Study skills tips

Study skills tips

Read the study skills tips to practise and improve your reading skills. You'll learn some great study tips at the same time!

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.


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Many studies about language learning ask the question: What makes a good language learner? There are some things that good language learners do and some things they don't do. Here are some of the most useful suggestions from studies.

  • Don't be afraid of making mistakes. People often get things wrong. Good language learners notice their mistakes and learn from them.
  • Do group activities. People use language to communicate with other people. A good language learner always looks for opportunities to talk with other students.
  • Make notes during every class. Notes help you to remember new language. Look at your notes when you do your homework.
  • Use a dictionary. Good language learners often use dictionaries to check the meaning of words they don't know. They also make their own vocabulary lists.
  • Think in the language you're learning outside the classroom. When you're shopping or walking down the street, remember useful words and phrases. Sometimes, when you're at home, say new words to practise your pronunciation.
  • Do extra practice. Test and improve your language, reading and listening skills with self-study material. You can find a lot of this online.
  • Imagine yourself speaking in the language. Many good language learners can see and hear themselves speaking in the language. This helps their motivation.
  • Enjoy the process. Good language learners have fun with the language. Watch a TV series or film, listen to songs, play video games or read a book. It's never too late to become a good language learner.

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Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Thu, 22/12/2022 - 14:52


The tips to learn and development skills language , first of all use apps including: four skills languages ( listen, whatch a series and film , reading , speaking and writing).

Submitted by on Sun, 11/12/2022 - 21:02


About the first test of true or false, I think no 5 is false because it's said "language you know" but in the text said "language you're learning"


When question 5 says 'Think of language you know', it means think of words and phrases in the language you are learning. In other words, try to think in the language you're learning when you're living your daily life. With that in mind, the answer is 'True'.

If we want to refer to the language we already know, we say something like 'Think of your native language' or 'Think of your own language' or 'Think of your mother tongue'.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by jmajo on Tue, 06/12/2022 - 14:10


I can suggest a few more tips I have to learn a new language(I use it to practice English):
+Change the OS language of your phone and laptop to the language you’re learning.
+If you watch series, select the subtitles language to see the language you’re learning as well as the audio.
+Listen music and read the lyrics of them in the language you’re learning to understand what they’re singing.

Thanks for the episode.
Great site!!

Submitted by Eman Samir on Wed, 16/11/2022 - 17:35


The article really gives helpful tips for learning a new language. I also have a suggestion which is if you want to learn a new language,you might need to do a test on a regular basis .. for example a test every 3 months to know which level you are at and which skills and areas of the language you would need to give special attention to.

Submitted by Lordreamer on Thu, 10/11/2022 - 12:09


these tips are helpful for me
First, I devote 6 hours of day to study English
Second, I listen to music
third, I watch series and movies every day
fourth, I practice speak English with mirror
i do not know English language very well because of, I probably made
thanks for this website.

Submitted by zo_fia on Fri, 23/09/2022 - 05:52


I revise the lessons and exercises that I 've learned.
For me, when I make mistakes, giving feedback from the guide makes me more to remember.
Applying the words in real life is very important.

Submitted by vet.dr.muharre… on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 08:38


ı usually work to memorize vocabulary what my learned words and ı use this words when talk my friends. one of a place f ı went ı speak

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Sat, 06/08/2022 - 10:46


Learning English is really vital for everyone who wasn't born in English country. It is international Language so if you want to go abroad or get a well paid job or need to communicate people who is a foreigner, you can connect with English Language. Learning is never late, only you need to do continuously, you will see your improvement.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 12:17


What other tips do you have for learning a new language?

I usually watch English movies and series. in another way, I always listen to podcasts while walking. the most important thing when you want to improve your language the only way you can improve first to observe something in English and then you can practise your English with speak skills