matter whether the authors are American or English. Personally, I'd rather read a good novel than watch a film, anyway.
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Personally, when I learn a language, I like to separate between the spoken variety, and the literary one. Of course usually there is a great amount of overlap between them, but I believe that you should take on each variety on its own terms.
So while reading books is of course essential, if you want to learn a language thoroughly; watching movies and TV is also an invaluable source (second only to actual conversation with native speakers) for improving your listening comprehension and speaking capability.
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Originally Posted by shreder View Post I've learned English from watching American TV and playing American computer games as a kid.
The artistic quality of the shows (which was mostly terrible) had no bearing on the language learning process.
Exactly what I want to say. Take those things, those points which are useful. Shreder is a live example of the people who are the real learners and we all should congratulate him for his dedication and learning process.
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Originally Posted by shreder View Post Personally, when I learn a language, I like to separate between the spoken variety, and the literary one...
In English, the formal is always acceptable as colloquial, although the colloquial may not be acceptable as formal. It is a case of learning a discipline first, and then being able to relax. Read good British/American authors, and you will speak good English --- as long as you don't go back too far, as usage has changed. It would be very funny to go around speaking like Shakespeare, and incomprehensible to speak like Chaucer! Even Dickens has some phrases which sound odd today.

But, as long as people don't learn English from American management manuals, they will do fine. Communication is the first and most important step. There is not one post on this thread where we do not know what the person is trying to say.

I'm a language duffer: I take my hat off to those who get that far in any language, let alone those who get fluent in several!
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When I watch a contemporary Hollywood film on DVD I switch on the subtitles for the hearing-impaired. Otherwise I miss quite a lot. This never happens in Hollywood films of the 1960s or earlier. I think Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets with Robert de Niro's mumbling being hyped as "Method Acting" was the watershed.

And as for changes in language: In his short story The Return of Imray Rudyard Kipling uses the word slut for a female of the canine species. I presume bitch was unprintable at the time.

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Good authors are those who use good language.
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That is not a circular argument, it is two true statements. it is the effect on the reader that counts.

There was an advertisement for the British newspaper, The Guardian, years ago, of a famous novelist of the time saying that she never read rubbish, in case she found herself writing it. It is contagious.
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In his short story The Return of Imray Rudyard Kipling uses the word slut for a female of the canine species. I presume bitch was unprintable at the time.
No idea, but I doubt it very much, because I can't see any reason why any English person of his generation would have been prudish about using the word "bitch" in it's usual meaning. OED definitions do include female dog. Obscure, to say the least! Authors can be!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Communication is the first and most important step.
I'm a language duffer: I take my hat off to those who get that far in any language, let alone those who get fluent in several!
But for us your valuable suggestions are most precious. hats off for you.

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