Oh, so you’re looking for unique ways to learn English speaking? Well, let me warn you some of the methods given below may sound like they don’t work. But don’t doubt it until you try it.
The 13 ways listed below are a very unique and fun way to learn English. And that’s what we all want right? To have fun while learning.
Let’s just get started and you will see for yourself.
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13 Best Ways To Practice English Speaking
Frequently Asked Questions
13 Best Ways To Practice English Speaking
1.Watch Movies Or Shows With Subtitles
When you watch a Hollywood movie or a tv series make sure you keep the subtitles on. Reading while watching will help you understand the language better.
Not only will you be able to see the dialogues clearly but also will be able to see the spellings of the more advanced words.
When you read the words in English, it makes it easier to translate them to your mother tongue in your mind. If there is a certain word you don’t understand, just pause the movie and google the word then and there.
Who knew you could learn English just by watching a few movies right? It just adds fun to the learning, doesn’t it?
2.Get A Tutor
Learning English can be a little difficult at some point in time. When it does, you might get a little disappointed and upset that you cannot grasp the concept. If you do then just remember that people are always there to help you out.
English classes are in high demand these days. You can get a tutor who can help you out with whatever you are struggling with. Don’t worry. It’s not as boring as it sounds.
It’s the exact opposite. Having a tutor makes learning English faster and easier. Since it is a more interactive way of learning, you tend to do better.
3. Get A Word Of The Day Calendar
For those of you who do not know what this is, let me explain. A word of the day calendar is just like any ordinary calendar with one thing excluded. A word. On this calendar, you have the day, date, month, year and a word of high vocabulary.
This word will be given with its meaning and how to use it in a sentence. What you need to do is, try and use the word of the day in a conversation on that day. So, with the help of this calendar, you get to learn a new word every day while improving your vocabulary.
4. Read Children’s Books
This does sound a little funny right? But don’t doubt the power of it. Reading children’s books can help you learn a lot.
Reading anything can help you learn a lot. So, don’t dismiss the idea just because it is a children’s book.
The language is simplified and this makes it easier to understand. Very often, in these books along with the word they also teach you how to pronounce the words. They break it down so that you can pronounce each word correctly.
You may think this won’t be of any use to you but I’m sure it will come in handy. What’s the harm in trying this method? You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
5. Play Games
Yes, you read that right. Playing games in English can help you learn the language as well as improve what you already know.
There are many board games you could try playing like Monopoly, The game of life, Scrabble, Pictionary and so many others.
Of these, Scrabble is one of the best games you could play.
Scrabble is a game in which you will be given 7 letters and you will have to make as many words from that as possible to earn points. It’s not as easy as it sounds but playing scrabble once a week keeps your mind sharp. It helps you learn new words while having fun.
6. Start A Blog Of Your Own
Writing a blog is like writing in your diary but online and for other people to read. It does not matter if your English is not perfect. What matters is that you can write about your experience while trying to learn English.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be just about that though. You could write about whatever you like. You could inspire people who read your blog, you could keep track of your progress, and so many more things.
You do not need to be an expert to start a blog. You can just write about your daily life if that’s what you want.
When you start writing, initially it will be a little tough but once you get the hang of it, things will go smoothly. You will be able to write better and use advanced vocabulary.
7. Watch Cartoons For Kids
I know this wasn’t what you were expecting but what can I say, it does help. If you have watched the cartoon Dora the explorer you would know that it is very interactive.
Dora makes you respond and talk along with her. She makes you repeat after her and while doing so she emphasizes the important things.
If this cartoon can help children then why not you? I know it seems weird to learn English from a cartoon but at the end of the day, it’s you who will be benefiting right? So why not give it a try.
8. Make Use Of Siri, Alexa Or Your Google Assistant
Have you ever thought about using your mobile as a person to talk to in English? Well, if you have then that’s awesome but if you haven’t then what are you waiting for.
There are times at which you might want to talk to someone in English but there is no one around. At times like these is when your mobile phone will be of use.
You can just talk to Siri or your Google assistant and have a conversation with them. Ask them questions, treat them like a real person. This way you won’t even be afraid of making mistakes.
If you have any difficulty while trying to speak you can ask them to help you. You will not only be practicing what you know but will also be learning new things.
9. Read Riddles And Jokes
Reading riddles and jokes is one of the most entertaining ways to learn the English language. Not only do you learn the language but also the slang.
Learning slang is important too. It helps you understand what people are saying without getting confused. It also helps you communicate easily with people anywhere.
Is there a more fun way to learn English speaking? I don’t think so. Take advantage of this and have fun while learning.
10. Find People To Learn With
Learning with someone or with a group of people helps you learn better. It is more fun and interactive way of learning.
You should try and find people who are also learning the same things as you. That way you could help each other out, study together and also motivate each other.
Since you and your friend will be learning the same things you will get the company to study, practice and learn. That’s much better than doing it alone right?
11. Sing Karaoke
Singing English songs is another way to learn English. But what do you do if you don’t know the words to the song? The answer is sing karaoke! You will have a lot of fun doing this while also learning.
Maybe some of you aren’t familiar with this term. Karaoke is when the instrumental background of a song will be played and a screen in front of you will have the words of the song. What you have to do is, sing the words of the song at the correct time as shown.
Now you may not understand how this works or how exactly it will benefit you but just try it once. You will see the difference.
12. Use Mobile Apps
English speaking classes are in high demand these days. In the same way, there are apps on mobile phones which many people are making use of.
One of the best mobile apps for English speaking is ‘Hellotalk’. It is available on the play store and can be downloaded on any phone.
This app is just one of the many out there that will help you learn to speak English. When you look for apps you can download as many as you like, try them out and see which one suits you best.
Every one of us has a different preference. What I like you might not. So, what I suggest is, you go through the apps on the play store, check out the rating and comments on each app and choose the one you think is best for you.
13. Visit Places In Your Town With An English-Speaking Guide
When you go on a tour and make use of an English-speaking guide you learn about the language as well as the culture regardless of which town you are in.
Most of us have lived in our towns and cities but have never even seen the historical landmarks. Take this opportunity to do some sightseeing.
This will also allow you to meet new people and try out your English skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I practice English speaking by myself?
There are many ways you can practice speaking English on your own. You can use mobile apps, talk to yourself, sing along to songs and so many more ways.
2. How can I practice speaking English without a partner?
Although having a partner to learn with makes it easier but it’s not compulsory that you need to have one. You can learn and practice English on your own at home. Watching movies, reading and talking to yourself can also help you.
3. How can I practice English speaking online?
If you want to practice English speaking online you could either get a tutor like I said or you could make use of available mobile apps. There are many on play store that are very helpful.
4. How can I speak fluent English without hesitation?
To speak English fluently without any hesitation you need to gain confidence. The only way you can gain confidence is by talking to people. The more you talk the more practice you get and eventually you will be able to speak fluently.
5. How can I avoid grammar mistakes when speaking English?
Initially, you will make grammatical mistakes while talking but for a beginner, it is totally fine. When you start practising and when you get used to the language you will be able to avoid making mistakes on your own. It just takes patience and hard work.
Hopefully, the methods given above were not too weird for you. Yes, some of them are questionable but I wouldn’t suggest it if it didn’t work.
Why not try it all and see? In the end, you will be gaining from it. Give it a try and if it does not work for you, move to the next one. I’m sure at least a few of them will benefit you.
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