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As with all of us, we want to somehow impress people. It sounds phoney but it’s true, in one way or another we know that first impressions are very important, and what we say or how we speak can be a really engaging point or a real turn off. So too for the ESL student who wants to speak, but my suggestion is to speak the English that you know first and let the rest just come.
Even in most curriculums you will see that the first conversations that are learned are a beginning to end set of lines that will clearly get the job done, and finish off nicely and politely. Students are to learn these lines off by heart and that will give them the first level of confidence that they can speak in some kind of fluent and natural way. Then they hit…
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