EnBoo Self-Study Guide

Speaking (Accuracy)

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Accuracy means speaking making very few mistakes and using precise vocabulary and grammar.

You need to work on accuracy if:

  • You make lots of mistakes when speaking
  • You tend to make the same mistakes over and over again
  • You often don’t “combine words well”, meaning you often don’t use the appropriate word or the most natural word
  • You often don’t use the right grammar structures

How To Improve Accuracy When Speaking

What you need:

* Videos and recordings shouldn’t be more than two minutes long, while articles shouldn’t be more than 200 words. If a video or an article is too long you can break it down into smaller chunks.

Phase 1 - Prep

1. Watch a video / read an article. As you do that for the first time, only focus on the general meaning. Don’t worry about any specific language. Could you summarize it in one sentence?

2. Read / watch it again. This time pay attention to the following: interesting vocabulary, unusual sentence structures, collocations, new grammar structures

3. Get ready to speak by making a plan of what you’re going to say. If you don’t have to remember what to say, you can focus on how to say it.

Phase 2 - Speak

1. Speak and record yourself. Try to stick to what the text says as much as possible. Use the same structures and even the same words when you can.

2. Don’t use words you’re unsure about. Only use words and structures you have studied before or that you came across in the text.

3. If you’re not sure about a word, make a note of it (so you can look it up later) but then find a synonym or another way to express that idea.

Phase 3 - Polish

1. Watch / listen to your recording. Write down any mistakes you hear and make a note of any structures you’re not sure about. You can look them up or ask me about them later.

2.  Make the necessary adjustments. Write them down so that you’ll remember what words / structures to use.

3. Do the speaking task again making sure you don’t make the same mistakes again.



  • Only use words/grammar structures you know and that you’re sure about
  • Listen to yourself as you speak
  • Don’t speak too fast
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