In this article I’m going to tell you how to speak better English in 7 different situations. These are situations you’ll probably come across when communicating with a foreigner or other person who doesn’t speak English.
I’ve also included a few tips and resources at the end of the article.
STEP 1: You’re speaking with someone from another country
This is probably the most common situation in which English speakers make mistakes when talking to foreigners. It’s important to understand that every country has a slightly different way of speaking.
The most important thing to remember when speaking to a foreigner is to try to speak as clearly and simply as possible.
STEP 2: You’re speaking to an English speaker
Even though the majority of people in your country speak English, there will always be some who don’t. If you’re speaking to a native English speaker, you can use this to your advantage.
You should ask them about their life, job, hobbies, and so on. If they are asking you about the same things, you can probably assume they are interested in your conversation.
STEP 3: You’re speaking to someone who has low English skills
This is another situation that English speakers sometimes face. If you’re talking to someone who doesn’t understand what you’re saying, try to speak slowly and clearly.
If you’re speaking to a child or other person with low English skills, you can also use this as an opportunity to practice your own English.
STEP 4: You’re writing an email or letter to someone
The English language isn’t very formal, which means that it’s difficult to write an effective email or letter.
In order to get across your point, you need to be clear and concise.
STEP 5: You’re on social media
Social media is a great way to communicate with people, but it can be difficult to express yourself if you don’t know the right words.
Try to use short phrases and keep the conversation flowing.
STEP 6: You’re using Skype
Skype is an amazing way to communicate with people, but it can be a challenge if you don’t speak English.
In order to make sure you get your point across, it’s important to speak slowly and clearly.
STEP 7: You’re making a phone call
Phone calls are easy to make, but they’re hard to make well.
If you have a foreign friend, try to make a few calls before making one to someone who isn’t a friend.
If you’re calling a non-friend, try to speak slowly and clearly. Thanks for reading!