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  • Good morning, good afternoon, or even good evening, depending of course on what part

  • of the big wide world you happen to be in right now. I am Julian, and this is Doing

  • English. In today’s lesson, I am going to discuss one of your popular questions, How to respond

  • quickly in English?

  • I would say that this just comes down to practice, really. If you think about it, maybe when

  • somebody asks you a question and you can’t answer quickly or automatically or you need

  • to talk about something but it just doesn’t come as fast or as easily if you would like

  • it to. If you think about it, that isn’t really something that is unique to speaking

  • in a second language. For example, if somebody asks meIn English, if somebody asks me

  • a question that is very difficult for me, it’s not easy to respond to that very quickly

  • and automatically. I will have to think about it a little bit and maybe I won’t know the

  • answer and I’llUmandAh, “Umm, “Uh” a lot and maybe I’ll get confused

  • and I won’t be able to answer in a kind of smooth sort of way. And that might be the

  • same for any kind of topic that I don’t talk about a lot. Whether that’s in my first

  • language English or in my second language it doesn’t really matter. Maybe it’s more

  • obvious when it’s in your second language and youre more conscious of it. But I think

  • it is something which happens in your first language too and I think practice is the key

  • there.

  • And again if you think about how you use your first language, there are probably some things

  • that you talk about again and again and again and you can discuss very automatically and

  • very smoothly. For example if somebody asked me a question about learning English, this

  • is something that I talk about almost all day, every day. I am an English teacher so

  • of course I do. So it’s very easy for me to respond very quickly and very smoothly

  • to most questions. And try and think of something that you also talk about a lot and kind of

  • conversations you may be having again and again and again and youll probably be able

  • to speak about those very, very easily, very automatically, very smoothly because it’s

  • something that you do again and again and again. It’s repetition that is the key I

  • think. So when it comes to speaking English, the first thing youve got to do is understand

  • that at first it’s not going to come out smoothly because repetition is the key. And

  • presumably you will be having the same kinds of conversations again and again in English

  • just like you do in your native language, so it will get easier overtime.

  • But what you can also do is if you know youre going to have to talk about some particular

  • topic is just plan in your head and think about what youre going to say in advance.

  • And think about questions you will be asked and plan them in your head. And certainly,

  • if for example like youre giving like an academic preparation at your school or university

  • or something you can kind of guess what the questions youre going to be asked at and

  • prepare for those. And if you do get a question that youre not prepared for and you are

  • unable to respond quickly and easily, don’t feel bad about it because again it’s something

  • native speakers have a problem with too it’s just more obvious when youre an English

  • learner I think. So yeah, if you want to be able to speak and respond more automatically

  • and more quickly, I think repetition is the key. Just don’t worry about it in the beginning

  • and just you know as you have the same conversations again and again and again and answer the same

  • questions again and again and again and it gets easy. Simple as that.

  • That is it for today’s lesson I think. If you have any questions or any lessons request

  • of your own, just leave a comment in the comment’s box under this video and well check that

  • at some point. Yeah, that’s it for today. See you in the next lesson.

Good morning, good afternoon, or even good evening, depending of course on what part

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