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Do you ever forget words or grammar rules that you've just learnt when speaking in a foreign language? Do you feel a bit unsure when you pronounce each word? Don't worry, you're not alone! Busuu is here to help you make your dreams come true–learn how to speak English fluently!

5 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;

  • Be proud and happy when people understand what you're saying and when you're able to carry on a perfect conversation;

  • Practise, practise, practise. Only practice makes perfect–constantly look for opportunities to do so;

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

  • Use Busuu Conversations – a perfect feature that will help you perfect your English pronunciation.

Different methods to improve your English speaking skills without the need to travel or constantly practise:

Think in English to speak English fluently

1. Think in English

Control your thoughts and start to think in English. It’s going to be difficult at first, but after some time you’ll learn how to switch between languages fast and translate even faster.

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".

5 tips on improving your English speaking skills:

Ways to improve English speaking skills
  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes–your goal is to deliver a message, not perfect grammar and vocabulary;
  • Be proud and happy when people understand what you're saying and when you're able to carry on a perfect conversation;
  • Practise, practise, practise. Only practice makes perfect–constantly look for opportunities to do so;
  • Listen: the more you hear, the easier it will be for you to use new key expressions and words in an English conversation;
  • Use Busuu Conversations–a perfect feature that will help you perfect your English pronunciation. Record yourself and send the audio to native speakers who will correct your mistakes.

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