Why are we shy about speaking English?

            Why are we shy about speaking English?

    If you go and ask in the streets, everyone will say that they know English. But when asked to speak, they cower. Why? 

  • They are afraid that they will make a mistake. They are shy because they think that making those mistakes will embarrass them.
  • They think their pronunciation is bad.
  • They want to speak perfectly so they think too much while talking.
  • They think in their native language, so they cannot form a sentence as complex as they want.
  • Absence of grammar.
  • When they are first taught English at school, it was not focused on talking, it was mostly about how to write or how to form a sentence.
  • They have no practice, meaning they do not talk in English or do not have the chance to.
  • Lack of vocabulary.
  • They see English as a lesson only and they are not interested in it.

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