Do you want to speak English better? Maybe you want to improve your career or maybe you want to travel. It’s always a good idea to learn how to speak English fluently!
Here are some quick tips to help you improve your English speaking skills.
1. Have fun with learning English. English doesn’t always make sense. For example, wallet, where you put your money and credit cards, doesn’t sound the same as ballet, the beautiful dance form.
Here’s another example: The girls left the room, so only the boys were left. In this sentence, the word left is its own opposite!
English can be weird, so don’t worry about the rules. Take in as much of the English as you can. Read things you enjoy reading, like novels and comic books. Watch English language videos, like YouTube videos, movies, and TV series. Listen to English songs – anything is helpful, from Bob Dylan to Bruno Mars.
Of course, it helps to listen to someone speaking to you in English. If you can, take an English class or find an English teacher online. Just remember to enjoy yourself!
2. Learn common English phrases. An easy way to speak in English is to study common English phrases. Yes, it’s good to learn English words, but you can speak English fluently faster if you know useful phrases.
For example, learn how to talk about likes and dislikes by remembering these phrases:
I like _____.
I don’t like _____.
When you know these common English phrases, you can order at a restaurant, go shopping, and tell people what you want.
There are also many phrases you can use to say the same thing. Learn the different phrases. That way, you won’t repeat your words. For example, you can say, “I like eating cake. I enjoy drinking coffee.”
3. Practice a lot and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. It’s fun to read and listen to English, but it’s important to practice speaking English too! That’s why at Learntalk we have unlimited plans so to encourage students to practice speaking as much as possible.
Start by repeating sentences you read or hear. Study how the sentences are formed. Then, practice making your own sentences.
For example, in the song “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran sings, “The club isn’t the best place to find a lover.” What else is not the best thing to do at a club? There are so many! Practice speaking English with a list:
The club isn’t the best place to talk to your friends.
The club isn’t the best place to bring a child.
The club isn’t the best place to _____.
Work on delivering your message. Don’t worry about not having perfect grammar. Practice speaking English with a friend. If you can, find an English teacher!
Again, don’t worry about making mistakes! Mistakes are part of learning. The best English teachers are happy to hear their students making mistakes. It shows that the student is trying to use the language – and the best way to learn how to speak English fluently is to use the language as often as you can!