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Day 5 - Final thoughts

Episode 210129 / 29 Jan 2021

5 Days of tips and challenges to help you improve your speaking

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Today's challenges

Here is Tim's challenge for you today:

  • Watch and enjoy the Small Talk programmes from the feature: The Experiment

Small Talk is a short series of programmes, ironically, featuring subjects you shouldn't talk about in English with people you don't know very well.

SMALL TALK - SUBJECTS TO AVOID - 1: SEX

SMALL TALK - SUBJECTS TO AVOID - 2: SALARY

SMALL TALK - SUBJECTS TO AVOID - 3: POLITICS

Tim's tips

  • Getting good at speaking needs practice, so you need to be patient and give it time.
     
  • You can only improve by actually speaking out loud.

  • Take what opportunities you can find to interact with other speakers of English in the 'real world' or online. Seek out language exchange opportunities.

  • Grammar is important, but don't worry too much about making mistakes when speaking.

  • You can always practise speaking by yourself using the shadow speaking and self-talk techniques covered in this series. 

  • Recording and listening to yourself is a great way to get to know how your speaking is coming along.

  • Enjoy English by finding sources to listen to and watch on topics you are interested in.

  • Explore bbclearningenglish.com often for new materials, tips and ideas.

Good luck!

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