Multiple intelligences? But how many are there? The number seems to go up and up.  Howard Gardner is the man who first identified multiple intelligences and he has since added to his list.

Read the text and then do the exercises.

Everybody has a different approach to learning and the more we understand about the type of learner we are, the more effective our studying should become.

Howard Gardner first introduced us to the idea of Multiple Intelligences in 1983. He believes that there are several types of intelligences that can’t be simply defined from one IQ test. He categorises intelligences under the following headings;

1.  Verbal linguistic – having a good verbal memory, being interested in words and how language works

2.  Analytical / logical – being able to investigate and have a scientific approach to learning

3.  Musical – being sensitive to sounds and rhythms

4.  Visual spatial – being imaginative with a good visual memory

5.  Kinaesthetic – being receptive to touching objects to enhance your memory

6.  Interpersonal – being good in group work, listening to others

7.  Intrapersonal – being aware of your own personal goals and motivations

8.  Naturalist – understanding the link between nature and humans

It’s important to understand that these intelligences work together and it would be unwise to think of ourselves as having only one or the other. Labelling learners as a particular type of learner could stop them from exploring all of their intelligences. So instead we should think of ourselves as having dominant intelligences.


When you are next in a classroom ask yourself these questions to think about how you learn:

  • When I hear a new word do I need to see it written down to know how it’s spelt?
  • Am I interested in grammar and how English tenses are put together?
  • Are my notes kept neatly in a methodical way?
  • Do I keep a personal dictionary of newly learnt words?
  • Does my personal dictionary help me to remember the words?
  • How easy do I find it to hear differences in sounds?
  • Does drawing pictures of new words help me to remember them in English?
  • Does touching an object help me to remember what it’s called?
  • Do I enjoy listening to the teacher and taking notes?
  • Do I prefer working on my own or with other people?
  • Do I know why I’m learning English?

This list of questions is obviously limited but it’s a good start towards becoming a more effective learner. The more you are aware about your dominant intelligences in the learning process the more you can exploit them to make learning a more enjoyable and rewarding journey.

Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


It's very stimulating practise English and read such interesting and well explaned things.

Could any one please suggest me how to pronounce properly or any good method to do !
I'll be very great full for him/her.

hello, dear Swaraj i think, if you want to have perfect pronounciation at fist you must live at ambience of native speakers. But infortunaly, it is not always possible to do it, but i was suggested to imitated native speakes watching english movies, you choose your favourite film made by british or hollywood productions. and try to imitate you liked phrases. it doesn't matter if will have to watch or listen the same phrase or sentece several times. and you will see what progress you will be doing.
i do it myself and i see it works .

So interesting, but i'd like to know a good method about how to learn english, because, sometimes, i feel so desperate with my english level...

 hey! Hi,
How are you dear friends?
You know guys I have studied English Language for NINE years, but I couldn't speak properly 
Is any one here to tell me? What is the shortcut of learning English like a native speakers.
Thanks you very much from you lovely comments. 

Hi Hasib,
Your English seems great! I don't think there is any shortcut in learning a language, but if you can be more specific about the problems you have with speaking, perhaps someone can suggest some good ways to improve.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

 Thanks you very much Adam. your directions are better. I'll follow what you have said to me. and thanks again for taking your time and read my Comment.
please one thing more Dear Teacher Adam.
you know I'm living in Pakistan.
 I studied American English language in here.
And Could you tell please. How to prepare myself to IELTS test?
Because IELTS is British English Language.
and you know I wanna  study IT (Information technology) in England,
Thanks I hope you reply back as soon as possible. 

Hi Ahmadi,
Although IELTS is owned by two British and one Australian organisation, it's not a British or Australian English test. It's an international test and you will hear a variety of accents in the Listening and Speaking parts of it. See here:
Don't worry too much. American and British (and Australian and Canadian and South African etc.) English are very similar. The grammar is almost identical, there are a few small differences in vocabulary and although the accents are different, most people find it easy to understand them.
If you're only used to hearing American accents, then to prepare for the IELTS test you should get used to other accents, including the British one, for example by listening to some of the audio on this site.
By the way, although you say you're living in Pakistan, your country settings say that you're in Afghanistan!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

 thanks you very much dear teacher Adam from your direction
I will fellow your direction what you have said above.
oh dear Adam I am from Afghanistan but I live in Pakistan.

hi, how i can learn english or speak with fluent without any hestation i can understand but some word can't understand as well as how i can improve vocobulary ??????........... have you give some suggestion about it.