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    Accuracy or Fluency?

    Hi, everybody!

    I am Indonesian: a student of university and now is taking an English Education majority. I like English so much. I want to be able to speak English fluently, but I was too focused on the structure when speaking, thus causing my speech was not maximum-delivered, and what I said sometimes was not well-received by listeners. So, which one do you think is the most important when speaking whether it is the accuracy (of the grammar used) or the fluency (without paying attention to the grammar)?

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    Re: Accuracy or Fluency?

    I think it depends entirely on your audience and the purpose of speaking. Sometimes you need to be accurate; sometimes you just want to communicate. The only way you will achieve fluency is if you allow your "inner critic" to rest occasionally. I'm sure you'd have some idea about when you can do this. Don't do it in exams though.
    I don't think whether accuracy or fluency is paramount is the right question.

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