Lesson 1 - How to Improve Your Fluency
Well, the first question to ask is... What is fluency?
Fluency is to speak smoothly without stopping or hesitating.
There are two parts to fluency; physical and mental and you need to work on both parts in order to improve.
So, you need to understand that if you want to improve your fluency you must practice speaking, it’s the same with other skills such as listening and reading. You will not improve your fluency simply by studying what it is, it is practical skill just like playing football or tennis.
NOTE: You should try to practice speaking for at least 2/3 hours per week, the more you practise the better you become!
What steps should you take to improve?
Here are a few things you could do;
A Big Problem
English learners often don’t feel confident when speaking the language and they sometimes feel silly and worried about what other people will think.
Our advice to this is; to understand YOU WILL FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE and accept it. That’s right, this feeling won't go away, you will feel nervous and this feeling is completely normal. Yes, I know that it’s not the nicest feeling when you get stuck for words and can’t think of what to say and maybe even panic, but don’t worry you just need to realise it will be difficult but the main thing is DON’T LET IT STOP YOU!
Activities : to help improve the ‘physical’ side to fluency;
Activity: to improve the ‘mental’ side to fluency;
If you learn a language in big pieces (phrases) you only have to remember 2 things;
By learning like this, it makes it easier to respond to questions like this and speak more fluently.
Let’s look at another way;
I _______ on Wednesday
This is a much more natural way to learning vocabulary!
So now you know how to improve your fluency, what are you going to do to start improving?
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