How to speak English fluently

Communicate confidently with these top tips

Improve your English

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.

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4 tips on improving your English speaking skills:

  • 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!

  • Practise, practise, practise: Practice makes perfect. Constantly look for opportunities to talk in English. Busuu's Conversations feature lets you connect with English speakers aroudn the world.

  • Listen: The more you hear, the easier it will be for you to use new key expressions and words in an English conversation.

  • Celebrate success: Every conversation that you have in English is an achievement and will help you improve your skills over time. Be proud of your progress.

Fun ways to boost the fluency of your English

Think in English to speak English fluently

1. Think in English

Try to think in English. It’s going to be difficult at first, but after some time you’ll learn how to switch between your first language and English.

Talk to yourself to speak English fluently

2. Talk to yourself

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.

Tongue twisters to speak English fluently

3. Tongue twisters

Tongue twisters are always the perfect way to improve your diction and help you learn how to speak quickly. Here are two sayings you can start practising on: “The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday".

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Topics you could speak about on different levels:

Levels Topics
A1 Leading general conversations in English
Discussing people and their characters
Your job and hobbies
A2 Talking about travelling and planning trips
Home and work
Health and wellness
B1 How to describe lifestyles
Cultures and entertainment
Feelings and emotions
B2 Discussing elections and politics
Life choices
The modern world