120 Best Way To Learn English


Six native speakers of English share the best way to learn their language.

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Tom / United Kingdom
speakerThe best way to learn English is go and live in an English country, take English lessons and get lots of English friends. Failing that, you just have to put in a lot a time and a lot of practice.

George / United States
speakerThe best way to learn English, I guess it would just be by talking to people in English and just keep going at it and keep going at it, and eventually you'll get it I think.

Jess / United Kingdom
speakerThe best way to learn English I think would be to go to England or to an English native speaking country and live there for maybe for a year or two years. I learnt a lot of Spanish by having a Spanish boyfriend, so I would also recommend a close relationship with someone who speaks the language you want to learn.

Michael / Singapore
speakerThe best way to learn English is to take whatever you learn in class and to practice it outside of class, because we know that most of the students they just learn it in class but they don't have opportunities to practice what they learn outside, so if you don't have any English speaking friends, what you can do is of course go online and there's a lot of pen pals and you can just make some friends online to practice your English and that would work as well.

Mike / United States
speakerWell, nobody learns the same the way so there are a lot of ways to learn. I think the best way is probably to vary the learning methods. Do a little reading, a little speaking, a little writing, and a little listening. Try to combine the different methods and get a balanced approach.

Hanna / Australia
speakerThe best way to learn English is to make lots of friends who speak English. If you have a lot of friends who speak English, then it becomes a very interactive experience and you also have incentive to learn more.

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failing that

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Failing that, you just have to put in a lot a time

The phrase "failing that" means "if that does not work". Notice the following:

  1. If the coke machine does not give you change back, pull the handle. Failing that, kick it.
  2. Try to choose the best answer. Failing that, guess!

keep going

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I would talk to people in English and just keep going at it and keep going at it.

When you keep going at something, that means you continue to do it. Notice the following:

  1. He kept going at the puzzle but he could not solve it.
  2. Don't stop. Keep going. Keep going.

opportunity

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They don't have a lot of opportunities to practice.

An opportunity is a chance to do something. Notice the following:

  1. We do not have many opportunities to relax at work.
  2. When you travel you have many opportunities to speak English.

balanced approach

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Try to combine the different methods and get a balanced approach.

A balanced approach means more than one method is used to achieve something. Notice the following:

  1. Raising a child takes a balanced approach to discipline.
  2. Good teachers have a balanced approach to teaching content.

incentive

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You also have an incentive to learn more.

An incentive is a reward to do something. Notice the following:

  1. My incentive to losing weight is to look good at the beach.
  2. What is your incentive to learning English?

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
keep going • failing that • opportunities
balanced • incentive
  1. The biggest for college is the chance to get a good job.
  2. If you fail at first, you just need to at it.
  3. There are many for promotion at that company .
  4. You should eat a diet.
  5. To lose weight you should eat less. you should exercise more.