Itis a serious phenomenon that a large number of college students in our countrycannot talk with others in English or speak English fluently or correctly. Whatwould result in this phenomenon and how can we solve this problem?
Asfar as I am concerned, several reasons can account for this phenomenon and Iwould like to list some of them. First, lack of practice is the most importantfactor—most students in China do not pay enough attention to their oral Englishpractice because they think they will not use it in their career frequently.Second, lack of the language environment is another reason. The majority ofstudents in china will not be willing to speak English unless they arerequested in class in that they will feel weird and uneasy if they use Englishto talk with others. In addition, some students are too shy and nervous tospeak English fluently.
Takingabove general reasons into accounting, I would like to make some suggestions toavoid “mute English”. For one thing, to correct the attitude is the mostimportant. Students have to adjust their attitude towards oral English so thatthey will have further motivation to practice it well. For another, practice isequally important. As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”. Students shouldpractice their oral English as much as possible. Only in this way can they geta satisfying result and avoid “mute English”.