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Tips to Improve English Language Skill

Tips to Improve English Language Skill

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Language is the important things to every person to communicate with other people. All people will face a problem with the language. Many of them do not know how to improve their language and they never find the solution for this kind of problem. A few of these tips maybe can solve the problem with language skill. Read anything English such as books, magazines, brochures, catalogs, signboards and everything. If you have been accustomed to reading the newspaper in your mother tongue, choose the one in English from now on and stick to it. Set yourself a periodical target to achieve. For example, reading 2 books per month. Then, increase the load to 3 or 4 books. Mix the book genres according to your interest. Start slow and you will improve progressively. Learning a language, especially a language which is foreign to you, is a gradual process. It takes time but don’t be discouraged with the amount of new vocabularies and grammar you learn every day. Write your first sentence in your sketch book, diary, journal, blogs and so on. If you’re so scared that someone will see your writing and laugh at it, keep it a secret. Put under your mattress or something. If you blogs, assume no one is reading it or keep it with password-protected. As the time goes by, take your time to review back what you have written for the past 6 months. While the beginning of your writing career may sound embarrassing, you will be surprised to see how well you actually can write and how much you have improved. Speak, and do not be afraid of mistakes that you have done. The easiest way to avoid mistake is to stop doing things and this is where people go wrong. They assume that those who make fewer mistakes are the better learners, an assumption which is only true inside the classroom. In real world, people who make mistakes learn faster as the experience taught them invaluable lesson. So, start your English conversation with your parents, siblings, neighbors, classmates and peers. Do not be intimidated when other

people surrounding laugh at your attempt and your mistakes. See the difference after one month. Watch English movies without subtitles or watching other movies with English audio. Watching English movies or programs without the subtitles sharpen your listening and auditory skills. Begin with those films or documentaries you have not watched before. Listen to what is being said and interpret the meaning of it, either implicitly or explicitly. Later, when you write, try recalling some of the phrases used in the movie and now you have combined your listening skill with your writing skill into one. You also can join courses to improve your English language. When circumstances are right, pick and join an English course, which is easily available nearby your neighborhood, in schools or even online, where you can learn from the comfort of your own place. There are many levels of courses available and making the right choice seems to be a daunting task. But fret not. You can always discuss with the program provider to make an initial assessment on which level of English competency you have. You can also test yourself to discover what kind of English learner you are here, before proceeding with any English courses. Try to sing along with the songs that you hear and understand the lyrics. Even though this is not exactly speaking, by listening to music and sing along with the singer you will definitely help to improve pronunciation. After that, get a few friends who can speak English constantly. However, doing it everyday would be pretty hard especially if you come from cultural background where people don’t really speak English that much. So, the first step to turn this into reality is tried to find and discuss with a few friends who also want to improve their English. Now, everything is in our hand. As long as you try these methods consistently, you will improve eventually your English language. Try these methods an hour a day for at least a month and we will see the good result. If you still do not want to try improving your own English language skill, who will improve it for you if not by your own.

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