why i generally use simple english words in speaking, however my vocab n my fluency is quite decent? hello i am sunny from india. my reading, written and listening skills are quite good n i have good vocab n fluency as well. but when i speak to somebody i generally use simple english words. i dont know the reasons . can anyone help me to find out the reasons and solutions to overcome this problem? how can i use my good vocab in speaking part?
Feb 19, 2017 2:59 AM
Answers · 3
Don't worry, most native speakers use simple words and structure in everyday conversation. More complex language is used in debate. The BBC have many good podcasts (the target audience is English) on varied topics which may help with hearing more complex language. More exposure in this way may help you to incorporate it into conversation. Good luck
February 19, 2017
Hi Sunny! I'm learning Spanish and I would consider myself at a high intermediate level. I feel like I have this issue as well, and I get frustrated when I think about a complex structure or word that I could have used, but I didn't. I don't know if there's really an easy solution for this, but I will tell you what I do. I have a small list of more complex vocabulary I want to use and I make a point to use it in conversation until it is a part of my natural lexicon. Really it comes down to practice.
February 19, 2017
I don't have an answer to your problem but I can say that simplicity is best unless you're in a situation that requires 'big words.' An example would be addressing a group of brain surgeons at a technical conference. Not only is brevity brilliance but so are simple words that get the job done.
February 19, 2017
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!