There are three aspects of learning spoken English pronunciation: tone, cavity and tone. First of all, we must master the pronunciation of the single sound. Do not make the single tone too fine, because the single tone is accurate, if there is no English native listening to the cavity can not be considered authentic expression. "Cavity" refers to the weight of English words' syllables and the variation of their level in speech (called "rhythm" in Chinese phonetics). One of the main reasons why Chinese people don't speak English properly is that they don't speak English properly. Obviously, the main focus of pronunciation learning should be on the cavity.
Test your spoken English according to the following criteria to see if you can achieve: 100% accuracy; 100% authentic; Awareness of cultural differences.
What oral system to build? We must be clear: as a foreign language, it is impossible and unnecessary for the average person to learn everything in English.
From the perspective of the cognitive process of language, human beings have always been able to speak before they can read. To learn English, one should also learn to speak, that is, to learn spoken English, while most Chinese English learners learn English through written language. We should be clear that spoken language is different from written language. People speak freely, while the written language pays attention to the choice of words and grammar rules. There are two basic forms of written language: those that directly record what people say, and those that are created by the writer's brain according to the norms of written language. The majority of people speak in a simple and clear way to achieve the purpose of direct communication. Therefore, the teacher of line speaking English clearly pointed out that learning oral English should also start from simple and clear oral materials that are easy to master.
There are two ways to look at this. The first is the regional aspect of English. Which country or region of spoken English are you going to learn? English? Australian? New Zealand? An American? Canadian? The English of these different countries is different in pronunciation, vocabulary, expression (grammar). It's especially noticeable in accents. This is one of the main reasons why many English learners still struggle to listen to English after learning English for many years. As for some English teachers who say "he does not speak English anywhere, as long as it is English", this is really misleading students! Come to think of it, when people from these different regions meet each other, they also need to spend some time getting familiar with each other's pronunciation and expressions before they can really communicate with each other, let alone those of us who are foreigners learning English. Isn't it the same when Chinese people from different regions communicate in Chinese? The problem of regional variations of English is real. Another question is more important: which level of oral English. What kind of speech do you study: the plain expression of ordinary people? The way a literate person speaks? The advanced style of radio and TV presenters? We must be clear that each of the above modes of speech has its own particularity and correspondence in pronunciation, vocabulary and expression. And this problem is covered in the "informal" and "formal" two language environment. You need good teachers and books to tell you what "informal" is.
The first two questions are clear, and the next is the specific learning content: What to learn in oral English? This question will affect your entire learning process, involving the time set, the effort and even the amount of money. According to the nature and rules of language learning, the content of learning foreign spoken language should be summarized into the following three aspects: words, string words and habitual pronunciation. Words are the words spoken in school. The first question is quantity: how many words do you need to speak? Think about how many words and phrases you can use when you speak Chinese. The same goes for English. English people may have a much simpler way of thinking than Chinese people, and they will use fewer words to speak, and some people have counted that about 300 are enough. If we get down to 300 words, the next question is very specific: What are they? The answer is simple: words that describe the self, words that describe others, other things, words that socialize. These 300 words should be the most frequently used words in conversation by native English speakers, and you should spend your time memorizing words and phrases there.
We divided the strung sentences into three categories: sentences describing the self, sentences describing others, other things, and social sentences. You should learn sentences or sentence patterns in these areas. (Online English)
First of all, decide which accent to choose: British? Australian style? American? Which English accent to choose depends on your purpose: which country to study or settle in? Which foreign company do you work for? If none of this is your immediate goal, it doesn't seem to matter which accent you learn. But the important thing is that, no matter which one you choose, you'd better learn to imitate, and the most taboo thing in learning foreign languages is the southern accent.