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1. What do you mean by Speaking Skill?

Language is primarily speech. Speaking is the production of utterances for communication. We speak when want to express our ideas, opinions desires and to establish social relationship and friendships.

Speaking skill seems to be very difficult to achieve for students who are learning English as Foreign language. This is especially true in Nepalese context. It is due to insufficient opportunity to practice and hear authentic English outside as well as inside the classroom. We can have various activities such as simple and discourse to enhance speaking skill. It also needs a lot of exposure and proper training for the development of speaking skills of the learners.

According to Longman Dictionary, speaking is the utterance of intelligible speech or seeming to be capable of speech.

Speaking is the process of orally expressing thought and feelings of reflecting and shaping experience, and sharing information.

Speaking is a complex process, which involves thinking language and social skills. The speaker combines words to sentences and paragraphs and use a language style that is appropriate to a social context.

Speaking is development for the relationships between a speaker and her hearer. In addition, speaking is determining which logical linguistic, psychological and physical rules that should be applied in a given communicative situation. In teaching speaking, teachers should teach the students some steps in order to make the speaking itself properly and understandable, those steps are: Speak clearly and expressively about their ideas.


2. What are the elements of speaking?

The elements of speaking are as follows:

      The ability to articulate phonological features of the target language

      Mastery of stress, rhythm and intonation patterns

      An acceptable degree of fluency

      Transactional and interpersonal management

      Skills in taking turns

      Skills in interaction management

      Skills in negotiating meaning through the strategies such as comprehension checks, repletion requests, clarification requests and so on

      Using appropriate discourse formulae and fillers

3. What are the problems of teaching speaking and how do you overcome them?

There are many problems of teaching speaking. They are listed below:


      Nothing to say

      Low or uneven participation

      Use of mother tongue

      Large class size

      Low exposure time

      Low priority for testing speaking

We can overcome these problems in the following ways:

      Use pair and group work

      Give instructions on training in discussion skills

      Encourage the learners to participate

      Manage activity on easy language

      Keep students speaking the target language

      Choose good topic and task to stimulate students

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