You’ve enrolled in an English class. You know you need to improve your level in English. How do you go about it?
Surely studying my B1 books, participating in class, doing my homework will get me through my exam, you say. Well, of course these are all important but actually you need to do more. You can do more. Also, doing more will be fun and motivating.
We’re talking about a modern way of learning English, geared to teenagers, using simple techniques, technology and, probably the most important factor of all in this approach – you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of time daily to achieve this. T
- Change the language on your mobile, computer, laptop, Ipad and Facebook account into English. You’ll get used to it quickly, and it’s one small change you’ll benefit from.
- Listen to an English radio station when you’re in the car, in your room or socially with your friends.
- Have a cinema evening once a week with friends or family. Put on an English film or change the language to English and enjoy the experience. Popcorn and other snacks will make the occasion even better.
- If there’s a word, grammar point, verb, for example, you just can’t seem to remember or understand, write it on a post-it in a bright colour with a funny drawing and stick it onto your mirror, cupboard, laptop or anywhere in your room where you’ll see it every day.
- Create an English-speaking WhatsApp group to chat with your friends.
- Look up on the Internet any information about your interests and hobbies. After all, 70% of everything online is in English.
- Learn a new word and surprise your teacher by using it as many times as you can in your next lesson.
- Amaze your friends by learning all the lyrics to the latest popular English song with fantastic pronunciation.
- Imagination time – with a group of friends, taking turns, write a story, one line at a time. Make it funny or sad or scary or thrilling. Just make it interesting and exciting to read.
- Debating club – discuss topics or ideas, or films or books which inspire you, concern you, or simply make you want to debate. Remember to respect the opinions of others even if you don’t agree with them.
Now you’re ready to wow everyone with your natural ability in English. You’ll be more confident now in achieving your goal – an excellent B1 pass!
What are you waiting for?