How to gain Fluency in English?
January 31, 2007 6:15am CST
I wish I could offer a shortcut way. But fluency requires months and years of practice. Ideally, we become fluent by living in the language: It could be studying it, shopping in it, gossiping in it. For the student learning English in a non-English-speaking country, I suggest practice in reading , listening and speaking not writing. Fluency is possible when you make it a mission. Writing fluently may come later as an advanced course. Start reading from common sources available. Common sources include: magazines, newspapers, books, and websites. Notice the words and expressions that you don't understand. Try to learn their meanings. Look for definitions. One good way: Consult Merrium-Webster's Online. In the address bar , type http://www.m-w.com/ You can also listen to news reports on popular websites like CNN and BBC. Practice makes man perfect and the same applies to English and you.
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