Today’s Word: loudly

November 20, 2017     =========

☆  loudly  大声で


If you’ve ever been to one of my seminars, you’ll know that I praise people who speak loudly. Often non-native speakers will speak quietly as they are afraid of making a mistake… this means that the listener often has to say, “pardon?” or “could you repeat that?” not because there was a mistake and they didn’t understand, just purely and simply because the person didn’t speak loudly enough.

I teach a simple rule for being understood when you speak English: LSC. It means, Loudly, Slowly, and Clearly. Many people as I said, speak too quietly, and students learning a language often confuse speaking quickly, and stringing words together as “fluency” but it is not, it just makes it difficult to understand you. So, instead, when you are speaker to someone in English, remember, LSC, try to speak loudly, slowly, and clearly.