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Intermediate: B1


Good tips, keep it up.

That are nice tips for those who are new in English. we must have a concentration on topic what we are going to speak. Thanks for the awesome tips.

It is very difficult to bigners ...!!! Like me

As a second language learner, I constantly feel there are too many things to pay attention to. For example, when I make a sentence, I have to make sure all these things are correctly put:

*Is the subject a singular or a plural noun
*Should verb be with or without 's'
*Should it be in the past or future? and then choose a correct form
*What preposition should be used, in, on, or at?
*Is it of something or for something
*should I use he or she, cause in my language there is only one word in speaking for both of them
*Is to a preposition or should be followed by a infinitive verb

Above all these I still need to find correct words to express myself, a good phrase to sound a bit more sophisticated, move the parts of the sentence around according to the rules of simple or complex sentences.

All these need to be done in milliseconds! Writing is easier, cause I can always go back and correct mistakes, only if I had enough time. But for speaking, I am really struggling. Of course, I need to make more sense and be more coherent in writing, whereas in speaking, I suppose individual sentences are being assessed more intensively.

So, my question is:

Is there any way people like me can actually develop that authentic sense in second language?
Are there actually any lingual genius around who can naturally grasp all these?
And do English speaking people never or seldom make mistakes on the above areas when they speaking?

Best Regards,

Hello NewAgeEnglish,

Learning to speak another language flawlessly is quite a challenge, one that few people achieve. But many people do manage to learn to speak fluently and accurately enough to express themselves, though for most people this takes a lot of time and hard work, and many only achieve this when they are able to spend some time in a context where that language is widely spoken. But there are always exceptions; I've met many who speak English remarkably well despite having never even traveled to an English-speaking country.

I'd encourage you to keep up with your work. Your writing is very good and I always look forward to reading your comments; I'm sure other users do as well. To improve your fluency in speaking, try following the advice on our Frequently asked questions page. This method requires quite a bit of work and patience, but it works for almost anyone who puts in the effort and time.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much Kirk, and also many many thanks to Learn English from the British Council for answering my questions and the encouragement you give me. I sure will try to follow the advice to keep on improving my English. I hope I can be a very good Englisher user one day. Also I want to say I feel extremely lucky to be able to use this website and get support from you.

Sincerely yours,


Hello NewAgeEnglish,

You're very welcome! It's always great to see users taking full advantage of our site and I'm sure your English is improving as a result. Keep up the good work!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

go ahead, best of luck

This site is very useful for me, next month I am going to take the IELTS test.

Thank you for all.this is the best website to learn english.