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    I can get A’s in the reading, writing, listening and translation but my speaking drags me down so much. Any tips please? I just seem to freeze in speaking exams and give such short answers or no answer please give me advice
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    (Original post by Lucofthewoods)
    I can get A’s in the reading, writing, listening and translation but my speaking drags me down so much. Any tips please? I just seem to freeze in speaking exams and give such short answers or no answer please give me advice
    listening to foreign radio improves ur speaking ability(atleast i think ) u know the tempo they speak/pronunciation of the words you can understand-anything helps is my view of things
    in ur speaking practise classes ask for tips/more time to write down a couple more notes;its all practise really, youll get better over time-maybe nerves have something to do with it?
    if theres a study trip option at your college take it; my spanish improved A LOT and i was in spain for just 10days
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    (Original post by Lucofthewoods)
    I can get A’s in the reading, writing, listening and translation but my speaking drags me down so much. Any tips please? I just seem to freeze in speaking exams and give such short answers or no answer please give me advice
    Have you tried speaking to native speakers? As well as listening (as mentioned by angrypoliceman) If your college has native speakers, ask to have extra time with them.

    While I tend not to use it much anymore, you could try out Mixxer, a website where you exchange skype details with people wanting to learn your language while helping you with theirs - it can be an effective way to practice your proficiency.

    I hope that this helps .
 
 
 
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