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October 19, 2007

Learning English

As an English learner, the study technique of English is very important. English learning can divide into four parts----listening, speaking, reading and writing. Among these four parts, the vocabulary is the most important thing in each part. So a good English learner can not ignore the importance of vocabulary in the English study.

My favorite ways of learning vocabulary was divide into two parts. First is listening. In normal times, I usually listen to the radio. BBC is the best broadcasting station in UK. But only listen is not enough, and I always write down what I heard. If there are some big words in the program, firstly, I always guess the meaning and then depends the pronunciation I write down the words, finally, I lookup them in the dictionary.

Watching English movies is another way to improve my vocabulary. For the first time, I usually watch the caption and try my best to understand the meaning. Second time I always try to repeat the caption and write down some words which I fell interested.

Second is reading. As an English learner, we should read lots of books, such as text book, papers and some articles. When I find some new words I always guess the meaning first and then I find it in the dictionary, use this way can improve my memory. In my spare time I usually choose some magazines to read, there are some interested news in it, so it makes me have more interesting to accumulate vocabulary.

During my study, I am very worry about my spoken English. I afraid to chat with local people, because most of them speaking very fast, sometimes I have difficulty to follow them. It¡¯s very embarrassing. But now, I found a best way to solve this problem. In china I do not have enough chance to chat with foreign people but on the internet is different. In my spare time I always use the web cam and mic to chat with them. I think British people are the best choice because their pronunciation is very standard.

I think if I can keep on doing all of that improve my English is not far away.

             


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