Aren’t you satisfied with your communication skill? Maybe you have some different problems in studying English communication that make your ability of communication has been limited. Recognizing and discovering exactly weak points is very important to find a resolution of mistakes.
Focus on English grammar too much and attempt at using complex grammar
Of course, if you speak with wrong grammar, it’s hard for listeners to understand the content of a conversation, even understand in a different direction. However, you shouldn’t focus on grammar too much and make grammar complex, unnecessary, and easily make mistakes in communication. So grammar in speaking is not needed to be complex like that. If you frequently listen to English chat TV programs on international channels, you’ll see they use very easy structures to speak. If they use complex grammar, you won’t understand what they speak. Therefore in speaking you shouldn’t try to use complex grammar structures such as inverted subjects and verbs, noun phrases… Using that knowledge for writing because you’ll make mistakes worse when trying to use these structures.
If you don’t have a huge vocabulary, you shouldn’t use vocabulary as much as possible to express. The best way is you should use proficiently the words you know, just until you are well at using these words, then you find synonyms of these words to make them more plentiful in expression. However, you should note that difficult words are not used all the time in every situation.
In addition, the best way to increase vocabulary is to create an English environment by yourself to communicate in English frequently, remember vocabulary and learn new words such as joining an English club, extra class, watching English movies… This method is better and more effective hundreds of times than the way in which you learn new words in a dictionary and don’t know when to use them.
Pronunciation in speaking is very important because if you pronounce wrongly, listeners of course will not understand what you say.
Some mistakes in the pronunciation of learners:
Don’t pronounce the ending sound. For example, you want to say: “while hair”, then what listeners understand is ” why hair “.
Don’t have word stress. This mistake is caused by learners who study vocabulary without caring about pronunciation, for a long time this makes becomes a habit, it’s hard to fix. When you stress many words in a sentence, the listener won’t understand.
Don’t have sentence stress. If you say a long paragraph equally without stressing any words, listeners don’t realize what your key point is. Similar to listening, you have to depend on the voice stress of people on the radio set to listen successfully to the answer, don’t you?
Don’t have coherence when speaking
In order to show coherence when speaking, your answer needs to have 3 flowing factors:
The main parts of the answer are explained clearly with particular examples.
All parts of the answer are arranged in a logical order.
Using linking verbs or phrases to connect sentences, connect independent part and dependent part. If you say a new sentence, you also have to give listeners a clear signal.
Some linking verbs which are frequently used: However, Although, Even though, Despite, In addition, Plus, As a result, Since (=because), For example, In other words, First, next, then, after that, lastly, On the other hand, Except for, Other than…
Can not control the speed of speaking
The faster you speak the better you are, is it right? Speaking fast is considered as speaking fluently like English chat native foreigner, speaking without translating. However, unless you can speak fast and exactly like an English native speaker, you should not speak fast. Speaking fast will slow you down in thinking the next sentence to speak and make you do many mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar. Therefore, you should speak with normal speed and clearly, don’t speak indistinctly. When you speak slowly, you would stress your voice in the main part of a sentence.