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    You may exchange English for Hindi and that is for free.
    Check the native English speakers learning Hindi on 'language partners' and get in contact with them:

    http://www.italki.com/partners/1-English-Hindi--200-0--0-1.htm

    Here are some tips to help you pratice and improve your spoken English on the long run :

    Observe the mouth movements of those who speak English well and try to imitate them.
    When you are watching television, observe the mouth movements of the speakers. Repeat what they are saying, while imitating the intonation and rhythm of their speech.

    * Until you learn the correct intonation and rhythm of English, slow your speech down.
    If you speak too quickly, and with the wrong intonation and rhythm, native speakers will have a hard time understanding you.
    Don't worry about your listener getting impatient with your slow speech -- it is more important that everything you say be understood.

    * Listen to the 'music' of English.
    Do not use the 'music' of your native language when you speak English. Each language has its own way of 'singing'.

    * Use the dictionary.
    Try and familiarize yourself with the phonetic symbols of your dictionary. Look up the correct pronunciation of words that are hard for you to say.

    Make a list of frequently used words that you find difficult to pronounce and ask someone who speaks the language well to pronounce them for you. the person could be a teacher, a chatting pal, a real native speaking friend.
    Record these words, listen to them and practice saying them. Listen and read at the same time.
    * Buy books on tape.
    Record yourself reading some sections of the book. Compare the sound of your English with that of the person reading the book on the tape.

    * Pronounce the ending of each word.
    Pay special attention to 'ED' and 'S' endings. This will help you strengthen the mouth muscles that you use when you speak English.

    * Read aloud in English for 15-20 minutes every day.
    Research has shown it takes about three months of daily practice to develop strong mouth muscles for speaking a new language.

    Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes.
    Many people hate to hear the sound of their voice and avoid listening to themselves speak. However, this is a very important exercise because doing it will help you become conscious of the mistakes you are making.

    * Be patient.
    You can change the way you speak but it won't happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it.

    The following are some book references to help you improve your oral English:

    - Spoken English by R K Bansal and J B Harrison
    - Pronounce It Perfectly In English by Jean Yates, Barrons Eductional
    Series.
    - English Pronunciation For International Students by Paulett Wainless
    Dale, Lillian Poms.

    Hi, here are 8 easy steps for learning English using Italki resources.

    1. Click onto Languages to see which language you want to learn and then the Resources arrow on the pink band on the top right hand side of this Italki page. Then click onto Knowledge for helpful lessons.

    2.Click onto Learn English and then your own language. You will see the number of Wikis and Contributions . They indicate the number of resources such as vocab and grammar in your language created by Italki members. For learning English go to: http://www.italki.com/knowledge/Learn-english-english.htm. You can also learn English in your own language.

    3. If you are a beginner, click onto Marketplace arrow on the pink band on the top left hand side of this Italki page. Go through the Language Teachers' prices. Email an English teacher. Look at: http://www.italki.com/teachers/English . Click onto Courses and Products as well.

    5.If you need language practice, click onto Language Partners on the pink band on the top left hand side of this page and see if there is an English speaker you can email to set up a time to practice at http://www.italki.com/partners/English You can also click in someone who speaks your language as well.

    6. Click onto Groups on the pink band on the top left hand side of this page and look at the groups you want to join for learning English.For example: Improve your English Group: Click onto: http://www.italki.com/groups/English/254. English Writing Group: http://www.italki.com/groups/3116

    7. If you want to post items for discussion you can Click onto Answers and Notebook in the middle of the pink band on this page For instant free online dictionary/ translations, copy/paste your word/ sentence needing translation into www.worldlingo.com.au which has most languages.

    8.There is a free online audio dictionary of English pronunciation. Just click over the pink words to hear them spoken at www.howjsay.com/index.php?word.

    You can also learn English vocab free online at www.learnenglish.de/

    yes it depends on you. do one think click on language partners ->he/she speaks (Hindi) - he's/she's learning (English) - from (anywhere/india/your own country) - city (try your city atleast once) ->browse. out of the results send friend requests to as many as you can and then talk to them and take their advices. whom ever's advice works for you follow it.

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