Can you understand English but not speak? Have you been facing the same problem? Have you thought about why this is so? Have you tried to figure out the reasons why you could not speak English?
This is not only your problem but this problem is faced by many people like you. There are many who can easily understand what is being spoken in English but cannot speak. They don’t feel confident to speak out their thoughts even after so much reading and listening to this language. There is a very simple reason behind this. Do you want to know the reason? Then come on read this blog you will come to know all about it today?
Let’s quickly get into the question about why we cannot get through it.
Why can you decipher English but not speak it?
Understanding English is a very different point from speaking it. How can you understand a language? Can anyone take a guess? ……. I will tell you. When you listen to a language on different platforms i.e. on TV channels, or OTT or in the movies etc. you become adept at listening to English words and understanding what is actually going on. This is how you can easily understand English and know what is the agenda of any conversation. Moreover while reading you try to understand what is the context of the written part which allows you to understand English better.
This is not a one day process, it takes a lot of time to do it. This would be very likely in those people who have studied in an English medium School and have been listening to their teachers speaking in English.
Now is it enough to just know why you are able to understand but not to speak? Obviously not. You need to find out how you can move to the next level of reciprocation in English besides understanding. Let’s see how we can do that.
How will we be able to Reciprocate in English?
Besides understanding English we also need to speak it so that if someone talks to you, you can give a reply. For example: Someone asked you where is so and so place and you understood it but cannot speak it out and tell him about it. Though you were able to understand but since you could not reciprocate it was of no use. This is why you need to learn to speak English.
So how will that be possible? How will you be able to speak? If I give you the answer to these questions in just two words it would be “By Speaking”! As simple as that. It is by speaking you will come to know how to speak. Now how will you start to speak? What would make you a better English Speaker?
Let’s discuss it:
What do you Need to do to move to the next level?
There are many ways by which you can speak English besides understanding. But before going into the ways,
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Now let’s talk about the other aspect of how we would be able to speak English? What ways can help us do that?
Speaking in English is an art. It is not a one day process. It would come by practice. Some people who live in the metropolitan area can easily speak in English. Do you know why? It is because they have been speaking it with their colleagues and friends. So they have got a good flow of it. The same way you also need to speak this language only then you would learn the art of speaking it. There are various ways by which you can practise doing it like by talking to your friends , colleagues, or your own family members which gives you a good practice of speaking the language and developing your proficiency in it.
Moreover, if you have already tried doing all this but the results do not seem quite productive then still you need to try doing it to enhance your skill and also go for participating in competitions like open mic competition and other poetry competitions to see how people talk and imitate them. This practice would be highly beneficial for you and can give you a good opportunity to gain back your confidence and perform well. Now if we are talking about the ways of learning English our talks would be incomplete if we do not talk about the best way to learn i.e. under the guidance of a teacher or a mentor who has a plethora of experience to deal with this problem. This would be one of the most suited as well as the accepted method of speaking and can lead to a great success.
You might be wondering why I am continuously describing the ways of speaking English? Is it not enough that you can understand English? This answer to this question is “NO”. It is not enough to only understand English, what is more important is to speak it.
There might be another question rolling in your mind:
Can this Fluency be achieved by self study?
To this I would reply “No”. I have a very solid reason for replying “No”. The reason being that we can read, listen or understand things by self study but when it comes to speaking it is next to impossible to speak without a partner. Speaking English requires someone to practise it on a regular basis and to know different methods of communication. This is how we can learn to speak. What should I do to learn this art? Join an online spoken English Course where you will be guided across the different ways to learn the art of speaking and can easily learn to speak.
Understanding English is very good but what you need to actually do is to speak English. It is through speaking you can express your thoughts and converse with anyone. What importance English has in this era of globalisation is already known to you. You know what the future holds if your English remains at the same level.
Go ahead, take steps and learn to speak.