8 Tips to Help You Learn English Faster


Aug 21, 2014
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Your First Secret - Tip 1

Imagine speaking English automatically... without thinking-- super fast. The words come out of your mouth fast. You understand instantly.

To do this, you must change the way you study English. Your first action is to stop studying English words. What?

Stop studying English words.

That's right, do not memorize words. Native speakers do not learn English by remembering single words. Native speakers learn phrases.

Phrases are GROUPS of words that naturally go together.

**Learn 4x Faster

Research by Dr. James Asher proves that learning with phrases is 4-5 times faster than studying individual words. 4-5 Times Faster.

Also, students who learn phrases have much better grammar.

***Always Study and Review Phrases, Not Individual Words

Never study a single, individual word. Never.

When you find a new word, always write down The Phrase it is in. Always. When you review, always review all of the phrase,.. not the word.

Collect phrases. Your speaking and grammar will improve 4-5 times faster. Always write the complete phrase.

Never again study a single word. Never write a single word in your notebook,

Learn Phrases Only.


Aug 21, 2014
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Tip 2: Don't Study Grammar

This is your second rule.

Stop studying grammar.

Right now. Stop. Put away your grammar books and textbooks. Grammar rules teach you to think about English, you want to speak fast-- without thinking!

TIP 3: Listen and Answer, not Listen and Repeat

Use Listen & Answer Mini-Story Lessons

In each Mini-Story Lesson, a speaker tells a short simple story. He also asks a lot of easy questions. Every time you hear a question, you pause and answer it.

You learn to answer questions quickly-- without thinking. Your English becomes automatic.​

Tip 4: Learn The Most Common English Idioms

What is an idiom? An idiom is two or more words with a special meaning.

Idioms are difficult, because often you can't find them in a dictionary. For example, "to have a blast" is an idiom. What does it mean? You probably know "have", and you may know "blast" (which means "an explosion or a bomb")... but what does the phrase "to have a blast" mean?

Actually it means "to have a lot of fun; to enjoy a lot"

There are thousands of idioms in English. Luckily, you don't need to know all of them. However, you MUST know the most common idioms-- because native speakers use them all the time.

That is one difference between reading English and speaking English-- native speakers use more idioms when they speak. To understand them fast, you must understand common idioms.

**How To Learn The Most Common Idioms and Speak Faster

There are two steps to learning idioms:
1. Buy a Dictionary of Idioms
2. Listen to real English (TV, movies, podcasts, etc.)

When you listen to real English, write down strange phrases that you don't understand. Then use your Dictionary of Idioms to find the meanings.

By doing this, you will improve your understanding and speaking. You will be able to speak to native speakers faster.​

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    Aug 21, 2014
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    Tip 5: Focus your study on real spoken English, instead of on formal written English.

    The idea is this: written English and spoken English are, in fact, quite different.

    Most students learn written English. Textbooks teach written English-- even most "English Conversation" Textbooks.

    When we speak, we use different vocabulary, different grammar, and different pronunciation than what is in textbooks.

    Here's one example. In most textbooks, you might find a sentence like this:
    "The theater sold all the tickets"

    However, in normal speech, we would usually say,
    "They sold out".

    "Sold out" is a two-word verb-- also called a "phrasal verb". You don't find many phrasal verbs in textbooks, but we use them constantly in speech.

    In fact, for most common actions we have two (or more) ways to say it-- the more formal one-word form, and the more common two-word form.

    How can you use these common words FAST ?

    You need to focus on spoken English. In other words, find English that is first spoken, instead of written. For example, listen to the radio, watch English language TV, listen to English podcasts.

    Tip 6: Listening Produces FAST Speech, not Reading

    It seems simple, yet most students focus their study on reading. Reading real English novels and books IS a great way to learn. It will improve your reading and your writing.

    However, if you want to SPEAK faster, you must focus on listening. Great speech comes from great listening. The more you listen to real English, the faster you will speak.

    You have faster spoken grammar. You understand native speakers faster. Your pronunciation is better.

    Listening is the super-key to success. You want speed. You want to speak FAST.

    How To Understand and Speak Faster

    You know listening is most important-- but what should you listen to?

    Well, first let's talk about what you should not listen to. Don't listen to textbook conversations. They are not real English. They are formal. The pronunciation is strange and unnatural. There is no emotion in them. And the vocabulary comes from English writing, not from English speaking.

    So no textbook tapes or CDs. What should you listen to?

    Any natural (real) English from native speakers. We recommend podcasts, TV shows, movies, natural English lessons, and recorded conversations. There are many of these on the internet. :yes:
    Sep 4, 2015
    when we reading a paragraph, we come a cross a strange word and what we have to do is just note it down not with a single word synonym. write it as a phrase that brain can easy understandable way. :LOL:
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    Aug 21, 2014
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    Tip 7: How To Use the 80/20 Principle

    Here we want to talk about the good news and the bad news of speaking English FAST.

    The bad news: Educated native speakers know more than 50,000 English words!

    Wow, that's a lot of vocabulary. Plus, educated native speakers are masters of spoken English grammar. That big grammar book you studied in the past-- we know all of it-- and we never have to think about it.

    All those words and rules may make English seem difficult. In fact, many students think, "English is so difficult, I will never speak it fast".

    But here's the good news: Educated native speakers use only the same 3000 words in normal conversations!

    That's not so bad :) To speak excellent English, you don't need to know 50,000 words and you certainly don't need to study hundreds of grammar rules.

    This is called the 80/20 principle. It means that 80% of success comes from 20% of the effort.

    In other words, if you study intelligently, you will focus on the 20% of English that we use everyday. You will learn this English very well. You will learn it very deeply-- so you use it instantly-- super fast.

    ** Tip 7: How To Use the 80/20 Principle

    Its easy to use this idea-- simply focus on "high frequency" words, phrases, and grammar. You need to learn the words, phrases, and grammar that English speakers use every day. You need to MASTER them-- learn them very deeply, so you can use them super-fast, without thinking.

    If you master that, the other 80% will be easy. Don't waste time trying to learn big word lists. Don't waste time studying big grammar books.

    Learn the 3000 most common words, the 100 most common idioms, and the most common English phrases (totally learn them-- so you understand and use them automatically).

    Do this, and you will be amazed-- your speaking and listening will improve very FAST. You will speak easily to native speakers.​


    Aug 21, 2014
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    Tip 8: How To Sound Native

    Most English students have a problem-- their English sounds unnatural. Of course, everyone has problems with some English sounds. That's OK and it's normal.

    But there is a much bigger problem... and it's easy to change.

    The reason many students cannot understand native speakers is that students don't understand common pronunciation , especially contractions.

    Of course, you learned basic contractions. For example, you know that "I'm" means "I am", and you know that "you're" means "you are".

    You may know these contractions, but we use many more that you probably don't know-- especially when you are listening to a native speaker.

    For example, when native speakers speak FAST, they always use words like "outta", "gettn", "till", "havta", and "gonna". When you hear these, do you understand them? Do you understand them INSTANTLY?

    "Outta" means "out of"... ex. "I'm gettn outta here" (I am getting out of here = I am leaving).

    In normal conversation, we almost never say individual words clearly. We always put them together into contractions.

    Most textbooks, however, teach individual words. You never learned to understand contractions or to speak in contractions fast.

    **Tip 8: How To Sound Native

    As you know, listening is the key to speaking. So your first step is to find spoken English with lots of (a lot of) contractions.

    This can be difficult. Why? Because many English podcasts are, in fact, read. The speaker is reading something that was written with individual words. So, the speaker pronounces every single word slowly and carefully.

    Another problem-- many podcasts, news shows, and radio shows use a more formal kind of English. The speakers want to sound clear, so again they pronounce every single word separately.

    You need to find SPONTANEOUS speaking. Spontaneous speaking is unplanned speaking. It's normal speaking (or you need to find lessons that use a lot of contractions :)

    Try to find stories that aren't planned-- these are the best. Listen to them everyday, and you will quickly learn natural pronunciation.

    You'll learn to understand native speakers, and speak to them.

    Good luck

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