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Old 16th February 2012, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ways to improve english?

I want to know how did you guys improve your english( be it speaking,writing and communication)

For me, i heard people improve from reading(mostly). But i had tried reading when i was secondary 2 to secondary 4, but still no improvements in my grade.
Then, i started watching english movies and series. English improved quite a lot compared to the past. As i can see that i have lesser and lesser grammatical errors.

What are your ways to improve english?

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Old 16th February 2012, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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always watch english shows with english subtitles.. listen, watch and see the subtitles all at the same time!

Read more, listen more, communicate more....

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Re: Ways to improve english?

Read more, speak more English, listen to BBC etc.

Language is something you can't master overnight. It takes months and years to do so.

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Old 16th February 2012, 02:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ways to improve english?

Eat more potatoes.

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Old 16th February 2012, 02:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Ways to improve english?

Communicating with people in English (proper English mind you and not broken), Write daily or weekly journal entries, reading stories that I like, Watching English movies and shows =D

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Re: Ways to improve english?

Read articles that INTEREST me.
Watch English movies.
Read ghost story books by Damien Sin and some others genres that interest me.

That's about it I guess lol

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Old 17th February 2012, 01:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Ways to improve english?

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Communicating with people in English (proper English mind you and not broken), Write daily or weekly journal entries, reading stories that I like, Watching English movies and shows =D
I tried writing own journal, but i realize every time, there are many many errors! So, i thought there is no use writing. But i hope i continued that time, so i won't have to struggle so much during o level compo, and eventually failed my english.

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Old 29th March 2012, 12:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Ways to improve english?

Read alot of English books.
If your kind of sluggard person just continue watching English movies, tv series
Its more convinient to speak in english rather than wiritng it.
If you've just hear alot of americans are good when it comes to conversation
but prior to their grammars some sucks....

Im neither a good english speaking person nor an american (btw..English came from England) but its fun to express yourself with other people whose praticing the language they want to master.

Try making a Blog, talk to an american, filipino (usually they can vary their accent prior to whom they are talking).

btw i just assume that singapore was colonized by british(where harry potter came from).
They do have a great accent but...(sorry)...hard to understand...Try to deal with alot western stuff..

Anyways...Hope you've enjoy this comment

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Old 29th March 2012, 12:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Ways to improve english?

Don't just read, you must learn and know what you are reading and why you are reading it.

And practice practice practice.

At my signature are links to guide specific parts of the English subject, give them a read if you wish.

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Re: Ways to improve english?

Do not overuse complicated vocabulary if you can say the same thing in a fewer and simpler words. Also: do not build too long sentences. Firstly, they might be too difficult for your partners and secondly, you yourself can get lost in them and forget what you wanted to say. This would be quite embarrassing, so try to avoid such situations at all costs.

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Re: Ways to improve english?

Originally Posted by Acersoul View Post
As i can see that i have lesser and lesser grammatical errors.
Fewer, not lesser. I agree that reading helps, but only if you read useful books, not "trash" as my parents like to call it. Like news etc.

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best is to use english language more often...

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way to improve english is to speak more english

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Play more video games...haha kidding, but that's one of the way I learn English.

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Old 25th August 2012, 03:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Re: Ways to improve english?

English is so hard to improve
Forever just pass, but i heard if you keep on doing practice papers can improve...
sigh, i'll just continue practicing compo

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Do what the PRCs do . Memorise dictionary and do one Compre+ Summary everyday. They only intended in their grades and the PRC topper in my school memorised 5 modal ORAL picture discusiion and conversation responses ...just to do well in oral. Just sayin!

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Do what the PRCs do . Memorise dictionary and do one Compre+ Summary everyday. They only intended in their grades and the PRC topper in my school memorised 5 modal ORAL picture discusiion and conversation responses ...just to do well in oral. Just sayin!
Totally agree. The PRC in my class put in so much effort and doing whatever she can scored an A1 for Chinese. Pure hardwork.

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Re: Ways to improve english?

Read good English novels & watch English movies with subtitles that makes your English much improved. And try to communicate with people in your English thoughts.

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Originally Posted by sherrinx3 View Post
always watch english shows with english subtitles.. listen, watch and see the subtitles all at the same time!

Read more, listen more, communicate more....
Yupz! Subtitles do help a lot but not subtitles from pirated movies...

Originally Posted by christmas_ View Post
Read more, speak more English, listen to BBC etc.

Language is something you can't master overnight. It takes months and years to do so.
Rome isn't built in a day so I guess it takes lots of effort and time to perfect English language =)

Btw, BBC really help as they are using British English also known as Cambridge...

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Fewer, not lesser. I agree that reading helps, but only if you read useful books, not "trash" as my parents like to call it. Like news etc.
Definitely! Read more on the current affairs of news and understand its content helps to brush well on your English too.. Never read comics or books with conversation... It doesn't help in its least bit

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best is to use english language more often...
Both in written form and in spoken form

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Originally Posted by Andrew_Chris28 View Post
Rome isn't built in a day so I guess it takes lots of effort and time to perfect English language =)

Btw, BBC really help as they are using British English also known as Cambridge...
Received Pronunciation, the standard accent.

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