how to speaking english
Studying grammar will only slow you down and confuse you. You will think about the rules when creating sentences instead of naturally saying a sentence like a native. Remember that only a small fraction of English speakers know more than 20% of all the grammar rules. Many ESL students know more grammar than native speakers. I can confidently say this with experience. I am a native English speaker, majored in English Literature, and have been teaching English for more than 10 years. However, many of my students know more details about English grammar than I do. I can easily look up the definition and apply it, but I don’t know it off the top of my head.
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.
Are you learning English speaking for a specific reason? For example, are you learning English so you can get a job in an English-speaking company? In that case, practice English that will help you in an interview. Are you learning English so you can make friends in America? Then you would need a different kind of English.
Remember to think in English as you’re telling your story. Focus on speaking fluently instead of correctly. Say every sentence out loud to yourself.
It’s essential that you find somebody to give you feedback on your speaking – ideally a native speaker. One of the most powerful ways to do this is to study English in an English-speaking country where you get continuous feedback – in class, while you’re shopping, out on the town and even from your host family. Learning through immersion is so powerful because it makes your whole life a learning opportunity – and the more you use your English in a natural setting with native speakers of all walks of life, the faster your progress will be.
Singing is a fantastic way to get in a good mood and improve your English at the same time. Next time you find a song you like, search for the lyrics (text) of the song on the Internet and read at the same time as you listen. Next, sing the song at the same time. Pay attention to the way words are pronounced and imitate what you hear to be as similar as possible. You’ll soon find yourself accidentally singing it without needing the lyrics.
It will look funny, we know. But by practising a few minutes a day in front of the mirror you will learn when and how to use different expressions. You’ll also learn where you make most of the mistakes. Below, you can find a range of topics you could practise on.
Communicating in fluent, confident and natural English is an achievable goal. Every English learner is different, but there are a number of easy ways to improve in a reasonably short period of time.
In another activity you will practice speaking English in a restaurant. Ms. Marquez plays the waitress and asks you for your order. You don’t have to be shy with Ms. Marquez. She is a very patient teacher!
Practicing and improving your English skills at USA Learns will give you the courage and confidence you need when you are speaking English to other people.