Lesson 2. How to speak English fast?

Successful learning – active learning.

Listen to the lesson read by a native speaker:

If you go to an English speaking country and live there for awhile (немного, недолго), you’ll learn to speak English pretty soon. Why is that happening? Why people start to speak English fast when they live with native speakers? And why can’t they do the same in their home country?

The answer is simple – when they are among (среди) native speakers they learn English very actively. They live in the language environment (языковая среда). They hear a lot of English speech during a day and they have to communicate. They’re active learners!

When we’re in Russia, we don’t have a lot of English in our daily life. We can’t improve our English as fast as when we live with native speakers.

Create a perfect learning environment!

So, being in an English speaking country definitely (определенно) helps of course. It’s a perfect learning environment. Try to create the same one when you learn English in your home country! Make it as close to it as you can. Bring as much English into your life as you can. Be an active English learner! This is the key to success.

The most of the learners are passive. It’s sad (это грустно), but it’s true. And that’s why the most of the learners can’t achieve fluency (беглость, умение быстро говорить). They don’t have enough listening practice. They don’t have enough speaking practice. They only learn new words and do grammar exercises. It’s not effective.

If you want to learn to speak English as soon as possible (так скоро, как это возможно), you need to be active. You need to have a lot of listening, speaking and reading practice. Your brain needs it to get used to English and to start thinking in this language. The more you listen and speak the sooner you’ll become fluent.

In fact (на самом деле), you should make English a part of your life. This is the only way (единственный способ) to become fluent fast.

Here’re a few useful tips (несколько полезных советов) how you can become an active English learner:

  • use all the learning materials only in English;
  • listen to native speakers a lot. Try to respond (реагировать) to what you hear;
  • speak English as much as you can;
  • read books in English only from native speakers;
  • learn English every day;

Don’t know what to listen to? Here’s a radio station in English for you.

Don’t know what to read? Here’s a book for you. Here’s news in English for you.

Don’t know who to speak with?

Join my BFTC premium section. I’ll show you how you can improve your speaking on your own (самостоятельно)!

You do everything I mentioned, but can’t speak English anyway? Keep reading (продолжайте читать).

It takes time.

Many people want to have fast progress in the beginning of learning English. They study hard (усердно занимаются) during the first few weeks, but then they give up (сдаются, забрасывают изучение).

Unfortunately, learning English is quite a slow process and it takes time (трубуется время) to get results. All you have to do is to keep working.

All in good time (всему свое время) my friends. Just keep learning English and be active. Very soon you’ll see the results.

If you learn English for a long time and still can’t speak confidently (уверенно), you learn it the wrong way. You need to change it right now! And that’s why my BFT course is for you!

Your homework.

  1. What is the most difficult for you in learning English? Tell me about it in the comment section below.
  2. Work with the flashcards of this lesson. Review them when you have time.

Vocabulary quizzes.

Here’re the flashcards for you. If you have any questions about it, use comments to ask me.

[qdeck align=”center”]
Welcome to the flashcards of this lesson. Here’s how it works:

Click ‘Flip’ to see the answer to each card.
If you don’t know it as well as you’d like to, click ‘Need more practice,’ and that card will go to the bottom of the stack so you can practice it again.
If you know it, click ‘Got it.’
‘Shuffle’ lets you shuffle the deck.

[q] How to say “недолго, в течение непродолжительного периода” in English?

[a] for awhile

I lived there for awhile and move back to Moscow.

(Я пожил там немного и вырнулся в Москву)

[q] How to say “среди” in English?

[a] among.

When you’re among native speakers you learn English very actively.

(Когда вы среди носителей языка, вы учите английский очень активно)

[q] How to say “языковая среда”?

[a] language environment.

They live in the language environment.

(Они живут в языковой среде)

[q] How to say “определенно”?

[a] definitely.

It definetely helps.

(Определенно, это помогает)

[q] How to say “это грустно”?

[a] it’s sad.

It’s sad, but it’s true.

(Это грустно, но это правда)

[q] How to say “беглость, умение быстро говорить”?

[a] fluency

You need to be active to achieve fluency in English.

(Вы должны быть активны, чтобы достичь беглости в английском)

[q] How to say “так скоро, как это возможно”?

[a] as soon as possible.

Let me know as soon as possible.

(Сообщите мне так скоро, как это возможно)

[q] How to say “на самом деле, в действительности”?

[a] in fact.

In fact, you should make English a part of your life.

(На самом деле, вы должны сделать английский частью своей жизни)

[q] How to say “единственный способ”?

[a] the only way.

It’s the only way to speak English.

(Это единственный способ заговорить на английском языке)

[q] How to say “несколько полезных советов”?

[a] a few useful tips.

Here’re a few useful tips for you.

(Вот несколько полезных советов для вас)

[q] How to say “реагировать, отвечать”?

[a] to respond.

Try to respond to what you hear.

(Старайтесь реагировать на то, что вы слышите)

[q] How to say “самостоятельно”?

[a] on your own.

I’ll show how you can improve your speaking on your own.

(Я покажу, как вы можете развивать свой разговорный навык самостоятельно)

[q] How to say “продолжать что-либо делать”?

[a] keep doing smth.

Please, keep reading.

(Пожалуйста, продолжайте читать)

[q] How to say “усердно заниматься”?

[a] to study hard.

They study hard during the first a few weeks.

(Они усердно занимаются в течение первых недель)

[q] How to say “сдаваться, бросать что-либо”?

[a] to give up.

Never give up.

(Никогда не сдавайтесь)

[q] How to say “на это требуется время”?

[a] it takes time.

It takes time to start speaking English.

(Чтобы начать говорить на английском, требуется время)

[q] How to say “всему свое время”?

[a] all in good time.

All in good time. Don’t be in a hurry.

(Всему свое время. Не спешите)

[q] How to say “уверенно”?

[a] confidently.

Do you want to speak English confidently?

(Вы хотите уверенно говорить на английском?)


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