English teacher reveals the TWO things that make you & # 39; stupid & # 39; sounds – including & # 39; like & # 39; say when you can't figure out what to say next
- Lucy Bella Earl, from Hertfordshire, manages the YouTube channel & # 39; English with Lucy & # 39;
- She shared a video about the two language sheets that makes you look less intelligent
- Warned against & # 39; excessive use & # 39; and & # 39; speak with an upward bow
An online English teacher has shared her tips on how to sound confident and intelligent while speaking.
Lucy Bella Earl, 25, from Hertfordshire, runs the "English with Lucy" YouTube channel that has collected 2.5 million subscribers since January 2016.
In a recent video, Lucy emphasized to the viewers the two common mistakes that people should avoid when speaking: upward bending and the excessive use of the word & # 39; like & # 39 ;.
& # 39; They make "People sound stupid and unintelligent when they speak, without realizing it," said Lucy.
Warning for the long-term impact of expired habits, she added: & # 39; If you do one of these things in a job interview, it is actually proven that it reduces your chances of being hired. & # 39;
1. UPWARD INFLECTION
Lucy Bella Earl, 25, from Hertfordshire, manages the YouTube channel & # 39; English with Lucy & # 39 ;. She emphasized the two habits that make you & # 39; stupid & # 39; sounds, including an upward bend (above)
Upward bending is when declarative sentence clauses end with a rising pitch, as you would ask a question, Lucy explained.
The English teacher in the photo helps students learn to speak English fluently online
The teacher said that although it is most commonly heard in American accents, upward deflection increasingly seeps into British English.
This is partly due to the impact of American films and TV shows, where the British unconsciously mimic the language of their favorite characters.
However, she noted that it is also often used on the screen to indicate that a character is less intelligent and for this reason has been warned not to fall into the habit.
Lucy also pointed out that upward bending is common among non-native English speakers who add the questioning tone to indicate that they are not & # 39; 100 percent sure & # 39; whether the sentence was grammatically correct.
Again, it should be avoided for this reason, especially in formal environments such as job interviews or in the office, because & # 39; it shows your uncertainties about your language skills & # 39 ;.
2. ABUSE OF & # 39; IF & # 39;
The second common speech factor that people & # 39; not intelligent & # 39; sound, the excessive use of & # 39; like & # 39; while speaking, Lucy explained. Above, she emphasizes how it is used as a & # 39; filler & # 39;
The second common speech factor that people & # 39; not intelligent & # 39; sound, the excessive use of & # 39; like & # 39; while speaking, Lucy explained.
The language teacher said that although there are sufficient legitimate reasons to & # 39; like & # 39; In speech use, people could easily become the bad habit to trust as a & # 39; filler & # 39 ;.
Incorrect use may result in & # 39; uninterested & # 39; or & # 39; nonchalant & # 39; what you say.
She added: & # 39; I would strongly recommend to & # 39; if & # 39; cannot be used as a filler because it sounds very, very youthful. & # 39;
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