SPOKEN ENGLISH AND GRAMMAR
The principal objective of Oral or Spoken English teaching in IELTS is to foster students’ ability of the oral expression and social intercourse. Therefore, the improvement of Spoken English teaching has been an essential part of IELTS English teaching. IELTS English teachers should put emphasis on Spoken training and promoting vocabulary accumulation.
A Student-centered teaching structure can stimulate expressionism of the youth students and then make Spoken teaching diversity. This article makes an analysis on IELTS crisis of Spoken English teaching and put forward five countermeasures for improvement of Spoken English teaching in IELTS.
At the present, the chief problem of English teaching in China lies in mute English which trained people with good scores but low qualities. Students start learning English mostly from their middle or even primary school until they enter into college. However, even more than ten years of study turned people failed to smoothly express in English. The reason is that teachers excessively focus on skills for examination and language itself, and take no account of the training of Spoken ability. In view of the penetrating knowledge on language intercommunication home and abroad, oral English training has becoming a crucial and constituent part of English teaching at present.
TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR SPOKEN ENGLISH
SPEAK, SPEAK AND SPEAK
Be confident and speak as often as possible to as many people as you possibly can! Do not be shy to make mistakes! The more you practice the better and more confident you will become in your pronunciation and vocabulary. Remember, speaking is a skill like learning a musical instrument or new sport – the only way you can get good is to actually do it!
A Smartphone can be a powerful tool for learning languages. Use it to record yourself speaking then listen back to see how your English sounds to other people. Make the most of all your favorite productivity apps to organize your practice time and make a note of all the new words you learn.
Read out loud
Read the newspaper or a magazine out to yourself. You could even find a script for your favourite TV show and act it out! This is a great way to practise pronunciation because you only need to concentrate on making sure you English sounds great and don’t need to worry about sentence structure or grammar.
Learn a new word every day
Choose a word you would like to work on and use practice it in different sentences. Use the word until you have learnt it and keep using it regularly.
Watch movies in English and pay attention to new vocabulary and pronunciation. Imitate the actors and have fun with it.
Make friends with English speakers or others learning to speak English and compare notes. Talk about things that you have learnt and exchange ideas.
Do interesting activities in English
Take a cooking course in English or join a book club! Anything you enjoy doing, make sure you do it and communicate it in English. Using English to talk about things you enjoy will make practising a positive experience.
Have a debate
Debate all the topics that interest you with friends in English. Try to use as much vocabulary as you can to get your point across and listen to the other arguments carefully so you can argue against them effectively.
Use a dictionary
Online dictionaries often have audio examples so you can check your pronunciation and there are lots of great dictionary apps that you can take everywhere with you on your Smartphone. Make sure not to become too reliant on these tools, though. Have a go at saying the words first then check afterwards to see if you were right!