How to Speak English Fluently – Best Learning Tips

wanna speak real English from your first lesson sign up for your free lifetime account at English class hi everybody welcome back to ask Alisha the weekly series where you ask me questions and I answer them maybe first question this week comes from sun-joo Huygens on you Sanju says hey Alisha how can I think fully in my target language whenever I see you speaking fluently I feel like I want to become like you so how can I make my communication like yours this is a very common question and it requires practice it requires regular practice so this means you need to practice a little bit every day where you can immerse yourself in the language you're studying if you're studying English try to use English as much as possible in your day so if you can try to make a time in your week or in your day when you only speak English or you only read English so try to read English books watch English TV or movies listen to music in English talk to people in English where you can you need to get used to using it in your everyday life so that your brain gets used to using it when you're just thinking about things so this takes time absolutely you need to practice and you need to give yourself time every day and every week to get used to doing this so practice every day practice regularly of course if you really want to practice speaking like me you can mimic me you can shadow me if you want but please keep in mind as I've said on this channel before I'm speaking in a way that's helpful for learners so I'm trying to use very clear pronunciation I'm trying to use kind of simple grammar or grammar that's not super complex and I'm also not speaking in exactly the same way that native speakers do in everyday conversation so please remember that the way I speak on this channel is not necessarily the way that native speakers talk in everyday life that being said if you want to use me for your shadowing practice please feel free you won't have any community occasion problems if you practice speaking like me so I hope that this helps you if you're interested there are some other videos on the channel that have lots of tips about how to think in your target language and how to get used to applying English in your everyday life so definitely check those out too okay I hope that this helps you thanks very much for the question alright let's move on to your next question next question comes from Eric Pashkov hi Eric Eric says what's the difference between present perfect and past perfect okay present perfect is used one for general life experience in the past at a non specific point in time this can be an experience you had or an experience you did not have so when the point in time is not important we can use present perfect to talk about that for example I have been to France I have never written a book we also use present perfect tense to talk about actions that started in the past and continued to the present or the effects of that action continue to the present you'll see verbs used with progressive tense in this case too so for example have been plus the ing form of a verb we also commonly use for and since to talk about the entire length of time an action has happened or has been happening rather so for example I have been speaking for about 4 minutes or he has been listening to me since I started this video so this is a common way that we use present perfect tense past perfect on the other hand refers to things that happened in the past so we're not talking about the relationship between the past and the present we're talking about the relationship between a past action and some other past point so for example I had been studying for 3 hours when I fell asleep so in that example sentence we see that there was one past continuing action and a second action that happened closer to the present that interrupted the action when I fell asleep so we can you past perfect tense to show like sequences if you're telling a story and there are two points in your story that we're in the past you can use past perfect tense to explain the thing that came first then use simple past to explain the thing that happened nearer to the present as I did in this story as I also mentioned in this example sentence if you want to describe a past action that was continuing and that was then interrupted you can use this pattern this past perfect – simple past tense pattern so we use it for that we also use it to talk about life experience again so general life experience or no life experience but at a past point in time so for example by my tenth birthday I had saved $100 for example so by my tenth birthday is a point in the past I'm obviously not ten years old now so by my tenth birthday I had saved that means up until that point in time I had saved $100 so when we want to talk about past experiences in relation to other past points you can use the past perfect tense so you can find some other videos about present perfect tense and soon about past perfect tense on the channel soon so I hope that you check those out for some more information I hope that this helps you – thanks very much for the question all right let's move on to your next question next question comes from Hannes Bayou hi Hannes Hannes says what's the difference between follow and subscribe because they have the same meaning okay for online media hubs like Twitter and Facebook and YouTube they have the same feeling they have the same meaning like you click the button and you receive updates from that person or from that company or whatever in terms of kind of a more historical meaning though the word subscribe was and is used for regular publications so for example we subscribe to a magazine or we subscribe to a newspaper when you subscribe to something there's an expert that you will receive that thing on a regular basis on a regular schedule so for example if you subscribe to a monthly magazine you expect to receive the magazine once a month that's a subscription so the same word carries over into YouTube when we subscribe to someone's channel we expect to see their content we expect that when that person creates something we are going to receive it so in YouTube's case this means we have like you know a channels you follow list or we see like something in our email that says oh this channel has posted a new video so subscribe in this way means like you have some kind of expectation of receiving something somewhat regularly of course not everyone on YouTube posts regularly but this is the idea to follow however like with Twitter or with Facebook or Instagram is like you're just waiting for updates from that person maybe you're not expecting to receive something on a regular basis but if that person or that company or brand or whatever chooses to share something you're saying you want to have the ability to quickly and easily check that thing so this is why we don't really use like subscribe for Twitter or subscribe on Facebook or on Instagram it sounds more like a service for a youtube though it makes sense because it's like we're getting something regularly many people on YouTube create content regularly so subscribe is a better fit in this case okay so I hope that this helps answer your question thanks very much for sending it along alright let's move on to your next question next question comes from a bra hiya bra a browser says are like and sees the same word if not what's the difference and how do we use them Thanks okay it depends on how the words are used we can use both of these words to share our opinion of someone or something like in these example sentences she seems nice she seems like a nice person notice how in the first example sentence here we follow seams with an adjective she seems nice in the second example sentence she seems like a nice person we're using like and we need to follow this with a noun phrase so a nice person is a noun phrase when you're using like in this way you need to follow like with a noun phrase you can't use an adjective there as we did with seems so we followed the same rule when we're using like to make comparisons for example he eats like a pig you look like my brother so when we're making comparisons like this we need to use a noun phrase after the word like also we can use seems with verbs for example this seems to be the right answer he seems to like hiking so another quick point about the word seems is that we use seem or seems when we want to make a guess or share an opinion about something but maybe we can't quickly confirm so like she seems nice it's like our opinion our quick opinion of that person but maybe we don't know yet she might not be a nice person we don't know but when you want to make a quick guess about something that you can't actually check you can't really confirm you can use seems to do that in the second original example sentence I introduced she seems like a nice person we're combining seem with like their so she seems like that means it's like you're comparing this person she to a nice person that's kind of the idea here so she has the appearance or I guess she seems as though she is a nice person so this is an over complicated explanation but think about using like when you want to compare things think about using seem when you want to maybe just share a simple adjective or maybe when you want to make a quick guess about someone so I hope that this helps you thanks very much for the question all right let's move on to your next question next question comes from junior high junior junior says hi Alicia someone once said to me you're neat and I was kind of confused what does it mean okay neat is kind of like a cute word or a nice word that means cool or interesting it sounds casual very friendly maybe a little bit childish we would use meat in the same way as we use cool but cool is a little bit rough neat sounds kind of precious and nice and childish a little bit so you can say that someone's drawing is neat or that someone is neat however there's a second meaning of neat which means tidy or organized so if someone like came to your house and said wow you're neat like to talk about the way that your house is organized or like to comment about how clean your space is it could have this meaning so it depends how did the person use the word when they were speaking to you what was the situation so it can mean cool great awesome nice or it can mean tiny and organized some other examples I saw that movie it was neat my new computer is neat your parents are really neat aren't they okay so I hope that this helps answer your question thanks very much oh right that is everything that I have for this week thank you as always for sending your questions remember you can send them to me at English class slash ask – alicia of course if you liked this video please don't forget to give it a thumbs up subscribe to our channel if you have not already and check us out at English class for some other things that can help you with your English Studies thanks very much for watching this week's episode of ask Alisha and I will see you again next week bye bye want to speed up your language learning take your very first lesson with us you'll start speaking in minutes and master real conversations sign up for your free lifetime account just click the link in the description

39 thoughts on “How to Speak English Fluently – Best Learning Tips”

  1. Hi! alisha… I really like your vedios, and they are awesome, best teacher I've ever seen. But can u talk about some name of films or series to improve and learning English…. plz can u talk about this object in your other vedio plz.
    Thnx… Plz answer it….

  2. It seems I've found an Youtube channel to practise my listening! Clear audio, voice and expressions, this is very good for beginners! Thank you.

  3. My name is Noha.I asked you 3 questions, 😢😢😢unfortunately, you didn't answer at least one of them. Please🙏answer me!

  4. I love you, Alisha, you have such a perfect pronunciation that it's nice to hear you and you understand everything you say, I understand English a little but with you it's Total. I follow you on Instagram as fabianabadiaquin, congratulations for your 10 years in Japan and many successes.

  5. Hello Alisha! You are a great teacher,when you are talking I understand all your speach completely. But I still can't speak English,

  6. Hi Alisha, great lessons! You are patient and answer the questions with great details. It's very helpful! Thanks again!

  7. I don't know translating the sentences to my mother language,but I know what they wanna mean…Is it wrong?

  8. Super beautiful and inteligent girl!😍😘❤ I love your accentt!😎👍 By the way, Black collor is perfect on You!😊😉

  9. Alisha how can i improve my confidence for speaking english because when it comes to speak with new people i hesitate too much so i want to build confidence but how?

  10. Alisha i have learnt more words but unfortunately i forget so can you tell one or more steps that can keep my rememeber or memory

  11. Great video as always Alisha! I’m also an English teacher, and completely agree with your first tip about using English as often as you can. The students I have that improve the fastest are always the ones that find ways to use and practice English as often as possible, especially in real life situations. Good luck with your English studies everyone! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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