speaking

9 Strategies for Better Speaking Exam Scores (And 3 no-nos)

To study in an English speaking country, you have to prove that you have a good level of English. There are a few different exams that are recognised, such as IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL. The speaking sections of these exams are often the most stressful. They require you to respond to questions, readings or recordings …

9 Strategies for Better Speaking Exam Scores (And 3 no-nos) Read More »

Silent

Are You Using Silent Fillers to Improve Your Presentations?

“Silent Fillers errr how should I umm start this and errm…” We all do it. ‘Errr‘ and ‘Umm‘, also known as hesitations, are just a part of everyday speech (usually when we’re tired). When we say ‘errr’, we’re just thinking of what to say next. It’s not too much of an issue in everyday life. We …

Are You Using Silent Fillers to Improve Your Presentations? Read More »

fluent

I Want To Sound Fluent. How Fast Should I Speak?

Should I speak quickly or slowly to sound fluent? [thrive_2step id=’316′]This was a question sent in by a member of the English For Study mailing list.[/thrive_2step] A common belief is that you should speak quickly to sound fluent. But is it a fact? I’m sure you’ve seen American and British TV shows and thought, “wow, they speak …

I Want To Sound Fluent. How Fast Should I Speak? Read More »

Scroll to Top