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SPEAK UP.

DON'T BE SHY.

DON'T BE NERVOUS.

Talk with more confidence

Improve your pronunciation

Speaking is an ACTIVE skill. Enjoy it.

Don't worry about making mistakes.
Don't worry about always speaking correctly.
Don't worry about sounding like a native speaker.

Cat got your tongue?

used to ask someone why they are not saying anything

IMPROVE FLUENCY

DON'T WORRY, JUST SPEAK

  • Talk to others often. Make it a game - talk to family members in English for 10 minutes.

  • Talk to yourself in English.

  • Join a class or a group.

  • Create a Whatsapp group with other learners and leave voice messages.

  • Try to think in English for a few minutes.

IMPROVE PRONUNCIATION

PRACTICE WITH VIDEOS 

Most English learners don't sound like native speakers. That's o.k. Everybody has an accent. It's important that people understand you. Listen to pronunciation videos. Pause. Repeat. Be patient.
American English: Rachel's English on YouTube LINK

PRACTICE MORE

READ ALOUD 

  • read texts aloud every day: to yourself, your kids, or friends

  • read dialogues aloud:

    • ESLfast.com for beginner level LINK

    • ESLfast.com for intermediate level LINK

THINK IN ENGLISH

SPEAK TO YOURSELF 

  • BEGINNERS: think of the names of things around you ("This is a chair. This is a nice little dog.)

  • INTERMEDIATE: think what you're about to do ("I have to go shopping and cook dinner, but I'm so tired")

  • ADVANCED: set an alarm for 3 minutes. Focus on thinking only English for that time. Increase the minutes to 5, 10, ...

  • Promise: Keep going and you will dream in English soon.

  • Video from Rachel's English: How to THINK in English