5 Things You Must Stop Saying

By watching this video lesson, you will learn the 5 things you must stop saying.

 

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LESSON NOTES

  1. “I can’t speak English well”
    • Description/Meaning
      • I don’t have confidence in my ability to speak English, so I don’t want you to expect me to do well.
    • Reasons
      • The person listening to you will expect you to make mistakes.
      • You immediately feel like a beginner
      • Your confidence level will continue to decrease
    • Solution
      • Don’t say this at all. Instead, when someone asks you a question, simply start speaking. Remember that it’s okay to make a mistake. The fact that you tried to speak in a language that is not your first language will impress them.
  2. “I know my pronunciation is bad”
    • Description/Meaning
      • I sound horrible when I speak and people probably can’t understand me.
    • Reasons
      • It will be harder for you to correct your pronunciation mistakes
      • Your brain will “adapt” to your idea and it will be hard for you to improve.
      • The person listening to you will “automatically” assume that they won’t understand you
    • Solution
      • Instead, say one of these:
        • “This word is quite hard to pronounce in English. Would you happen to know a trick that can help me pronounce it properly?”
        • “Your pronunciation is amazing. Do you have any tips?”
        • “I want to sound like a native English speaker.”
  3. “I don’t know enough English vocabulary”
    • Description/Meaning
      • I can’t express myself using the English vocabulary that I know.
    • Reasons
      • You won’t use the English vocabulary you actually do know.
      • The person listening will automatically think that you are a beginner.
      • You will remain frustrated because there are too many words to learn in English.
    • Solution
      • Instead, you should learn 3 new English words a day and then use those words to express yourself throughout the day. This will build your English vocabulary and give you confidence in your ability to use what you learn.
  4. “____ is better than me”
    • Description/Meaning
      • I will never be as good as __________, so I should stop trying.
    • Reasons
      • You will focus on others instead of looking at your own improvements
      • You will feel discouraged and frustrated
      • You will get frustrated when you make mistakes
    • Solution
      • Instead, you should write down 3 things you admire about the person’s speaking ability. Next, figure out a study plan that will help you improve your skills in the same areas. Finally, follow your new study plan and practice.
  5. “I will never speak English fluently”
    • Description/Meaning
      • I am not smart enough to speak English
    • Reasons
      • You will never recognize your own improvements
      • You won’t apply techniques that will help you become fluent in English
      • You will continue to feel discouraged and frustrated
    • Solution
      • Instead, say one of these:
        • “I am not fluent yet, but I will be in the future.”
        • “I am going to be fluent in English.”
        • “English may be tough to learn, but I am tougher!”

 

 

 

 


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Mohan
Mohan
2 years ago

I want to learn speaking English

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