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    Speaking Problems

    First of all, thank you for having read my post. I'm sorry for my mistakes! I'm very young but I'm trying to learn english and I'm going to do the PET exam on June. I'm quite good at reading, writing and listening but I'm bad at speaking, because I don't know how to find quickly the words I'd want to say. What can I do to improve my english, more over in the speaking part?
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    Re: Speaking Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiara10 View Post
    First of all, thank you for having read my post. I'm sorry for my mistakes! I'm very young but I'm trying to learn english and I'm going to do the PET exam on June. I'm quite good at reading, writing and listening but I'm bad at speaking, because I don't know how to find quickly the words I'd want to say. What can I do to improve my english, more over in the speaking part?
    Thank you very much!
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    Re: Speaking Problems

    When speaking, we often use empty words and phrases to give us time. If you're asked a question, you could use something like Well at the beginning to give your self a second.

    Also, your writing suggests that you should be able to do PET without any difficulties. Learn a few tactics to gain a bit of time naturally, and you'll sail through.

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