Nowadays fewer and fewer students pay attention to their spoken English, which results in a dramatic increase in the number of students who can spell English words but are incapable of speaking them fluently or correctly. This phenomenon has aroused many people‘s attention.
Why does such a phenomenon emerge? As far as I‘m concerned, there are possibly two reasons contributing to this phenomenon. On the one hand, exam-oriented education makes many schools lay emphasis on passing the English exams, which leads to the lack of speaking environment for students to practice their spoken English. On the other hand, students themselves don‘t realize the importance of the ability to speak English which has a great influence on their future study and career development.
To change this situation, I think we can take the following measures. First, the importance of oral English should be emphasized to raise students‘ awareness of the necessity of speaking English. Second, exams should be modified to make students pay attention to their spoken English. Third, schools can organize various activities to arouse students‘ interest in speaking English.