Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How to master the English language

Now that English is getting more and more important, people have been asking me how to master this language. As I have said in my earlier post, to learn a language one must have a strong interest in it. Hence if you want to have a good command of English, you must be keen to learn the language.

Next comes practice. You need to practise speaking the language. Find someone who does not speak your language but English and try to converse with him in English. You must be brave enough to express yourself in English, ignoring any grammatical errors you may have made because as beginners we tend to make mistakes. Some kind souls will correct your spoken English in a way without offending you. For example, you may say, "I did not came here yesterday." and your friend will repeat, "Oh, you did not come here yesterday."

You need to practise writing the language too. Try by imitation. Scan through the newspapers and find a section whose words you understand. Copy out a paragraph and rewrite many times. Through constant practice, you may have a hang of the language in this way.

Listening to English is a must. You can always tune in to radio broadcasts and listen to news presented in English. Make it a daily habit to listen to the news and soon you will be able to understand most of words spoken. This will help you in your pronunciation, too.

To put it in a nutshell have a strong interest in English and start speaking, writing and listening to the language without fail every day and you are on your way to mastering the language.

Happy learning English.

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