English Admin – Today we are learning an example of procedure text about how to speak English fluently. The main goal of this lesson is showing a procedure text form and not the accuracy of the steps when trying speaking English fluently.
Procedure text show some steps and instruction on how to do thing completely. When we are buying new gadget, for example, we are given along with a manual installation note. That is a functional procedure or instruction to make the gadget usable.
How to make such instruction written material? That is the way a procedure text organized which we are learning now. There are may topics to write for this kind of text such as, how to cook, how to make a candle, how to wear a tie, how to be a good student and for the topic now is how to try speaking English. So here we go.
Simple Instructions on How to Speak English Fluently
What you need to do
1. Your willingness to speak
2. Your self confidence that you can
3. Your vocabularies on certain topics
The Steps to Speak English Fluently
After you have the things to do, now it is the time to make action, speaking English aloud
First of all, realize that English Is a odd Language. You have to accept that some time the patterns in English grammar don’t make sense at all. For example, why are “read” (reed) and “read” (red) the same word, but they are pronounced differently.
Second phase, stop being a Student. What does it mean? Stop thinking of yourself as someone who is learning English but start thinking of yourself as someone who can speaks English.
Next, get more out of listening English! Most students listen to a native English-speaker, they focus on understanding what all the words mean. This is definitely important.
After that, learn and Study Phrases. Speaking English is saying expressions to show your thoughts, feelings and ideas. Your goal is to speak English in full sentences, so why not learn some phrases and sentences representing your thought and idea.
Don’t Study Grammar Too Much. You have to know that speaking English fluently isn’t the same as knowing perfect English grammar – even native English-speakers make grammar mistakes! Fluency is about being able to communicate.
Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes. Sometimes it is difficult to put all those rules and words together into a correct sentence but don’t let the fear stop you from speaking English. Even if you think you’re making a mistake, keep speaking anyway!
Finally, use English. There’s an expression: “Use it or lose it!” . It means if you don’t practice speaking English, you might forget how to speak it. This thought can be used to help you remember new English vocabularies.
Note on the Generic Structure of Procedure Text about some Steps to Speak English Fluently.
We have known that a procedure text in English is a text which is intentionally written to show the direction of instruction to do things completely.
The structure used for most of procedure text sample is organized as follow:
1. Goal: Where is the goal of the procedure text located? Title, yes the tittle of a procedure text itself shows the goal. So the sample above has the goal
How to speak English fluently
2. Material and equipment: These things are optional to mention. Some procedure text sample omit them. From the sample above we know that things needed to speak English fluently are:
3. Series of steps: These are the action need to do to achieve the goal stated in the the title. From the sample of procedure text about, the steps to do are:
Aware that English is weird.
Stop being a Student.
Listening English more
Learn and Study Phrases
Don’t Study Grammar Too Much.
Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes.
Those three things which make the structure of a procedure text strong and correct. They are goal, materials, and steps. If you learn to write and speak some instruction or procedure to do things, apply those three main elements.
Note of Language Feature of Procedure Text about How to Speak English Fluently
As we said the procedure text is actually an instruction to do thing. It consists of some command and prohibitions. Due to such contents, then a procedure text is mostly written in imperative and prohibition sentences. Do you still remember how to make these kinds of sentences. Easy, let’s remind you again.
To make command and prohibition expressions, remember some basic form of English sentences:
Affirmative sentence: You speak English
Negative sentence: You do not speak English
Interrogative sentence: Do you speak English?
Question sentence: How do you speak English
Imperative sentence: Speak English!
Prohibition sentence: Don’t speak English!
So jut omit the subject of the sentence and you will get the imperative sentence. From the imperative for, put “Don’t” word in the first, then you will get a prohibition sentence.
Well, this is an example of procedure text about how to speak English fluently. Learning English in high school focuses on understanding on text genres. For more sample you can read:
I think that’s all for learning text sample today. We will continues our lesson on other topics such as short conversation on certain topics, some sample and structure of some functional text, and the English text genres. Happy learning English online!