I am 17 from Egypt have been learning English for like 15 years so its supposed to be similar to my native spoken language (Arabic-Egyptian dialect).
During those 15 years, I've been somewhat good at typing and reading English. I knew that I couldn't understand (when in a voice form) or speak English easily but I kinda ignored it.
However since the start of 2020 I started getting sick of that and I started working on improving those 2 skills. I can say that they improved a ton, I can now understand like 80% of an English song or movie- this percentage was like 10% before I started working on improving myself.
But I'm still not the best :/ I hate when I am in a call with my friends whose native language is English and I just stay silent cause I didn't understand what they have said. I hate when I use a speech-to-text service and it understands me in a very random way (understands weird words). This all make me feel dumb and anxious.
Everyone advises to practise but I don't know how to: I continuously check whether I'm pronouncing the words correctly or no, trying hard to understand an English song or video without any subtitles, checking more abbreviations and contractions, checking what syllables should be stressed and what shouldn't. I even now most of the times dream and think in English.
I don't really know what else to do, any help would be appreciated.