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Good morning I'm Julian and this is Doing English.
So a very common question that I get is "What should I do if I have no opportunities to
speak English? How can I improve my English or in fact my English speaking", I guess.
Well in today's video I'm going to talk about that question a little bit and also about
my philosophy, as far as English learning is concerned.
So first of all, I think people tend to over think this a little bit. If you really have
no chances or no opportunities to speak English then that's not really a problem. Just because
you don't have opportunities to speak English that doesn't mean that you're not going to
be able to improve. Because all English skills are interlinked, they are connected.
And what that means is if for example you spend more time reading in English and learning
in English and using English to acquire knowledge, listening to things on Youtube or listening
to the news or listening to I don't know, anything, TV shows, whatever. You are improving
your vocabulary. And the more vocabulary you have the better you'll be equipped to use
that vocabulary when you're speaking. Not only that but you are exposing yourself to
the English language which will build your knowledge of English. And the more you build
your knowledge of English the more you will be able to use that when you do have an opportunity
to speak.
Which brings me very nicely to a very closely related topic and I already mentioned this
a little bit already but I believe that the best reason to learn English is because English
is a tool that you can use to self-educate. What I mean by that is, there is a wealth
of knowledge available in the English for free on the internet, libraries, whatever.
There is more information published in English than there is in any other language. And say
what you will about English imperialism and things like that, distinctive English is a
global language. Regardless of any of that, it means that you have at your fingertips
the answer to almost any question you can imagine. The information is available. Unfortunately
for many people whose first language is not English the information is probably available
in English. But that means that by learning English you give yourself access to that knowledge.
By learning English you open up a whole new world of opportunities. And this of course
speaking and things like that are related because by speaking English well you are able
to ask people and you're able to discuss things with people whose first language is English
or whose first language is different to your own. But regardless of that English is a tool
for self-education is a tool for learning.
So forget about the fact that you don't have opportunities to speak English, forget about
those things and get learning. Get learning about things in English. Ok, I think that
is probably about the end of today's lesson because I'm rambling a little bit now. So
as always if you have any questions or if you have any comments, any feedback, anything
at all, let me know what you think down in the comments below this video. And I will
see you in the next lesson.
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No Chances to speak English? Doesn't matter... @Doing English

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lcoolwind published on January 10, 2016    Amber translated    CUChou reviewed
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