In this article, You will get 10 Spoken English Tips for Hindi Speakers.
Everyone, willing to learn spoken English asks a very important question, Is grammar necessary for spoken English?
The problem is that, in general, people start focusing on grammar, in the very beginning.
There is a common myth in people’s minds- “You need to learn proper grammar to speak good English”.
This shifts their focus from learning spoken English to mastering their grammar. And this is a common mistake that many of you might be doing before even learning spoken English.
You focus much on grammar and your obsession with grammar is too much. First of all, you want to be perfect at grammar and my friend, it is not the right way to learn spoken English.
I don’t agree with this and I have my reasons for this.
Most of us are from non-English middle-class families. Our parents speak Hindi in their day-to-day life.
Do you remember how you learned Hindi?
Well, you haven’t been taught grammar, despite this, you were so fluent in Hindi even before going to school.
How did this happen?
This happens because you were surrounded by the language and you saw people speaking Hindi. You made mistakes and you learned from them.
In this way, you were fluent in Hindi.
This technique perfectly applies to the English language.
When you are surrounded by a lot of English for a good amount of time, your mind is so sharp and beautifully designed, that it starts accumulating correct sentences or phrases.
And eventually with time, it starts learning new phases and using them in the day-to-day.
When you continue to practice consistently, grammar will automatically start to fall into place.
You will not see the change in the initial days but over time the difference will be significant.
Even if you are not surrounded by the English language, there are some steps that you need to follow to surround yourself with the English language.
Coming back to our question- Is Grammar necessary for spoken English?
Now you have your answer to the question.
You need not bother about grammar much. Also you need not mug up grammar. By mugging up, I mean, you don’t have to memorize your grammar book. Even the knowledge of basic grammar that you were taught in your schools is sufficient for learning fluent spoken English.
All you need to do is practice.
10 Spoken English Tips:
Here are the 10 Spoken English Tips for you. Follow these simple steps to be fluent in English:
1. Entertain yourself in English
Watch English Movies, Web Series and TV Shows
We all watch movies and TV shows and we love them. Well, how good it will be if you learn while enjoying it.
If you watch only movies in Hindi or in your native language, then you need to step out of your comfort zone and start watching English movies.
At the beginning you will not find it comfortable. So try reading the subtitles and understand the story. But with time, you will understand the story without even reading the subtitle. And you will enjoy it, like you enjoy the movies in your in Hindi or in your native language.
The same goes for TV shows and web series that you watch.
Here I am recommending you few of the Hollywood movies and web series which will help you in the beginning:
-The pursuit of happiness
Listen to English songs
Along with watching movies, start listening to English songs. If you don’t understand the lyrics of the song, read the lyrics and then enjoy the song.
You can listen to Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, or Justin Bieber.
Listen to Podcasts
You will find plenty of podcasts on YouTube. By watching podcast, you will notice people’s styles, body language, facial expressions and body posture while they speak.
All this adds to your personality and will help you when you speak English. These podcasts will also motivate you and encourage you to achieve your goals.
Watch TED talks
Watch TED talks on YouTube or on TED website. This will enhance your listening skills. You will learn how to structure a sentence effectively from the renowned and well-known personalities of the world.
2. Read as many books as you can
Although reading is not directly linked with spoken English, it acts as a backbone for spoken English.
Whenever you read any novel, editorial, article, or post in English, try to notice how beautifully sentences are formed and how the writer has portrayed his or her thoughts.
Well if you are the kind of person who hates reading books then this is probably because you haven’t come across the right book. Choosing a book is very important if you are a beginner, my recommendation will be to start with children’s books and then choose a book according to your genre of reading.
Here are my recommendation of books:
- Room on road by Ruskin bond
- The Day I stopped drinking milk by Sudha Murthy
- Malgudi Days by RK Narayan
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
3. Write daily
While you are reading and listening to English, the important aspect that comes into being is writing.
Now you might be thinking about how writing is important for spoken English. Let me tell you, when you are writing, you are forming sentences, you are expressing yourself and you are portraying your thoughts on the page. This helps you in becoming a better communicator.
Also while writing make sure you don’t use social media lingos such as asap for as soon as possible EOD for the end of the day etc.
Here are three ways that will help you to write daily. You can follow all three ways or in the beginning, you can start with one.
Maintain a dairy
Daily before going to bed, make it a habit of writing a diary. It can consist of all the things you did today and all the kinds of people you met today. You can write about your emotions, observation, feeling, and experience of the day.
This will also help you maintain your day-to-day routine and eradicate the non-essential stuff.
Write a Gratitude letter
It is a letter that you will write to the almighty god and creator of the universe to thank them for every small thing that you own or you have.
It will help you in developing a positive attitude toward life.
Write on any random topic
You can write essays and articles on any topic that you find interesting.
For example, your views on current politics, climate change around the world, roles of women in the development of the country, etc.
4. Learn Vocabulary
You will come across many new words in this process. Write the words in a notebook with meanings, and revise them.
Also, use these new words while you’re writing or speaking.
5. Focus on delivering the idea
English is a language and a mode of delivering your thoughts. So, you must focus on delivering the idea in the simplest way so that a person can understand your idea and thoughts.
Start with small sentences and don’t try to complicate them.
6. Learn phrases and idioms
Phases and idioms are popularly used in general conversations. It will help you with your communication skills and will enrich your language.
- Break a leg means good luck.
- The icing on the cake means something special that makes a good thing even better.
- In a nutshell, means using a few words
7. Start Thinking in English
We all think and this can help you in your English if you start thinking in English.
It might seem difficult to you but you need to put some conscious effort into this.
8. Talk to yourself in English
Does it seem weird to you?
Well, It is but it is important because it will help you in enhancing your communication skill.
Daily stand in front of a mirror and talk to yourself in English for 30 to 40 minutes, make it a habit and it will make you a better speaker.
9. Record English videos on any topic
Choose any topic of choice and start speaking on that. Record yourself speaking in phone camera. Daily choose any topic from your life or from a news and speak for 3-5 times.
When you record yourself, you notice your body language, gestures, eye contact, and hand movement etc.
Basically, you record all your non-verbal behaviours.
Later on, you can rewatch those videos and see the mistakes you are making and correct yourself in the next video.
Do like for 2-3 months, you will see remarkable change in your communication skills.
10. Download apps
Numerous apps will help you in English. Install them on your phone and get started.
The following app will help you:
- HelloTalk: This app connects you to foreign people
- Telegram groups: There are many English practice groups which you can join. And do Voice Chat with other students.
- Grammarly: It is one of the best apps for writing. It checks for mistakes such as spelling errors and grammatical errors and gives you an explanation so that you won’t repeat the mistake.
11. Don’t be ashamed of making mistakes
We all make mistakes, and even people who have English as their native language make mistakes.
Unknowingly you get to learn the best of life lessons while making some silly mistakes. When you commit a mistake, it means that there is a right way to do that thing. You learn the right way to do that thing.
So don’t be afraid of making mistakes because every time you make mistakes you will learn a new thing.
So, here you have the best tips to master your spoken English without grammar. If you follow these steps for a month, you will see the difference in yourself.
Make a timetable and fix a time for learning spoken English.
Always remember schedule is very important in life and it boosts the learning process.
For example, if you want to play tennis, what will you do?
You will practice daily on a court. Similarly if you want to learn spoken English, practice daily and be consistent because the key to success is consistency.
Every day and everywhere you should try to speak English. The problem of not speaking fluent English will be conquered only if you practice regularly.
Make it a habit, include these steps in your daily life, enjoy the process of learning, and one day I’m sure you will proudly say that I can speak fluent English.
So come forward, follow these steps, and give a kick-start to your spoken English.
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