The point of conversation is understand each other. What I’ve been doing to improve my English (speaking) is I usually speak to myself in English. I speak what I think, I speak what I’m going to do and I speak all things in English. It improves my English (speaking) but the weakness in this method is I have no respond from others so I don’t know I do right or wrong. When I speak to myself I have never thought about translating. I just let it flows through my mouth and keep up speaking.
I realize that I have no much vocabulary. When I found a new word I open the dictionary and try to make an interesting phrase for myself. Usually it has a connection with my situation, so I can remember it easily.
I watch a movie that I’ve ever seen without translation text.
Always focus on what I’m doing and you’re right the keys of the success is consistency.
That’s my experience and I look forward for your next tips to improve my English.
Thank you very much and best regards,