Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Many people say that after certain age, it’s just impossible to improve pronunciation of your second language. They are wrong. If you can learn how to swim or play the piano, you can also learn a new accent! Try methods listed below and I’m sure your pronunciation will greatly improve in the course of time. These methods are for people who like learning while having fun.
1. Sing or rap along
Find lyrics and listen to, sing or rap to English songs. It will be entertaining and you’ll definitely remember how to pronounce words and sentences used in these songs. It’s also a great way to learn new vocabulary.
2. Watch English movies
It’s a great way to learn some real, everyday vocabulary. You can also improve your pronunciation. Just pay attention to the dialogues and try to imitate them. Turning on the subtitles may come in handy.
3. Read aloud in English
Read aloud books or magazines in English. Don’t rush. Try to speak as clear as you can. It will help you develop strong mouth muscles so that it will be easier for you to pronounce difficult words.
4. Practice with audiobooks
Listen to the speaker and then record your voice reading aloud the same section from the book. Compare your pronunciation to the pronunciation of the person who reads the book.
5. Find English speaking friends
It will be the best if you find native English speakers, but talking with non-native speakers will also improve your pronunciation. Just speak English as often as you can. It will be easier for your interlocutor than for you to find out when you make mistakes with pronunciation so that you can concentrate on correcting these mistakes.
These methods will definitely help you improve your pronunciation if you practice as often as you can. Have fun!