Recently I have taught a lot of new students. The same as I usually do, I talked to them about their study habits. Their reactions have left me a bit confused.
If you have problems in understanding what people say in your listening, either in face-to-face conversations or when listening to recorded material, why not try using word stresses to help you.
Reading and listening are excellent ways to learn new vocabulary but they can also help you learn more about a subject if you ask yourself questions afterward.
A lot of language learners sit down with their books, MP3 player, dictionary and notebooks in a quiet place to study hard. This is good but is it really effective? Do you know what you want to learn? Studying with the target of ‘getting better at English’ isn’t going to help you as much as … [Read more…]