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11 Simple Ways To Improve Your English

English is the most spoken and written international language in the world, making it the most important language in...

Ishita Banerjee Written by Ishita Banerjee · 1 min read >
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English is the most spoken and written international language in the world, making it the most important language in use today. So, having a good grasp of English is an absolute necessity. This article is intended as a guide to improving your English in 11 simple ways:

1. READ NEWSPAPERS

Newspapers are available digitally, on our doorsteps, and at nearby shops. They consist of numerous articles on different topics. These articles help us with our vocabulary, grammar, sentence framing, etc. 

2. WATCH ENGLISH MOVIES/SHOWS 

Learning along with entertainment is always fun. Start by watching English movies with subtitles. They will help to better understand the dialogue and improve reading and speaking skills as well. 

3. READ BOOKS 

Certain books are specifically written to improve your English. In fact reading books of all types can help in improving your language skills in some way or the other. Identify your level of English and then choose the book that suits it. 

4. START JOURNALING 

Capturing your day-to-day experiences in a diary will not only help to recall memories but also improve your English writing skills. 

5. CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT 

Let the people with whom you converse on a daily basis know that you wish to improve your English and ask them to help you by speaking the same language. This will help in gaining confidence.

6. TAKE TESTS 

To know your capabilities and knowledge, enter online English quizzes. There are many apps, quizzes and books available online to test your skills.

7. JOIN ENGLISH CLASSES

Taking classes is not just for beginners. People who wish to improve their existing level should also join up. 

8. GET HELP

Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help from people who have a better knowledge of English than you. They can point out and correct your mistakes.

9. KEEP RECORD

Having a tracker of your daily speaking and writing habits will allow you to work on your strengths and weaknesses.

10. BODY LANGUAGE

It is very important to match what you say with your facial expressions and gestures. This will enable the person you’re conversing with to better understand what you wish to communicate.

11. KEEP PRACTISING 

 Just knowing something is not enough. Applying that knowledge is critical. Keep a record of all the new words and phrases as you learn them. Make notes, study them, and revise them.

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Written by Ishita Banerjee
I am Ishita Banerjee a resident of Rajasthan, India. I just completed high school and will be joining college soon. Writing, singing, traveling, and photography are things that interest me. I am grateful to English Forward to have me on board and let me contribute to their organization. Profile