How to Speak English Fluently?
Fluency comes with practice. You cannot study every “How to speak English” book and
expect to be fluent in the language. Practice is a must! Also, if you think you read well
and so you must be fluent as well, you are mistaken! Reading and speaking are very
The thing with leaning English is that you need not concentrate on the grammar while
speaking. Concentrate on conversing. English is a weird language with a lot of
Practicing speaking in English is a must. You cannot learn how to speak fluently
otherwise. The reason for this is the slang that has infiltrated the language and also the
utter lack of regard for grammatical rules while speaking. However, if one starts using
correct grammar, by the book, English would sound extremely weird.
Learn how to begin a conversation. This will also grow your confidence. While
standing in line, ask the person in front or behind you a simple question such as ‘What
time is it?’ Try continuing with the conversation. If you have trouble understanding the
person, politely ask them to repeat what they said. Normally, people say “I’m sorry?”
but you could also say “Pardon”.
Practicing English speech will require confidence. During a social gathering, start small
conversations. Do not hesitate to ask the person to repeat him or herself. If you do not
understand the meaning of a particular word or phrase, ask them to clarify. Chances are
they know you are in the learning process and would gladly help. Do not think that you
can go home and open Google translations and type in the word or phrase they used.
This does not work! Also, do not feel embarrassed when somebody corrects you. You
could also go to a karaoke bar!
Reading and speaking is not enough. Listen to how people speak, the pronunciations,
and the way words are use. Watch T.V., listen to songs etc. This way you are listening
to other people speak and observe how they pronounce the words.
Read novels. Concentrate on the formation of the sentences. Novels have dialogues, a
conversation between two people that you can use to your advantage. Notice how
people speak. They do not pay attention to the grammar as much as they do to talking.
Also, when you are reading, mark every unusual phrase or word and find out what it
means. Incorporate new words into your vocabulary.