7 ways to speak English fluently and confidently
1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
Your goal is to deliver a message, not speak perfect English, with the right grammar and vocabulary. Even native English speakers make mistakes!
Mistakes are good if you learn from them….
2. Practise, practise, practise
Practice makes perfect. Constantly look for opportunities to test out your spoken English. Busuu’s Conversations feature, for instance, provides an easy way to speak English and get feedback from with native speakers around the world.
The more you hear, the easier it will be for you to speak better English. You’ll start speaking more fluently and confidently in conversations, learning how to give your opinions in English with new expressions and idioms.
4. Celebrate success
Every time you talk to someone in English is an achievement. Every single interaction you have, no matter how small, will help you improve your skills over time. Be proud of your progress.
These first four tips help provide the best way to start speaking English with ease. The following three steps will help take your English speaking skills to the next level…
5. Think in English
Go from speaking good English to great English by thinking in the language. You’ll find it difficult at first, but after some time you’ll learn how to switch between speaking English and your first language.
6. Talk to yourself
It will look funny, we know. But by talking to yourself in English in front of the mirror for a few minutes each day, you will learn when and how to use different expressions. You’ll also learn where you make most of the mistakes.
7. Tongue twisters
Tongue twisters help improve your diction and teach you how to speak quickly. Practise with tricky sayings like this: “The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday”.