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  • My regional language is Telugu,

  • my mother tongue is Urdu

  • and it's annoying to learn a third language.

  • But still, I had to learn English.

  • So for months, I wrote new words with their meanings

  • and also used those words in 2-3 sentences in my book.

  • The problem was, whenever I had to speak to someone

  • one proper sentence never came out of my mouth.

  • But look at me. Today, I talk English,

  • I walk English. :P

  • On a serious note, I even won 4 English speaking rounds

  • to represent India at the World Championship of Public Speaking at Florida, USA.

  • And today I am going to tell you exactly how

  • even you can speak in English confidently.

  • If you are going to tell me, 'Sister, please make this video in English'

  • Tell me something..

  • Who has ever been able to learn English in Hindi?

  • I am not even using Shakespearian-type complicated English.

  • Watch this video 2-3 times, read the subtitles and

  • if you don't understand anything, ask in the comment section below.

  • Isn't that how you learn anything?

  • I want you to start learning English asap

  • which is why this video has to be in English.

  • So in today's video, I am going to tell you

  • How to improve your vocabulary?

  • How to improve your sentence formation skills?

  • But most importantly, towards the end, I'll give you a Bonus Tip

  • that'll take your English speaking to the next level.

  • But before that, if you are serious about learning English,

  • make sure you hit that 'Like' button because that tells me

  • that I should make more videos about English and Communication.

  • Let's begin!

  • Learning one new word everyday and writing it in a diary

  • is a good method. But today I am going to tell you

  • 3 things that have helped me improve my vocabulary.

  • #1: The Very Method

  • We happen to use the word, 'very' a lot.

  • Very cute, very tired, very important.

  • If you want to learn new words, promise me that you will

  • stop using the word, 'very'.

  • For ex: instead of saying, 'That baby is very cute', say

  • 'That baby is adorable.'

  • Instead of saying, 'I'm very tired', say 'I'm exhausted'

  • Instead of 'This meeting is very important', say

  • 'This meeting is crucial.'

  • Did you see that?

  • We just learnt 3 new words just by deciding not to use the word, 'very'.

  • So the next time, you want to use something like...'very funny',

  • just google, 'very funny synonyms' and you will learn a new word(s).

  • #2: I took more than a month to finish this book

  • and when I did, it improved my vocabulary,

  • it made me understand how to form sentences,

  • and like all grammar books, it did not bore me to death.

  • 'Word Power Made Easy' is not a book to be read,

  • it's a book to be inhaled.

  • So if you want to learn English, then this book must be in your library.

  • #3: Be curious

  • Just like in Mario, you have to collect coins,

  • I used to think that in the real world, I need to collect

  • new words because they are everywhere.

  • They are on billboards, newspapers, magazines,

  • cereal boxes, pamphlets that people distribute,

  • even on biscuit packets.

  • Everybody and everything is trying to communicate with us

  • in English, using atleast one word that we don't know.

  • And that is how you improve your vocabulary.

  • Observe your surroundings and whenever you see a new word,

  • don't be like, 'I don't know what it means, lite!'

  • Instead, be curious. Google or ask someone next to you

  • and learn more about that word that you've just encountered.

  • Learning words is great, but what use are those words of

  • if you cannot express by forming a proper sentence!

  • So to learn sentence formation, these are the 2 things

  • that you MUST do.

  • #1: Consume English

  • If you want to learn anything, voluntarily

  • then you need to make it fun.

  • And the best way to consume English

  • is to find out what you like doing the most and do it more.

  • It can be listening to TED talks or watching The Urban Fight videos

  • or reading articles on Quora

  • or reading a novel

  • or learning the lyrics of an English song.

  • Trust me, my emo teenage years were filled with learning lyrics.

  • *I tried so hard*

  • *I bleed it out, digging deeper just to throw it away*

  • Neewaay...pick up one source of consuming English

  • that you enjoy the most. But you need to do it everyday.

  • You can even keep changing your source every few months

  • because afterall, variety is the spice of life.

  • #2: Practise English

  • If you want to get good at Spoken English

  • then you need to speak in English as much as possible.

  • But unfortunately, we speak in English only when it is mandatory

  • i.e during interviews or during presentations.

  • The reason why you are not performing well

  • is because, to speak well during an interview

  • or during a presentation, you need to start speaking in English

  • months and years before that.

  • The only way to practise English is to keep speaking in English

  • preferably with people who are good at Spoken English

  • so that you can learn from them, imitate them in the beginning,

  • and who will hopefully also provide you with feedback

  • about your grammar, your pronunciation.

  • These people can be your friends, your office colleagues,

  • people in your community.

  • But if you don't have anybody like that then you can

  • also talk to people in English online using this app called, 'Cambly'.

  • The reason why I like Cambly, is because

  • it connect you with tutors around the world from USA, UK, Canada...

  • who will not judge you or make fun of you if your English is bad.

  • Infact, they will provide you with feedback that will help you

  • improve your Spoken English.

  • You simply need to login to the app, check the profile of the tutors

  • and start speaking with them, one-on-one.

  • Just like this..

  • Hi, how are you?

  • I am good Marco, how are you?

  • I am good, thank you.

  • Somebody calls you through Cambly about

  • getting better at Spoken English..what are the

  • things that you normally tell them?

  • I tell them that the fact that they can speak more than one language

  • is already an accomplishment and an achievement.

  • And that always puts them at ease, always puts them at ease.

  • If they make any grammatical or pronunciation mistakes, do you correct them?

  • Yes. As you can see, we have the 'chat box'.

  • I am just gonna write this.

  • And I will type and it will pop-up on your screen.

  • So that at the end of the class, you as a student

  • have the recording of the class

  • and you can go back and practise as many times as you want.

  • Thank you so much.

  • Have an awesome afternoon!

  • It's that simple!

  • This video is bought to you by them.

  • And I even got a sweet discount for you.

  • Download the app, go to the subscribe page

  • and enter the code, 'TUF30'

  • and you will receive more than 30% discount

  • on all of the packages.

  • I have even left the app download link in the description.

  • So download the app and start talking.

  • Now before I tell you the Bonus Tip, here is your first assignment.

  • Comment below and let me know in 2-3 sentences

  • what is it that you fear the most about Spoken English?

  • Do you worry that people will make fun of you?

  • or you find sentence formation difficult..

  • or you worry about your grammar?

  • Whatever it is, comment and let me know

  • because that will help me decide

  • what topics to focus on in future communication videos.

  • I'll be waiting to read your comments.

  • And while you do that, don't forget to subscribe

  • to my channel and hit that 'bell' icon because

  • I make career and finance videos regularly.

  • Deepak Sir, a mentor of mine used to say,

  • 'I can tell you your fortune, without even looking at your hand.'

  • I asked, 'How?'

  • He said, 'Well, if you have been doing the same things..

  • as you did in the past, then your fortune will remain the same...

  • Only if you change your actions now, will your fortune also change.'

  • And this advice fits perfectly well today.

  • If you also keep doing the same things as you did in the past,

  • then your English will also remain at the same level.

  • So today's Bonus Tip is this...

  • Change now.

  • Only when you change your actions and start practising in English

  • atleast for 20 mins everyday,

  • will your fortune also change.

  • On that note, I promise to see you again in the next video, until then..

  • Keep fighting, The Urban Fight to be fit!

My regional language is Telugu,