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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