October 19, 2007


  As a English learner for several years, i have a lot of good and bad experience. However, my learning style is learning by myself during my free time.My favourite ways of learning vocabulary is enlarging my words by reading, also it is my best skills, but I pay too much attention on the new words so that slower my reding speed. In my opinion, join in the English corner and conmunicate with english foreigners, then you can make a great achivement if you insist on it.

English study includes reading, writing,speaking and listening, but i think both  reading and speaking are the most inportant. you can not only extend your vacabularies but also widen your knowledge. In addition, you are interested in those wonderful stories so that you are not tired even if you finished a long story in a short day. For English learners, listening comes first,because you must understand everything that someone commucate with you.Meanwhile, you practice your listening as well as you can at the same time. Then you can talk and learn a lot from your listening.Gradually, your writing and listening will to be high level.

when i read something, i always care about the new words,so i stop my reading and look them up my dictionary. I try my best remember but soon or later i forget all of them. so it's borning to memorize the new words. There are a number of words i don't know, so i need a good and effective method to enlarge my English words.W hat's more, listening the BBC is also good for your English.To sum up, learning English needs more and more practice and repeat what you did.

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  1. Well done!

    27 Oct 2007, 12:31

  2. Tilly Harrison

    Hi Zhang Guifang,
    I know it is tempting to look up every new word when you are reading but as you say, this will slow you down. Perhaps you need to force yourself to skip over words you don’t know and try to guess more from the context. Then you can check the meaning of the new words at the END and see if your guesses were right. As you say you will easily forget these new words but if you write the important ones down and review them regularly, eventually some of them will ‘stick’.

    BTW the phrase ‘English foreigners’ sounds strange in UK because here English speakers are at home – they are not foreigners! I agree that communicating with native speakers of English is a great way to improve, I hope you are finding ways to do that.

    11 Nov 2007, 23:12

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