As mentioned in an earlier post, that is why feedback is so important. It will be your fast track guide to speaking like a native, both in vocabulary and pronunciation. Feedback offers another brilliant benefit: it's easier to remember a situation where you made a mistake and its correction than reading it in a book.
When you make a mistake in English, it's important that you bring your thoughts to the present moment so when you get the correction, you actively remember it and it just doesn't go in one ear and out of the other ear. This way, you won't make the same mistake twice. It's not a bad idea to repeat the correction several times in your head or develop a routine when you get a correction, for example, lightly pinching yourself as you say the word so it will stick in your mind.
Another thing to keep in mind is that what may seem like a huge mistake to you, may only be a smaller mistake to a native so don't be too tough on yourself. Just promise yourself you won't make the same mistake twice and watch your language skills grow and grow!
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