how to speak fluent english

How to Speak Fluent English – A Comprehensive Guide?

‘Despite years of trying, I’m not able to speak fluently in English.’

‘I can read and listen almost anything, but I’m average at speaking.’

‘I often get stuck while speaking, because the right words elude me.’

‘I first think in my native language, then translate into English, and then speak.’

‘I hesitate when pronouncing certain words, not sure what others will think of my mispronunciation.’

These, and other, thoughts may have crossed your mind while working on your English speaking skills.

In this post, I’ll cover how you can address these and other challenges that may be coming in your way to become better at spoken English.

I’m convinced about these methods because I’ve seen them work for teens from underprivileged backgrounds who built their spoken English almost from scratch (some of my observations are covered in the post). I’ve also experimented many of the methods on myself to tighten my English language skills (mine is already at a good level, and further progress isn’t easy to pull off).

why learning English is important

7 Reasons Why Learning English Is Important? [With Examples and Studies]

Why be fluent in English?

Professional success.

That’s the first thing that comes to our mind. Whether you like it or not, English is the de facto language of business in many countries and for cross-border communication, and interviews for most meaningful jobs are conducted in English.

And its importance is only going to increase in future (point # 3 further down in the post).

I don’t need to convince you on importance of speaking fluent English for professional success. You would have observed this around you and probably experienced too.

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How to Minimize Silly Mistakes in Exams?

Have you ever missed a zero, or added instead of subtracting, or put the decimal in the wrong place in math paper?

Have you ever failed to answer a question fully because you missed one of its sub-questions?

Have you ever misread a question and, as a result, answered it in a tangential direction?

These are all silly mistakes, and they’re big sins because you lose those marks which were 99 percent yours.

How do you avoid these careless mistakes in exams?

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Deliberate Practice Examples From Different Fields

What is deliberate practice?

For the uninitiated, deliberate practice is a focused form of practice wherein you proactively look for improvement in whichever craft you’re trying to become better. Deliberate practice was first advocated by Anders Ericsson, who suggested that the top performers in any field reach the levels they do through deliberate practice. Think Roger Federer, Lionel Messi, Magnus Carlsen. Anyone can practice deliberately though, and improve her/ his level at a rate much faster than others’.

How is deliberate practice different from the practice that most of us go through?

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Why Are Some People More Intelligent, Smarter?

If you’re a working professional who wants to rise to the top echelons of the corporate world, you would’ve admired many corporate leaders and founder CEOs of Fortune-500 companies.

If you’re a student who wants to crack the toughest exams out there, you would’ve marveled the effortless ease with which the brightest consistently finish in top 0.1 percentile.

If you’re a wannabe tennis player, you would be in awe of the games of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

“Their brain, their body is wired differently.”

“They’ve natural talent.”

“They’ve innate ability.”

“They’re blessed.”

These thoughts cross your mind, and you convince yourself to live a ‘normal’ life because you can’t change your wiring, because you can’t create talent out of nowhere, and because blessings are divine.

What if I tell you that these things matter much, much less – if at all they do – than you think? (As we’ll learn later in the post, your neural wiring and re-wiring, the foundation of any skill, depends only on your experiences. Not on any natural gift.) What if I tell you that there is a path accessible to everyone that can take you too to the dizzying levels of some of these greats?