Most people want to learn English to speak to people.
Most students say that they want to improve their English speaking.
All of this is great and makes the world a better place (people want to talk to other people, who cares which language they use)
But here is the problem….
Most people want to improve their speaking but they don’t know how to do it!
The world tests language in different ways.
The most common way in Europe is to test your language (English, Spanish, German, or any language) is to use the Common European Framework of Referencing (C.E.F.R.)
They divide language into levels
A1: Basic User
A2: Basic User
B1: Independent User
B2: Independent User
C1: Proficient User
C2: Proficient User
and for each level, they describe what you need to pass the level with “Can do” sentences.
At this level, the learner can describe their job, family and daily routine
Take a look at this extract
As you can see, there is no grammar, no vocabulary. Only a job.
And actually there is much grammar and much vocabulary to you can use to do this job.
And again, there is a lot of practise needed before you can do this job.
So how do we practise?
Easy, spoken repetition of a job that needs you to use multiple grammar points and multiple pieces of vocabulary.
Doing this increases your ability to speak about other jobs that aren’t 100% the same.
Ok, think about it like this.
Can I describe my daily routine? Yes
Then, can I describe the daily routine of someone famous? Probably, yes.
The two are not 100% the same but they are related in a way that means making one strong improves the other as well!
So we can see that as long as we practise one situation, we can improve our ability in many areas!
Put this together with the ’10 times’ practice, functional language and your other studies, you will be amazing in no time!
Don’t forget to follow our video curriculum if you want ideas for speaking practice.
I hope it helps