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Basics of English Speaking -3

Sep 21, 2016

Hello Everybody!

Today, i would like to talk about learning new phrases are not enough for that. So what? It is the time for speaking your sound out of your mouth! Let’s see what it is together.

3. Reading and Listening are NOT enough. Practice SPEAKING what you hear!

Reading, listening, and speaking are the most aspects of any language. The same is true for English. However, speaking is the only requirement to be fluent. It is normal for babies and children to learn speaking first, become fluent, then start reading, then writing. So the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing.

First Problem
Isn't it strange that schools across the world teach reading first, then writing, then listening, and finally speaking? Although it is different, the main reason is because when you learn a second language, you need to read material to understand and learn it. So even though the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing, the order for ESL students is reading, listening, speaking, then writing.

Second Problem
The reason many people can read and listen is because that's all they practice. But in order to speak English fluently, you need to practice speaking. Don't stop at the listening portion, and when you study, don't just listen. Speak out loud the material you are listening to and practice what you hear. Practice speaking out loud until your mouth and brain can do it without any effort. By doing so, you will be able to speak English fluently.

Today, i underlined the third 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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