how to become a successful speaker of english
some students of ten say“my spoken englis h is poor .” other s say“speaking englis h is very ha rd for me, so no need to try .”t his is what we call“ negative thinking .”in fact , a lot of chinese students can speak good english , but they don’t . their problem is a linguistic inferiority complex , in other words , they wor ry that they won’t be able to speak as well as other people , so they feel infe rior in their presence . this sickness has a cure , that is , building self-confidence to get rid of shyness .
he re are some suggestion s for you .
the first thing you can do is to speak english with good friends , with whom you can speak f reely without feeling shy . then , try your ability with teacher s and foreigners if possible . don’t be af raid of mistakes and don’t be afr aid to ask questions about things you don’t k now, as this is the way to acquire knowledge .
thirdly , t ry to think in english and leave out mindtr an slation . not until you have done so can you be said to have a bet ter command of spoken english .
fourthly , do more reading to expand vocabulary and learn to use the new words in your speech as much as pos sible .
lastly , don’t get angry with your self when you come across something you cannot expr ess in english or the words you want to use suddenly escape your memory . this is unavoidable in the lea rning process . ju st keep constant practice . for example, in cet-set , a numbe r of candidates failed the first time and af ter half a yea r’s practice , they succeeded in the second round .
to sum up , just as the old prove rb says“wher e the re is a will , there is a way , ”so no one should convince himself that he can’t do what other people have done . erase the negative notion and ma