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Well, well. Now that you have been learning English for a long time and you can speak English fluently, what would you do next?

I would say, my dear, go for eloquence. 

Is the word new to you?

Yes, then let me introduce you to the charming skill of English language, Eloquence. 

Eloquence is adding charm to the speaking skills. 

Have you ever heard Barak Obama addressing a crowd or talking with a person and you feel the charm in his way of talking, his word selections the attitude that wins in the end even if he is bantering you. 

Eloquence is reflection of good manners by use of velvet tongue. No, I am not talking about snooty people who might reflect a good command over language but possess the skill of make someone's ear bleed. 

Eloquence is the charm that wins the heart. To practice eloquence, you have to listen to some charming people. Note it, how they avoid using harsh words, negative terms even while talking about some critical issue, even while they are reprimanding someone. 

Also, it is not a skill attached to English. I am sure you have heard some eloquent speakers in your native language as well. If you are already one in your language, I guess it will not be tough to add the charm with your English skills as well.

Now if you are wondering, "I don't know many eloquent English speakers" then my friend I have a little help here, Ted Talks. Not all, but most of TED talk speakers are eloquent. You can find some movies as well in which some character has skills to win heart by words, though, at the moment, I am not able to recall any. I wouldn't mind if you will add some suggestions in the comments. 

I hope I contributed a bit to this learning community today.

[I also request you to correct my mistakes.]

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Comment by Expector Smith on May 6, 2017 at 12:45


Yes, the word in parentheses is optional. That is, you can omit it without changing the meaning. 

Comment by Fata Morgana on May 6, 2017 at 3:54
Dear SNR we all do such things. Thanks for appreciation and your valuable thoughts.
1edzcawym6zny Comment by 1edzcawym6zny on May 5, 2017 at 21:05

Really very Interesting and nice blog. It's really very difficult to handle criticism without making someone hurt or to defy something with sugar coated words especially for me. I am kinda straight forward and uses harsh words unknowingly which makes me Rude/Arrogant in eyes of others :P

The other point is I cannot deny or turn anybody down even if I do not wish to do so. Saying No is quite difficult for me :( 

Thanks for sharing ur blog ^_^

Comment by Fata Morgana on May 5, 2017 at 15:11

I assume words in parenthesis are not to delete but optional, right?

Comment by Fata Morgana on May 5, 2017 at 15:07

Dear Smith, 

I am so glad to see your comment here. Yes it is my first blog on this site. 

I never thought on that perspective if eloquent people are eloquent writers as well. A new thing to find out. 

And I thank you so much for correcting my mistakes and explaining them as well. 

Comment by Expector Smith on May 5, 2017 at 14:57

Great! I enjoyed your 'Blog 01' - I assume you mean your first blog here on MyEC. 

I wish I was/were so eloquent! Some people can make an eloquent speech while some can write an eloquent article. I wonder if it's true that someone who can make an eloquent speech may not be able to write an eloquent article. 

Re 'correction': I'll reword this sentence 'Now that you have been learning English for long, now you speak very fluent, now what is next?'. You can say 'Now (that) you have been learning English (for) a long time and you can speak English fluently, what would you do next?'

Note: You use '(for) a long time' in affirmative sentences, not 'long'. The word 'long' is a tricky one. You can say 'I didn't wait long', but you don't say 'I waited long'. You use 'long' in negative clauses or questions. 

Comment by Fata Morgana on May 2, 2017 at 13:39
Dear Rosemary, yes you are right it takes more effort. It's interesting to know that being succinct in Arabic is a desirable skill. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and appriciating my efforts.
Comment by Fata Morgana on May 2, 2017 at 13:33
Mary haha I gave a reread replacing with "to go nuts" it really sounds funny except Barak Obama that I replaced with Trump anf it was perfectly hilarious : ))
Comment by Rosemary on May 2, 2017 at 1:41

    :) a very nice blog . U are totally  right  it should  be our objective to gain eloquence. 

     In my language  it is all  about talking  in brief and choosing  the right expressions  . I think  this is a higher  language  skill that needs  much  more  effort  . :) thanks for sharing 

Comment by MARY on May 2, 2017 at 0:44

Ha! This is funny: Reading the title of your blog I misread the word "Eloquence" for the Spanish word "Enloquece", which means "to go nuts". So I found very funny to read all your blog replacing the meaning of that word everytime you wrote it... The cool thing is that it makes sense in a very funny way XD  

So, I learnt two things reading your blog: As you say in your first line, if your english level is already fluent, the next step is to go nuts! (eloquently)

Thanks for sharing! 

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