Learning how to Learn!

Hundreds of students and other people have the same questions: How to speak English fluently? Or How can I improve my English skill? Or What is the right way to learn English?

Here are 3 easy-to-remember steps: I would advice you to think at the word CEK, which stands for:

Change Attitude, Expose Yourself & Keep Talking

Change Attitude  – From my experience, this is the most common problems for anyone who wants to learn English. The point is you should realize that your goal is to communicate with people in English.You do not want to be an English professor or a professional translator, so do not worry about 100% correct grammar.

Expose yourself – This step means to expose yourself to English environment. Of course, it is better if you could come to US or UK to study or learn English but I would say that you don’t have to. This is the year 2010 and English is already everywhere: books, CDs movie, music, newspaper, articles and hundred of tourists who walk pass you everyday can be great learning sources.

Keep talking Whenever you have a chance to talk or to test your skills, just do it. You can even assume situation and talk to yourself. Do not worry about mistakes. Mistakes are not something to be feared, embarrassed by or to be worried about because more than any other reason they show  that as a learner you’re willing to try. Effort and willingness to speak are one of the hardest parts of speaking English. All too often we fear what others will think if we make mistakes while we speak.  If you never make a mistake you never improve! Everyone makes mistakes, Tiger Woods, David Beckam, Madonna etc. Who are you? Come on. Let’s go out and create your own lessons.

Source: kinglishschool

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Mind Your Words!

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
                                                                          Solomon Gabriol

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  • The most selfish one letter word…..”I”                                 Avoid it!
  • The most satisfying two letter word……..”We”                    Use it!
  • The most poisonous three letter word…..”Ego”                    Kill it!
  • The most used four letter word……….”Love”                       Value it!
  • The most pleasing five letter word……..”Smile”                    Keep it!
  • The fastest spreading six letter word…….”Rumour”            Ignore it!
  • The hardest working seven letter word…….”Success”         Achieve it!
  • The most enviable eight letter word………”Jealousy”          Distance it!
  • The most powerful nine letter word………..”Knowledge”    Acquire it!
  • The most essential ten letter word………….”Confidence”     Trust it!

Believe it or Not!

‘I am’. Is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. ‘Underground’ is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters ‘und.’ According to folk-lore Antidisestablishmentarianism is the longest word in the dictionary, it means being against separating church and state. Mel Blanc [the voice of Bugs Bunny] was allergic to carrots. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs . Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning . When tea was first introduced into England, people threw away the liquid and ate the leaves, seasoned with salt and pepper. We actually do not see with our eyes – we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.  During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That’s the weight of about 6 elephants The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump. The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly. It is impossible to lick your elbow. A shrimp’s heart is in their head. The „sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

English Values

From the early English times we can find a value system and culture based on the 9 English values.  English ancestors were a people we can learn much from.

1. Courage and selflessness
2. Truth
3. Honour
4. Fidelity
5. Discipline and duty
6. Hospitality
7. Industriousness
8. Self-reliance
9. Perseverance

These 9 Values can mean a variety of things to a variety of people. Here is one set of interpretations:

1. Be Brave, stand up for yourself and what you believe. Do not turn the other cheek.
2. Be honest with yourself. You only kid yourself if you lie be truthful to others.
3. Believe in your self. Stand by what you believe.
4. Stay true to yourself, your family, faith (in England,) and folk.
5. Develop self discipline and inner strength rather than relying on other stimulus. Follow these values. Teach others.
6. Your hearth should be welcoming to family and folk and help those in need.
7. Work hard to achieve your goals and make strong your inner Self.
8. Try not to rely on others, do what you can yourself.
9. Life is a hard path at times, but push yourself on till you reach your goal.

Learn these values yourselves and teach others to do the same!

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