Hello, I am an Australian English teacher, both ESL and English Literature. I am writing here because if you need help with your English and want to ask me a question I am usually happy to help you. Naturally, I won't answer you in Chinese as that would defeat the purpose of trying to help you improve and as you are likely to know, some concepts do not translate well in any case.
If you are interested, post a question and I will try to answer it or give advice as soon as possible.
gogo_y Post time: 2012-8-7 15:47
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I need some partner to practive my oral, so do you have the ...
I have MSN but I am reluctant to give out my address to the wider public for security reasons. While it is something that many students worry about tremendously it is often not the pronunciation that is a big problem, it is a lack of confidence.
The most helpful advice I can give when learning to speak is to speak slowly and for Chinese (Mandarin) speakers, focus on the pronunciation of "th" "V" and hard consonant sounds like "K".
Singing is actually really good for it because it forces you to open your mouth which is a big problem for many Chinese speakers. Singing loudly helps more! It's true!
Also, remember that when you first start speaking to a foreigner it is not always your spoken English that needs work, it is their listening skills. Be patient with them and yourself, smile lots and make eye contact (If they are English, Australian or American anyway) and most will enjoy talking to you more.