English is one of the most important languages in the world, but most of us still have a lot to learn about it. In this guide, I’ll show you the top five strategies for improving your English speaking skills.
STEP 1: Read Newspapers and Magazines with an English Focus
News and magazines are two of the best ways to improve your English. This type of content has a high level of English focus. If you want to improve your English listening skills, I highly recommend that you watch English-language news and listen to English-language radio shows.
STEP 2: Study Business and Marketing News
The media reports a lot of business news that you can easily find in the newsstand or on your online news sources. Take advantage of this content by learning all you can about business in general.
STEP 3: Subscribe to Financial News
Financial news articles contain important information that you need to know about your money. You can learn more about investments, real estate, and how the stock market works, just to name a few topics.
STEP 4: Listen to Audio Books
This is another great way to practice English listening skills. You can read books in English without subtitles (which is good for learning vocabulary), but it’s better to listen to them with English subtitles so you can practice listening comprehension as well.
STEP 5: Start Conversations with People You Don’t Know
It sounds obvious, but conversations with people you don’t know are a great way to practice speaking English. It will give you an opportunity to use the new vocabulary and phrases that you learned in your reading material.