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How to Study English 7 Tips and Ideas | UK Student News and Events

01 Jul

How to Study English 7 Tips and Ideas | UK Student News and Events is a new UK blog from an education consultancy firm. The post linked here does give good advice to the overseas students among us, whether here in Australia or in the UK. It is advice you will find in many places, but that doesn’t make it less worth having. 🙂

Here are the first two tips. Go to the link above for the rest.

1. Learn slowly

You are like a new born baby. You will learn a new language slowly and through careful steps. So, adopt the steps a baby would and you’ll develop in no time. First learn to listen and then learn to talk and then learn to read and write.

2. Listen everyday

Make sure that you are always listening to English. Listen to the radio. Watch English movies and regular TV. Enjoy a day out at the cinema and watch English movies and make use of any English audio you find online. There will be loads and it doesn’t cost you a thing!

And just one more, because I approve of this so much:

4. Read, read and read some more

You want to be reading as much English as possible. Not only to help your reading skills but in order to expand your vocabulary too. A great place to start is children’s books and stories and these can be picked up for next to nothing from charity shops all over London. Read many of the UK’s free newspapers, the backs of packets whilst shopping, adverts on the Tube and trains. When you think about, there is English you can read everywhere. So make sure you do every single day.

You’ll have to adapt that a little for Sydney: ads (not adverts in Aussie English) on bus stops maybe… And make sure you pay for those “children’s books and stories”… 😉

We do have good public libraries in Sydney too. The one in Chinatown is excellent; of course it does have a big collection of material in Chinese, but an even bigger collection in English. They have DVDs too; you can try watching a movie in English with the English subtitles on — getting both reading and listening.

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8 responses to “How to Study English 7 Tips and Ideas | UK Student News and Events

  1. adviceforyouorguk

    July 2, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Hi there. Thanks for the run-down on one of our recent articles and very happy you could share it with your readers. I particularly enjoy your tongue-in-cheek, honest review and am glad that overall, you seem to approve!

    Really like your site and hope to hear from you again.

    Dan

    UK Student News and Events

     
  2. ninglun

    July 2, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Thank you, Dan, for the article.

     
  3. Julieanne

    July 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I like to study English 7 tips and how can i become a member and study English?

     
  4. ninglun

    July 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    If you are talking about the article from the UK, you will have to go to their site (as in the comment above) and ask them. If you are in Sydney and can get to Chinatown, contact me through the Contact me tab at the top here and tell me what you want to do.

     
  5. Jim Nilzon

    July 6, 2008 at 9:20 am

    In my research I have found that you can read any type of text faster without compromising on quality. How you approach the material is, of course, important. But with practice even a law student can increase their physical reading rate by at least three times. However, before even attempting to go faster, it is important to get familiar with the vocabulary of the subject. If you don’t “get it” you cannot read faster at any rate.

    -Jim
    http://www.SpeedReadingSecrets.com

     
  6. ninglun

    July 6, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks, Jim; that last tip is worth having. I should note though that Jim is also leading you to a particular approach that not everyone will endorse. Strictly speaking, his comment is spam.

     
  7. danny

    July 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    please help me learn.
    thanks.

     
  8. ninglun

    July 7, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    As I said before: If you are in Sydney and can get to Chinatown, contact me through the Contact me tab at the top here and tell me what you want to do.

    Otherwise, please use the site, but I can’t help you directly.

     

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