Are you Swedish and therefore not a native English speaker? That could explain the difficulty with the speech test.
Haha, yeah it could be as simple as that. But I think that my difficulties with speech is more related to anxiety than lack of fluency in english =) I notice that my speech literally deterioate in an instant when I become anxious, and given the fact that Iīm diagnosed with GAD my anxiety is rather constant now.
So, a follow-up question to all experiencing speech problems due to anxiety; do any of you guys/girls experience problem related to fluency of speech? I notice that when my anxiety levels rise I tend to tense up my whole throat/mouth, and it literally becomes impossible to say some words/sentences. I also notice that I have a somewhat lispy sound when pronouncing f-sounds for example. Could that be because I actually carry too much tension in lips etc for sounds to come out "normal"?
Everyone keeps telling me that I sound the same, but I swear I can hear a not so subtle difference in how I sound and how I speak.
Itīs kind of a vicious circle; the more I focus on it the more problems I get, but itīs so hard to stop focusing on it=(