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1. Get better at studying new words!

2. When you do learn new words, don’t learn words on their own!

3. Learn new vocabulary through stories.

Stories are FULL of new words, phrases and interesting expressions that show you how words come
together in an interesting, fun and engaging way! You’re not only learning what words to use but
how to use them!

For pre-intermediate/intermediate learners, I recommend:

- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

- Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

- Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White

For upper-intermediate/advanced learners:

- James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- Animal Farm by George Orwell

4. Listen while you read.

You can find the AUDIO books for almost any book you can imagine. Which is great, because
HEARING how English words are pronounced is so important

I use Audible to download my audio books and listen to them while I’m jogging, travelling or even
drifting off to sleep!

Choose your first audiobook and TRY IT FOR FREE here:

5. Learn new vocabulary through songs.

You can easily find the lyrics to heaps of other English songs at metrolyrics:
(If you know some good songs to practice with, post your suggestions in the comments below and
share your love of English music!)

Lyrics Training is great - lots of fun!

Here’s a couple on the mmmEnglish website:

The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars

(Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Reading

6. Get Better At Using Online dictionaries!

Macmillan Dictionary -

Oxford Dictionary -

Cambridge Dictionary -

7. Use labels & flashcards

Anki App -

8. Describe the world around you.

9. Imitate a native speaker.

Imitating a native English speaker will help you:

- learn new vocabulary and expressions, in context

- improve your English pronunciation

- sound more natural, like a native English speaker

- feel more confident in conversations with native speakers

Try the mmmEnglish imitation Lessons!

Series 1 (Storytelling)

Free sample:

Series 2 (Describing People)

Free sample:

10. If you are at an Intermediate English level, speak and practise being in conversations.


If you are a busy person trying to learn English, you need to try Rype! Practice at any time, as often
as you like… With native teachers! And I can help you to try Rype for TWO WEEKS, FOR FREE! , right

Read the full transcript to this video on my blog:

*I recommend*

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English Listening practice - Try Audible for FREE!

Speak with native teachers... As much as you want!

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