Henry
How to improve oral English?

I really want to speak fluent English with good pronunciation. I know the best way to improve it is to practice with native speakers or who can speak good English. But I really have less opportunity to do so. 

So,  anyone has any good suggestions for me to improve my oral English ? How to be more fluent is my largest problem.

Oct 6, 2016 1:40 PM
Comments · 4
You can also start to sing your favourite  english songs along the music. You can learn useful phases and you can practice 

pronunciation  based on lyrics and singer´s voice  you are familiar with.

October 6, 2016
Get a lot of input ... listening. Imitate what you hear. Watch movies, TV, listen to music, and definitely speak a lot with people, and imitate. The best input is what's called "comprehensible input", which means that you can understand what you hear because of the context, even if you've never heard that particular phrase before. Practice guessing what people might be saying, even when you don't know all of the words. Practice listening for speakers' intended meaning, rather than the parts of the language (grammar and vocabulary). Tune your ear, and imitate.
October 6, 2016

Well. It can be viewed in multiple ways. For me, it is related to "natural ways" of acquiring a language.

When I was 17 I had studied English for 4 years and I knew a lot of words. I knew much "about" the language. However, my English was not close to fluent. Lack of fluence and bad pronunciation just made my English "acceptable". I didn't know much about how to speak the language.

Today, I can say that has changed. It didn't happen overnight, though. I realized that once you get to an intermediate or advanced level, study is just complementary. You have to put the language in practice.

Once you have gone through the basic level, the best you can do is to get natural exposure of the language. Listen to native podcasts in English language. Watch English-Spoken TV Shows. Speak with natives (if you have the opportunity). Read newspapers in English. And you will see your fluency increase day by day. 

October 6, 2016
Listening is the best way... then record your voice and play it in order to find out your possible mistakes or weaknesses.
Best of luck!
October 6, 2016
Henry
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English