How you can master English effectively
- 1 Learn English with ease
- 1.1 Make goals
- 1.2 Watch movies in English
- 1.3 Immerse yourself in English language news
- 1.4 Create a book of useful vocabulary
- 1.5 Conversations in English
- 1.6 Practice, practice and practice
- 1.7 Play word Games
- 1.8 English School
- 1.9 Use references
- 1.10 Save sentences and use memory techniques to study later
- 1.11 Studying alone is not a good idea.
- 1.12 Record yourself reading to learn English
Learn English with ease
It can be difficult to see progress when you're trying to become a native English speaker while also having a busy life. Make sure you take breaks as needed, or start studying the moment you awaken. Don't let your life dictate what you do.
Watch movies in English
Netflix series may not improve your formal or debating skills, but they will help you understand the language, become familiar with colloquial and conversational forms, and get an implicit feel for the language. You can also try to find words that are highly informal, and then look them up in a dictionary. There are also many documentaries online (start with anything by David Attenborough). You might find that watching a film in a foreign language will help you start to think in English.
Immerse yourself in English language news
You can try a variety of English-language newspapers including magazines, tabloids and broadsheets. This variety of news sources not only helps you stay up-to-date with current affairs but also increases your vocabulary. You will also be more familiar with the way words are spelled and their contexts.
Create a book of useful vocabulary
Start a list in your notebook or computer of useful phrases and words. Note down every time you see or hear a new word. Do not just focus on the actual word, but also search for phrases and synonyms. You may know what words like "precedence", "tantalizing", or "intimidating" mean but are you sure you can use them correctly?
Conversations in English
You should also practice speaking and using English in an interactive way. You may be lucky enough to have a few friends who are native English speakers and can assist you. If not, try meeting up with another student of English. You can also record yourself or talk to yourself. It might feel awkward to listen to your own voice at first but you'll be able hear mistakes you didn't know you made.
Practice, practice and practice
Academic phrases will not just appear in your head. Don't underestimate the stress factors, such as time pressure during an exam. No matter how little time you have before the big day, it's still important to practice. You can also try coming up with the word of day and using it as much as you can. Don't waste your time with words that you won't use. Focus on English conversation that is likely to be used in the exam.
Play word Games
Word games are a great way to learn the English language. Try completing crosswords from your daily newspaper or get a book of crosswords at the newsagents to do more. Crosswords improve your language skills, critical thinking and vocabulary. Scrabble is another good word game. Scrabble is a popular word game that you can play online against other players from around the globe. Facebook has its own Scrabble app, which is also very popular. If you own an iPhone, you can also download the "Words with Friends App" which is similar to Scrabble. It allows you to socialize with your friends while improving your English.
It is easy to improve your English by studying English. Attending an English school is a great way to improve your English skills.
Never be afraid to keep a small thesaurus or dictionary with you. You can use a dictionary to find out the meaning of a word that you are unsure of, and a thesaurus to help you come up with strong alternative words to those you already know. There are also many online dictionaries and thesauruses, so you can look up the word that you're not sure about.
Save sentences and use memory techniques to study later
Get creative if learning new words leaves you feeling so exhausted that nothing else is possible. You can find many tools that help you remember words and sentences by using memory techniques. Excel's Golden Section, for example, is a useful tool that helps us to remember information because it creates relationships between objects and things.
Studying alone is not a good idea.
Most people study English vocabulary in the evening and then write down everything they have learned. It is best to not put too much effort into one task, as your mind may become confused between comparing words with each other, forgetting grammar rules and losing concentration when you are trying too hard.
Record yourself reading to learn English
It is important to practice listening skills daily. This helps us to keep track of what we are trying to achieve and can help us to identify any problems with our speech. We have nothing to loose by doing this!
There are also many other free resources, such as websites like Vine and more advanced programs like Dragon Dictation. These will help you to simplify your life whether it is for academic or personal purposes.