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We all want to know how to improve our English-Speaking skills. But for some of us, there are big obstacles in strengthening our English-speaking skills. The best way to improve your English-speaking skills is to talk to a native English speaker. But we do not all have this option!

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What if you do not have someone who speaks English around you? Or if you do not have enough time to do so? Or if you do not have enough self-confidence to speak a native language?

How can you practice English conversation without someone to help you?

Do not worry. You can still improve your English-speaking skills without a partner.

In this article, we will explain how to improve your English-speaking skills.

Do not have a training partner? No problem!

1. Think English to strengthen your Speaking English skills

Sometimes the difficulty of speaking English is not in the language, but depends on how you think about it.

If you think in your native language and then try to speak English, you should always be involved in translating between your native language and English. Translating is not easy! Even people who have trouble changing their language when speaking.

The solution is to think in English.

You can do this anywhere, anytime. Use English in your mind when thinking about your day. For example, when you want to order food. Even try using an English-to-English dictionary to find the meaning of words. In this case, you no longer need to use your native language and translate the sentences. By doing this, you will gradually realize that if your mind is also in English, you will speak English more easily. We suggest the Oxford English to English Dictionary.

2. Talk to yourself

To improve your English-speaking skills, you can improve your English by talking to your loved one when you are alone or at home.

If you are already accustomed to thinking in English, try to express the same thoughts in English. Even read English texts aloud to yourself. Practice is practice; Even if there is no one to complain about your mistakes. Just talking to yourself will help you to speak English fluently.

3. Use a mirror

If you have the opportunity, stand in front of a mirror for a few minutes during the day and talk. Choose a topic and set the timer for 2 or 3 minutes and just talk.

The purpose of this exercise is to see the movement of your mouth, face and body language when speaking English. It gives you the feeling of talking to someone else and you can pretend to be arguing with your classmate.

Talk for a total of 2 or 3 minutes without interruption. If you do not know or do not think of the word you want to say, try to convey the meaning with another correct word and method. You can find the word you do not know after these 3 minutes. This activity will definitely help you to find the sentences and words that you have trouble using. This method is undoubtedly one of the most important ways to improve your English-speaking skills.

4. Focus on your English fluency, not grammar

How often do you pause when speaking English?

The longer you pause, the less self-confidence and comfort you show. Use the mirror method mentioned earlier and challenge yourself when speaking so that you can speak without pausing.

This may mean that your sentences are not grammatically great, but there is nothing wrong with that. If you focus on speaking more fluently than grammar, your professional understanding will be much better and your speech will be enjoyable. You can also have good grammar over time by learning the rules of word use better.

5. Use English words that tie your tongue together

Knotty language words are words that are hard to say quickly. For example:

“The thirty-three thieves thought they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.”

Try to repeat this sentence several times. Not easy.

Such a play on words will help you to have a better pronunciation. This method will not only help you to improve your Speaking English skills but also to make your skills professional.

6. Listen and repeat

Do you watch English language series or English videos on YouTube? Use them to fluent and reinforce English. Select a small part of what you see and repeat it dialogue by dialogue. Try to mimic their tone of voice, speed and even accent (if you can). If you do not say a few words, the most important thing is to keep talking. Try to speak exactly like the original language in the video.

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