Vocabulary is the simplest. As long as you can spend more time and have enough willpower. If you remember 50 words a day, so, you can learn 1500one month. After 3 months, you can remember about 5000 words. Half a year later, that is 10000.one year that is 20000. If you do like this, when your vocabulary reaches 20000, congratulations! For you, words are not a question any more. To remember words, there is no heterodoxy. It hasonlyone way---that is learning the root of the words. It becomes very easy for us to learn vocabulary if we accumulate the roots. 2.
If we say that vocabulary is the brick of building, thus the grammer is the building blueprint. If you study hard in the junior and senior school, that the grammer is no problem. If not, I’m sorry, please do it from the beginning. Someone said, learning grammer just recite the book, that’s OK. But they didn’t know that if they cannot understand those things, that means they learned nothing. So, we must pay much attention to accumulation and understanding.
Learning listening is just like learning vocabulary. It should pass a very boring stage. We should listen day by day, month by month, year by year. Listening is started step by step. When we reach a better level, we should listen deeply. Such as VOA Special English. Now we have a very convenient condition to learn listening, that is we all have radio. We can listen day by day, it’s very convenient. If you have no radio, you can buy it. Besides VOA, BBC is also a good programme. When you listen, you should realize the differences of American English and British English. Then, you also can watch the English progammes of Australian, Russian, German, Japanese and so on. But please don’t listen to these at the beginning, or you will make some jokes. 4.
Oral English is very difficult for most Chinese because of the living environment. Many people reflected that how should we practice oral English alone. Yes, they are right. We cannot practice oral English alone. Of course it’s better to have a environment of learning English. But we cannot reach this now. I think the students may converse with others and teachers. Some schools have foreign teachers, too. It also can help you. But how about someone who teach themselves? Please find a compnion who also want to learn English. Please talk with each other in English. Don’t be afraid you are wrong. This is just a very beginning. You can get a progress gradually. There is another method is that speak to yourself. When you listen to the radio or tape, you can follow it. Please have a try. 5.
Translation is also a problem. It requests that you should not haveonly the basis of English, but also the basis of Chinese. Do you pass the Chinese Examinations? How much Western Cultual do you know? Both of them are not lacked. If you cannot doone of them, that translation is just a daydream. 6.
Writing isone way of providing variety in classroom procedures. It provides a student with physical evidence of his achievements and becomes a course whereby he can measure his improvement. It helps to consolidate the students' grasp of vocabulary and structure, and complements the other language skills.
Sentence is the base of an article. So we should begin our writing with sentences. First, students should be asked to express with sentences-sentences making, then to write short articles.
Learning English just like learning any other language, is hard work so my first advice is to spend much time practicing using English every day. Besides, we should listen to the teacher and take notes carefully in class. Go over what is learnt regularly and finish doing our homework carefully. Listen to English radio programmes, read English stories and newspapers, watch English films and TV programmes ,keep a diary in English and attend English debbates and speech contests. If we make mistakes, correct them at once and try not to make the same mistakes. What's more, we should look up new words in the dictionary before class and prepare each lesson carefully before class. I believe if we work hard and have good ways of learning English, we will learn English well
The biggest problem most people face in learning a new language is their own fear. They worry that they won’t say things correctly or that they will look stupid so they don’t talk at all. Don’t do this. The fastest way to learn anything is to do it – again and again until you get it right. Like anything, learning English requires practice. Don’t let a little fear stop you from getting what you want.
Use all of your Resources
Even if you study English at a language school it doesn’t mean you can’t learn outside of class. Using as many different sources, methods and tools as possible, will allow you to learn faster. There are many different ways you can improve your English, so don’t limit yourself to only one or two. The internet is a fantastic resource for virtually anything, but for the language learner it's perfect.
Surround Yourself with English
The absolute best way to learn English is to surround yourself with it. Take notes in English, put English books around your room, listen to English language radio broadcasts, watch English news, movies and television. Speak English with your friends whenever you can. The more English material that you have around you, the faster you will learn and the more likely it is that you will begin “thinking in English.” .
Listen to Native Speakers as Much as Possible
There are some good English teachers that have had to learn English as a second language before they could teach it. However, there are several reasons why many of the best schools prefer to hire native English speakers. One of the reasons is that native speakers have a natural flow to their speech that students of English should try to imitate. The closer ESL / EFL students can get to this rhythm or flow, the more convincing and comfortable they will become.
Watch English Films and Television
This is not only a fun way to learn but it is also very effective. By watching English films (especially those with English subtitles) you can expand your vocabulary and hear the flow of speech from the actors. If you listen to the news you can also hear different accents.
Listen to English Music
Music can be a very effective method of learning English. In fact, it is often used as a way of improving comprehension. The best way to learn though, is to get the lyrics (words) to the songs you are listening to and try to read them as the artist sings. There are several good internet sites where one can find the words for most songs. This way you can practice your listening and reading at the same time. And if you like to sing, fine.
Study As Often As Possible!
Only by studying things like grammar and vocabulary and doing exercises, can you really improve your knowledge of any language.
Do Exercises and Take Tests
Many people think that exercises and tests aren't much fun. However, by completing exercises and taking tests you can really improve your English. One of the best reasons for doing lots of exercises and tests is that they give you a benchmark to compare your future results with. Often, it is by comparing your score on a test you took yesterday with one you took a month or six months ago that you realize just how much you have learned. If you never test yourself, you will never know how much you are progressing.Start now by doing some of the many exercises and tests on this site, and return in a few days to see what you've learned. Keep doing this and you really will make some progress with English.
Nobody likes to hear their own voice on tape but like tests, it is good to compare your tapes from time to time. You may be so impressed with the progress you are making that you may not mind the sound of your voice as much.
Listen to English
By this, we mean, speak on the phone or listen to radio broadcasts, audiobooks or CDs in English. This is different than watching the television or films because you can’t see the person that is speaking to you. Many learners of English say that speaking on the phone is one of the most difficult things that they do and the only way to improve is to practice.