Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I laughed when I was told by my lecturer to always keep my Mr. Dicky a.k.a Dictionary by my side. In fact, i have to make it as my BFF...the bestest ever! Well, to think about it over and over again, i guess the idea is not that bad after all. You NEED to improve your VOCABULARY but at the same time you are way TOO LAZY TO READ english reading materials right? The easiest way to do is of course to read and memorize the words listed inside the English-English dictionary instead. You heard me. You got nothing to lose by the way. So when someone come sneaking behind you and smirking, you tell them that "If you have nothing better to say, buzz off! I am more interested to put my nose in the dictionary rather than looking at your face!" Hah! Suit yourself.
Posted by Sugar Lips at 4:33 AM
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Low self-esteem and lack of self-confident are always be the main reasons of deficient conversing in English language among language learners. This could be due to the fear of being the laughing stock in class or elsewhere if making any silly mistake in terms of pronunciation and constructing sentences. This should not be the case if a mirror is to be made as their BFF (Best Fantabulous
Foe Friend). Why is this so? A mirror is a perfect friend to ease away your nervousness and shyness when speaking. A friend that could reflect your facial expression. A friend that listen without criticizing. A friend that allow such hesitation as well as out-of-sense conversation. Interesting isn't it? Listen attentively to your own voice and take your time to look up for suitable words in constructing a sentence. It would be best if you could record your own speech. Start practising now and test yourself with real listeners. You'll see the difference. Better late than never.
Have you heard of any tongue twister before? One of the most popular tongue twisters is
She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I'm sure she sells seashore shells. You do know that one right? There are many more of the tongue twister collections that you can get from the internet. For instance
If you understand, say "understand". If you don't understand, say "don't understand". But if you understand and say "don't understand". How do I understand that you understand? Understand!
Training your tongue to pronounce each word as fast as you can will enhance your vocalization and if practise often, you will not experience tongue-tied when having a conversation in English language. Let your tongue get twisted. Have fun!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The easiest and
expensive cheapest way to polish your English pronunciation is through "SINGING". Not only you have fun but it helps to improve your speaking production. Start with your favourite songs. Get the lyrics and understand the messages. Next, pick some words or phrases from each song that you want to learn. If necessary, look up in the dictionary for the exact meaning. Last but not least, listen to the song and mimic sing along. That wouldn't be a problem at all, right?