Improving Your Speaking Skills
Being able to speak fluently is the top goal of most English learners.
In reality, ‘fluency’ is not a very clear goal… But I think I know what you are looking for.
You want to explain your thoughts easily, give an opinion or tell a story without feeling like you have to stop and think or feel limited by your vocabulary.
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Why is Speaking So Hard?
Take a moment to think about:
- How much time have you spent speaking?
- How much time have you spent studying grammar, listening, reading and writing?
Without knowing your exact answer… I can guess that you have spent MUCH LESS time practicing speaking compared to the other skills.
Speaking is hard because it is the skill that you practice the least.
To start this lesson on the right path, I’d like you to read an article that explains why speaking is more like learning a sport than an ‘academic’ or knowledge skill.