Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

English Fluency Blueprint

English Fluency Blueprint

Date: Jan 29 2017

Topic: Conversational English

Author: englishteacher24/7


This forum is created for those who aspire to speak English fluently. Many people want to improve their English; however, this forum is not for just improving your English but primarily for those who want to attain a level of fluency. It will require sacrifices to reach this goal.

I intend to post strategies, tips, and information sources to take the reader from the beginning stage to English fluency. Return often for on-going information.


Log in to Comment



20180711 junda

ralph lauren pas cherugg bootsfurla handbagsyeezy boostfingerlings monkeytag heuer watchesair huaracheair jordan shoescanada goose outletmulberry bagspandora charmskappa clothingcheap jerseysnike foamposite76ers jerseyschicago blackhawks jerseysmichael kors outletbulls jerseyscazal sunglassesnike outletkate spade outletlongchamp outletpolo ralph laurenferragamo outletcoach outletrockets jerseystrue religion jeansreebok outlet storecanada goose outletair jordan release datesoakley sunglassesray ban sunglassesbarcelona jerseychristian louboutin outletpandora charmspalladium bootscoach outlet onlinesoccer shoessuns jerseyspandora outlethawks jerseysray ban sunglassesoakley sunglassescheap jordanscanada goose jacketsoakley sunglassescoach outletugg outletswarovski outletecco shoesguess factorysaucony shoesgentle monster sunglasseschampion clothingcanada goose jacketspandora charmsadidas ukwizards jerseysnike shoesgucci outletyeezy boost 350pandora charmscoach outletralph lauren outletadidas wingscanada goose jacketscanada goose jacketscoach outlettrue religion jeanstoms shoesprada handbagscheap snapbacksharden shoesle coq sportif shoespandora charmspolo ralph laurencoach outlet onlinecheap jordanscanada goose jacketscoach outletcanada goose outletbalenciaga sneakersair more uptempolongchamp handbagsjimmy choo sunglassesoakley sunglassespolo ralph laurencoach outlet onlineburberry outletbalmain jeansmichael korscanada goose jacketscanada goosemichael kors outletcheap jordansmulberry bagslinks of londonoff whitemichael kors outletnuggets jerseyspolo outletpolo ralph laurenpistons jerseysdsquared2 jeansair max 90canada goose outletcoach outletugg bootsnobis outletcoach outletjordan shoestrue religion jeansralph lauren polo shirtskevin durant jerseysindianapolis colts jerseystory burch outletsalomon shoesugg outletcanada goose jacketsmichael kors outlettrue religion outletmichael kors outletlouboutin shoesmulberry handbagstrue religion outletfitflops sale clearanceadidas outletcanada goose outletkate spade outletvan cleef & arpels jewelrypandora charmskobe 9nike blazer pas chertrue religion jeansgivenchy jewelrysupra shoestrailblazers jerseyskate spade outletcheap nhl jerseysair force 1canada goose jacketsugg outletnba jerseysgolden state warriors jerseysdenver broncos jerseysfitflops outletmichael kors outlettrue religion ukchristian louboutin outletair jordan 4ugg outletmichael kors outlethermes birkinpandora charms sale clearancefossil watchesnike factory outletmagic jerseysmichael kors handbagsisabel marant shoesfila shoescheap jordansnike pegasusmichael korswellensteyn jacketsray ban sunglasseskyrie 4michael kors ukmichael kors handbagsasics shoesmontblanc pensugg outletair huarachechelsea jerseyjazz jerseysmichael kors outletjordan shoescoach outlet store onlinemichael kors walletsugg outletcanada goose outletuggs outletgucci outletkobe shoesubiq shoestrue religion jeanspacers jerseysmichael kors outletchloe outletnike storekevin durant shoesmichael kors handbagsair jordan 3harry winston jewelrymishka clothingugg outletundefeated clothingadidas crazymichael korsherve leger outletmichael kors outletlakers jerseyscheap jordanschristian louboutin shoescoach outletgivenchy handbagsray ban sunglassesnike roshenike air maxbasketball jerseysmichael kors outletjordan shoesugg outletcoach outlet onlinepolo ralph laurenbape clothingstuart weitzman shoesbucks jerseysbally shoesraptors jerseysswarovski crystalralph lauren poloair jordan 12fitflops sale clearanceair max 95y3 shoessoccer jerseysvalentino outletchristian louboutin outletfitflopsjordan shoesralph lauren polo shirtsgucci handbagspandora jewelryhermes outletmichael kors outletbasketball shoesair max 97michael kors outletfreshjive clothingcoach handbagsalife clothingfutbol baratascoach outletkd 10 eliteoakley sunglassespolo ralph laurenair max 90simulation shoessuicoke sandalscheap jordansmichael kors outletugg bootschrome hearts outletmichael kors outletugg outlethornets jerseysstephen curry shoespandora jewelrysan antonio spurs jerseysjordan shoesed hardy clothingferragamo outletbvlgari jewelrytrue religion jeansmoncler outletmichael kors outletmulberry outletreal madrid jerseykaren millen dressesswarovski crystalugg outletscanada goose outletcheap jordanstrue religion outletmoncler jacketschloe sunglassesscanada goose outletcoach factory outletbirkenstock outletuggscanada goose outletoakley sunglassesmerrell shoeslongchamp bagslongchamp pas cherjimmy choo shoesgiuseppe zanotti outletferragamo outletkate spade outletnike storelongchamp handbagspolo ralph laurenpolo ralph laurencoach canadaclippers jerseysferragamo outletburberry outletchristian louboutin outletlacoste polo shirtspandora jewelrynfl jersey wholesaleuggs outletnike air max 2015cheap jordansmichael kors outletcoach outlet onlinemulberry handbagscheap jordansminnetonka outletkate spade outletbarbour jacketsfred perry polo shirtsoakley sunglasses wholesaletory burch outletsoccer jerseystoms shoessupreme ukconverse shoescanada goose outlettory burch outletkate spade outletfitflops salechristian louboutin shoesoakley sunglasseslight up shoesswarovski outletferragamo shoestoms shoeskd 9coach outletnike store uktory burch outletbulgari jewelrymichael kors outletcheap jerseyscanada goose outletaudemars piguet watchesmichael kors outletuggs outlettrue religion outletkate spade outlettrue religion jeansugg outlettrue religion jeansmulberry outletpolo ralph laurenjordan shoesthunder jerseyshuf clothingmichael kors outlet onlinenike revolutionpandora charmscoach outletmichael kors outletjordan shoesnhl jerseysmoncler jacketsisabel marant outletcanada goose outletkate spade outletcoach outletmichael korscanada goose coatsuggs outletugg boots clearancenike air force 1pandora charmsoakley sunglassesmiu miu handbagsunder armour outletugg bootsmcm outletmichael kors handbagsuggs outletcanada goose outletmulberry handbagsmichael korscanada goose outletbirkenstock sandalsugg outletmbt shoesbelstaff jacketspolo ralph laurenstussy clothingjames harden jerseysugg bootsuggs outletmichael kors outletpolo shirtscoach outletmichael kors outletnfl jerseys wholesaleoakley sunglassesoakley sunglassescartier jewelrymac makeupmalone souliersray ban sunglassesair max ukoakley sunglassesfitflops sale clearancetory burch outletray ban sunglassespolo ralph laurenugg outletcoach outlet onlinepuma outletjordan shoeslacoste soldesfitflops shoesjeep shoesgrizzlies jerseysray ban outletmichael kors outlettory burch outletadidas nmdbrequet wathesprada shoesugg outletmichael kors outletcalvin klein jeansoakley sunglasses wholesalecoach outletair jordan shoesray ban sunglassesuggs outletkate spade outletcanada goose outletdansko shoescleveland cavaliers jerseylongchamp handbagsadidas trainerspandora charmsarmani exchangealexander mcqueen shoescarrera sunglassescanada goose jacketsmoncler outletray ban sunglassesair max 2017canada goose outletnew balance shoesburberry outletjack wolfskincavaliers jerseyslakers jerseysknicks jerseystrue religion jeansgolden goose sneakersmanolo blahnik outletcoach outletlongchamp soldesupreme clothingair jordan 4dolce and gabbanamarc jacobs outletpolo outletfive fingers shoesfitflops saleswarovski outletkobe bryant shoeschristian louboutin outletlongchamp outlethouston texans jerseysbrequet wathespandora charmsralph lauren polo shirtslongchamp soldepolo outletcoach factory outletsan francisco 49ers jerseysnets jerseysjordan 32coach outlet onlinecanada goose jacketsmichael kors outletburberry outletcoach outlet onlinenike outletcheap mlb jerseyschrome hearts outletcheap jordansair max 9010 deep clothingkevin durant shoesnike air max 90baltimore ravens jerseysworld cup jerseysnba jerseysjordan shoesg-star jeansmichael kors handbagsray ban sunglassesfendi handbagskate spade outletpandora charmsheat jerseyspolo outletcoach outlet onlinekate spade outletchristian louboutin outletray ban sunglassescoach outletnike shoeslebron james shoesadidas nmdpolo ralph laurenjerseys from chinakeen shoespolo outlettrue religion jeansa bathing apecanada goose jacketskate spade outletarcteryx jacketcolumbia sportswearmanchester united jerseyysl outletair jordan retrotory burch outlethermes outletugg boots clearancecoach outlet onlineugg bootswarriors jerseyscheap jordanslongchamp handbagscheap football shirtspandora outletdenver broncos jerseysswarovski outletchristian louboutin outletlouboutin pas chernba jerseysnike roshe onevans shoescoach outletmichael kors outletmizuno running shoesmavericks jerseyscheap nfl jerseyscanada goose outletreebok trainersray ban sunglassespolo ralph laurentory burch outletcoach outletray ban sunglassescheap jordanscanada goose outletmulberry handbagsnike prestocanada goose parkaprada sunglassescoach outletcanada goose jacketsceltics jerseyspandoraugg outletmichael kors outletmichael kors outletnhl jerseysmichael kors outletpelicans jerseysnike shoestods outletcheap mlb jerseyspolo ralph laurenmoncler outletmichael kors outlet onlineadidas outletcoach outletmichael kors outletlongchamp pliagemont blanc pensvisvim shoesdior outletferragamo shoeschopard jewelrytrue religion jeansbcbg dressescoach outletgucci outletair max 90ray ban sunglassesoakley sunglassesdiesel jeansbottega veneta outletbalenciaga sneakerstimberwolves jerseyshermes beltprada outletcheap jordanschristian louboutin outletmoncler outletdc shoesclarks shoesadidas soccer shoescoach factory outletkings jerseysgucci outletcoach handbagsspurs jerseysferragamo outletfootball shirtscanada goose outletfitflopsoakley sunglassesoakley sunglassescoach outletlongchamp outletyeezy boostcamel shoes

11:39 PM Jul 10 2018 |



Hi, sorry im late in english fluency

06:18 AM Oct 15 2017 |


United States

You’re welcome Jodie. Now go for it.

02:39 PM Aug 14 2017 |




Thank you so much for your encouragement

07:01 PM Aug 13 2017 |


United States

Hi Jodie. You have taken a giant step towards your success in English. Continue to get the victory over fear of making mistakes, everyone makes them. I have never read anyone’s comments regarding teasing anyone about their English on this website, therefore don’t be afraid of that. 

My advice is also for everyone reading this message because I think many people have this problem.

12:46 PM Aug 11 2017 |




Good forum, I believe i must can bebefit a lot from it. I always dare not speak English nor make comments on others’ articles for that i am afraid of making mistakes and being teased by others. this is the first time i post a comment in a forum. Hope there are not too many mistakes :)  Thank you !

09:23 PM Aug 10 2017 |


United States

Meyban, you’re welcome. I am delighted the explanation on Clauses and Noun Clauses were helpful for you.

10:26 PM Jul 19 2017 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you so much 

02:19 AM Jul 16 2017 |


United States

Meyban, here is your explanation of a clause and noun clause.

First, let’s review what a sentence is.

A sentence is a group of words that contain a subject which is what the sentence is about and a predicate which is what is said about the subject. Within the predicate is a verb that performs the action.

For example, in the sentence “You speak English,” “You” is the subject, “speak” is the verb, and “speak English” is the predicate

clause is the smallest grammatical unit that expresses a complete thought which contains a subject and verb (predicate) which in the above example would be “You speak English.”

A noun is a person, place, thing or idea. A noun clause is a clause that acts as a noun that begins with words such as: how, that, what, whatever, when, where, whether, which, whichever, who, whoever, whom, whomever, and why.

Clause examples (bolded):

Whichever restaurant you pick is fine with me.

Whoever thought of that idea is a genius.

I wonder how long we should wait here.

Hopefully, this explanation will help you. Clauses have a lot of additional sub-categories that unless you have an academic need to know, it is more beneficial for you to invest the time in conversational English rather than the details of grammar.

Sorry for the delay in answering your post, I was absent for two weeks during that time.

Eduardosouto, thanks for your compliment.

02:12 AM Jul 13 2017 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Dear Alston 

Can you explain clause and noun clause?

09:09 PM Jun 10 2017 |

eduardosoutoSuper Member!


Great forum, thanks a lot for all the content you update here teacher <3

01:57 AM Jun 07 2017 |


United States

Welcome Gohar1. Sure you or anyone can join the forum, just start posting comments or ask questions of something you don’t understand about English.

10:41 AM Jun 03 2017 |



can  I  joun  your group  now? 

06:57 AM Jun 03 2017 |


United States

Step 7 of the English Fluency Blueprint has been posted.

08:16 PM Jun 02 2017 |


United States

Step 7 – Engage Frequently with English

Overview/Additional Information/Final Thoughts

This is the final step of the English Fluency Blueprint. Many thoughts, suggestions, and recommendation have been posted not only by me but by some of the readers. Engaging frequently with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking in English will yield the results you are looking for to become fluent in English.

Below are the previous 6 steps and the forum posted dates:

Step 1 - Preparation   2/19/17

Step 2 - English Overview   3/4/17

Step 3 - Grammar Review and Related Items   3/11/17

Step 4 - How to Train your Ears to Understand English   3/24/17

Step 5 - How to Speak English   4/15/17

Step 6 - The Relationship between English, Culture, and the Basis of Phrases, Idioms, and Slang   5/7/17

A. Overview:

The point has been made of the importance of locating people to practice speaking English. It is also important to receive feedback to be able to make corrections in your speech. It is not impossible to learn English without a speaking partner, however, it does allow you to learn some things that are unique to the society and how they are expressed in the language. Step 6 goes into this aspect. I encourage you to read the previous steps and try to implement them into your English learning.

B. Additional Information:


A lot can be learned from taking small portions of speech and analyzing them for pronunciation, emphasis on syllables, and rate of speed of which the word(s) is spoken.

Keep in mind that different people may say the same word in different ways. For example, the singer Michael McDonald has a unique singing style where he doesn’t always fully articulate the words in his songs. Listen to his song “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and compare his pronunciation with those of his background singers. Another one of his songs “I Keep Forgettin (Every time you’re near)” likewise you can hear how he has a tendency to reduce the emphasis on the syllables.

Nevertheless, he is a popular singer of Soul Music despite that fact that he is Caucasian.

The song, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” was first sung by the group “Gladys Knight and the Pips.” Additional groups such as “The Miracles” and even by the rock group “Credence Clearwater Revival” also sung this song.

If you listen to these versions, you can compare how they pronounce the lyrics. This is a good strategy to train your ears to listening to English words because some speakers may speak in a way that requires you to discern the words they are speaking, especially if they have a strong regional accent.

C. Final Thoughts

If there is one thing that I can communicate to you of my discovery from interacting with ESL/EFL students that hinders their progression of English would be the fear of making mistakes. The key is to make mistakes and then learn from mistakes. A bigger mistake is to limit you in this fashion.

Another suggestion is to have multiple sources of English information and teachers. Sometimes a certain English topic can be presented in a more understandable way by another person or source.

There is an enormous amount of information on the internet, therefore, make good use of it and take notes.

Well, that’s it for this topic. Please feel free to make comments and add your own suggestions and recommendations for learning English.

At this point, I’ll resume writing on my other forums such as “Do you understand this dialogue?” as well as other topics.

I want to thank everyone who has offered their support, comments, and recommendations for the advancement of learning English.

10:33 PM May 27 2017 |


United States

Hello Claudio!

Welcome back, and I thank you for your expression of appreciation. As I read your comments I must say your assessment of achieving fluency is right on target and focused like a laser beam.

Furthermore, your written English is superb as you expressed your thoughts on the topic of fluency. I appreciate the fact that you made a distinction between fluency and mastering a language.

Most native speakers have not “mastered” English, especially in written English as is evidenced by reading comments on various news topics such as Yahoo News and other news stories.

The main point is ESL/EFL students don’t have to be worried about “making mistakes” in speaking English because they have a lot of native speaking company, myself included,

It was a pleasure to read your writing, thanks for posting it.

To everyone, I’m back now, and for those who have been waiting for Step 7 on the English Fluency Blueprint I intend to post it by this weekend, sorry for my delay.

One final word, I would like to encourage everyone who aspire a level of English fluency to implement the first 6 steps and take this opportunity to write in the forum.

03:13 AM May 24 2017 |




Hi, Mr. Gray.

  I want to thank you for your kindness committing yourself with this project which represents for us all, and I dare to speak on the behalf of everyone who’s joined this forum, a great opportunity to enhance our learning skills. 

  I’m aware of the fact that in order to meet fluency in a foreign language, one will necessarily have to be willing to invest both time and effort. Moreover, probably the highest challenge to accomplish such a big undertaking like this is to keep on motivated, despite all the difficulties one will have to tackle. Paraphrasing our dear Mr. Gray: ‘to keep on keeping on’.

  And of course, I plenty agree with you that no one will be able to understand what he doesn’t know or has never seen or even heard about. Therefore, to learn a language involves much more than simply memorize words and phrases.

It’s about learning the culture, the history, the climate and even the geography of the country or countries where the language is spoken.

   But let’s be straight about something: there’s a level one can reach in speaking a language that’s not his own.

   My mother language, for example, is Portuguese, a language spoken for roughly 270 million people in 7 more countries besides Portugal and Brazil, where I was born and raised. 

It doesn’t necessarily means that someone from Angola, also a former Portuguese colony in Africa, would understand everything a Brazilian would speak.

   I’m the opinion that one can learn how to speak fluently and really get through to everyone, including native Americans, Britons, Aussies, Irish and others. I would say that’s satisfactory, whereas to master a language in all its aspects is an upper level and I think you would agree that this should not be the goal of any English student.

   Bearing this in mind and working hard every day (“use it or lose it”), seize all the opportunities one has to practice and using the amazing help this forum provides, one will surely succeed in learning.

   Thanks again, Mr. Gray. I’m pretty sure we can carry on counting on you.  


03:49 AM May 23 2017 |


United States

Hello Paradizo, you’re welcome, and I’m glad you enjoyed the lessons. I am also a student of English and endeavor to pass along information that I have in combination with Englishbaby’s lessons and information from the readers.

In this fashion, we all benefit and the show goes on!

06:51 AM May 13 2017 |

1 person likes this



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Dear alston

I just read your step 6 post and i found it

so useful.thanks so much .

keep on posting such posts .👍👍👍👍👌👌👌

11:11 AM May 11 2017 |


United States

Welcome Atash_kerimov, Step 6 has been posted for the English Fluency Blueprint. To join just read the lesson steps and make comments or ask questions if you would like an explanation.

The main thing is to participate and practice writing your English. Don’t worry about making mistakes, we all make them!

06:14 AM May 11 2017 |

Likes (9):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast