Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    explorelang is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Marathi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    116
    Post Thanks / Like

    Attitude and communication

    Hi,

    I have noticed that when I am confident I communicate in english reasonably well. Words and sentences come out very easily. But when I am not very confident or when I am not in a very good mood, I can't communicate very well, and I tend to make mistakes.

    I don't know whether It happens only with me or it's natural. If it's natural does anybody knows whether it only happens to a newbie or to an expert of the language as well?

    Many Thanks and Regards

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,975
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Attitude and communication

    It's perfectly natural- I recently had to go to the police in Japan, and it was really difficult.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,553
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Attitude and communication

    Very natural. When you are relaxed, you are less worried about making mistakes. Ironically (hmm... there's another thread somewhere about irony...) this means you make fewer mistakes -- or at least that if you do make mistakes, they don't make you worry.

    Many people have told me they find it much easier to speak a foreign language after a glass or two of wine. This is because alcohol makes you confident. I don't recommend drinking more than that, though -- you might say something you'll regret...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •