The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

Six proven rules: how to overcome the language barrier

While many are trying to show that they know the language well and are following a difficult path, you should act differently, and that's why.

Фото: Depositphotos

The courses have been completed, dozens of audio lectures have been listened to, hundreds of books have been read. You seem to be fully armed. But, finding yourself in a foreign language environment, you get lost. It is he - the notorious language barrier. Because of him, we cannot build close and trusting relationships with foreigners, get a new job, attract people. Author of the publication “New time“, Talked about how to overcome it.

1 Rule. Communicate simply, use time-tested, unambiguous language constructs.

In any situation. It doesn't matter if you're trying to report a technical issue to the development department or just having a nice chat with a new acquaintance. While many make the main mistake of trying to sound familiar, and therefore using "difficult" language, you will act differently. Let's say no to metaphors, jargon, and complex sentences. Don't make others feel bad because they don't understand you. Here are some examples of how you can shorten your speech and make it easier to understand:

You may remember John whom we met at the conference, he was in his funny suite and talking aloud . When I asked him recently how he was doing he said he was working on a very interesting project and asked me to assist him.

“You probably remember John, whom we met at the conference, he was also wearing his funny jacket, and he was talking loudly. Recently I asked him how he was doing, and he replied that he was working on a very interesting project and asked me to help him. "

John Johnson is now working on new partner program for his company . He proposed us to become his subcontractor on the project .

“John Johnson is currently working on a new affiliate program for his company. He invited us to become a contractor for this project ”.

2 Rule. Be honest

If communication is not at work, but personal, then you can safely declare your problem. Yes, yes, we are all people and, believe me, any person will take your side. There is nothing wrong with recognizing a lack of knowledge and then working to fix it.

On the subject: Six methods to independently master English

3 Rule. Plan

If you can predict a future conversation, better plan it ahead of time. Write down the possible questions of your interlocutor, prepare answers to them. There is nothing wrong. Prepare a short story about yourself, your hobbies, work and plans for the future. Get ready for possible surprises and how you will react if you suddenly do not understand something. Here are some non-banal phrases that will help defuse tense (in fact - your fear and only him) situation:

To take the mickey out of smb - laugh at someone

● To be on about smth - long talk on any topic, rant

● To step up one's game - start doing something better, make more effort

● Fancy a drink? - Do you want a drink?

● Keep me posted! - Keep me informed!

● To be worth a shot - no loss

● To be pushing smb's luck - tempt fate, try fate

● I'd like to pick your brain about ... - I would like to know what you think about ...

● To lose touch with smb - lose contact with someone

4 Rule. Practice

On the subject: 5 reasons to learn English online

Everything is clear here: the more you talk, the better your skills. By the way, one of the options is to pay your interlocutors or buy a subscription to language social networks, where you can chat with the carrier at any time. For example, Speaky or HelloTalk. Option two - offline speaking club. There are such clubs of interest, there are even evening meetings "to joke." Yes, yes, you are going with other people to joke in English.

5 Rule. Create a schedule

Like any other practice, speaking requires regularity. I recommend creating a schedule that you will adhere to.

It's even better if you sync your plan with your work task managers. Add a reminder to the task so that you don't forget about another English practice lesson. Mark your successes there - this is an obligatory part. Only by observing your progress will you be inspired to further learn English.

6 Rule. Use non-obvious ways

Want a stress test here and now? Send a request for consultation in any English-language service from American support Apple to the insurance company. Just remember to prepare a list of questions and answers in advance.

And finally: focus on the process, not the result, and enjoy every attempt at communication. After all, these are small steps towards a big goal.

Read also on ForumDaily:

How to choose the method of learning English that is right for you

Life and work: 10 the best cities in the world for immigrants

30 new slang English words gaining popularity

7 traps in English, from which no one is safe

Miscellanea English Educational program language learning
Subscribe to ForumDaily on Google News

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram - there are many interesting things. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily Woman и ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information. 

1165 requests in 2,352 seconds.