Speaking is an important part of language learning. If you can speak a language well, you can do many things. You can do more when you travel. You can make many friends around the world. You can share your ideas more quickly. Maybe, you can also get a better job.
So, what makes somebody a good speaker? Being a good speaker means you can speak fluently. You don’t speak too slowly. You don't need to keep stopping. You don't need to stop to think about the words you want to say. Also, your speaking is easy to understand. If you speak fluently, you can communicate well. Being a good speaker also means you can do different kinds of speaking. Maybe, you can introduce yourself. Maybe, you can have a conversation with friends. Maybe, you can discuss the things you are studying at school. Maybe, you can give a long talk or presentation to many people. So, to become a good speaker, it’s important to practice a lot. You need to find people to speak with. And, you need to find different places to speak.
There are different ideas on how best to learn to speak another language. Also, different learners will learn to speak best in different ways. As you read this book, think about which ways are best for you. Are you ready? Let’s look at ten tips that can help you learn to speak: