1. Plan 20 minutes a day to improve your language skills.
2. Organise you learning through Data Systems(your personal English study organizer): This means you divide your notebook into five parts for listening, speaking, grammar, reading and writing, then:
- write down words or expression you hear or read which are most relevant for you needs;
- make notes of you commom errors and review them regularly.
- Use the resources available to you, TV, tapes, CDs internet, magazines, newspapers, audio book...
- Listening: focus on content words which give you the main idea. You don't have to understand every word. Summarise information.
- Speaking: substitute information models(e.g.How about...?) according to a specific situation. Speech routines in specific settings.
- Grammar: choose a structure of the week, look/listen for patterns in articles, books, emails,TV news, songs...Write the patters down and make up your ons sentences.
- Vocabulary: mind map a topic group then write a paragraph using the new word(weather>rainy/sunny/cloudy/overcast...)
- Reading: read aloud in chunks. Avoid reading word by word.
- Wrinting: keep examples of letters, e-mails, memos, repor style according to your area of interest.
4. Take risks and try to depend on yourself more.