Student: I realize I should learn by heart a set of template common phrases for everyday situations. So I can build my arguments or story around them, use them. Maybe that way to speed my speech flow.
Teacher:It is a good idea to be comfortable using common phrases. I would not recommend just memorizing them. You need to be able to use them on the spot, in any random conversation. Play around with these useful expressions.
I believe that learning phrases is more effective than just single vocabulary words. So many words can be used differently – especially when dealing with prepositions and everyone’s favorite, phrasal verbs! Just going over that list (or any other list of common phrases) will make you aware of them and you will notice them when you are watching TV shows or reading articles (everyday!)