Wednesday, August 8, 2012

10 Tips For Success in English

Keep speechless when you try to speak English? Want to learn to be more comfortable speaking in public? Even the best have had a beginning, then read on to discover the key to their success.
Earn what you know
To speak English, different elements should be consistent: to know (and choose) the appropriate vocabulary, use proper grammar and sentence structure, say the right way, good sound, good accents, rhythm and intonation. You need to work on each element if you want to improve.
A two-way process
Talking it interact with another person, and involves as much listening as talking. Check that the other person follows you, using strategies such as conversation with emphasis on key words, by rephrasing your sentences or using phrases such as You know what I mean? or Do not you Agree?
It’s not just what you say …
A gestural communication is very important for an effective conversation, even for native English speakers. Use gestures, body language and facial expressions to explain what you mean, try also to understand the body language of your interlocutor.
Sing a song!
Music is a very effective way to improve the way you speak, your pace and expand your vocabulary. Look at the lyrics (words) of your favorite song on the Internet, and train you to sing it out loud.
You must have the right attitude if you want to improve your English. Use every opportunity to practice your oral as talking to people at parties, addressing a stranger who looks lost, or just raise their hands when the teacher asks a question.
Think each day in English.
This is a great way to progress, and you can do it anywhere, anytime. At home, you can talk about making everyday tasks such as preparing meals. If you take the bus or train, describe the people around you (in your head, not out loud!) And when you fold, trace the events of the day in English.
Listen to the sound of your own voice.
10 Tips For Success in English
Even if you do not hear the sound of your voice, this is a very useful way to discover the difficulties you may encounter when speaking English. Register and then listen to the tape, or ask a native speaker to give you some advice.
Keep a journal oral.
Record your thoughts in English before going to sleep at night. You can listen to the tape at the end of the year to relive special moments and record your progress in English.
Participate in other courses.
If you feel you need more practice and want to meet others who are learning English, why not take lessons? There are many schools of learning and even online courses. You think it is not possible to learn English on the Internet? In classes of Englishtown, everything you need to communicate with the rest of the world are headphones and a microphone!
Find English speaking friends
If you seriously want to talk English, you must meet the other people talking. This means not only native English speakers. English is spoken by more people as a second language than it is in language, and be able to understand different accents is very important.

Word by Word picture dictionary

word by word picture dictionary
We present you the famous dictionary in the images from Longman with a glossary so popular that every month is a few versions of the dictionary with translations into various languages available. A classic version with 3 000 words in 100 thematic sections which will help you to improve your vocabulary very easy.
Download: Word by Word picture dictionary

Learn English Vocabulary By Picture

Learn English Vocabulary By Picture
This software is designed to help children approach and learn English vividly. Software to learn vocabulary  through  pictures  help your kids  remember the words quickly. It’s divided into 13 categories very easy to find what your children want to learn. You can download and install on your computer for you children practicing.
Download: Learn English Vocabulary By Picture

Vocabulary Learning Tips

  1. Vocabulary Learning Tip One: Read, Read, Read! Most vocabulary words are learned from context. The more words you're exposed to, the better vocabulary you will have. While you read, pay close attention to words you don't know. First, try to figure out their meanings from context. Then look the words up. Read and listen to challenging material so that you'll be exposed to many new words.
  2. Vocabulary Learning Tip Two: Improve your context skills. Research shows that the vast majority of words are learned from context. To improve your context skills pay close attention to how words are used. Doing a search on a word using (for searching newsgroups) will give you many examples of how that word is used in context. Play our Daily Context Vocabulary Quiz.

  3. Vocabulary Learning Tip Three: Practice, practice, practice. Learning a word won't help very much if you promptly forget it. Research shows that it takes from 10 to 20 repetitions to really make a word part of your vocabulary. It helps to write the word - both the definition and a sentence you make up using the word - perhaps on an index card that can later be reviewed. As soon as you learn a new word, start using it. Review your index cards periodically to see if you have forgotten any of your new words. Also, do a search on a word using (for searching newsgroups) to get many examples of how the word is actually used.

  4. Vocabulary Learning Tip Four: Make up as many associations and connections as possible. Say the word aloud to activate your auditory memory. Relate the word to words you already know. For example, the word GARGANTUAN (very large) has a similar meaning to the words gigantic, huge, large, etc. You could make a sequence: small, medium, large, very large, GARGANTUAN. List as many things as you can that could be considered GARGANTUAN: Godzilla, the circus fat lady, the zit on your nose, etc. Create pictures of the word's meaning that involve strong emotions. Think "the GARGANTUAN creature was going to rip me apart and then eat me!"

  5. Vocabulary Learning Tip Five: Use mnemonics ( memory tricks). For example, consider the word EGREGIOUS (extremely bad). Think EGG REACH US - imagine we've made a mistake so bad that they are throwing eggs at us and a rotten EGG REACHes US. Such funny little word pictures will help you remember what words mean, AND they are fun to make up. Also, find out which learning style suits you best. Everyone learns differently!

  6. Vocabulary Learning Tip Six: Get in the habit of looking up words you don't know. If you have a dictionary program on your computer, keep it open and handy. America Online and other internet services have dictionaries and thesauruses on their tool bars. Find them and look up any word you are not absolutely sure of. Use a thesaurus when you write to find the word that fits best.

  7. Vocabulary Learning Tip Seven: Play with words. Play Scrabble, Boggle, and do crossword puzzles. These and other word games are available for the computer, so you are not dependent on a partner to play. Also, try out the Franklin Electronic Dictionary that features built-in word games.

  8. Vocabulary Learning Tip Eight: Use vocabulary lists. For the serious vocabulary student, there are many books that focus on the words most commonly found in standardized tests, such as the SAT and GRE. There are also many interesting word sites on the Internet, many of which will send you a word a day by email.

  9. Vocabulary Learning Tip Nine: Take vocabulary tests. Playing games, such as the ones on this site, that test your knowledge will help you learn new words and also let you know how much progress you're making. Offline sources for vocabulary tests include SAT prep books (we recommend "10 Real SATs" by ETS), and the Reader's Digest Wordpower section. For more, check out or your local bookseller.  
  10.  Vocabulary Learning Tip Ten: Get excited about words! Come to appreciate the sometimes-subtle differences between them. Do you know the difference between something that denotes something else and something that connotes something else? If not, go look it up. Learn to say what you really mean and discover the joys of being able to express yourself in writing. Your future can depend on how rich your vocabulary is. A good vocabulary will make a difference on the standardized tests, like the SAT and GRE, that could determine whether or where you go to college. It will also determine the quality of your communication. So be in it for the long pull. Let building your vocabulary be a lifelong proposition. Remember: "In the beginning was the word." Until you have a word for something, it does not exist for you. Name it, and you have made your reality richer.