Practical Plan for Mastering English
By Michael Shelby
Here are a few practical plan for mastering English on your own.
You could combine self-study (teach yourself) books for learning English with English phrase books and conversation books. Such books often come with audio and even video aid. Teach yourself books for learning English may be monolingual (in English only) or bilingual, cover major English pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, some conversation and have the key (the answers to the exercises) for self-check which is important.
The duration of each lesson may be one hour every day.
Learn English pronunciation including intonation such as major rules of reading English letters, the articulation of vowels and consonants, stress in words, phrases and intonation in sentences. Do practical phonetic exercises including listening exercises.
After mastering English pronunciation, you can learn English grammar and practise grammar rules in exercises that have the key for self-check. To make learning English more interesting you can study at each lesson a certain number of fixed thematic conversational phrases that do not require grammar knowledge (for example, greetings, forms of addressing a person, thanks, well-wishing, apology, etc.). It is preferable to listen to audio recordings of such phrases that must be memorised through multiple reading and self-check. You also learn a certain number of English vocabulary in grammar exercises. There are also English grammar practice books with the key for learners at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
After mastering English grammar and fixed conversational phrases you can concentrate on mastering everyday conversational topics and vocabulary from English phrase books and conversation books in the following sequence. Follow these Practical Plan for Mastering English.
Listening And Pronouncing
Speaking With Self-Check
Reading And Writing
Practice activities should include dialogues (day-to-day conversations between two or more people), narrations on daily conversational topics, questions and answers on those topics, a list of vocabulary on each topic and usage sentences with difficult vocabulary on each topic and extensive thematic text reading with subsequent telling of the content.
Master English vocabulary thoroughly from general thematic English dictionaries combined with English synonym dictionaries that provide vocabulary usage explanations and example sentences.
Please read other articles on learning English conversation, vocabulary and grammar given below.
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