Until recently, knowledge of a foreign language meant to be aesthetic, to belong to a particular circle or (the most harmless variant) — to be bizarre. But times have changed… Now the knowledge of a foreign language has become almost necessary for everyone, not only to feel confident on holiday abroad, but also in education, scientific research, and to work, and in everyday life, to read the instructions or indications for use drugs.. At present, the study of a foreign language in one form or another is available to most people thanks to various courses, private lessons and training using the Internet.
And yet the question often arises, how best to learn foreign language to be able adequately to Express their thoughts by means of foreign language, a good understanding of what they read and hear.
It is known that any language training rests on four pillars: reading, writing, speaking and listening by ear.
A generous reading of your faithful assistant in language learning. It gives good results because in the texts you meet some familiar words and phrases, and increase your vocabulary. Take it as a bookmark, folded in half exercise book and write in it you encountered unknown words that hinder understanding of the text. Learn their meanings using the dictionary. Upon further reading, this tab again and again will help you. Well, of course, texts should be chosen according to your level of proficiency. There is an opinion that is better to start with the original text, but just imagine in which language the wilds you wander. Many obscure words and grammatical phenomena, not to mention idioms (words with carrying value) and phrasal verbs. Only the most persistent will be able to withstand such torture.
Writing poses a challenge not only from the point of view of English spelling (where «written London, and read Liverpool»), but also from the point of view of the construction of sentences and choice of one of 16 tense forms of the English verb, and other grammatical phenomena. And still write! Write yourself notes, reminders, keep a detailed diary of his life. And try to find a pen PAL, preferably a competent native speaker. Don’t be afraid to communicate with native speakers due to possible errors. Besides communicating through emails, chat rooms, ICQ is much easier than communicating «live».
In the chain «read – listen – speak» conversation is the hardest part. Do not complain that you have no one to speak English — the best source is you. Tell yourself about what you plan to do during the day, summarize what was done for the day, retell yourself read books and watched movies. But you never know what you can talk with an interesting person, i.e. himself. Bumping into unfamiliar words get in the dictionary. If you are persistent enough, then after some time you will have recourse to the English language itself, i.e., begin to think in English.
In order to understand the recorded speech must listen and listen. Fortunately there were stories and movies in English that you can watch on your computer or on a DVD in the quiet and comfort of a private apartment. But it is necessary to observe certain sequence. Before listening, you should pre-read the texts, translate all unfamiliar words and try to deal with the unfamiliar grammar, then listen to it, and this can be done without departing from the some other actions, such as cleaning the room, cooking dinner or washing dishes.
Movies in English are also helpful in mastering the sound side of language; gestures, facial expressions, and the story help you understand its contents. But if you do not understand, you can view the footage again. Besides, if the films included Russian or English subtitles, in addition to the phrases, you can see the actor says the words on the screen. This greatly facilitates the understanding of dialogue and the search for unknown words in the dictionary.
Last but not least independent language learning. Quite often people are interested in – is it possible to learn English independently? We are sure that this is possible. The only prerequisite is your desire and regular training. Remember that it is better to do for half an hour every day than three hours once a week. Mastering the English language requires constant practice. Therefore, more read, listen, speak, not forgetting about grammar and other theoretical issues. Try to create a lesson plan, where one part-time take classes on grammar, another on vocabulary (reading and listening), and the third to Express their thoughts in English (speaking and writing). Use additional materials, interesting books, audiobooks, movies, tutorials to make the learning process more fun.
Don’t forget that everything is in your hands. And the desired result can be obtained only constant aspiration to the planned purpose. And if you follow the English proverb “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” (Where the will and skill), you probably will overcome this beautiful and most popular worldwide language.