how to speak in english
We say ‘practice makes perfect.’ That may not be completely true for speaking. Everybody makes mistakes, and that’s OK. But practice will build confidence and that’s what you need if you want to be successful at speaking English.
Practicing by speaking out loud or into the microphone is very important. It’s important for you to say the words out loud when you are relaxed and not afraid of what other people will think. It’s just you and your USA Learns friends so you can speak freely. Do not skip these lessons if you really want to improve your speaking skills. Even if you don’t have a microphone or the software, say the words out loud. Make your mouth and tongue form the words.
The English Speaking Basics section is a great example of making numerous sentences with a single phrase. So don’t spend hours and hours learning many different words. Use that time to study phrases instead and you will be closer to English fluency.
I often ask my native English friends some grammar questions, and only a few of them know the correct answer. However, they are fluent in English and can read, speak, listen, and communicate effectively.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes: Your goal is to deliver a message, not perfect grammar and vocabulary. Even native English speakers make mistakes!
Before you go to a place where you have to speak English, you can practice what you might have to say. If you’re preparing to go to a restaurant, what might conversations in a restaurant sound like? Answer the questions a waiter might ask you. Try talking about food and menus.
Do whatever it takes to become more comfortable with speaking English.
- I’m eating a sandwich.
- My friend is drinking soda.
- This restaurant is very good.
- A round-trip ticket to Central Station, please.
- Could I have a lemonade with no sugar?