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Discussion on: Non-native English speakers of dev.to how do you keep your English skills sharp!

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Yury

reading and writing is easy to practice. there's so many articles and books in english that you'll never run out of something to read. speaking and listening can be hard to keep sharp though. even if 95% of my work emails are in english, speaking doesn't come up as often. and somehow youtube videos and playing games in english didn't prepare me to listening to real people talking in real life. most of my thoughts during a short trip to ireland were "maybe i should learn a sign language and lip reading and pretend to be deaf because i don't understand people unless they are speaking directly to me anyway"