Today’s episode is about a way to help you read aloud more fluently. You’ll need this PDF file: podcast_chunks.pdf 20140813_chunking.mp3 The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, you can stream it on Stitcher here or in the sidebar.
Speaking speed is one of the things most students feel nervous about at one stage or another. What is the right speaking speed? How do you get it? What do we talk about when we talk about speaking speed? I think I have all of your worries covered.
In my old job I taught part of a weekend intensive English course. It was tough for a lot of the students, who had really high goals but they improved their English a lot over the course. Every one of the students liked English. At the end of term we had a karaoke party in … [Read more…]
When you are speaking English, it can be quite difficult to keep your speech flowing when you need to think about what to say. In this week’s podcast, I’ll show you how to pause like a native to sound more fluent and more confident. Podcast Link: 5th Feb 2014 Remember, if you like the podcast, … [Read more…]
To develop fluency in your speech, there is only one way: speak. To improve you must practise. Practise any way you can. Read aloud, repeat along to podcasts or videos (using the pause button to help you), talk to yourself. Do anything to speak English. To check you are getting better, record yourself speaking English … [Read more…]