English is undoubtedly the most widely-spoken language all over the globe. With it being an international language, non-English speaking countries are constantly looking for ways to improve the people’s literacy in English and increase their ability to perform speaking skills. Apart from the academic domains that people perceive as the most common place to speak foreign languages, other aspects of a country also require people to master the foreign language to help them communicate better. These aspects include tourism and professional environment. In short, mastering English is no longer an option for those who want to survive, but it is more of an obligation.
Among all skills, speaking is probably the most challenging skill to master for many. Some teachers address this issue by highlighting the fact that many of their students show excellent progress in passive abilities, such as grammar and reading, but lack of active skills like speaking. There are several sub-skills that one needs to master to perform better in English, and these sub-skills relate to how one pronounces each term and words. Thus, this article tries to highlight these sub-skills that you need to master to help you with your English performance.
The skill to pronounce the right pronunciation relates to accent reduction since it holds the key to perfect speaking. Please note that it has been a common problem and challenge that non-native speakers face on a daily basis that they are unable to say English words with the right pronunciation and intonation due to their mother tongue and accent since birth. Language experts refer to this phenomenon as broken English where original accent seems to dominate every articulation. People may assume that it is not something wrong and they do not need to change anything. However, speaking better English means imitating even the smallest aspect in the skill to perform perfectly.
Another popular opinion about the accent reduction is that it is somewhat impossible since the original accent is unchangeable. However, it is still possible to change one’s accent with intense training with the experts. Actors and professionals are examples of how proper training can improve one’s accent.
What can someone do to engage in a conversation without knowing each word? The answer is nothing. Indeed, vocabulary is another sub-skill that people need to master to convey one’s message in the targeted language. Fortunately, reading skills can help you add more vocabulary collections to your memory without even memorizing the words. What you need to do is to read as many English articles as possible.…