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How to become a confident English speaker
Do you want to become a better speaker?
Like with any skill, learning English requires practice. And when it comes to learning a language, speaking is one of the best ways to improve your verbal communication skills.
Practicing your English is an opportunity to work on grammar and pronunciation, as well as to expand your vocabulary learning and using new words. It can also help you refresh and retain the lessons you’ve studied.
Conversing in a new language can seem intimidating for non-native speakers. But by practicing, you can build more confidence in your English.
Here are a few practice tips and techniques to boost your confidence.
1. Believe in yourself.
Before you begin practicing, it’s important that you put yourself in a positive mindset. Believe in your skills, and believe that you will get even better as you practice.
2. Listen and repeat.
Turn on the TV or open your laptop. Find a film starring your favorite actor, an interesting documentary, or an entertaining online video. Listen carefully to the English being spoken, and repeat it. This can help improve your comprehension and pronunciation, as well as teach you new words and expressions.
3. Read out loud.
Reading aloud can help you better understand what you are reading, improve your comprehension, and develop your oral and verbal communication skills. By hearing yourself speak, you can learn to say words properly and identify mistakes in pronunciation.
4. Talk to a friend.
Find a friend who you feel comfortable with, and practice speaking in English with them. If they are fluent in the language, they may even be able to help you improve by giving comments and suggestions.
5. Keep practicing.
The most effective way to become better at speaking English is to practice, practice, practice! The more you practice, the more confident you will become
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