How To Speak English Fluently And Confidently Ep 226


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Collocations may sound complicated or difficult when you first hear about them when learning to speak English. Collocations are just English speakers all agreeing that a single way of saying something is the best way to say it. All the other ways of saying these groups of words are unnecessary. The full article can be found here: This Articles Group: Last Article In Group: Summary: How to speak English fluently and confidently Humans like patterns, we feel comfortable when we share patterns with each other. This might be an image we can all look at and understand, or a pattern of music which makes us all feel the same way. So it should be no surprise we do the same with our spoken language. Humans like to be lazy (or efficient!) at conveying feelings and ideas when communicating with words, for native English speakers “less is more”. So now we know what a collocation is, how do we learn them? It’s a pattern, and that means a strong learning technique is repetition. So listening to a native English speakers say these collocations will help train your brain, to store the common word combinations, until you recognise them automatically. Because native English speakers use collocations all the time, they just sound “right”. If you change the word combinations, you will just sound “wrong” when you speak English. So you definitely want to practice listening and remembering the more common combinations! If you need to understand more about our teaching technique, then listen to this podcast which explains how to get the best out of our podcasts. Or sign up for our FREE 7 rules of Adept English video course here We provide over 200 FREE English language conversation and video lessons to help you learn the English language. If you do not like this one then you can visit this page to choose from 100's of English lessons with lots of different topics . So why not learn English the easy and FREE way? If you ❤ LOVE ❤ all our FREE English lessons and what to help us keep doing so much for free then please consider becoming a patron: ❁ Patreon: We try to make ourselves as accessible to everyone who wants to learn to speak English fluently. You can find us on these popular social media sites: ✭ Facebook: ✭ Twitter: ✭ YouTube: We are also on these popular streaming services: ✪ Spotify: ✪ iTunes: ✪ Tunein: ✪ Stitcher: ✪ Podbean: If you like what we do please visit our website for lots more language learning help.

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