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Should English be feared?

written by Cici, English 4th

A lot of people ask how to study English fun, fast and fluently. We have realized how English is important to be learned. Perhaps, some people will be easy to learn it, because from the beginning they have loved English so much. Yap ! That is the key word. We will be easy to learn something when we love it. Here, we will talk some appropriate ways.

1. Love it

The first key of studying English is loving what we will learn. For persons who already like, that is really good ! Keep improving for it ! But for persons who have not liked it yet, Let’s try approaching that language. Because there is nothing to be useless!

When we have loved it, we will not be bored to study more and more. Being bored comes when we do not love it, we think that English is difficult, annoying, etc. But when we love English then it will be very fun to learn it.

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” (Charlemagne)

2. Listen to music

The second key is for some people who love to learn by using auditory skills. Let’s try to listen an English song, try to write the lyrics and try to know the meaning of that song. That method is very effectual. From the song’s lyrics (although not all of the songs are patterned sentences with correct grammatical) at least can increase vocabularies. Because the more vocabularies we have the easier we learn English.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” (Nelson Mandela)

3. Watch movie

This fun method is for persons who like watching movie. Try to watch English movies with using English subtitle too! For persons who like British English style, try to adapt the accent and dialect! Example we like British style, we can watch the movies which set in Britania Raya, such as “Harry Potter”, “Sherlock Holmes”, or “Conjuring 2”. Hodgson’s family also uses accent British English. Don’t just listen and know the meaning, Try to say the accents too! Because, we should study one of sects. It can be British English or American English. Do you know why? Because it can makes us consistent. Some words in British English and American English have the same word but different meaning (homonym).

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” (Chinese Proverb)

4. Improve your vocabularies

There are many ways to improve our vocabulary, such as when walking somewhere, watching television, listening music, playing games, etc. We will find a word in English that we do not know the meaning. Write it, search it and memorize it ! We can write it in a note and we can stick it in the wall. Don’t we know that when we write, we improve our memory also. The note that we make can be separated according to that own kind of words, like noun, verb, adjective, etc. The main point is we can enjoy and fun when we read it.

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” (Geoffrey Willans)

5. Study from the mistake

Finally, it’s the last. Perhaps, when we try to use our English skills, we make a lot of mistakes about it. Of course, we will get some comments, some responds and any others which are made us annoyed, ashamed, afraid to do your English skills again. We may feel that, but it should be very good if we do not feel like that anymore. Change that negative mindset be positive!

When we use our English skills, Don’t be afraid! Making mistakes is Halal but don’t repeat the same mistakes! Expand your skills (speaking, writing, listening, reading, etc). Remember that Practice makes perfect!

Dear beloved readers,

Those are what we can do to study English fun. So why we should fear about it? English makes people in the world one. English is an international language. If we want to e international people, please study English! Enjoy the process and keep studying !

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)