Having a lot of confidence is a double-edged sword.
On the one hand, it’s very much a good thing. A confident person will make use of the opportunities that come their way, and improve as a result. On the other hand, someone who’s very confident may simply not care about their mistakes and messy English enough to fix it…
One of my Extraordinary English Speakers members asked a great question about the exercise we use for developing listening skill in English.
She can understand conversation really well now, she said, but less than 50% of the news.
How important is your knowledge for speaking English?
The answer: very.
Here’s something you can learn from the Guinness Storehouse.
I took this video about a month ago while I was there.