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Intro

Chigusa: Why is speaking the number one weakness for most language learners?
Peter: Listeners, the answer is simple and you’re about to find out why.
Chigusa: Welcome to an Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Chigusa and I'll be hosting today's Sunday News with my co-host, the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Chigusa: In today’s Sunday News, find out why speaking is a common weakness...
Peter: ...and the 6 ways you can improve your speaking skills right now.
Body
Peter: Listeners, some time ago, we sent a survey...
Chigusa: ...to find out a little more about you.
Peter: What you like, don’t like, your strengths, weaknesses...
Chigusa: ...and one question asked you to rate your abilities in:
Peter: ...Listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Chigusa: Over 70% answered that their biggest weakness is...
Peter: Speaking.
Chigusa: So, this is a common issue for language learners, isn’t it?
Peter: It is. And today, you’ll find out how to improve your speaking skills.
Chigusa: But first, listen up!
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Chigusa: Alright, so why’s speaking the #1 weakness for most learners?
Peter: The answer is easy Chigusa. You get better at what you focus on.
Chigusa: So when people first start learning a language...
Peter: How do you think they start?
Chigusa: Hmm. They usually start with reading. Then, they read online articles.
Peter: Exactly. Textbooks. Most learners start there. Or if you take your first class...
Chigusa: ...you probably spend most of your time with the textbook, doing homework...
Peter: ...and maybe 30 minutes a week just repeating words in a class.
Chigusa: So, if you spend most of your time reading...
Peter: You get better at reading. But, your speaking skills won’t grow...
Chigusa: Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. It’s like working out one muscle, which gets stronger...
Peter: ...and ignoring other ones which stay small. This is why speaking is a weakness for learners.
Chigusa: Alright, so listeners, if you want your speaking skills to improve...
Peter: ...You need to spend more time on speaking. Here are 6 ways you can start right now.
Chigusa: Number one is obvious. Simply get a native speaking tutor to practice with.
Peter: Now, a common issue is... most people don’t have access to teachers or native speakers,...
Chigusa: ...or they don’t have the time to meet with one.
Peter: But with our Premium PLUS plan...
Chigusa: ...you get your very own on-site teacher .
Peter: You can practice speaking by recording yourself and having them review it.
Chigusa: One popular tactic is to talk about your day. You’d send 3 recordings...
Peter: ...one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one at night...
Chigusa: Your teacher reviews it and then gives you corrections and feedback.
Peter: Number two: Get conversation-based lessons in the lesson library.
Chigusa: If you visit your lesson library...
Peter: ...you can sort lessons by Conversation, Reading, Writing, Vocab, Grammar or Culture
Chigusa: So, select conversations and you’ll see the lessons..
Peter: ...that expose you to conversations and get you speaking the language.
Chigusa: Number three: Read out loud.
Peter: While you're listening to a lesson and reading along with the notes...
Chigusa: ...Read out loud.
Peter: Then re-read and speed up your tempo. Why?
Chigusa: First, if you’re reading out loud, you’re practicing your speaking skills.
Peter: Second, by increasing your speed, you’ll also be able to talk faster and with confidence.
Chigusa: Do this again and again until you can speak faster.
Peter: Number four: Prepare things to say ahead of time.
Chigusa: Most learners, especially beginners, run out of things to say...
Peter: But, if you prepare lines ahead of time, you won’t run out of things to say.
Chigusa: Listeners, you can start speaking with prepared lines from our 3 Minute Video lessons...
Peter: Or Top 25 Questions lessons, Survival Phrases ...
Chigusa: ...and other lessons that you’ll find in the lesson library.
Peter: Number five: Shadow conversations.
Chigusa: Meaning, repeat the dialogues as you hear them.
Peter: In every lesson, you learn a new conversation.
Chigusa: So try to shadow the conversation line by line.
Peter: Premium and Premium PLUS users, use Dialog tool to perfect this method....
Chigusa: ...and you’ll master it in no time.
Peter: Number six: Review again and again. Listeners, this is the key to perfection...
Chigusa: ...and it’s why we have to emphasize it. Most learners don’t review! If you review and repeat lines again and again...
Peter: ...You’ll be speaking better, faster and with more confidence.
Chigusa: And remember, if you want to unlock all of our effective lessons that focus on real conversations...
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Peter: ....by April 29th, 2019.

Outro

Chigusa: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Chigusa: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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Robert Gentle
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Of course, speaking is essential, but it is not the most important aspect of communicating in a language. I think it's more about mastering the grammar and having a wide vocabulary.


"Me Tarzan, you Jane" is also speaking English, but it's lousy English.


The world is full of people (even native speakers) who speak grammatically incorrect English, German, French, etc.