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12 Powerful Tips for Beginners to Learn English

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Learning English is nearly a necessity these days. Although it is often considered one of the most difficult languages to learn, these tips will certainly help to learn English with ease:

 

  • Listen

Listening is a great way to train our attention. We can learn new words and expressions by hearing them frequently. Listening helps you not only learn new vocabulary but also improve your pronunciation.

  • Learn most popular and common action words (Verbs)

When it comes to learning English, vocabulary is probably the most important thing. Without words, you cannot read, write, understand, or speak. But How many words do you need to learn to become fluent in English? Let’s take a look at the dictionary, you will find that there are more than 470000 words in English. If you learn 10 words per day, it will take you about 128 years to learn them all!  But Don’t worry! you don’t have to learn them all to become fluent in English. People use around 3000 – 5000 of the most common words in their daily lives. If you know these most common words, you can understand at least 97% of all verbal and non-verbal conversations. 

  • Underestimate Grammar

English grammar is not necessary for writing or speaking fluently. Grammar is just the system of language. Grammar is used to build a structure or understand the mechanism of a language. In our schools, grammar was taught with utmost importance, and from there the fear started. But Grammar is only judged when you are writing something formal in English. As long as the sentence is comprehensible, you really do not need grammar to validate your expression. If the subject of a sentence is clearly communicated, there is no need to be grammatically correct.

  • Make Grammar Your Friend

People sometimes describe grammar as the “rules” of a language, but in fact, no language has rules. Languages started by people making sounds which evolved into words, phrases, and sentences. No commonly-spoken language is fixed. All languages change over time. But if you are serious about learning a language, grammar can help you to learn more quickly and efficiently.

  • Learn Basic Tenses

Tenses tell you when something happens. Getting the tense wrong in a sentence can lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Learning English tenses can seem difficult at first, but all you need to do is learn the three main tenses: past, present, and future tense and gradually dig into the remaining nine tenses.

  • Think in English

If you live in a place where most people speak the language you are learning, you may use the language for several hours each day and you start thinking in that language. Your mind stops trying to translate things from your native language into the second language. You may not have many chances to practice English if you live in a place where English is not the native language. The problem with thinking in your native language and translating is that it results in sentences that are not correct in English because the grammar and sentence structure are often different in English and your native language. Also, it takes too much time to think and translate when you’re in a conversation – leading to pauses, hesitations, and the inability to speak fast and fluently. Speaking English in your head is a great way to practice English. When you think in English, it helps you internalize the language and When you internalize information, it means you learn it so well that you no longer need to think about it. Internalizing English means you don’t need to remember the rules and pronunciations every time you speak.

  • Learn Vocabularies that you use in everyday life

Note Down the English meanings of the words you use in everyday life. learn these simple words which are easy to remember and use them to make simple sentences in English.

  • Practice Speaking

To become a fluent English speaker, you must master speaking. The more you speak, the more comfortable you will feel about speaking. Speaking is the second of the four language skills, which are: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

  • Use Simple Words

Using plain and clear language helps your audience understand and use the information you are giving them. It’s easier for your audience to understand your message when you communicate in short, simple sentences. Listeners or readers do not appreciate words that are hard to understand. you need to use simple words so that they get to know your point of view. It’s essential to learn the Common English words, so you don’t waste your time and effort trying to memorize a huge collection of hard words.

  • Don’t Focus on pronunciation

Your English pronunciation may not be good if you’re a non-native English language speaker. Pronouncing the words correctly is different from trying to sound like someone you are not. It is ok to have a non-native accent but try not to mispronounce words. Practice will make you perfect in speaking. the most important thing for learning pronunciation is Practice. 

  • Don’t Try to Impress others

When you’re having a conversation with someone and you’re trying to show off your English skills, You’re trying to show that person that your English is up to standards, basically, good enough. And more often than not, it backfires on you, which means you end up being in a worse situation.

  • Learn at least 10 words per day

Remembering and using new words in speech is often a challenge for English language learners. As a language learner, you work hard to expand your vocabulary. Learning vocabulary is a very important part of learning a language. The more words you know, the more you will be able to speak and understand what you hear and read.

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