Pronouns

 

Pronouns are words we use in the place of a full noun.

There are many different kinds of pronouns.

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Hello admin, I am zero in English. I want to start learning from begins. I will do every act like reading, Listening, exercise as you will advise me. Please guide me. Waiting for your help.. Thank you.

Hi yaduvansheesr,

There are many ways to do learn English, and you should use the method that works best for you. Whatever you do, it's important that you work on a regular schedule - every day if possible, or if not, at least three or four days a week would be best, even if for only a short time.

I'd suggest you try the Elementary Podcasts. Start with series 3 episode 1. First, listen to the one or two sections of the podcast, and then read the transcript (under Instructions & downloads) as you listen. Then do the exercises that correspond to the sections you've listened to. Take a note of the grammar there, and if you have questions about it, look for an explanation in our Grammar Reference. If you can't find it there, or have questions that aren't answered, by all means please ask us in the comments.

To work on your speaking skills, you could also choose some useful phrases from what you've listened to and imitate their pronunciation - repeat those words and phrases many times. Pronounce whole phrases, not just words, because the pronunciation of words in English changes according to context. Repeat these phrases until they're relatively easy to say. Write these phrases and other new vocabulary in a vocabulary notebook, and organise them by topic (e.g. food, family, travel, etc.).

With this method, you work on vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening and reading all together, and generally more people find it more interesting.

Have a go at it and let us know how you get on!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, one question has been stuck in my mind for ages!, "is it useful to study grammar(i mean grammar books) or we must learn it naturally!?". actually I hate studying Grammar books, can you suggest an efficient(not necessarily easy) way to use English grammar correctly please.

thanks for your time

Hi Khabatbd,

The answer to this question really depends a lot on the kind of learner you are, but in general, if you dislike studying with grammar books, then I'd encourage you to try other methods. Grammar references are very useful tools and shouldn't be thrown out altogether, but there are other ways to learn grammar as well.

I'd suggest you try the Elementary Podcasts. Start with series 1 episode 1. First, listen to the one or two sections of the podcast, and then read the transcript (under Instructions & downloads) as you listen. Then do the exercises that correspond to the sections you've listened to. Take a note of the grammar there, and if you have questions about it, look for an explanation in our Grammar Reference. If you can't find it there, or have questions that aren't answered, by all means please ask us in the comments.

To work on your speaking skills, you could also choose some useful phrases from what you've listened to and imitate their pronunciation - repeat those words and phrases many times. Pronounce whole phrases, not just words, because the pronunciation of words in English changes according to context. Repeat these phrases until they're relatively easy to say.

With this method, you work on vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening and reading all together, and generally more people find it more interesting.

Have a go at it and let us know how you get on!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hello, i want to improve my English grammar as well as spoken ability how can i improve it ? is there any advice for me?

Hello Dhanukawasana,

This is a very general question, so it's hard for me to give you anything other than a very general answer, which is to practise. To improve your grammar I suggest you use our grammar section, where you can work on specific areas that you wish to improve.  Think about your strengths and weaknesses, and try to improve the latter using the appropriate exercises. Remember also that the various texts in our Listen & Watch section have grammar exercises with them, so take a look at that section too.

In terms of speaking, it's hard to give specific advice without knowing how you speak at the moment.  However, there are some general suggestions that I can make which will help you to improve over time.  The most important thing you can do is to speak English as often as possible. To do this a partner is very helpful, so think about the people you know and consider if any of them could be a practice partner for you. It may be that you know someone else who is also learning English and who would like to practise with you, or perhaps you know some people who do not speak your language but do speak English. However, if you do not have a practice partner it does not mean that you cannot practise because it is possible to practise alone. Just speaking English to yourself while you are at home, going about your normal daily activities, can help a great deal with your fluency and can help you to feel more confident, which will help you to cut down your hesitating.

You can also use the audio and video materials here on LearnEnglish to improve your fluency. After doing the exercises, try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself, and finally try saying it with (and at the same speed as) the recording. This will help you to develop speed in your speech, which is a key component of fluency.  You'll also pick up a lot of language as chunks - words which are often used together in set phrases - which you can use to communicate with less hesitation.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear teachers I'd like to get a B2 and avance le el. I need to improve my english because it gets worse. Could you recommend me some web sites por wherever I have to do . It's mandatory forma me reach a high le el please help. I adore this suite thanks i tope tour reply

Hi Subhasine,

Many users have learned a lot by using LearnEnglish by themselves. You are welcome to use the site in any way you wish, and working through the grammar pages is good if you find that useful. I'd like to suggest a different method, but you should do what is best for you.

I'd suggest you try the Elementary Podcasts. Start with series 3 episode 1. First, listen to the one or two sections of the podcast, and then read the transcript (under Instructions & downloads) as you listen. Then do the exercises that correspond to the sections you've listened to.

You should choose some useful phrases from what you've listened to and imitate their pronunciation - repeat those words and phrases many times. Pronounce whole phrases, not just words, because the pronunciation of words in English changes according to context. Repeat these phrases until they're relatively easy to say.

Then try to use these phrases in your daily life. If you can use them with English speakers, that will be good practice, but you can also just repeat them to yourself to practice them.

When you find some grammar that you want to learn more about, consult the grammar pages, but I think you will learn more in general by using the Elementary Podcasts.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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