Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.
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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Read lots of books written in English. Do extensive reading. Currently, I'm reading "Never Let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro", which I borrowed it from British Council Library (Yangon, Burma).
Like tips , i suggest to watch the films in English and listen the musics in English
I changed my telephone`s language in English. It is really helped to me. Also it is kind of practise, because we mostly use our telephone during the day. I suggest this method to everyone!
I think learning new language is not a big deal but how to learn it is a very important issue. So from my experience I think more vocabulary cause more understanding so It can helps the motivation. First of all try to learn new and on topic vocabulary and usage of them. make sentences with them and use them while you are talking about the topic. then record your voice and listen to it to correct it as possible as you can.
Write down new words and keep them in plain sight, for example on stickers until they are remembered.
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).
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?
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The LearnEnglish Team
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.