Spoken English is not that complicated. We use more simple language for speaking than for writing. For example, we rarely use the passive in speaking.
Of course you need vocabulary to speak English, but in terms of grammar, there are just a few basic things you need:
And that's it!
If you just need English to speak (and write basic emails or messages), you don't need to waste your time on hours of grammar lessons. Good news!
PS Thanks to Scott Thornbury who inspired me to write this blog post after I saw him speak at a conference.
My blog has changed! If you're looking for my English-practice exercises, they're all still here, just look in the archives.
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