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7 Tips That Can Get You Speaking In English Fluently

Speaking fluently in English is a challenge for many. Learning English requires consistent effort and practice because English can sometimes be very confusing.

While 'advice' is a noun, but 'c' becomes 's' to turn the word into a verb. Why? Maybe because they just wanted to have fun!

English Grammar rules can get you thinking numerous 'hows' and 'whys'. The tenses, the prepositions, to-do verbs, and what not! All concepts can come down to you like rocks and you keep wondering, lost and confused.

Well, the questions might be numerous, the answer lies in just one word-Practice.

Remember when Amitabh Bachchan said,

"You see sir, I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English, I can run English because English is such a funny language."

He had a very good point.

English is a funny language and unless you walk, talk, run and laugh English, you cannot get to the neck of it.

To be able to speak fluently in English you need to make English a part of your daily routine. Keep your eyes and ears open to new words and phrases. Understand their meaning, the context of their use, and try to use them in your conversations. Befriend English and then you're all set to use it effectively.

To get you speaking fluently in English, here are a few quick tips.

1. Make English Your Daily Routine

Start using English frequently. Try to speak in English as much as you can.

Get an English expert to be your friend and practice English with his/her assistance. Don't be afraid of making mistakes.

Mistakes only mean that you're trying and getting better. Talk in English with people around you. This will make you more comfortable with the use of the English language.

Have an English learning plan and implement in your daily life, all that you've learned. For example, if you learn a new word, try to use it appropriately as much as you can.

This will help you memorize the word, and understand its usage according to the context. This in turn would improve your vocabulary too. So, just go for it!

2. Get used to the 'twists and turns' of the Language

As we saw above, English can sometimes be very confusing. Confusions are those obstacles that will hinder your progress.

But worry not. All you need to do is accept that English is a twisty language. Make peace with it. And go on with your preparation.

Don't focus too much on Grammar in the initial stages of learning. Learn the basics and start using them. Learn common phrases instead of learning words.

Don't dive deep into the exceptions of Grammar. Don't overthink. Let them be as they are. Memorize them and move ahead. Eventually, everything gets decoded.

3. Learn to Think in English

One of the most effective ways to speak fluently in English is to think in English.

Unable to find words to speak, getting stuck at framing sentences can be the problems arising out of translations that you try to make in your head.

It often is the case with English learns. You think of what you have to say in your native language and then struggle to translate it into English. In this entire process, your brain does double work. Reduce the effort of your brain.

Try this out:

Suppose you want to say, 'I have a pet dog'.

How would you start?

Think of a dog. Paint a picture of a dog in your head. Now replace that native word for dog, with the word 'dog' itself. There you are! Half the job is done! Go on to frame the 'I have a pet dog' sentence now. Easy?

This trick will help you a great deal to speak fluently in English.

4. Improve Your Listening Skills

Learn to listen. Make sure you listen carefully whenever you watch an English film, web series, or video.

Pay attention to phonetics and pronunciation. Try to speak with the correct pronunciation.

Listen to new words and phrases. Try to imitate the pronunciation. See which words are to be stressed for importance. Look for pauses in the sentence.

See how punctuations are pronounced. Listening to English videos, movies will help you out with all these aspects.

Also, observe how your friends or colleagues speak in English. Adopt their body language and gestures.

To be able to speak in English fluently is a little exercise to your tongue too. Try out English tongue twisters.

These are good exercises for your tongue and can make it more flexible to speak fluently in a new language.

5. Make the Best Use of Available Resources

The Internet has given us access to a lot of resources that can help us learn to read, write and speak English.

To speak English fluently, you can make use of the resources available on the world wide web.

You can make use of podcasts, youtube, online courses, professional courses available, songs, and music to improve your English speaking skills.

Listening to professional people speaking English will both, inspire you to be better and boost your confidence.

6. Read Aloud and Record Your Voice

Read aloud whenever you can. Reading aloud helps you hear your own voice.

Try reading out loud whenever you are reading a book or an article.

This will help you to focus on your own pronunciations and assess if you are reading the piece correctly. This will help you learn better and speak fluently.

Also, recording a piece in your own voice and listening to it later can help you analyze yourself. You can track your progress and keep improving.

7. Talk to Yourself

Talk to yourself in English when you carry out your daily chores. Imagine as if you are instructing yourself.

You can also try writing things out. You can form simple sentences as instructions for your daily tasks.

For example, you are planning to get the grocery for the month. Talk or write down the things that you'd want to get from the grocery store.

Your instruction list would look something like this:

Get groceries from the store.

I need to buy 3 kg sugar, 5 kg wheat, and 2 kg rice.

Once I get the groceries, I need to put them in place.

Referring to your usual tasks as instructions in English can help you frame easy sentences and use them in your daily life. This will eventually make you more comfortable with using the English language for your conversations, both personal and professional.

With the help of the above-mentioned tips, you can speak fluently in English.

Learning English is a journey. When you put your mind to learning English, you need 3 ingredients that can lead you to your goal. They are Honesty towards learning, consistency, and practice. With these 3 ingredients, you can definitely succeed and speak effectively in English.

Decide your goal. Make a concrete plan. Keep going and progressing bit by bit every day. Stay motivated by appreciating your progress. Have faith in yourself and your efforts.

English can be a confusing language. However, with a plan, you can dive deep into each aspect of learning English. Don't focus on complex things in the beginning. Start with the basics. Get your foundation built strong at first and then you can keep adding floors to it!

Try and implement the tips mentioned in the above article and let us know in the comments if they work for you!


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