Can you speak real English? Probably not. In school, you did not learn the real english that we actually speak. Your learned textbook english. For example in school, you learned “Hi, how are you? I am fine, and you?”
But real people almost never say that. Real people say, “Hey, what’s up?” or “How is it going?” or “What you doing?” These are the real greetings that real people use. To understand real people, you must learn the real english that they use. To speak to real people, you must learn real english.
Whit Effortless English, you always learn real english. I teach you the english that we use in real conversations. You don’t learn textbook english , you always learn real english.
Let’s be honest. Textbooks are boring. English classes are boring. Think about the topic in a textbook. They are usually boring and useless. That’s why many people feel that English is boring. English is not boring but English textbooks are boring and English classes are boring.
Effortless English lessons are never boring. My lessons focus on powerful and useful topics. For example, many of my lessons focus on the topics of success, motivation, confidence and leadership. Useful topics to improve your life.
In addition, my story lessons are always funny and strange and crazy. You will smile and laugh when you listen to them. Forget the old boring way. With Effortless English you will totally enjoy every Englihs lesson.
It’s the first week of the new year and for many of us, it’s time to make some new goals or resolutions as we enter this new period. I like to think of January as a fresh start where there are lots of possibilities.
So my question to you is- What are your English goals for this year? Are you ready to make some changes?
Like the money and diet and health goals that many of us make each year, improving the way you speak English can really improve your life.
Have you ever thought about how better communication skills can earn you more money, make you more friends, keep you happier? Weird, huh?
Well, it’s true. Improving your communication skills, even in your native language, can give you an advantage in your life. Just think what you could do with better English.
Here are a few tips for improving your English…
Make sure you are reading a variety of things in English. While reading doesn’t help your pronunciation, it does help almost everything else.
Reading will allow you to experience vocabulary and grammar in a real way and give you the time to see it and think about it. I recommend that you read a mixture of things. You could try a novel, a newspaper, a business magazine, a health magazine, a textbook, or even a children’s book.
Read a little from one or more sources everyday. People who read a lot get a deeper understanding of English than those who don’t.
Listen to English through TV, DVD’s, radio, podcasts, and audio books. As with reading, you need to hear a variety of English to really be able to comprehend all that is going on in life.
This is especially important if you don’t live in an English-speaking environment.
Try out new vocabulary. Many people feel that they have a very limited vocabulary and find themselves saying the same things again and again.
I recommend that you pick up new words, phrases, and common sayings from the books and audios that hopefully you are using everyday.
Write a couple of these words or phrases down in a special notebook everyday and challenge yourself to use them at least once or twice that day.
Usage is the key! Just knowing something doesn’t mean that it’s part of your personal vocabulary bank. I always say that you need to experience a new word or phrase at least 10 times before you “own” it.
Make a goal for yourself to do some real, measurable things everyday. For example- a goal of reading one newspaper article a day, listening to Talk Radio on the way to work, and keeping a vocabulary notebook can have a HUGE impact on your English.
Imagine how your English could be this time next year if you just did a little something everyday starting with today. So I give you this challenge to do something (and hopefully it’s something fun) everyday that will improve your English.
If you would like, go to american accent web site and tell me what your English goals are this year. I’d love to hear from you.
To your SUCCESS in English!
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