Tips on learning English every day

Happy New Year to all of you!

I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and that you are refreshed and ready to come back to Shakespeare School with much enthusiasm and joy 🙂

Speaking of the new year, have you made any New Year’s resolutions? If not, why not make improving your English skills as one of them? Here are some tips on how to learn English the fun way:

a)      First of all, identify your motivation. Why do you want to learn English? Would you like to study or work overseas later on? Do you like travelling to other countries? If so, you do need to understand and speak English well as it is one of the world’s most widely spoken languages.

b)      Read an English book once a month. Check out the bestseller’s list on amazon.com for the most popular children’s books today! I used to love to read Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (way better than the movies) and any books by Enid Blyton when I was in primary school.

c)      Play some online English games when you are bored. Check out these websites: , , http://www.vocabulary.co.il/, http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html, http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/, and http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/index.htm.

d)      Write to an English penfriend (letters) or e-pal (email). Don’t forget to get your parents’ permission before doing so!

e)      Join an English club or conversation club to practise speaking with confidence.

f)      Learn a new word every day. It’s easy and you get to expand your vocabulary this way!

g)      Listen to English every day using the radio, television or even English websites such as http://www.manythings.org/listen/ and http://www.eflnet.com/listening/index.php.  

h)      Sing along to your favourite English songs. Get the lyrics, play your favourite CD and start singing! You can find the lyrics to many songs at http://www.azlyrics.com/.

i)        Watch an English film at least once a month (preferably with English subtitles, not Romanian).

j)       Study out loud. Pronounce the words out loud to yourself as you study. 

k)      Pay attention in class and take time to do your homework carefully.

l)        And last but not least, never give up! 🙂

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