Trying to Speak Too Quickly
As we mentioned in our previous lesson, students with good fluency speak smoothly, not quickly. It is a common misconception that good fluency means very rapid speech.
If you listen to how native English speakers talk, they do not normally speak very quickly. Listen to native speakers on the radio, news or movies and this will give you a good idea about how quickly they speak.
Trying to speak too quickly in any language will cause a loss of coherence because your brain simply can’t keep up with your mouth. Combine this with speaking in a second language under exam conditions and the result is going to be a loss of coherence and lots of mistakes.
Solution– Focus on speaking calmly and smoothly. Listen to native speakers and try to copy their pace of speech.
This will not only help your fluency, but will also give you more time to think of ideas and find the correct grammar and vocabulary.