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Don’t study grammar. Read more books instead of it.

March 18, 2008

One of the way of improving grammar is reading books. While reading we improve our vocabulary by trying to guess the possible meanings of unfamiliar words.

It’s difficult to find a book that will fit your level of vocabulary. I suggest to take your favourite movie; then get a book this movie was based on. Then the guessing will be easier. As for me, I haven’t tried it out yet, but I believe it works.

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7 rules of effective English learning from EffortlessEnglishlclub.com

February 12, 2008

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***RULE 1: Always Study and Review Phrases, Not Individual Words

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.

Collect phrases. Your speaking and grammar will improve 4-5 times faster. Never again study a single word. Never write a single word in your notebook, always write the complete phrase.

Learn Phrases Only.

**RULE 2: Don’t Study Grammar

Angelina quickly improved speaking– when she stopped studying grammar. This is your second rule.

Stop studying 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!

With Effortless English, you learn English without grammar study. Your speaking improves quickly. You succeed. You speak English naturally.

So Rule 2 is: Don’t Study Grammar!

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Simple ways to improve your English dramatically.

February 2, 2008


Recently some friend of mine gave me a link to a website dedicated to English learning. She said that the way of learning it suggests are amazing – no grammar learning, no vocabulary, no text book and sort of things. I was quite surprised.

Navigate this link: http://www.effortlessenglishclub.com/

Read it and then subscribe to a 7 days course for free. Then you will find a form on the page with 2 links. One – to a pdf file called “The Key To Excellent Speaking” with some amazing learning tips and the another one to an audio version “The Keys.mp3”. Download them.

Here is a piece of text from it.

4. Listen To Movies
Movies are great for learning English BUT you must use them correctly. Don’t watch all of an
English movie. You will not understand it, and therefore you will not learn anything.
Only watch one scene or segment per week (maybe 2-3 minutes). Follow this method:
a) First, watch the scene with subtitles in your language. This will help you understand the general
meaning.
b) Second, watch the scene with English subtitles. Pause. Use a dictionary to find new words you
don’t understand. Write the new sentences in a notebook.
c) Listen to the scene a few times, with English subtitles. Do not pause.
d) Listen to the scene a few times, without subtitles.
e) Repeat a) – d) everyday for one week.
On the second week, go to the next scene/segment and repeat again. It will take you a long time to
finish a movie. That’s OK, because you will improve your listening and speaking VERY FAST. This
method is powerful– use it!

Learning English: How to improve communication skills

January 16, 2008

communication-skills.jpgThere is one confident way that helps improve communication skills – talk as much as possible. Nowadays, when VoIP is commonly widespread, it becomes much easier to find an english speaking partner. The most popular tool that allows to communicate via voice with someone over the Internet is Skype

There are quite a few services that gather people from all over the world and help them communicate between each other. One of such ones is kantalk.com

It’s a skype-based service with a convenient interface. You can find there a lot of video tutorials, records and so on.

And here is one more great web-site for english learners – http://esl.about.com/ – English as 2nd language.

So have fun!