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Following are some tips on how to speak English fluently.
Never study a single, individual word. Never.
When you find a new word, always write down The Phrase it is in. Always.
When you review, always review all of the phrase,.. not the word.
Your speaking and grammar will improve 4-5 times faster. Always write the complete phrase.
Never again study a single word. Never write a single word in your notebook,
Learn Phrases Only. Phrases are GROUPS of words that naturally go together.
RULE 2: Don't Study Grammar
Stop studying grammar.
Right now. Stop. Put away your grammar books and textbooks. Grammar rules teach you to think about English, you want to speak automatically-- without thinking!
So Rule 2 is: Don't Study Grammar!
RULE 3: The Most Important Rule: Listen First
What is the rule that Humberto found? Simple. The rule is listening.
Listening, listening, listening.
You must listen to UNDERSTANDABLE English. You must listen to English EVERYDAY. Don't read textbooks. Listen to English.
Its simple. That is the key to your English success. Stop reading textbooks.
Start listening everyday.
**Learn With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes
In most schools, you learn English with your eyes. You read textbooks. You study grammar rules.
Spend most of your study time listening- that is the key to great speaking.
RULE 4: Slow, Deep Learning Is BestThe secret to speaking easily is to learn every word & phrase DEEPLY.
Its not enough to know a definition. Its not enough to remember for a test.
You must put the word deep into your brain.
To speak English easily, you must repeat each lesson many times.
You must learn English deeply.
Learn deeply, speak easily.
How do you learn deeply? Easy-- just repeat all lessons or listening many times. For example, if you have an audio book, listen to the first chapter 30 times before you go to the second chapter. You could listen to the first chapter 3 times each day, for 10 days.
RULE 5: Use Point Of View Mini-Stories
I call these stories "Point Of View Mini-Stories". They are the most powerful way to learn and use English grammar automatically.
Use Point of View Stories for Automatic Grammar
You must learn grammar by listening to real English. The best way is to listen to the same story... told in different times (points of view): Past, Perfect, Present, Future.
How do you do this? Easy! Find a story or article in the present tense.
Then ask your native speaker tutor to write it again in the Past, with Perfect tenses, and in the Future. Finally, ask him to read and record these stories for you.
Then you can listen to stories with many different kinds of grammar. You don't need to know the grammar rules. Just listen to the Point of View stories and you will improve grammar automatically!
RULE 6: Only Use Real English Lessons & Materials
You learn real English if you want to understand native speakers and speak easily. Use real magazines, audio articles, TV shows, movies, radio talk shows, and audio books.
Learn Real English, Not Textbook English
To learn real English, you must listen to English that native speakers listen to. You must watch what they watch. You must read what they read.
Listen only to real English
How do you learn Real English? It's easy. Stop using textbooks. Instead, listen only to real English movies, TV shows, audio books, audio articles, stories, and talk radio shows. Use real English materials.
RULE 7: Listen and Answer, not Listen and Repeat
Use Listen & Answer Mini-Story Lessons
In each Mini-Story Lesson, a speaker tells a short simple story. He also asks a lot of easy questions. Every time you hear a question, you pause and answer it.
You learn to answer questions quickly-- without thinking. Your English becomes automatic.
How can you use Listen & Answer Stories? Easy! Find a native speaker tutor.
Ask him to use this method: Ask him to tell a story... and to constantly ask you easy questions about it. This will teach you to think quickly in English!
You can also find Listen & Answer lessons. They will teach you to think quickly in English.
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