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Tutorial Techniques To Speak English Clearly (Guide to Non-Native Speakers)

Discussion in 'Academic & Campus Talk' started by queencee, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. queencee

    queencee Forum Guru Established

    When you are speaking in English publicly and you are announcing something, wouldn't you want your listeners understand your every word? You are a telemarketer and a sales person, wouldn't it be so nice to hear/see your client interested from the first time you have opened your mouth while you spill it in English? You are a singer and you want your listeners to audibly understand your singing? Would you like to be heard clearly? As a vocal coach here in the Philippines, it is important that my students understand me when I speak a language that is not in my native tongue also. Here are the techniques and tricks that I coach to speakers for them be proficiently and clearly heard when talking or singing in English.-QueenCee

    "The 2 Key Techniques"

    LESSON # 1. Proper Mouth Opening The Vowels A,E,I,O,U : These are the 5 letters in the alphabet that should be heard in clarity while we talk or sing, if we fail to pronounce these 5 vowel sounds correctly, we will be ineffective speakers/singers.
    A : Place 3 fingers on your mouth, just enough that it touches the tip of your teeth, use it as a measurement. That is how wide it shoud be when you pronounce the "A" vowel sound. Try it and say Aahh...

    E : Place 2 fingers on your mouth, just enough that it touches the tip of your teeth, use it as a measurement. That is how wide it shoud be when you pronounce the "E" vowel sound. Try it and say Eehh..
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    I : Grab a pen, bite it just enough that it hinders your mouth from completely closing and pronounce the "I" vowel sound. Try it and say Iihh...

    O : Oh yes! That's an egg, but nope you are not inserting it on your mouth this time (You must have felt relief?). You will pronounce the "O" vowel sound while your mouth is emulating/copying the oblong shape of this egg you see now. Now try it and say Oohh...
    U : To make a flawless "U" vowel sound, is to simply imagine yourself gracefully blowing a candle out. Try it and say Uuhh...
    And careful not to do it this way...trust me, a different sound will come out.

    LESSON # 2. Proper Jaw Dropping

    Have you seen a cat when he drops his lower jaw and a very smooth clear meow follows? That is the science of jaw dropping. You can control all the mouth opening technique you have learned from Lesson # 1. You must have had hard time doing the "A" vowel sound earlier, that was expected. It can be done with ease and health, follow these intructions...1. Only the lower jaw will move downward. 2. Drop the jaw downwards but immediately guide your jaw to move to an inward direction. So two things! Drop it downwards and inwards. Why? Those are the only direction a human should be moving when he opens his mouth. People get nervous when they speak in front of people, when you are nervous, it creates tension from the nape to the jaw cavities and this causes us to mumble, worst cannot speak at all. To beat it, tell your brain to drop your lower jaw to the downwards inwards direction while you speak. So trust the technique and its science. You will be audible, because the resonance is controlled.

    --->Finally...Clarity will be the end product when you use Proper Mouth Opening + Jaw Dropping. English will be fun because you have the techniques and tricks, regional accents are hard to hide but clarity is the most important aspect when a person speaks/sings, wether it is in his native language or not. Goodluck dear speakers!
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2016
  2. queencee

    queencee Forum Guru Established

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2016
  3. Tagal ko rin tong hinintay
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  5. thanks TS.
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  6. _TURBO_

    _TURBO_ Eternal Poster Established

    :)Thank you sistah magagamit ko na pag ka slang ko:ROFLMAO:
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  7. queencee

    queencee Forum Guru Established

    :LOL: The fastest.

    globetrottersglobetrotters thank you for the patience.

    hostreplicahostreplica you are most welcome.

    XQZmeXQZme you are most welcome.
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  8. vault09

    vault09 Honorary Poster Established

    This is a proof that you write your own post, you serve us with our requests.I personally like the latter part. Thank you for sharing your legacy to us.
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  9. Tamsy

    Tamsy Forum Veteran Established

    Thanks crush.:shy:
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  10. queencee

    queencee Forum Guru Established

    mikecastromikecastro thank you for the appreciation.

    kaeL24kaeL24 you are most welcome.

    _TURBO__TURBO_ sayo ako natawa ng sobra. How to speak clearly na tayo :p gusto pa slang...ahahaha sistah
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  11. EARZE

    EARZE PHC Contributor Established

    Thanks for sharing boss.. (y)
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  12. queencee

    queencee Forum Guru Established

    vault09vault09 thank you for the very touching comment on my work sir. Nothing makes me happier than seeing reactions like yours.
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  13. Nice one!thanks for sharing...(y)
  14. queencee

    queencee Forum Guru Established

    TamsyTamsy you are most welcome.

    EARZEEARZE most welcome.

    lordbone24lordbone24 you are most welcome.
  15. (y)
  16. queencee

    queencee Forum Guru Established

    IlliaDIlliaD you are most welcome.