What would you say if someone told you most of your friends were addicted to drugs? It might sound ridiculous, but according to many scientists, most people in the world are addicted to drugs, maybe even you. When they talk about drugs, they aren’t talking about the illegal ones you can go to jail for. Instead, they are talking about sugar, which many believe to be a drug. Image by: Jackie License: (CC BY 2.0)
You might not realize it, but many see speaking in English as risky. They fear the risk of making mistakes or looking foolish. Just like the Extreme Kidnapping though, there’s no real danger involved in making mistakes. What about you? Do you think making mistakes in English is risky or embarrassing? This is important, because fear of failure will stop you from becoming a more fluent English speaker. How can you reframe the way you think and feel when speaking English?
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