When you want to improve your English, it can seem like an overwhelming task. The first thing you need to do is to just accept it. Everyday you’ll need to practice and it’ll be difficult for a while, but it becomes easier over time. Here are a few steps you can take to speed things up.
Improve Your English
Always keep in mind that you’ll need to use proper English grammar in order to improve your English. English has sentence structure that is different than the other Romance languages. It takes a lot of practice to be able to use the correct grammar without thinking about it first. Here are some other tips to get on the road to success.
Pronounce Words Correctly
Sounding out words works most of the time. But English is heavily influenced by very many languages. Each of those languages have words embedded into English. Niche is a French word that used to be pronounced nitch, and now it has evolved to be more like neesh for some people. Which version to use will depend upon the company you keep.
But whenever possible, try to learn the correct pronunciation the first time you try to say it. You can do this at home. Read a book and try to pronounce the words. When you find a word that is new for you search for it on a website like Merriam-Webster. If you click on the speaker icon, it will say the word for you.
Pretend to speak English by imitating an American’s accent. Once you have the American accent, no matter what you say will sound like English. It gets easy from there. The key to being understood by English speakers is to speak like an American. A language’s accent is like a song. That song will suggest what the conversation is about, what emotion is being used and what you might say next.
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