Speak a little English every day.The absolute best way to learn any new language is just to speak it. It doesn’t matter if you only know five English words or if you’re practically fluent — speaking English with another person is the fastest, most effective method of improving.
Don’t wait until you “feel more comfortable” speaking in English — you probably won’t reach that level for a long time, so push yourself outside of your comfort zone and start speaking English today. You’ ll be amazed at how quickly your language skills improve.
Work on your pronunciation. Correct, clear pronunciation is essential if you really want to improve your level of English. Listen closely to how native English speakers pronounce certain words and sounds and do your best to copy them.
Pay particular attention to any sounds that you are unfamiliar with or that do not exist in your native tongue. For example, some people have difficulty pronouncing the “r” sound, as it does not exist in their native language, while other people have difficulty with certain consonant clusters, such as the “th” sound.
Be aware that the pronunciation of certain English words varies greatly depending on the part of the world it’s spoken in. For example, American English is very different from British English. If you intend to travel to or live in an English-speaking country, this is something you should take into account when learning how to pronounce certain words.
Again, spending time with native English speakers will help you to pick up on common vocabulary and phrases in a natural way. Although reading, watching English TV and listening to the news is also beneficial.
Once you have learned a new word or phrase, you should make an effort to use it in a sentence — this is the best way to commit it to memory.
Attend an English class or discussion group. Another great way to incorporate some extra English conversation into your weekly routine is to sign up for a class of discussion group.
Carry a dictionary.Carrying an English dictionary with you at all times (whether it’s an actual book or a phone app) can be very useful.
Listen to English radio or podcasts.One of the best ways to improve your English listening comprehension is to download English-language podcasts or radio apps on your phone or MP3 player.
Make an effort to understand what’s being said, don’t just let the English wash over you. Even if you find it too fast, try to pick out key words and phrases to get a general idea of what the conversation is about.
Watch English movies and TV shows.Another fun way to improve your listening comprehension is to watch English movies and TV shows.
Try to pick movies or TV shows that you will enjoy — this will make the exercise feel like less of a chore. If possible, choose movies or shows that you are already familiar with, such as children’s cartoons or blockbuster films. If you already know the basic story you will find the language much easier to pick up on.
Read an English book, newspaper or magazine.Reading is an essential part of learning a new language, so don’t forget to practice!
Committing to Your New Language
Stay motivated.When learning any new language, it is important to stay motivated and never give up on your goal of fluency.
Stay committed to your language-learning goal by reminding yourself of how badly you want to achieve it. Think of all of the amazing experiences and opportunities that will be available to you once you’ve mastered the English language.
Practice every day. If you want to gain fluency quickly, you need to commit to practicing every day.
Train yourself to think in English.One way to make the transition from being very good at English to being fluent is to train your brain to actually think in the English language.
Constantly translating from your native language into English and back again inside your head consumes time and energy. Every language has its own nuances and peculiarities, which makes it impossible to accurately translate from one language to another in certain instances.
As a result, your spoken and written English will flow much more naturally and fluently if you can just train your brain to think in English. Think of it like a switch — when it’s time to communicate in English, you need to turn your English brain on and your mother language brain off!
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.The biggest obstacle that stands in the way of learning a new language is the fear of making mistakes.
This fear serves no purpose — it is merely a hindrance that prevents you from reaching your goal of fluency.
Don’t be afraid of making a mistake and don’t be shy! Of course you can’t speak a new language perfectly at the start. Try to express yourself albeit with difficulty.
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- Lesson 1
- Lesson 2
- Lesson 3
- Lesson 4
- Lesson 5
- Lesson 6 (Advance Lvl)
- Lesson 7
- Lesson 8
- Lesson 9
- Lesson 10
- Lesson 11-Summary of English Course 2017-18
- Practice Lesson 1: Practice Idioms.
- Practice Lesson 2: Use of Idioms in sentences
- Practice Lesson 3: Preposition