By John Doey Submitted On June 08, 2021
1. Make it a habit
Make speaking English a habit. Set aside at least 20 minutes a day to speak English. Find a native speaker or talk with your friend – it doesn’t really matter. You need to develop the confidence to speak English first. Speak English every single day if you want to quickly improve your speaking skills.
2. Find a non-native English language partner
It may be really stressful to talk with a native English speaker if your speaking skills are low so it’s sometimes better to find a non-native English partner. Talk with him about everything you talk about in your native language like your hobbies, news from all over the world, friends and so on. You can find a language partner online, speak with your friends, look for an English conversational group in your area. There are many ways to find a partner.
3. Listen to online radio stations or podcasts
There are many online radio stations to choose from. Listen to these stations carefully and try to memorize useful common phrases. If you want something easier, try audios provided by BBC Learning English or VOA News Special English. The best way to improve your speaking skills is to imitate native speakers. VOA provides a transcription for every audio so it’s way easier to follow the speaker.
Don’t be scared of speaking English even if you don’t speak it well. Practice makes perfect. Don’t sit around – go speaking!
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