How to prevent too many pauses in English conversation?
Excessive pauses in conversation are one of the most important problems for English learners, especially in speaking in introductory courses. In this article, we have suggested ways to prevent these pauses in English conversation and improve your speaking. Take this point into consideration that while you are learning how to speak, you first have to learn how to pronounce words. Reading the following article “How to improve our pronunciation ?” is recommended.
The reasons for creating pauses in conversation
The main reason for the pause is the complete lack of control over the language. But the root of these pauses can be traced in several ways:
1. They want to use sophisticated words and vocabulary to make their stories beautiful.
2. They think about grammar and worry that they might not follow the rules of grammar in their speaking.
3. These people think Persian and try to translate them into English
Methods to prevent pauses in English conversation
Method One: Express what you mean by simple vocabulary
Our first advice to learners is to avoid engaging in complex vocabulary from the beginning. This will further reduce your confidence. Too much focus on these English vocabularies will cause pauses in the conversation and affect the psychology of the word that we should avoid.
Try to express what you know smoothly and beautifully. You have to use the same basic words to express your intentions and prefer fluency over complex speech.
Do not worry about complicated speech. After some time practicing, you will expand your vocabulary and strengthen your expression.
Method Two: Learn different terms about a topic
Instead of spending a lot of time memorizing grammar rules, try to read different terms on each topic. In terms of grammar, this article “Four tips for learning English Language Grammar” can be helpful. If you find varied and synonymous meanings for any word or phrase using the English-English Dictionary, your conversational skills will be strengthened over time. At the beginning of the learning process, one of the tasks of our minds is translation, translating Persian to English. Adding this to the grammatical complexity would result in long pauses when constructing sentences, thereby destroying the word’s richness. To avoid such pauses in English conversation, it is recommended to learn terms with meanings rather than disjointed words. If you are in a situation where you are asked a question and you do not know the answer, think about the words used in the question. Most of the keywords you need are in the question text. Instead of just keeping up with English grammar, look for patterns that remember simple words. Model different situations for fluency in English and apply it to other topics and situations.
Method Three: Set aside the fear of talking wrong
It is a fact that at first, it’s difficult to obey all the rules and bring up many words in one simple sentence. But don’t let the fear of saying the wrong thing stop you from talking to your friends and your friends. We even recommend that you continue talking if you speak wrong. Fear in itself can disrupt your focus and prevent you from showing how good you are. Fear blocks human language. Overcome your fear of speaking English so you can avoid most of those pauses in the conversation. Don’t worry about your audience. Most of the time they understand what you mean, even if you make a mistake. Talking too much is a basic technique for talking fluently; doing good is filling. So don’t limit your chances if you want to advance in spiking. The more speak English, the more proficient you are at preventing improper pauses in the conversation.
Method Four: Learn how to think English
We have explained this method in an independent paper entitled “How to Think in English”, which you can refer to. In short, things, like having a partner, watching movies, reading English books, and so on, are all effective. You can also read more about English speaking by visiting “How to speak English Well: 10 Simple Tips for Extraordinary Fluency page” or/and “How Can I Avoid Filler Words Like “Um” When I Talk?“.
The abstract of this paper
1. The reasons for creating pauses
2. Four methods to prevent pauses in English conversation
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