About eight years ago, I joined a speech contest and I was the winner (Alhamdulillah.. ). The topic that I chose is about “How to improve your English.” I think, it is not only just for speech contest, but also I apply it in my daily life. Now, I want to share it with you all. I hope there is something that you can get from this articles. Here it is (with some revision):
“Assalamualaikum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
First of all, let’s praise our God Allah, Lord of the universe. Him only do we worship and Him only do we ask for help. Peace be upon our prophet Muhammad, the last messenger of Allah who has shown us the right way of Islam. So, we can live happily on the earth and the hereafter.
I don’t forget to convey my thank to the master of ceremony who has given me this opportunity to speak before the audience. Well, to make the time effective, allow me here to speak about “How to improve your English.”
English is an international language spoken by almost million of people all over the world. Some of them use it as their first language, such as the people of United States, Canada, Britain, and many others. And some others use it as their second language, such as the people of Indonesia, Malaysia, and many others.
English is badly needed by everyone. Some of them can study it successfully and some others failed.
How to improve your English? This is a very simple question, but the answer is very difficult. Here are some points that you can try to do if you really want to be good in English.
First, read as much as possible any reading materials, books, magazines, or newspapers in English. You can not only rely on your English text book. That is not enough. You need something more to apply your English.
Second, try to speak English with someone who support you to be good in English, for example, with your English teacher or your classmates. It will be better if you try to speak English with the native speaker. Be sure you can understand him and he can understand you.
Third, listening to the radio or watching movies in English. It is not only can sharpen your listening but also your speaking ability as well. Of course you can do this in your leisure time.
Fourth, write something in English. For example, you can write some letters to your friends in other countries. Share your experiences with them.
The theory is very simple. But everything is up to you. Will you improve your English?
That is all what I want to share with you. I just beg your pardon and thank you very much for your attention. See you latter.
Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.”
Honestly, I forget some sentences. But, you still can get the point, aren’t you? Hehehe..
Please tell me if there is a mistake in the process of writing.
Good luck!! And be the master of English!!