I warmly suggest you to start watching TV in English as often as possible, especially if you have a limited exposure to the English language in your everyday life. Truth be told, you won’t start speaking fluently by watching TV alone, but it’s a very, very effective way to get the English language to seep into your brain!
In this blog post I’m trying to dispel a myth that fluency is defined by one’s ability to speak about a very wide variety of subjects. Well, while it’s true to a certain degree, it can also be very intimidating and I suspect that many of my fellow foreign English speakers are holding back their full potential as English speakers because they don’t believe they’re good enough.
Did you know my second language isn’t English but Russian? And did you know that I still mix up English pronouns ‘he’ and ‘she’? Well, there’s more you’ll find out if you read this blog post, so you may want to check it out!
What do you think which group of people it is easier to speak with – your fellow foreign English speakers or native English speakers? This time I’m giving you 5 reasons why speaking with natives might be easier than speaking with your fellow foreigners, but don’t worry – I have an article coming up about why it is easier to speak with other foreigners.
This is yet another one of my English fluency management strategies and this time it’s got to do with the way you handle your body in stressful situations. It’s about breathing and relaxing your abdominal muscles, and it has helped me in countless situations to speak English more fluently and confidently. Read about it, and you’ll see I’m not just messing around with you!
It might sound as if I’m contradicting with the first article in today’s highlights about watching TV which is primarily a listening practice. But if you read that article and watch this video thoroughly, you’ll realize that my point is the following – you can’t JUST listen to the English language and expect to become a fluent speaker! Any real-life conversation involves both – listening and speaking – so I don’t think it’s right to separate one from the other.
In these podcasts you’ll hear me and my fellow English teaching professionals discuss a lot of things related to English fluency – why foreigners are so afraid of speaking and making mistakes, what are the most effective ways to become fluent in the language and so on and so forth. I really hope you’ll enjoy listening to these podcasts:
English verb ‘to PUT’ may be simple, but it is by no means useless to an advanced English speaker! If fact, it’s one of the most versatile English verbs forming plenty of phrasal verbs, idioms and it also helps with getting your verbal message across to your chat partner in situations when you’re struggling to find the right words to say.
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