Here are a few tips we’ve put together to help you learn English well.
Speak, speak, speak
Practise speaking as often as you can—even speaking to yourself is good practice.
Try recording yourself whenever you can. Compare your pronunciation with the master version, see how you can do better and have another go. If you do this several times, you will find that each version is better than the last.
Why not learn with someone else?
It helps if you can learn with someone else. If you can persuade a friend or a family member to study with you, it will make you keep working.
Don’t get stuck by a word you don’t know.
Practise improvising(即兴的)ways of getting your meaning across when speaking spontaneously(本能地), even if you don’t know the exact words or phrases. Think of things you might want to say whenever you have spare time. Use facial expressions, hand movements, anything to get your meaning across.
Language learning is also about intuition(直觉).
Guesswork is an important way to learn a new language. When listening to recorded material, you aren’t expected to understand everything first round. If you play the same piece several times, you will most probably understand something new each time.
Build up your vocabulary.
A wide vocabulary is the key to successful language learning but don’t try to learn too much at once. It’s best to study frequently, for short periods of time. Take at most six or seven items of vocabulary and learn them. Put them into sentences to fix them in your mind, then come back to them later.
And above all, have fun!
【小题1】Why should one have himself recorded when practicing speaking?
A.To improve his speaking.B.To record his own progress.
C.To encourage others to start.D.To compare himself with others.
【小题2】In the writer’s opinion, which of the following is the most important in leaning English?A.Speaking.B.Pleasure.C.Intuition.D.Vocabulary.
【小题3】It is implied in the passage that _______ is helpful when you are learning English.A.body languageB.a good material
C.a good friendD.a proper dictionary
【小题4】 According to the passage, one should ______ when you are learning English.A.always work with other peopleB.be able to guess everything new
C.often review what he has learntD.take little notice of grammar
【小题1】A根据“Try recording yourself whenever you can….”可知，说的时候尽量录音，并和专业的进行比较，找出不足，进而练习提高。故A项符合题意。
【小题1】B末段作者说 “And above all, have fun!”，由此可知，最重要的是要有兴趣。故B项符合题意。
【小题1】A “Use facial expressions, hand movements, anything to get your meaning across.”可知，使用各种肢体语言来表达自己的意思。故A项符合题意。
【小题1】C “It’s best to study frequently, for short periods of time…. , then come back to them later.”可知，要经常复习才能记忆牢固。故C项符合题意。