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Hello everyone. Could anybody help me with improving language skills? I have some troubles with conversations (speaking).

Hello VikaKim,

We are often asked this question, but it's hard to give specific advice without knowing how you speak at the moment.  However, there are some general suggestions that I can make which will help you to improve over time.  The most important thing you can do is to speak English as often as possible.  To do this a partner is very helpful, so think about the people you know and consider if any of them could be a practice partner for you.  It may be that you know someone else who is also learning English and who would like to practise with you, or perhaps you know some people who do not speak your language but do speak English. 

However, if you do not have a practice partner it does not mean that you cannot practise because it is possible to practise alone.  Just speaking English to yourself while you are at home, going about your normal daily activities, can help a great deal with your fluency and can help you to feel more confident in your speaking.

You can also use the audio and video materials here on LearnEnglish to improve your speaking. After doing the exercises, try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself, and finally try saying it with (and at the same speed as) the recording. This will help you to develop speed in your speech, which is a key component of speaking well.  You'll also pick up a lot of language as chunks - words which are often used together in set phrases - which you can use to communicate with less hesitation.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello vikakim!
It was surplice to know that you are from Uzbekistan. I used to work in Tashkent for about four years, from 2007 till 2011. It was very good four years, my older daughter was born there and lots of friends are still live and work in Tashkent.

Hi everybody i am new here ,I need help to make a writing for university for finding supervisor
professor .I did it before but i didn,t recive answer so i thinke mybe my writing didn,t good .however if veryone can help me please writ .
Thanks so much

Hello - thanks for looking at the Writing for a Purpose site. Are you looking for a PhD supervisor? Universities (and departments) vary in the way they deal with PhD applicants. Some welcome enquiries from individuals, and will discuss with you your research plans before you make a formal application. Others require you to make a formal application first.
You will have to write a short research proposal when you make your application to study for a PhD. The university will need this in order to ensure that:
1. You have clear research objectives in mind.
2. You have already done a certain amount of reading in your chosen field.
3. The research methodology you propose is feasible, given the resources available to you.
4. You can be allocated a supervisor who is interested in you chosen topic and proposed research methods.

If you are going to study in the medium of English you will certainly have to improve your writing skills. Work through the Writing for a Purpose materials and exercises, paying particular attention to the 'Proposal' genre, and examples of research proposals.

The Writing for a Purpose Team

Exactly, I am poor English, Especially writing. It is too difficult for me.
When the teacher asked me to write the story or other writing, I always get low score.
I want to get some keys, Please Teacher if you can. Thanks in advance.

At first glance it seems that writing skills are easiest to improve, you don't need anything but computer and imagination, however it is not so easy as it seems. Write to whom and what about? Even if you find someone to write to, how do you know that your correspondent knows English good enough to help you, especially when your level high enough but not perfect.
English is not my native language therefore I would not dare to correct someone's messages but I willingly answer to everyone just for being polite. Good luck to everyone!

Hello friends,I need your coperation because english was not my native language,I am facing many challenges,I want to improve my speaking

Hello Cornelio,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! My first recommendation to you is to explore the site. This part, Writing for a Purpose, is focused on academic writing. To work on your speaking, as I'll explain below, I'd recommend other parts of the site, but first it'd also be good for you to see what's here by following the links in the menu at the top (Home, Listen & Watch, etc.).

To improve your speaking, ideally, you should speak with other people. Perhaps you can find a conversation group or speak with a colleague or friend who is also learning English. In addition, you can learn a lot on your own. Series 3 of the Elementary Podcasts - start with episode 1 - is a great place to start. First, listen to the one or two sections of the podcast, and then read the transcript (under Instructions & downloads) as you listen. Then work through the exercises that correspond to the sections you've listened to.

To work on improving your pronunciation and fluency, choose some useful phrases from what you've listened to and imitate their pronunciation - repeat those words and phrases many times. Pronounce whole phrases, not just words, because the pronunciation of words in English varies according to context. Repeat these phrases until they're relatively easy to say.

This is slow work, but you'll be building up a repertoire of phrases that you'll be able to use fluently in your speaking!

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am very week to speak English but I can write some line in English . Now I want to improve to my English grammar ,Speaking power and also writing, could you please suggest me what can I do ? from where I start the learning for improving my self .

I hope your kind suggestions will be helpful for me .

Waheed Baloch