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BLISS: BIHAR LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TOP TIPS FOR DEVELOPING SPEAKING SKILLS


Top Tips for
Speaking Skills

You can develop your skills through


practising

joining a BLISS English Club

thinking about grammar

GRAMMAR

trying to use English


in every conversation

remembering new words and


developing your vocabulary

listening to English
(audio and video)

What's the
meaning of
adequate ?

Anupam Kumari, L.B.S.K High School, Munger


This poster was designed as part of a competition organised through BLISS: the Bihar Language Initiative for Secondary Schools project.
The competition was organised as one of the continuing professional development activities for Teacher Educators involved in the project.

www.britishcouncil.in/englishpartnerships

: https://www.facebook.com/TeachEnglishInIndia
: https://twitter.com/TeachEngIndia

The British Council, 2015


The United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We are registered in England as a charity.

BLISS: BIHAR LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TOP TIPS FOR DEVELOPING SPEAKING SKILLS

Be a good listener

Practise frequently

Use simple vocabulary

Practise tongue twisters

Try to avoid errors but think


about your fluency too

Think about your


pronunciation

Keep developing
your intonation

Make eye contact


and smile!

Think positively
about the topic

Use positive
body language

Think of ways to help other


people to understand you

Think about the pace


of your speech

Ardhendu Bhushan Sinha, Sri Baldeo High School, Saran


This poster was designed as part of a competition organised through BLISS: the Bihar Language Initiative for Secondary Schools project.
The competition was organised as one of the continuing professional development activities for Teacher Educators involved in the project.

www.britishcouncil.in/englishpartnerships

: https://www.facebook.com/TeachEnglishInIndia
: https://twitter.com/TeachEngIndia

The British Council, 2015


The United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We are registered in England as a charity.

BLISS: BIHAR LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TOP TIPS FOR PRESENTING AND PRACTISING VOCABULARY


Using flashcards

Brainstorming

Using a mind map


motorcycle
bus

train

trolley

bicycle

LAND

automobile,
truck, van
foot

subway

tractor trailer

Girl
TRANSPORTATION

ship
submarine

airplane
sailboat

glider

WATER
cargo/container
ship

Practising through
games

Learning words
in networks

AIR
aircraft
carrier

canoe

blimp

hot air
balloon

helicopter
space
shuttle

Keeping records
of new words

walk
walks

catwalk

walked

walker
beam

beams

sunbeam

beamed

beamer
cross

crosses

crossbar

crossed

crossing
dress

dresses

headdress

dressed

dressing

Deepak Kumar Choudhary, Nishan Singh Smarak 10+2 School, Rohtas


This poster was designed as part of a competition organised through BLISS: the Bihar Language Initiative for Secondary Schools project.
The competition was organised as one of the continuing professional development activities for Teacher Educators involved in the project.

www.britishcouncil.in/englishpartnerships

: https://www.facebook.com/TeachEnglishInIndia
: https://twitter.com/TeachEngIndia

The British Council, 2015


The United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We are registered in England as a charity.

BLISS: BIHAR LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TOP TIPS FOR DEVELOPING SPEAKING SKILLS


PRONOUNCE YOUR
WORDS CORRECTLY

BE CONFIDENT
COURAGE

FEAR

IMPROVE YOUR
BODY LANGUAGE

th v f
l r w h

Be confident when you speak.


Try not to hesitate.
Dont worry too much about
what other people think.

Practise consonant sounds which are


difficult for speakers of your first language.
Practise pronouncing them loudly and clearly.
Think about your tongue, teeth and airflow.

PRACTICE

DEVELOP YOUR VOICE

You can practise speaking in a


number of ways. You can work with
others in group debate or discussion
or practise on your own use a mirror!

Improve your intonation by


listening and singing along to songs.

USE THE RIGHT WORD

BE ACCURATE BUT
FLUENT TOO
USE GESTURES
grammer
grammar

Grab a dictionary and learn


one word per day
develop your word power!

Read grammar books to help you


avoid common errors but be confident
and keep speaking!

Dhananjay Pandey, Kharari Higher Secondary School, Rohtas


This poster was designed as part of a competition organised through BLISS: the Bihar Language Initiative for Secondary Schools project.
The competition was organised as one of the continuing professional development activities for Teacher Educators involved in the project.

www.britishcouncil.in/englishpartnerships

: https://www.facebook.com/TeachEnglishInIndia
: https://twitter.com/TeachEngIndia

The British Council, 2015


The United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We are registered in England as a charity.

BLISS: BIHAR LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TOP TIPS FOR DEVELOPING SPEAKING SKILLS


Avoid
distraction

Communicate with
other people

Maintain
eye contact

Up your
empathy
Be specific

Group
discussion
Be
patient

Be considerate

Positive
body
language

Practise
pronunciation
Dont be afraid of
making mistakes

Speak
clearly

Join an
English club

Support words
with gestures

Talk to a mirror
Onion
discussion

Read more
and more

Tell a story

Be brief

Interact in
English
Use
phrases

Vary vocal pace,


tone and volume

Organise
ideas
logically

Be positive

Ask
questions

Lead a
discussion

Be a
good
listener

Be aware of your
strengths and
weaknesses

Stay focussed on
the conversation

Practise with
your friends
Describe a
picture you like

It can
be fun

Record your
own voice

Grasp the
opportunity to
speak in
English

Be
confident

No
translation

Mukund Murari Ram, Plus 2 Uchcha Madyamik Vidyalaya, West Champaran


This poster was designed as part of a competition organised through BLISS: the Bihar Language Initiative for Secondary Schools project.
The competition was organised as one of the continuing professional development activities for Teacher Educators involved in the project.

www.britishcouncil.in/englishpartnerships

: https://www.facebook.com/TeachEnglishInIndia
: https://twitter.com/TeachEngIndia

The British Council, 2015


The United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We are registered in England as a charity.

BLISS: BIHAR LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TOP TIPS FOR DEVELOPING READING SKILLS


The boy with perfect
reading skills
Head: for generating
positive thinking

Eyes: for making


judgements, decisions
and predictions

Nose: for sniffing


out interesting
reading material

Reading strategies
Steps to developing
good reading skills

Mouth: for asking


questions during
reading and
answering them

SIMPLE READING
Identifying important
words

UNDERSTANDING
Heart: for active
reading and
visualisation
Stomach: an appetite
for daily reading

Understanding the meaning


of important words

QUESTIONING
Asking questions
about the text

CONNECTING
Waist: always avoiding
wasting time

Linking new learning to


previous knowledge

IDENTIFYING
Identifying the explicit
meaning of the text

Knees: ready to
bend and become
a flexible reader

INFERENCING
Inferencing the implicit
meaning of the text

EVALUATING
Forming opinions about
the text you have read

Feet: ready to
put plans into action
and tackle text structure
Sheetal Deva, Mount Litera Public School, Begusarai
This poster was designed as part of a competition organised through BLISS: the Bihar Language Initiative for Secondary Schools project.
The competition was organised as one of the continuing professional development activities for Teacher Educators involved in the project.

www.britishcouncil.in/englishpartnerships

: https://www.facebook.com/TeachEnglishInIndia
: https://twitter.com/TeachEngIndia

The British Council, 2015


The United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We are registered in England as a charity.

BLISS: BIHAR LANGUAGE INITIATIVE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TOP TIPS FOR DEVELOPING SPEAKING SKILLS


SPEAKING

COHESION AND LOGIC

LISTENING

CONVERSE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

CONTENT
INTERACTIVE COMPETENCE
Organise
your ideas
logically

INTERACT IN ENGLISH

TEACHER

METHOD

PRACTISE PRONUNCIATION

STUDENT

AIDS

PAUSE & PONDER PRONUNCIATION,


STRESS, INTONATION & SPEED OF
DELIVERY

Be concise

RECORD YOUR OWN VOICE


MAINTAIN GESTURES AND
EYE CONTACT

Be expressive

DEVELOPING SPEAKING SKILLS

BE INQUISITIVE - ASK QUESTIONS

Be responsive

KNOW YOUR OWN MERITS


AND FLAWS

SPEAKING:
Content and
ideas are
important

LISTENING:
Listening
supports
speaking

Take part in
debates and discussions
Work in groups

The most important


thing in communication
is to hear what isnt
being said. Peter Drucker

Participate in role play

Be imaginative

Effective communication
starts with listening.

TEACHER AND STUDENT


INTERACTION

Michael Fielding

Use a range of tenses


and verb forms

Individual work

Pairwork
Speech is power:
Speech is to persuade,
to convert, to compel.

Words have
incredible power

Groupwork

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tanushree Chowdhury, D.A.V. Public School, Nalanda


This poster was designed as part of a competition organised through BLISS: the Bihar Language Initiative for Secondary Schools project.
The competition was organised as one of the continuing professional development activities for Teacher Educators involved in the project.

www.britishcouncil.in/englishpartnerships

: https://www.facebook.com/TeachEnglishInIndia
: https://twitter.com/TeachEngIndia

The British Council, 2015


The United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We are registered in England as a charity.