As we continue speaking in English using mirror therapy as explained in the previous chapter, it is essential to continue our cravings for new words. Knowledge is everywhere around you. It is waiting for you to be picked up. This is more so for English words as most of the commodities we see around are laden in English words. Soap, shampoo, ketchup, ice cream, tea, washing powder,
toothpaste- you name it and you have some English words on it. Grow a habit of following these words very carefully. You never know you might come across a new word lying in front of you.

The first task you have to complete today is finding out how many new words you have found out so far in this series of learning spoken English, We are in the middle of the 5th chapter of this series now and I have used almost 2500 words. So read all the chapters once again and make a list of the words you are not familiar with. Keep a dictionary, a pencil and an exercise book with you all the time you are in the process of learning spoken English or afterward. Only learning the word will not serve your purpose. How to use the word is also equally important. I have seen many people using the right words at the wrong time so often. Be absolutely conservative in your endeavor to speak in English. There is no need to experiment with new words unless you are sure of its proper usage. You need to learn Spoken English to communicate your needs, feelings, and emotions in English. Keep the job of delivering a speech at UNESCO on the importance of English as a language across the globe for someone else.

Many will ask you to use newspaper editorial or post editorials to improve your spoken English, I will say a big ‘NO’. This will come handy only when you are aspiring to write better English. I will soon start a separate series for that. But right now it may not be a grand idea. Remember, the editorials are usually written by those having tremendous control over the language He expects his readers to be proficient in English and very often uses complex sentences with words not very common in the colloquial form. As we are beginning from ‘Zero’, it may be too heavy to handle. Instead, you may use storybooks for children or young adults. The level of complexity of the language there will be easier. And as you keep reading, do not forget to use your pen, paper, and dictionary to write down the new words with their meanings and forms of use. Also, do not forget to read the books I have suggested in the previous chapters to build your vocabulary and gain command over the speaking form of the language.

There are so many websites where you can listen to simple English conversations and then answer simple questions on those. Use your earphones. Try to understand the voice modulations with different emotions. This is a very important aspect. For example, when you speak in your native language and you are speaking about a horrible incident, do you use the same tone which you use for sharing a piece of very joyous news? Remember, at times when you are struggling with the right sentences, your facial expression, your tone, and one or two words will suffice to convey your mood and what you mean to say to the person listening to you. So, modulation of voice with changing degree of emotions is an essential part of speaking in English.

The books I recommend for mastering Spoken English are enlisted below with their Amazon links

  1. Speak Better Write Better by Norman Lewis-
  2. Think English Speak English by Julia Northbrook-
  3. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis-
  4. English Conversation Practice by Grant Taylor-

Do not forget to read the previous chapters


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2 thoughts on “Learn Spoken English In 15 Days-Part 5

  1. Sir I am not able to write perfect English . Please start a new blog how to write perfect English without any Errors . You lessons are very help to us . I’m sure that I wrote those words , are totally wrong . Plese forgive me . I just try to practice .

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