MISTAKES TO AVOID WHILE SPEAKING ENGLISH

In this concept, let’s have a look at all the mistakes that can be avoided while speaking the English language. Facts state that the English language is the most spoken language in the World. 53 countries have named English as their official language.

Globally, about 400 million people are speaking English as their first language. It is also the most common second language in the world. Learning the English language can be difficult for many of us who do not have an English background and speaking English could be more difficult. But, you need to get through it, and for this, being consistent in learning, dedication to adapt, and having the willingness to learn are the main key aspects you need to focus on. 

Speaking English has a number of benefits including building confidence, excellent conversation skills, building networks, more job opportunities, more appreciation, building impression, having an edge over everything, etc, and much more.

There are different ways of having a conversation while speaking English, which include Formal and Informal methods. Formal is widely used across the globe towards professional upfront like for example, Formal conversations happen in workplaces and not in homes and concerts. Whereas, informal is the conversation style used casually in our day-to-day lives. The formal style for speaking English can be used with your friends and family. You can speak in an informal way in your house, in the garden, in clubs, bars, etc. Someplace which doesn’t involve professional behavior. 

You just cannot learn English in a day. It requires days and months of effort to get a hold of it. Just like Rome was not built in a day, the same way you cannot learn English in a day. There are many aspects involved in learning the language; it includes reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All of these combine together to improve your English language and you cannot be the best if you do not know any of these. It will stay incomplete.

To improve your English language, you need to practice it daily in talking, hearing, writing, and reading. You can improve your conversational skills by talking with your friends and colleagues, you can improve your listening skills by listening to English songs and understanding them. You can improve your writing skills by writing down small paragraphs every day. Reading skills can be improved by reading a page from a book every day.

Since the English language has so many benefits, there are some things you need to keep in mind; things which you should not say while you speak in English.

You could be a BAD speaker if you are providing your audience with too much information which they don’t actually need. When you are doing this, you end up confusing your audience, which makes the listeners struggle to understand the content of your speech. Avoid giving too much information and stick to what is necessary and what is required at the moment.

Common errors in the English language are grammatical mistakes that could easily confuse and obscure the meaning. 

An audience will listen to you and will give their full attention only if the message you provide is crisp and clear, simple, and easy to comprehend. Start your topic with full enthusiasm and energy. The first impression you make in front of your people is very important. It decides whether they are eager to listen to you or not. 

When you are having a conversation with someone, don’t keep on talking and talking. Do talk, but only as much as it is required. Don’t over-talk. Don’t explain in detail how your day went, how busy you are, your personal life, etc. Things that should remain private, don’t let it out to people. When someone is opening up to you about their feelings in a certain situation, don’t tell them that they shouldn’t feel that way.

Always keep a check of what you are speaking and how you are speaking. Think before you speak. Say it out first in your mind and think if it sounds correct or not. If not, then rephrase it. But make sure that whatever you say is correct and is factually right (if it includes any facts). While you speak to someone, make sure to know what is going on in their mind and don’t continue to speak if their mood is not good. It doesn’t create a good impression. Also, keep in mind that don’t be ashamed to speak up and don’t be frustrated with yourself if you don’t get the right choice of words. 

One major thing to remember is that don’t compare yourself to native English speakers; just don’t. You might drown in negativity and will lose all the confidence you had tried to build up since day 1 of English speaking. Instead of comparing yourself to native English speakers, improve your English while you are alone or you are with your friends whom you trust and who would not make fun of you. Lastly, pat yourself on your back; you are dedicated to improving yourself and you want to learn English, not for the other but for yourself.

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