10 Tips To Speak English Fluently & Confidently


Hey guys I'm Nysha and you're watching me on your favourite Channel to learn English,

Let's Talk. Today's lesson is all about speaking English confidently. We all know that the

English language is one of the most popular languages to learn and it's perhaps one of

the most spoken languages around the world, which is why many choose to learn English

either to communicate more effectively or simply to place themselves in a better position

to secure a job. So tell me how do you feel about speaking in English, do you feel nervous?

Do you feel anxious? Does your heart start pounding a little bit at that thought? When

was the last time you got really excited about practicing speaking in English? You are here

watching this video because you want to feel more confident speaking in English, don't

you? So today I'm gonna give you some very useful tips that you can use to skyrocket

your confidence with speaking in English. So guys are you all excited? Come on, here we go..

My tip number one is to believe in yourself, don't be afraid. You may be scared

that people may judge you or make fun of you when you attempt to speak in English. It does

not matter what others think, especially if it is negative. It is essential for you to

be positive, I've noticed that some English learners who have commented on some of my

previous videos, stating that they too wish they could speak English fluently like me

by the end of 2020, but they feel it seems impossible and unlikely to happen. This type

of statement highlights the fact that confidence is in oneself is so important. I want to tell

you my lovely English learners that you can achieve anything you want in life and more

likely to get a far better and quicker result if you have a positive frame of mind, it can

be anything you want to achieve in life even talking fluently in English, like a native

English speaker. What is essential is that you remember to have a positive approach to

your journey from being someone who can't speak English fluently to becoming a fluent

one. Did you know that so many people around the world whose first language is not English,

with regular practice and perseverance eventually now speak English fluentlytherefore so

can youYou need to believe in yourself and that is the first tip to success. Tip

number two that I have for you today is positive body language. Your body language is the first

impression you give out of yourself to the world and it's important because body language

says a lot about you even before you start to speak. If you're worried you won't be understood

when you speak in English. Start with a warm smile and good eye contact. The person you're

talking to is probably likely to be more polite and willing to converse with you, especially

in conversation I have observed that non-native speakers tend to feel rather nervous and sometimes

even feel intimidated when talking to native English speakers, their confidence levels

dip considerably in comparison to when they are speaking to others who are not speakers

of English. Even with simple things such as introducing themselves to native speakers,

look at this example of a short self-introduction, “Hi I'm Nysha, I've just recently joined

this companyand now if you said this same sentence with positive body language, “Hi

I'm Nysha, I've just recently joined this companysee the difference? The direct

eye contact and smile is the starting point to gaining that confidence. Your body language

needs to be positive, as your body language plays an important role in your own feelings

of confidence. Remember confidence starts with you. Tip number three is to be aware

of your surroundings. As you are aware English is everywhere on TV, in newspapers, when you

listen to the radio, when you watch the news on social media platforms such as YouTube,

where you're watching me right Now, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. when you hear or

read a new word, find out what it means, look it up in the dictionary or even better search

for the meaning of the word on the internet quickly from your phone, learn how that word

is spelt and how it can be used in a sentence, you will find various example sentences for

the word you are learning about on the internet which will make it easy for you to learn about

its correct usage. Make this exercise a habit and you'll notice that as you keep looking

up new words you come across in daily life, learn their meaning and how it is to be used

in a sentence this will slowly help to build up not only your vocabulary but also your

confidence in understanding the English language better. Tip number four is split into Part

A and B. So, starting with Part A is to read aloud. Take a page from a book or newspaper,

whatever your interest and read aloud to yourself. Now you may be wondering why should you read

aloud? Let me tell you that reading aloud helps to improve your delivery of the words

you are reading, teaches you to speak at a steady pace and makes you pause at punctuation

marks to better understand the meaning of the content you are reading. Full stops typically

require a longer pause whereas commas require a shorter pause. With regular practice these

skills then also start to show in your speaking voice, in general conversation and gradually

your voice is louder clearer making you sound far more confident. And Part B is to practice

speed reading it is fascinating how some people can read much faster than others, isn't it?

You may think that it's just a special skill they were born with, but let me tell you that's

actually not the case, for people who can speed read their brain is processing information

quicker than the average person but you can do the same with a bit of practice, reading

faster is something we can all learn how to do, let's take the example I gave you from

Part A where I asked you to read aloud, now read aloud and time yourself every time, over

time you will realize that you are reading that page from your chosen book or newspaper

faster each time, believe it or not the ability to read very fast can actually build your

self-confidence, one of the reasons for this is that speed readers invariably have excellent

vocabulary skills, they are capable of reading very fast because they understand the words

used in their reading materials and don't have to stop and look them up. They're also

able to use those words in their own conversations and presentations so you can do the same with

practice. Tip number five is correct pronunciation. Nothing can lower your self-confidence more

than when you're learning a new language and you pronounce words wrong. Imagine you've

learned a set of new words and you want to start using them in your daily conversation,

so you're sitting with a group of friends and you use one of the words you've just learned

because you know what the word means and you feel it is the correct word to use to express

yourself, until now great going but guess what? You get the pronunciation of the word

totally wrong and your friends look at you or at each other and say whatwhat did

you just say? Just then at that moment I know you can feel your confidence really going

down, especially around people it can really, really take a dig at your confidence. So how

can we fix this? I have a simple solution for you, go onto the internet onto Google,

type the word or phrase that you're learning and on the bottom left hand corner under the

word is a sound button, click on that sound button and you'll hear exactly how the word

needs to be pronounced, it will even give you the option to choose the pronunciation

of the word in British English or American English. Oh guys, you know I still do this,

till now. The English language is forever evolving and there are new words being added

to the English language every so often, so to ensure you'll never go wrong with the pronunciation

of a word, do use this tip so that the next time you use new words in conversation, you'll

have the confidence that you're pronouncing them correctly. My next tip is to learn some

English tongue twisters yes, this is a fun one. Tongue twisters can reveal certain weaknesses

in your speaking skills. When saying tongue twisters it is it will help you to identify

which word sounds you find difficult to pronounce to speak the English language far more fluently,

in fact I'm going to share with you one of my favourite tongue twisters right now which

I feel you could start with as good practice, here it is on the screen for you, let's say

it together slowlyokay ready? “she sells seashells on the seashore”, try saying this

repeatedly ten times, you'll know why this phrase is called a tongue twister, there are

a lot ofsaandshsounds in this sentence which make it a tongue twister and

this is actually one of the first lines of the complete tongue twister just to get you

started off. So, come on let's say againshe sells seashells on the seashore”. You know

you've mastered this first line of the tongue twister if you can say it fast like thisshe

sells seashells on the seashore”. If you're struggling with this that's okay, don't worry

about it, start saying the sentence aloud slowly one word at a time and gradually with

practice you'll realize that your speed will increase and you'll be able to pronounce each

word in this tongue twister not only correctly but clearly too. If you find this one easy,

search for the full version of this tongue twister and you can also look for more of

them on the Internet. This exercise will surely boost your confidence in your journey to speaking

English fluently. Tip number seven is to be a good listener. Listen to how native speakers

pronounce certain words and practice saying those words in the same manner. When you're

surrounded by people who are speaking in English, listen and observe how they correct themselves

if they make a mistake while speaking in English, after all native speakers can also muddle

up words sometimes when they speak, right? One thing native speakers do is, they don't

panic. If they make a mistake while speaking in English, they just quickly correct themselves

and carry on with the conversation. So, if you listen to how words in English are spoken

and keep practicing doing the same thing, this will surely build your confidence when

you converse in English. Tip number eight is to create your own responses to questions.

You know, instead of repeating what you hear people saying in general, this is your chance

to be original and put forward your thoughts and ideas in your own individual manner in

the same way as everyone has their own style of dressing, everyone has their own style

of speaking in English too. One-word answers should actually be avoided as they seem very

you know short, direct and don't tend to leave room for further conversation. Try and use

more words when expressing yourself instead of a simpleyesornowhen you

are asked questions. Here's a quick example, “Hey, do you want to go bowling this weekend?”

A short, direct reply to this question would be, “Yes, okay.” Or just anokay”.

Perhaps you can say a little bit more and say, “Yes, that sounds like fun, I'm up

for it”, “Oh yes, I'm game for that”, you'll notice that the more words you use

to express yourself in English, your fluency and confidence in speaking English will gradually

build, after all like they say, ‘Rome wasn't built in a day’, was it? The next tip, tip

number nine is to keep calm and don't worry so much about your mistakes especially in

grammar guys, we are all human and we all make mistakes but the next time you make a

mistake while speaking in English, don't think, “Damn! I made the same mistake again…”

what's important is that you've realized that the mistakes that you're making in your spoken

English again and again, just pick out those mistakes what are they you know what am I

repeatedly making a mistake with it again and again, spot that, work on getting rid

of those mistakes that you're making and over time your English will improve considerably

as will your confidence. Think of your mistakes in speaking English as your golden opportunity

to learn as making a mistake is a fastest way to improve your English. There is a no

grammar book or smartphone app or online video which will teach you better than your own

mistakes when you speak in English. Anyone who hasn't made a mistake, hasn't learned

anything new, right? So, mistakes are proof that you are trying. Also correct grammar

when speaking in English is important yes, but far what's far more important is your

ability to communicate effectively with the person that you're speaking to and for the

person to understand you, even if your grammar is not totally correct, don't sweatthat

can be fixed over time and with continued dedicated practice, right? So, learn to keep

calm when you make mistakes and you will improve with time. The last tip I have for you is

to accept the uniqueness of English and make learning English fun. Yes, English does have

some you know, strange rules which make it difficult to understand and remember but you

know, that's just the way it is, you need to accept that English can be a difficult

language to master and learn to accept its uniqueness, the key is to make learning English

fun. Do you remember anything about a subject you really disliked at school? Probably not,

right? And why do you think that is it's? Because it wasn't fun for you. You didn't

enjoy it. So to make learning English fun, mix up all these tips I've given you today,

someday you can practice your pronunciation with some fun tongue twisters then work on

your body language, other days you can watch a movie with the subtitles on until you feel

you can understand what's being said without the need for subtitles and another day maybe

you can learn new words and how they're used in a sentenceSee the point is to make

learning English fun not to make it in a mundane task, a boring task which you need to do,

so it's important that while you practice your English make it fun guys, believe in

yourself and remain positive, never for a single moment think I can't do this it's too

hard, I won't be able to do itdon't say such negative things to yourself, as I said

earlier confidence starts with you. That's it for me today guys, I hope you found these

tips that I've shared with you today to be useful and will use them in your journey to

learn to speak English with confidence. Do write to me and let me know about your journey

to speak English with confidence, take care and keep practicing your English because as

they say, practice makes perfect bye, bye.