Students often say to me “After a few hours of speaking English my mouth gets very tired and I feel exhausted!”.
Did you know if your mouth gets tired when you speak English that’s actually a good sign. It tells me that you are moving and opening your mouth when you speak English, which is great. What you need now is more practise. Speak English as often as you can and for longer! Think of it as exercise for your mouth. It’s just like playing sport.
The more you do it, the more used to it your brain, mouth and muscles will become.
Doing some warm ups every morning is a good start. To get your mouth moving, say this phrase 5 times every morning “I saw 66 farmers laughing on the phone” .
Suggestions for warm ups in the morning are – reading out loud, choosing a topic and speaking out loud to yourself for 10 minutes or speaking out loud for 10 minutes about what you did yesterday.
It will get easier and easier. Each day your muscles will get more and more used to English. The more you speak it, the easier it will get.
Good luck and let me know how you go.
Founder and Speech Pathologist
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