English is very useful in the modern world. This is because English is the language is used by billions of people when they need to communicate and find information for work and entertainment. Here are some tips for learning good English.
Tip 1 – Use English for work and study
These days, there are so many opportunities to learn English because most people have access to the internet at work or study. Therefore, if you are serious about learning English, you should use the internet every day to look up new information in English. Try not to find information in your own language. Instead, do a search using keywords in English. This will help you to read information and start thinking in English.
Tip 2 – Find partners for speaking practise
Many people say that they do not have the chance to speak English. If many people are thinking this, then it means you just have to find a partner to practise speaking with. Your partner does not need to be a native English speaker. Instead, your partner can be someone who is willing to try hard and be available to practise with you. Together you could watch an English language movie, and then speak about it afterwards.
Tip 3 – Think about how English words are used
When people read English books or magazines, they usually only think about the meaning of the words. However, it is also a good idea to think about the ‘word form’. For example, you should think about which words are adjectives (describing words), which words are nouns (person, place or things) and which words are verbs (doing words). It also helps to think about which verb tense is being used, and why.
Tip 4 – Keep a vocabulary list
You should keep a list of all the new words you find. This will help you to improve your vocabulary and become a much stronger user of English. When you write a list of new words, you should think about the correct spelling of the word, the word form, the definition and an example sentence that uses the word. It is also good to remember how to pronounce the word, using correct word stress.
Tip 5 – Never give up!
Motivation is an important factor in learning a new language. Of course, there will be times when you think the challenge of learning English is too hard. However, when you reach this point, you should probably just take a little break and think about the importance of English. In particular, remember that so many people are using it around the world and that you can have a very successful career and an interesting life if you can speak English well.