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Hello! Hello! Hello! Here is a video to help you become more fluent in English. I took longer to release this video as I put a lot of thought into it. I sat and reflected on my own learning experience with French and Portuguese. I also reflected on how fluency improvement has come about with my one-to-one students. This video has a lot of vocabulary and phrasal verbs and I want to highlight them here in this post
To set you on the right track means to point you in the right direction and this is what I intend to do in this lesson. One of the things I talk about is how someone’s self-confidence can go from high to low when the subject of conversation changes
Yes, it’s true. When I’m giving class to students who specialize in any given particular field of business or academic study, they can literally blow me away with their English. This means they can really impress me with their English.
So many English learners have to switch sometimes to small talk, i.e. casual or trivial conversation. You could call it chatting or chitchat and I see many people’s level of self-confidence drop when we change to this kind of speaking. This is one of the main reasons so many students get tongue-tied: they simply can’t find the right words to speak properly. It’s not that you don’t have a good command of English, it’s just a question of expanding upon your vocabulary.
Some people live in parts of the world where there are no native speakers to practice English with. We are lucky to have the internet so that learners can at least connect with non-native speakers to put what they are learning into action. In my own case of self-learning with French and Portuguese, I didn’t have the internet to rely on. So I took up unorthodox approaches like mumbling, i.e. saying in a quiet and indistinct way the language to myself as I walked to work. If you can find any native speaker in your town to talk about this and that(talk about a wide variety of topics), you can put a lot of what you are learning into practice.