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  • What is the secret to speaking English?

  • The first rule is:

  • 1. Make mistakes! It is only after we try and fail

  • that we get better.

  • What is most important

  • is speaking,

  • writing and making mistakes.

  • You don't have to say

  • it perfectly

  • the first time.

  • The most important thing is to try.

  • Don't be afraid to make mistakes. So rule number 1

  • is make mistakes and don't worry about what other people think.

  • The only way I ever got better at something was by making mistakes.

  • Always, listen to yourself and say "Yes, you can".

  • And of course rule number 2 is:

  • 2. Be patient and never give up!

  • Learning a language is not an elevator ride.

  • It's a walk up a staircase.

  • Every step you take,

  • every mistake you make,

  • you get better and better,

  • step by step.

  • Make the decision to be better

  • than you were

  • yesterday.

  • Take one step forward every day and decide

  • that you will never give up. Even if you learn

  • one new word today,

  • that is one more word you didn't know

  • yesterday.

  • So be patient and never give up!

  • And this brings me to

  • rule number 3.

  • 3.Take physical action:

  • Nothing is going to happen by lying down waiting

  • and listening.

  • The only way to improve is to move.

  • For you to improve something must move.

  • Your mouth must move,

  • your hand must move,

  • your brain must move.

  • Then, and only then will you improve.

  • A golfer never got any better by just watching golf videos

  • or just listening to their instructor.

  • They went out on the range and hit ball

  • after ball after ball.

  • And so it is for you.

  • You need to speak or write word after word after word.

  • And just remember

  • can't learn anything by lying on your back

  • Take action! Practice Practice Practice

  • Which brings me to my next rule.

  • 4. Find a good teacher

  • My mentor once told me.

  • There is no such thing

  • as a bad student,

  • only a bad teacher.

  • Get a great teacher that will

  • be there to help you,

  • coach you and make it fun for you.

  • The people that get the best results have the best coaches to motivate and push you to achieve.

  • So rule number 3, is

  • find a good teacher

  • that will help you every step of the way.

  • Don't do it by yourself.

  • Get a strong support system by finding a good teacher.

  • And that takes me to rule number 5 which is.

  • 5. Don't learn textbook English

  • I've never enjoyed talking to someone

  • that sounded like a textbook.

  • How are you? I'm fine, thank you. And you? Isn't real English

  • but if you want to be a robot

  • then yes, this is the best English to learn.

  • But seriously

  • search for useful English that is used every day

  • for everyday people.

  • This way you won't waste time learning English that is never used or sound like

  • an old school

  • text book.

  • And that brings me to rule number 6

  • which is the most important rule of all

  • 6.Use it:

  • Share your ideas, your notes and speak with other people.

  • Teach someone

  • a new word.

  • By teaching,

  • something amazing happens.

  • By teaching someone

  • it helps make it clearer for you.

  • So practice your English with other people, your friends,

  • family

  • or strangers.

  • This will make the people around you

  • better and at the same time it will make you better.

  • So remember those 6 rules.

  • * Make mistakes

  • * Be patient and never give up

  • * Take physical action

  • * Find a good teacher

  • * Don't learn textbook English; and Use it!

  • Now it's your turn!

What is the secret to speaking English?

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    Jeng-Lan Lee posted on 2014/05/25
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