Sound Like a Master - 3 Ways to Answer Any Colloquial Question in Englishby Benjamin Patry Learn English for every situation
One of the biggest problems the non-native English speakers face is answering the most colloquial questions with complete ease. If you are an Asian or European, then you are surely aware of this situation for sure. You might not feel confident and that might prevent you from responding immediately to the question.
Now, think about it, if someone would have asked you the same question in your language, then how you would have responded? For example, if you are a Spanish native and someone asks you “cómo estás” your answer will be instant. But the moment someone asks the same thing in English, “how are you?” it makes you nervous and you take at least 10 to 20 seconds more in answering which gives away that you are not as fluent as you should be. And if you are pursuing a career in an English-speaking country, this might be a big problem for you. So, here, we are going to tell you how you can answer the most colloquial questions pretty easily. Take a look at the following points to know more.
Be Grammatically Correct
If you want to sound more polished in your English speaking, then the first and foremost thing that you need to do is work on your grammar. Learn English grammar so that speaking fluent and error free English comes naturally to you. Whether you are going for an online course or learning grammar on your own traditionally, make sure that you are getting accustomed with the ways you need to use each word while talking. For example, “I hear ya” might not sound too correct to someone who knows traditional English. But when it comes to an English speaker, he or she will know that instead of saying “I empathize with you or I have got your point,” this phrase can be used colloquially. And in this respect, it is not grammatically incorrect either.
Learn Colloquial Phrases
To learn English speaking fluently, it is necessary that you first learn colloquial English phrases. There are millions of books in the market as well as thousands of videos on the internet that can introduce you to the regularly used common English phrases. With the help of the videos, you can see how it should be used or pronounced too. Watch them regularly and practice with them. Practice in front of a mirror too so that you can look at yourself and become confident. When you are actually learning online, they will offer you hundreds of real life incidents and will teach you how you need to use those phrases in those situations. For example, when you are out with your friends and one of them get drunk, you are supposed to say “she is sloshed/wasted” instead of “very drunk” colloquially. Listening to audio will help you use these words and phrases more accurately.
Take Online Course
If you look on the internet, you will find hundreds of courses to learn English online. They will offer you modules, videos, and resources that will help you learn thinking in English just like a native and speaking fluently by responding to questions instantly. As the mode of teaching is online, you can access these courses from anywhere in the world, at your convenience. You can keep up with your work too when you are learning.
So, now as you know how you can improve your English-speaking prowess and answer the questions quickly, what are you waiting for? Start learning today!
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