I’m Addicted to Spoken English Practice… HELP ME!

By Robby

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I’m desperate. 😡

I don’t know what to do.

I’m a serious addict and I just can’t seem to be able to stop the terrible habit no matter how hard I try… 🙁

Want to know what it is?

It’s SPEAKING IN ENGLISH WITH MYSELF.

There – I said it.

I know, I know, it’s crazy, it’s pathetic, and you’ll probably think I’ve totally lost my mind by coming out with this announcement in public, but I have no choice but to share it with you, my friends – simply because I can’t take it any longer!!!

I’ve tried different things in order to break this habit of constant spoken English self-practice.

I’ve been reading a lot of English fiction just to prevent myself from speaking, but it didn’t work! Every time I’ve done some reading, I found myself discussing its contents with myself a short time later, and I seemingly don’t have any control over it…

I’ve tried watching a lot of TV in English – different TV dramas, educational programs – you name it! And guess what? I always end up doing the same thing – speaking about what I’ve seen, and I’ve also started mimicking actors and narrators in order to learn to speak in English with American and British pronunciation – how crazy is that?!

I mean – why can’t I just enjoy a lot of passive English content just like most foreign English speakers do, and be OK with that?

After all, that’s what the English teaching industry wants us to do, isn’t that right?

We’d all realize our potential as English learners best by keeping pouring over textbooks and grammar books and excelling in subsequent tests and exams, and that’s how English studies are done the proper way, am I wrong in saying all this?

But wait a minute…

Why am I complaining about my addiction?

If I think about it – I actually like being a spoken English addict! 😀

Screw everyone else’s opinion!

Even if the whole world thinks I’m nuts, so what?

I’d rather be addicted to spoken English than be struggling with my English fluency, and if it helps me, why not do it?

Why suppress something I truly enjoy doing – just because majority of people would find it unacceptable and weird?

NO WAY!

I’m not going to complain about it anymore!

From this moment and on I’ll actually take pride in being addicted to spoken English, and if you’re the same as me (or maybe you want to criticize me?), you’re welcome to share your opinion in the comments section below!

Thanks for tuning in,

Robby 😉

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