How to Elaborate When Speaking

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If you watched our live session last week, I talked about What to Do When People Don’t Understand You when you speak English.
 
One of the tips I shared was to explain or clarify what you mean in simple words. We also talked about giving examples to further illustrate your points.
 
Explaining, sharing examples, and expanding on an idea is called elaboration. 
 
Elaboration is an important skill when it comes to speaking. But it can be hard for a lot of people, especially if you’re trying to elaborate in English as a second language.
 
So yesterday, Madam Azimah and I went live on video and we shared a few tips to help you practise this skill. We also shared our personal stories in learning the best ways to elaborate, and answered questions from live viewers.
 
You can watch the replay here.

You can also listen to this session on SpotifyApple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

Remember, elaboration is a skill. And like any other skill, you can get better with consistent practice and learning.

If you want to learn more about elaboration, you can check out our training called 7 Speaking Strategies to Better Elaborate & Express Yourself.

It’s an online workshop that we conducted live, and you can purchase the replay! The training video is only one hour and a half, but jam-packed with tactical and effective tips to help you become better at elaborating. You’ll also get downloadable worksheets and bonus videos.

Get started here.  

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We’re Azimah, Amnah and Aisya from Malaysia. We created My English Matters as an online platform to help people improve their English.

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