Learning English through daily conversation is one of the most effective learning techniques. This immersion technique is effective because it forces your brain to think and understand language in English by not allowing you to take the time to translate the English into your native language to understand it. Eventually you should be able to converse entirely in English without having to look up words or idioms and without having large gaps between words or phrases.
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Things you need
- Partner or friend
- English dictionary
Locate an individual with whom you can converse in English. Ideally, this should be a native English speaker.
Begin simple conversations in English. You could talk about anything from the weather to sports to food.
Locate synonyms for words that you cannot pronounce or with which you are comfortable. Try to think of new ways to express thoughts and feelings so that you are practicing different conversation techniques. Expanding your vocabulary is important if you want to converse freely.
Consult a dictionary if you are having difficulty with a word. Dictionaries provide you with pronunciation keys and word definitions, and some even provide example sentences so that you can see how it is used in context. Do not rely on your dictionary, however; you should force yourself to communicate with words you know before attempting to expand your vocabulary.
Read English books or articles out loud if you can't find someone with whom to converse. This will help you refine your accent and pronunciation so that you're ready when you do have someone with whom you can practice your English.
Discuss more complex ideas once you're more comfortable with simple ones. This can include discussing events in different tenses and voices as well as talking about abstract thoughts.
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