7 Tips for Conversational Competence

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At one point or another, you’re going to have to converse with a Native English speaker. The sooner – and more often – you do this, the better off you will be. It’s understandable that you may feel quite nervous about starting or keeping a conversation in English. But don’t worry, even if the conversation doesn’t go as well as you planned, the important thing is that you tried. Here are some tips to remember to get you through any English conversation.

1. Listen

Don’t you hate when you’re talking to somebody and you can tell they’re not really listening? Don’t be that person! Ignore the distractions around you, and focus on the words being said. Those are the keys to becoming an effective listener. People always appreciate a good listener.

2. Be Flexible 

No two conversations are the same, so you would be wasting your time to have a…

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