How can I improve my English?
Is this something you ask yourself?
If it is, then these 27 methods can help you take your English to the next level and you can start to REALLY improve your English language skills.
OK, so let’s start by dividing the English skills into smaller, more manageable areas. We have;
So, you want to know how to speak English like a British speaker?
Being British English teachers, we would love to assist you in your quest to speak like a Brit!
So, in this blog post we are going to teach you everything you need to know to speak English like a British English speaker.
The best way for you to really embrace British English is to understand that British English is quite unique compared to American or Canadian English and English which is spoken in Australia and New Zealand.
What’s unique about British English?
Well basically, it’s because British English is made up of lots of unusual phrases and expressions that simply don’t exist in other variations of English.
You MUST practise speaking English to improve...
Speaking is a practical skill and is probably the most important skill you should focus on when learning English. There’s no point in just learning the grammar rules and vocabulary, you need to put what you learn into practice.
It’s like riding a horse; you wouldn’t just read the theory on ‘how to ride a horse’ you would need to physically get on the horse and practice. You would start by building up your confidence, then you’d perfect your techniques and then you would focus on increasing speed and accuracy.
As you can see you need to physically practice speaking or you’re not going to improve your speaking skill.
You might be thinking "I don’t have anyone to practice with"...and of course having someone to practice with is extremely helpful.
However, don’t let that stop you, you can practice speaking English alone and I'm going to share some 4 great activities that you can do by yourself at home!
TEACHER: “LISTEN TO REAL ENGLISH that will help you improve your English”
STUDENT: "OK thanks" [watches an English documentary]
TEACHER: "Did you listen to real English?"
STUDENT: "Yes, I watched an English documentary"
TEACHER: "Fantastic, so what did you learn?"
STUDENT: "ermm...to be honest I don't know what I learnt from watching it, I just listened... I didn't know what to do when I listened."
English teachers, often tell English learners to expose themselves to real English. English learners are often told to watch English documentaries, listen to the radio or music, listen to English podcasts etc.
This is an excellent way to improve! However, the key is; to know what to do when you listen to English...
Matthew & Becky
Native British Teachers
Online English Skills
We help English learners take their English skills to the next level.