What to do next – Step 1:
The next step is to sign-up to receive monthly grammar tips and claim your first twelve lessons free. These lessons are part of a unique course of sixty ‘easy to understand’ grammar and vocabulary lessons given in question and answer format. You simply read out each word or phrase clearly and distinctly, repeat it several times, then practice and memorize what you have learned by doing the exercises at the end of each lesson. So simple to use, no graphics, no games, no preparation.
The full course uses the five hundred most frequently spoken words in the English language. It covers all the necessary grammar (from total Beginner thru to Upper Intermediate, with twelve lessons at each level), and gives several pages of vocabulary. Each lesson is four pages long, ideal for one hour, and has exercises (with answers given) at then end.
I cannot stress enough, the importance of doing exercises after each new item of grammar that you learn. Doing exercises will not only help you to use the grammar in the correct way, but it will also help you to remember it.
What to do next – Step 2:
Go to the 1,000 most often used words in the English language. Write out and memorize just 2 new words every day. Repeat them over and over in your mind until you remember them. There are many more pages of vocabulary on our Words page.
What to do next – Step 3:
Use an online multi-lingual dictionary, a good free one is Word Reference. This dictionary converts to and from English in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Greek, Turkish and more. At least 17 languages are covered – and you can either do a simple search for the word you want, or you can ask questions in the forums. I have been using this dictionary for years, and I find the forums to be particularly interesting when asking about phrases and idioms.
You should also buy a small bi-lingual dictionary, to carry with you and use at every possible moment. You can buy them in several languages from your local bookstore. Better yet, put an app on your mobile phone.
What to do next – Step 4:
Buy some coloured Post-It Notes next. You can get them from most bookshops and newsagents. Get your bi-lingual dictionary and look up the English names for all the pieces of furniture in your house. Write the names and stick them on each piece of furniture. As you walk around the house, memorize the names in English.
Well done, you have completed the four steps…
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