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I'm afraid to speak in English!

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    I'm studying English but Idk, when I have to talk in English with someone else I cannot say anything, I understand what they are saying but I can't talk long. I can read, write, listen etc, but I can't talk, its very difficult for me, can you give some advices?

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    I think try to be confident, I'm sure you are great at speaking English it's probably nerves a bit. Maybe try speaking to yourself at home, like practising what you're saying so it comes naturally when speaking to someone else
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    same but mine is with Polish.

    its so embarrassing when you can't hold a proper conversation
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    Thank u so much! You know, I'm trying to do that but it's difficult, sometimes I feel a bit mad talking to myself in English hahaha
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    (Original post by Marthaships)
    Thank u so much! You know, I'm trying to do that but it's difficult, sometimes I feel a bit mad talking to myself in English hahaha
    What is your native language?
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    (Original post by German123)
    same but mine is with Polish.

    its so embarrassing when you can't hold a proper conversation

    Yes I know!! Its embarrasing and sad at the same time, what age did you learn Polish?
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    Practice and lots and lots of patience. You'll get there. All the best!
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    (Original post by rambapa)
    What is your native language?
    My native language is Spanish but I'm learning English and French
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    Join a social group where you'll meet English speakers informally. Maybe a local church group, choir, conservation group, local history society, scouts (as an adult helper), walking group etc. Libraries sometimes have details for local groups, or local council websites. Most groups are keen to welcome new members and you will have a purpose for talking. It's much better when you have to speak for a reason, instead of just social talk.
    Alternatively try volunteering at a local charity shop. They will also be very pleased to see you, and you can speak to customers who don't know you, so no need to worry about a mistake. Most reasonable people will respect you for trying to learn our language and help you if you get stuck.
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    to be honest you need to be around a lot of english people and just go for it. we all understand if you're not as fluent as us lol
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    (Original post by Marthaships)
    Yes I know!! Its embarrasing and sad at the same time, what age did you learn Polish?
    I did not "learn" Polish, it is my first language.

    English is my second language.

    We all have to learn, it is just practice.

    I feel more confident speaking English rather than Polish.

    That is just the way it is for me
 
 
 
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