I start my book with some of the biggest myths about learning a foreign language, learning English and one of the biggest myths is that
I am good at reading but bad at speaking.
ALL language learners think that they are good at reading but bad at speaking
what does it mean to be good at reading?
Let me help you with the answer, do a quick test: find a text, any text, but unfamiliar one, Start reading and record your voice
I am 100% sure that your reading isn’t that much better than your speaking. if you stutter when you speak, I'm sure that you stutter when you read.
If your speaking isn't smooth and fluid, I bet your reading isn't smooth and fluid either.
Make no mistake: your speaking fluency is likely to mirror your reading fluency - in order to become a fluent English speaker, you need to be a fluent reader of English first
And don't get me started on being good at writing and not being good at speaking. You are telling me that you are good at writing but not good at speaking.
I know for a fact that it is impossible to be good at writing and not be good at speaking.
I know because I've written 3 books,
Writing it is bloody difficult, Writing is difficult in our native language let alone in a foreign language
Don't delude yourself into believing you are good at reading but not good at speaking. a lot of people do that and STOP reading and spend crazy money on speaking with almost no effect.
Stop reading — that’s one of the worst mistakes you can ever make
Never stop reading