English, to those who are not born speaking it already it is a very challenging language to learn to master. You may have already started the process learn the foundation and true basics, but then what about all these strange rules?
Why is the language not phonetic? This is impossible! Fear not because there are ways to improve your skills and learn English faster. Hello, my name is Helena, and in this post, I will show you some tips and techniques to help you improve your skills overall.
When learning to speak a language the first instinct is to find patterns, However, when it comes to the English language, you can forget that. Just throw it out the window. English is the language of the exception. What may apply in one situation may not apply to the next for example there is a rule in English that one uses simple present tense to talk about habits and general truths.
The way this rule is implemented properly is as follows: “She is a Girl.” “You want to improve your English every day.” In this case, the exception to the rule would be when speaking about a future action yet using simple present tense, for example, We have spelling and grammar quizzes next Thursday.
As you can see from the previous example you are using the simple present tense for events happening in the present and also for events that will happen! This makes the language difficult to learn because there is no way that you will automatically know to use the present tense except to learn about this exception and how it is implemented. So to be more efficient just try and understand that there are going to be exceptions to the general rules and it means that just because something sounds strange will not necessarily mean that it will be wrong.
Yes, English is a language of many exceptions to rules, however, because their exceptions do not mean that there will not be times where you can actually find a pattern that can help you improve your language skills. One type of situation where a pattern can be found is in asking and answering questions from people.
For example if someone asks: Where is the book? This means that you can begin by reversing and saying: The Book is… Keeping this example in mind if you reverse the question that is being asked you will know how to begin to respond to that question. This is something that can help you greatly in daily conversation.
When it comes to the language being constantly exposed to it is key to learning. Be sure that you are around those who are native speakers. If you do not know any native speakers then try to watch as much English programming as possible, this will help to improve your learning even more.
I hope you find these tips useful in mastering the English language.
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