How Did I Learn English?

by Andrew Davies

English is a well-known, very famous and widely accepted language almost in ever modern and developed country across the globe without an exception. Attaining education in this modern world is nearly impossible if you don’t have command over this language. In fact making progress in any field of today’s modern world would be impossible without having grasp on this language. This is the reason why learning English is probably the dream or wish of every 3 out of 5 people on this planet.

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The ultimate goal of any expert in a field today is to learn to speak English language. There are many tips, lessons and online guides available on the topic but I have never seen someone writing his first hand experience of how he began to speak English. The personal account of an English language speaker, whose first language is a language other than English, can help new learners to get very beneficial ideas. I would like to be the pioneer of advising English language learners on how did I attain perfection in speaking this language.

1. Basic Vocabulary and Excessive Listening

In the first phase of learning this language I kept on getting familiar with some of the basic and every day vocabulary. Along with this I was listening to people who spoke to me and I was fully unable to understand what they were saying. Since I was updating my vocabulary at the same time, all I was able to interpret from the speaker was on the basis of my vocabulary reserve.

The more I added to the reserve of my vocabulary I was getting better and better in terms of understanding English. At the same time I was listening to teachers and class mates speaking this language and consequently my conscious and sub conscious started to register the sentence structuring with the help of vocabulary reserve.

2. Tenses And Grammar

After a few years I was taught Past, Present and Future Tenses as per the English Grammar Rules and standards. I was not just given the sentence structures roughly but I was made to practice these tenses systematically. The teacher would say a sentence in my native language and I had to verbally translate it then and there in a second. Every month I was made to practice these structures accordingly and finally I was improving a lot better.

3. Fluency and Expression

Since I had been listening to English on a purpose for a long time now I was well versed to copy expression. The better I improved the more fluent I became and the pauses stopped occurring while I spoke.

Other than that I learnt and and memorized paragraphs and poetry to speak it as fluency practice.

4. Accent

The call center job and watching Hollywood movies and tv shows was the best help in this phase of learning the language. I was able to speak in British, Australian and American accents easily.

About the writer

The writer received his early education in a Canadian school. He was brilliant at speaking English because of the schooling factor. He is a known educationist and an expert consultant at dissertation help and related matters for many agencies.


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