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Hi there, do you want to speak English fluently and confidently?

Do you often hesitate when you speak, searching for the right words?

Do you get nervous when you talk to native English speakers and struggle to express your

thoughts naturally?

Well, if your answer is yes to any of these questions, then youre watching the right

video because in this lesson, I will give you five tips to become a fluent and confident

English speaker.

The problems that I just showed you are faced by English learners everywhere.

And if you follow the tips that I give you in this video, you will be able to overcome

all of these problems, and speak English fluently without hesitation.

Tip number one is relax and speak slower.

Many people think that fluency means speaking fast.

But thats not true.

Real fluency is speaking without hesitationit has nothing to do with just speed.

When you try to speak fast, you create two problems for yourself: the first is that you

make it difficult to speak by forcing yourself to find words faster and faster, so that makes

your brain go in ten different directions.

That can make you hesitate and use lots of fillers likeuh’, ‘umetc.

The second problem is that all of this will make you nervous and overexcited, making you

hesitate even more.

Instead, whenever you are in an English-speaking situation, the first thing you should do is

relax: take a full, deep breath, drop your shoulders and relax your faceby doing

this, you will remove stress and tension from your body and mind.

After you do this, when you speak, I want you to speak slowly (not very slowly) but

at a natural pace.

This way, you will have more time to find the right words, and youll speak with less

hesitation.

Also, your relaxed voice will make the other person in the conversation to relax.

By seeing that you are not nervous or stressed, they will get a positive impression of your

speaking ability.

So remember the three steps: take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and your face, and speak

slowly.

Tip number two is speak English every day.

If youre serious about improving your fluency, then you need to make English speaking a daily

habit.

A fantastic way of doing this is to make sentences in your head regularly.

For example, if youre sitting on the bus, you can describe what you see and how you

feel about it.

You can say, “OK I have the window seat.

I love having the window seat because I can look outside.

I see the park now.

I remember that as a kid, my dad used to take me to this park and I used to love playing

on the see-saw”.

You can do this in any situation (not just on the bus) and it really helps to improve

your ability to make sentences spontaneously in English.

If youre at home, I also recommend that you have conversations with yourself out loud.

Pretty soon, this will become a habit and you will start to really enjoy the process,

and the real benefit of this is that it will train your brain to think directly in English

without translating from your native language.

You can also watch my lesson called one simple trick to become fluent in English where I

show you a great technique that you can use to improve your fluency by yourself.

Now, even though you can practice by yourself, the best way to improve your fluency is to

find a conversation partner so that you can practice speaking in real-life situations.

You should get together with people like yourself who are learning Englishthis could be

your classmates, your coworkers, your friends or even your family members - and start a

speaking club.

Try to meet at least one or two times a week (if you can do this every day, then thats

great!) and just speak English.

You can practice speaking freely or you can bring discussion topics and have conversations

on these topics.

Tip number three is to learn fixed phrases and expressions.

If you pay attention to the English of native speakers, you will notice that a lot of the

time, they use the same fixed phrases and expressions.

These could be basic greetings likeHow are you?”, “Hows it going?”, “How

are things?”

Good thanks.

How are things with you?”, “What about you?”

etc.

It could be phrases for making requests – “Could you help me with this?”, “Can you lend

me a hand?” or making offers – “Would you like a cup of coffee?”, “Do you want

me to open the window?” or phrases for giving a compliment (that is for praising someone)

likeYoure a fantastic singer.”

orYou look amazing in that dress.”

These are just a few examples but if you learn and memorize these types of fixed expressions,

then you will have them available in your head, and you can use them in any conversation.

Whenever you have to speak, you spend less time searching for the right language and

instead, you can just pick the right phrase and throw it in.

That will give a huge boost to your fluency.

Tip number four is be ready to make mistakes.

For most people, mistakes are the reason theyre so nervous when they speak English, especially

when they speak with native speakers.

Because of our fear of being judged by the other person, we make conversation a high-pressure

situation for ourselves.

But you have to realize first of all, that native speakers are not talking to you to

judge you.

If you are relaxed, enthusiastic, friendly and appear confident, then people will care

less about your mistakes.

If they see that you are a friendly person, they might even want to help you to improve

your English.

Also dont forget that in order to improve your English, you must make mistakes.

In fact, think about the best language learners in the worldwho are they?

Well, its children.

How do they learn their mother tongue?

By making lots and lots of mistakes.

Children are never afraid to try and fail, they are never worried about other people

judging them for their mistakes, and what happens?

Through their experimentation and their enthusiastic attitude to learning, they pick up languages

much quicker than us adults.

As far as your learning English goes, you need to have the attitude of a child.

Dont be afraid of making mistakes.

Instead, see your mistakes as opportunities to learn and to improve yourself.

The less you worry about your mistakes, the faster you will become a fluent English speaker.

And the last tip is enjoy learning English.

To me, this is the most important of all the tips in this lesson because the real secret

to improving your fluency is to enjoy the learning process.

If you see reading, listening, writing, speaking or learning in general as something difficult,

something you must do, then it will be hard for you to stay motivated to learn and improve.

Many people spend hours every day reading the newspaper or watching boring English language

TV shows hoping that their English will improve.

And then they get disappointed because their speaking ability just doesnt seem to get

better.

Well, if this is your experience, let me tell you that its because you simply arent

enjoying what youre doing.

So instead of doing all these boring things, do things in English that you enjoy.

What kinds of stories do you like reading?

Do you like adventures?

Do you like superheroes?

Action?

Or do you like historical fiction?

Or drama?

Well, whatever it is you like, find that kind of book in English and read it.

The same goes for watching TV or movieswatch what you enjoy.

Dont read or watch something thinking that you have to learn vocabulary.

Read or watch it because you enjoy it and you will automatically learn new words, phrases

and ways of expressing yourself that will boost your fluency.

This is also true for speaking practiceyou have to enjoy it.

Try to make friends with other people who are happy to practice speaking in English.

Enjoying the learning process in this way is the key to improving your fluency and being

able to think and speak English naturally.

So those are the five top tips to become a fluent and confident English speaker: number

onerelax and speak slower.

Number two: speak English every day, both with yourself by making sentences in your

head, and with conversation partners.

Number three: Learn fixed phrases and expressions in English.

Number four: be ready to make mistakes.

And number five: enjoy learning English.

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