Things to Avoid While Speaking English
15 Oct 2014 admin
It is understandable that inadvertent errors are made when speaking a language that is quite foreign to you. Despite the number of hours you practice whenever time allows it, you still make mistakes, causing you to wonder what in the world you have been doing wrong. Well, you probably have an odd fondness for doing one of these things that you should be avoiding in the first place.
Using complicated sentences
In your attempt to impress the listener, you show off with long complicated sentences just to get a simple message across. So instead of making a good impression, you end up blabbering nonsensical sentences that turn whoever is listening to you off.
Talking about Unfamiliar Things
Talking about something that you fully know brings such great comfort and confidence, but when you try to cross something beyond your boundaries – that’s when you start making mistakes. You grope for words which best describe your thoughts, and such gives pressure that usually end up with your finding a word that you eventually misuse because it is still unfamiliar to you. Make sure you review questions for part 2 and have a good understanding of IELTS topics. Read and get ideas. This way, you won’t need to talk about anything unfamiliar!
Worrying about Fluency
Rushing towards fluency may lead to psychological letdown brought forth by frustrations and disappointments. Remember that with the conscious effort working on your weak points and giving yourself enough exposure to practice, fluency is surely at hand. But before reaching that ultimate goal, there are baby steps to be taken. It is always part of the process.
Speaking Words without Knowing How to Pronounce Them
As a rule of thumb, you must be capable of pronouncing all the English vowels and consonants clearly before speaking. However, there are certain words that are quite misleading to pronounce. So when in doubt, check out some downloadable electronic dictionaries with built-in pronunciation just to be sure.
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