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English with VOA
2016-09-21 19:08:07
Welcome to @English_with_VOA's Official Telegram Channel! From here on out, we will be posting various clips in order to help you in your journey of Learning English!
English with VOA
2017-08-24 15:22:32
I want to share with you my best tips for reaching a much, much higher level of English fluency. I'll start with my most important tip. This is something that you absolutely have to do. There's no way around it! Are you ready? OK, the first step is: Make English a daily habit. What does that mean? It means that you need to use English every day. Does that seem like a lot of work? It's easier than you think. Here are 3 suggestions to keep you on track: 1. Don't miss any days. If you can only spend 10 minutes, that's OK. But don't skip days. Get a calendar. Mark it for every day that you use English. Watch the number of marks grow. 2. Do something fun. It's easier if you can be excited about English every day. Don't do something boring that will make you quit. 3. Don't worry about what kind of practice you're doing. Not yet. Read, write, speak, or listen. Just do something every day. That's it. That's the most important advice I can share. Tomorrow, I'll share my second most important tip. Until tomorrow. πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰@English_with_VOA
English with VOA
2017-08-25 13:38:59
Yesterday I shared the #1 English learning secret with you. Do you remember what it was? And that's my next tip: You must review! πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Our brains are lazy. They quickly forget anything that they don't need. If you learn something once and don't review, you'll probably forget it in a day or two. By the end of the week, it's totally gone. You're probably busy, so you have to use your time smartly. You can't practice something completely different every day. You have to spend some of your time reviewing what you learned before. Do this, starting today: Get a small notebook. πŸ“• Keep it with you all the time. πŸ• Every time you do something in English, write down a few notes about it. ✏️ Look at your notes once or twice a day, every day. πŸ‘€ However you do it, make sure to review what you've learned before. And do it every day, without skipping any days. Tomorrow, I'll tell you about a big mistake that most English learners make.🀚🏻 @English_with_VOA
English with VOA
2016-09-21 19:08:07
Welcome to @English_with_VOA's Official Telegram Channel! From here on out, we will be posting various clips in order to help you in your journey of Learning English!
English with VOA
2017-08-24 15:22:32
I want to share with you my best tips for reaching a much, much higher level of English fluency. I'll start with my most important tip. This is something that you absolutely have to do. There's no way around it! Are you ready? OK, the first step is: Make English a daily habit. What does that mean? It means that you need to use English every day. Does that seem like a lot of work? It's easier than you think. Here are 3 suggestions to keep you on track: 1. Don't miss any days. If you can only spend 10 minutes, that's OK. But don't skip days. Get a calendar. Mark it for every day that you use English. Watch the number of marks grow. 2. Do something fun. It's easier if you can be excited about English every day. Don't do something boring that will make you quit. 3. Don't worry about what kind of practice you're doing. Not yet. Read, write, speak, or listen. Just do something every day. That's it. That's the most important advice I can share. Tomorrow, I'll share my second most important tip. Until tomorrow. πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰@English_with_VOA
English with VOA
2017-08-25 13:38:59
Yesterday I shared the #1 English learning secret with you. Do you remember what it was? And that's my next tip: You must review! πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š Our brains are lazy. They quickly forget anything that they don't need. If you learn something once and don't review, you'll probably forget it in a day or two. By the end of the week, it's totally gone. You're probably busy, so you have to use your time smartly. You can't practice something completely different every day. You have to spend some of your time reviewing what you learned before. Do this, starting today: Get a small notebook. πŸ“• Keep it with you all the time. πŸ• Every time you do something in English, write down a few notes about it. ✏️ Look at your notes once or twice a day, every day. πŸ‘€ However you do it, make sure to review what you've learned before. And do it every day, without skipping any days. Tomorrow, I'll tell you about a big mistake that most English learners make.🀚🏻 @English_with_VOA
English with VOA
2017-08-26 16:20:02
I have some more thoughts about learning English for you. Most learners make one big mistake when they study English. They make this mistake because of how language is taught in most schools. I'm going to give you one piece of advice so that you can avoid making this common mistake: Don't study vocabulary lists.❌ Huh? What's wrong with learning vocabulary? Vocabulary isn't wrong. You need it. The problem is the traditional way of thinking about vocabulary. Most people are taught to study lists of words by themselves: apple, surrender, enormous. But when you learn words by themselves, a few things happen: You learn what the words mean, but you don't learn how they're used. You don't learn what other words they fit together with. The words get saved in your brain one by one. So when it's time to make a sentence, you have to pull them out again one by one. That makes it slow. You don't get a real connection to the words. They're just boring words in a list, so it's easy to forget them. Instead of teaching words, this channel teaches phrases: eat an apple, surrender to (someone), an enormous mistake. This gives you better understanding of how words are used, not just what they mean. So here's a new rule: Never learn a word by itself. Always learn two or more words together in a phrase. Tomorrow, I'll share an even better way to learn that will make you more fluent than ever. Thanks for reading! ❀️ @English_with_VOA
English with VOA
2017-08-28 10:23:23
Yesterday I told you not to study vocabulary. Today I'm going to share another controversial opinion about learning English. You shouldn't study grammar, either! Here are a few reasons why: 1. That's not how your brain works. The part of your brain that learns information and the part that controls your speech are completely different. Just because you learn some rules doesn't mean that your speaking will improve. 2. There are too many. There are too many grammar rules, and they're too complicated. Every rule has exceptions. A book describing English grammar fully would need to be thousands of pages long. 3. They take too long to remember and apply. Even if you learn all of the grammar rules, it takes too long to remember them. You sometimes have to figure out what to say in less than a second. That's too short a time to recall all of the rules from your grammar textbook. 4. They're incomplete. Most grammar rules only describe formal English. Formal English is important, but you need to learn casual spoken English too. For all of these reasons, I recommend that you not spend a lot of time on studying grammar. But if you shouldn't study vocabulary or grammar, what should you study? I'll answer that question in tomorrow's text. This is the big one. You don't want to miss it! @English_with_VOA
English with VOA
2017-08-31 16:09:25
Hello again! In the last two text, I told you not to study vocabulary or grammar. So you may be wondering, what should you study? In my opinion, the best way to become more fluent in English is to... Memorize sentences. Take a natural English sentence that you understand pretty well. Let's try this sentence, which you say when you hear a song that's easy to remember: β€œIt's pretty catchy.” Repeat it again and again until you remember it. Wait a little while, then try to remember it again. Do the same thing for the next two days. After you do all of that, you will have memorized that sentence. Now the fun part begins! As you use English in different situations, you'll start to hear parts of that sentence. You'll hear the word "catchy". You'll hear "pretty (something)". And if you ever find yourself listening to a simple, easy-to-remember song, you'll know exactly what to say! Sentences teach you both vocabulary and grammar at the same time. You learn what the words mean, as well as how to use them. But to get the biggest benefit, you have to not just understand the sentences; you have to remember them! OK, I've explained why you should memorize sentences. But how? Tomorrow I'll give you some pointers. @English_with_VOA
English with VOA
2017-09-05 13:40:05
Hi Have I convinced you that memorizing example sentences is a great way to learn English? If so, you probably want to know how you can memorize better. Some sentences are long and complicated. How can you possibly remember them? Here are some ideas: 1. Listen! Have you ever heard a song that was so catchy that you couldn't forget it? Sentences can be like that too. It's a lot easier to remember the sound of a sentence than to remember each individual word in order. 2. Close your eyes and imagine. You remember things better when you have feelings about them. Don't think of English sentences as information. Really imagine what you might think and feel as you say the words. 3. Memorize backwards. Instead of reading the sentence through from the beginning, try picking a few words at the end, repeating them, and then adding more words, bit by bit. 4. Say it out loud. Remember, you're not just teaching your brain to speak English. You're teaching your mouth too. When you practice sentences, repeat them out loud. If you're in public and you can't speak out loud, then mouth the words silently. 5. Repeat, many times. You can't learn a sentence by repeating it 5 or 6 times. You will probably need to repeat it 20 or more times to get it. You'll also need to review it again in a day or two. Now you know how to learn sentences. @English_with_VOA