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Basics of English Speaking-2

Sep 20, 2016

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday,  i was talking about studying too much grammar can't help you to improve your speaking. Today's new step is,

2.Learn and Study Phrases:

Many students learn vocabulary and try to put many words together to create a proper sentence. It amazes me how many words some of my students know, but they cannot create a proper sentence. The reason is because they didn't study phrases. When children learn a language, they learn both words and phrases together. Likewise, you need to study and learn phrases.

If you know 1000 words, you might not be able to say one correct sentence. But if you know 1 phrase, you can make hundreds of correct sentences. If you know 100 phrases, you will be surprised at how many correct sentences you will be able to say. Finally, when you know only a 1000 phrases, you will be almost a fluent English speaker.

You can also join my English Speaking classes. It is a great example of making numerous sentences with a single phrase. So, don't spend hours and hours learning many different words. Use that time to study phrases instead and you will be closer to English fluency.

And... I want to add one more thing here. This is almost all beginners do while they are studying English. But...

Don't Translate:

When you want to create an English sentence, do not translate the words from your Mother tongue. The order of words is probably completely different and you will be both slow and incorrect by doing this. Instead, learn phrases and sentences so you don't have to think about the words you are saying. It should be automatic.

Another problem with translating is that you will be trying to incorporate grammar rules that you have learned. Translating and thinking about the grammar to create English sentences is incorrect and should be avoided.

This will be also time consuming and help you to learn English fast.

Today, i underlined the second topic of my lecture. I will be writing the next episode tomorrow. Please keep in touch with me.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I will be happy to help you.

Hope to see you at my class, friend!

Until next time,

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