Do you feel nervous or shy when you speak English?
Are you scared of making mistakes and feeling stupid when you speak English?
If the answer is yes, it’s now time to make a change!
To make that change, you need to understand exactly why you feel this way so that you can eliminate those negative emotions and overcome the fears connected to speaking in English.
First of all, let’s look at why you feel the way you do and why you don’t have the confidence to speak in English as you would like…
Over the years of learning English, you have programmed yourself. You have programmed negative emotions into your mind.
There are situations you have come across when learning English which have had a big influence on your ability to speak English.
Take a look at the example below;
Can you see how all these experiences have influenced you over the years?
Thinking like this has limited your development and held you back with your spoken English.
The great news is… you can change these ‘problems’ just by changing your thoughts. You can think anything you want!
Think about this for a moment… ‘fear’ and ‘belief’ are the same thing…they are both something you have created by your thoughts. You just have to choose which one to feel!
Thinking in a different way will take some time, however it is possible.
ACTIVITY: ELIMINATE FEAR OF SPEAKING ENGLISH!
Here’s a simple exercise you can do every day;
Write on a piece of paper: “I can speak English confidently and fluently”
For the next 2 weeks say this sentence 5 times, every morning. Each time you say it, feel it and believe it. By practising this daily, you will re-programme your mind to believe in yourself and to think positively about your abilities.
By thinking positively, you will gain the confidence you need and feel ready to go out there and speak English the way you really want!
It’s really that simple…Just give it a try!
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All the best for 2019...This can be the year you make a change : )
Matthew & Becky
Native British Teachers
Online English Skills
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