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HOW TO LEARN ENGLISH FASTER

People around the world are crazy for English and they spend a lot time and money and don’t see good results, that’s why I decided to write about it. I’m going to share some tips that have helped me a lot to learn languages.

 

Motivation

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What is the main reason why you want to learn English? Would you like to travel to an English speaking country? Would you like to get a better job? Would you like to watch your favorites TV Shows or movies without subtitles?

Please, take into account why you’d like to learn English faster, because this reason will keep you going when you feel frustrated or tired.

Get rid of your negative thoughts, instead, picture yourself speaking the language confidently and fluently.

 

Goals

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Now, you need to set a goal, a realistic goal; for example, think about what you ‘d like to achieve in 30 days and write it down in a journal or paste it on your mirror, so you can remember it and work on that. Would you like to master some tenses? Would you like to improve your pronunciation? Would you like to improve your listening or speaking skills?

 

Full immersion

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What do native English speakers do everyday?  Do they read the news, listen to music, watch TV and write? Well, I recommend that you create the same routine.

If you’re a beginner, take a free course online in order to have a good foundation in the language.

Download some apps to listen to the radio or some podcasts, and start your day doing that.

Do you like to listen to music in English? Then, learn the lyrics by heart.

Do you like to read the news or books? Read some digital newspaper or get some books.

Do you like American TV shows or movies? Then, watch them without subtitles, but if you are a beginner, wait until you have a basic knowledge of the language to turn off the subtitles.

 

Learn and practice everyday

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If you’d like to learn faster, you gotta have a daily routine doing the activities I described above and dedicate all the time you have available.

To get a good proficiency in English, you just have to dedicate 600 hours.

You gotta know that if you learn regularly, you have to make an extra effort to speak too; social networks are very useful to know English speakers, try to meet people who only speak English and chat with them regularly, if you do that, you’ll be working on your writing skills as well.

Get a language exchange partner, I talked about this topic in a former article you can check it here.

 

Invest in your future

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Just think for a moment what you’d be able to do if you could speak English fluently; your future is very important, if you’d like to practice regularly with a tutor to see quicker results, why don’t you try English conversational lessons through Skype? I’ll share my methods to learn languages in a fast way with you. Your education is very important, and if you learn how to speak English fluently, you’ll get many opportunities.

Good luck with your English learning process!

CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH – HOW TO MAKE POLITE REQUESTS

Hello, everybody!

Today, I’d like to talk about how you can improve your English conversation skills making polite requests.

It isn’t nice to give orders in English; if you don’t use polite expressions people will think that you are rude. So, if you’d like to ask something you need to be polite and people will respond in the same way.

I’m going to share with you some expressions that you can use in any situation, but especially in business situations.

 

 Polite requests

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Please …

Could you please…?

Would you …?

Can you …?   It’s not a very polite expression as “could you”; it’s kind of casual.

Would you mind …?  This is a very special expression. For example when someone ask you, “Would you mind opening the window?” what he is really  trying to say is, “Do you have any objection in opening the window?”.  So the answer should be “No, no problem, I’ll open the window”. Please notice that if you use the expression “would you mind”, the verb that you are going to use has to be infinitive.

Examples:  Would you mind turning on the lights?

Would you mind taking this book back for me?

Positive Response
No, not at all.
Of course not.

Negative response:
Yes, I would.

 

 

Now, let’s see how you can use these expressions in real situations.

 

Bank

Could you please sign this form?

Would you fill out this form?

 

Restaurant

Please, bring us some water.

Could you please bring us another bottle of wine?

 

Office

Could you please send them an email?

Would you mind sending them a letter?

 

Hotel

Could you please send me some towels to my room?

Would you send me some towels to my room?

 

Phone

I can barely hear you; could you please speak a little louder?

 

Home

Could you please close the door?

Would you mind turning off the TV?

 

Remember next time when you are making a request to use these polite expressions, and it’ll help you to improve your English conversation skills, and you’ll have pleasant experiences.

 

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TALK LIKE A NATIVE SPEAKER

Is it difficult for you to understand native speakers?

Do you think that they speak faster?

How can you speak fluently like them?

 

What’s up you guys!!!

Today, I would like to talk about some English contractions in real life, because the way ESL speakers learn to speak is very formal and people don’t talk like that.

On the other hand, grammarticians think that the colloquial contractions are incorrect.

Well, it is common for native speakers to make use of those contractions on a daily basis and also for informal writing like online chat, text messages, etc. So, feel free to use them, it is perfectly correct, you’ll sound like a native speaker, and it’ll help you to improve your fluency and listening skills.

 

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Colloquial contractions:

Gonna – Going to             Example:            I’m gonna go to the movies.

Wanna – Want to               Example:           I wanna speak English.

Gotta –(I’ve) got to          Example :           I gotta go now.

Hafta –have to                  Example:             I hafta do this.

Coulda –C ould have       Example:             I coulda gone to work today.

Shoulda –should have   Example:             Oh man! we shoulda made                                                                                                   some plans.

Woulda –Would have    Example:             If you woulda told me you                                                                                                   needed a ride, I woulda left                                                                                                 earlier.

Musta – Must have         Example:             You musta been a beautiful                                                                                                 baby.

Lotsa –  lots of                    Example:             Lotsa computers are needed at                                                                                       schools.

Sorta – sort of                   Example:             What sorta clothes do you like                                                                                         to put on?

Kinda – kind of                  Example:             What kinda music do you like?

 

Well, guys, these are just some common contractions that you can start using right away, I recommend that you listen carefully how native speakers use them for example when you watch a movie or TV Show, and if you have an English speaker friend, just notice the way he speaks and try to do the same.

 

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