learn to speak fluent english
Reading, listening, and speaking are the most important aspects of any language. The same is true for English. However, speaking is the only requirement to be fluent. It is normal for babies and children to learn speaking first, become fluent, then start reading, then writing. So the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing.
Isn’t it strange that schools across the world teach reading first, then writing, then listening, and finally speaking? Although it is different, the main reason is because when you learn a second language, you need to read material to understand and learn it. So even though the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing, the order for ESL students is reading, listening, speaking, then writing.
You don’t have to only learn English from textbooks and teachers—anyone who speaks English can help you practice. Imagine how you would feel if someone asked you, in your native language, how to pronounce something? Would you be angry? No! You’d probably be happy to help, just like most English speakers are happy to help you. If you know any English speakers, whether it’s a friend or co-worker, take advantage of the opportunity to practice and learn from them.
Sometimes you can find patterns in English grammar, but other times English doesn’t make sense at all. For example, why are “read” (reed) and “read” (red) the same word, but pronounced differently depending on whether you’re speaking in the past or present tense? Or why is “mice” the plural of “mouse,” but “houses” is the plural of “house”?
Listen: The more you hear, the easier it will be for you to use new key expressions and words in an English conversation.
If you want to eliminate these problems and become fluent in English, the secret is…
This helps develop your English for real-life situations – even though you are only thinking and not speaking. If during this exercise you don’t know how to say something, check your dictionary later. If you do this kind of “mental practice” regularly, you will develop the ability to use English in any everyday situation.
1. What is Fluency? 0:34
2. Rule Number One: Get Out There and SPEAK! 1:27
3. Get Used to Pressure 3:24
4. Speed Reading 6:28
5. Using Songs 7:41
6. Learn Language in Chunks 8:55
See the full version of this free English lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/s.