Please check for grammatical errors and style so that I can put it on the writing thread
1. Emphasis on Grammar: Research shows that studying grammar hurts the English speaking ability of a student. It tempts you to think logically thereby reducing your fluency level. You don’t have enough time to think hundreds of grammar rules, choose the correct one and then use it because real conversations are much too fast.
2. Learning traditional textbooks: As you all know well, textbook language is quite different from actual conversations. Our Indian students always stick to formal English grammar books. However, the problems here are native speakers do not use such expressions in most situations. You must learn casual English and don’t rely on only textbooks.
3. Your desire to be perfect: You always focus on mistakes. You worry about your mistakes and try to correct them, which make you feel nervous. None is perfect. Even native speakers make mistakes sometimes. To err is human. Instead of focusing on what you don’t know- focus on what you know.
4. Translation method: Whenever you wish to communicate in English, the major obstacle is your mother tongue influence. You try to translate sentences from your mother tongue into English. This slows your speech down resulting in low-self-confidence. Direct translations are always not correct. They tend to make mistakes.
5. Forcing speech: You want to speak before you are actually ready for it. If you speak slowly with no confidence and no fluency, you will be a laughing stock, and your audience will also be fed up with your speech. Let your speech be natural until then, don’t force it.
6. Lack of listening ability: A good listener can be a good orator. Effective listening is a must in every situation. Try to be patient and focus on listening to others.
7. Ineffective lessons and study materials: You must find effective lessons and materials. Besides, you must listen and read everyday. Finding the best teacher is vital for learning English. Be positive and optimistic. Understand that no teacher can make you speak. Only you can do it.
1. You don’t have enough time to review hundreds of grammar rules, choose the correct one, and then use it because real conversations are much too fast. (Note the comma after one. You might also say "think through" or "think of each of"; I selected review as it is shorter)
2. Learning from traditional textbooks.
2. However, the problem here is native speakers do not use such expressions in most situations. You must learn casual English and not rely on only textbooks. (You might also say, "rely solely on textbooks.)
3. No one is perfect.
4. ... the major obstacle is your mother-tongue influence.
4. This slows your speech down, resulting in low self-confidence. (Note the comma.)
4. Direct translations are not always correct. (I don't think you mean this to be an absolute. Direct translations are sometimes correct, but not always.)
4. They tend to include mistakes. (Here, they refers back to "direct translations", not to the people who make direct translations.)
5. ...be natural until then. Don’t force it.
As Tolley said earlier, this is very good advice.
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