how to hold a good conversation in English
Where to start
What to do
History of Englilsh
English Video Immersion
Obviously, even with all the help on this site, nothing is going to improve your confidence like conversation.
Conversation, if you live in an English speaking country, is not going to be a problem. You can speak to at least one person every day. It can be a neighbour, a shopkeeper, someone waiting in line at the bank, and so on.
Just a simple "Good Morning" can
lead to a conversation.
If you are not living in an English speaking country,
Do you have a friend who speaks English?
Would they be willing to give you an hour of their time each week?
They could read through the FREE lessons on this site with you.
These are all written in Question and Answer format - your friend could read out the questions and you could practice repeating them and giving the answers.
Here are a few ideas, plus some links to podcasts and other audios on the internet:
Links to download from:
If you are watching films in English, try to get them on DVD
so that you can watch them more than once.
You won't understand all the words the first time around, but
you can listen again and again. It will be much easier once you know the story.
Don't try to learn from subtitles. Listen to the dialogue and repeat it when you can - copying the pronunciation. It doesn't matter whether the accent is Britsh, American, Canadian, Australian or South African - the pronunciation is basically the same - and it's still English!
The next page is about Reading. A good way to practise English.