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
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.
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.
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".
Topics you could speak about on different levels:
|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
The modern world