I'm honored to introduce my English study method here to all of you.
Firstly, you have to know exactly what you want from English. For example, do you know MJ? I like MJ, he brought up my interest in English. Frankly, I was young and wasn't so wise, I wanted to sing as well as MJ, I wanted to be a rockstar, and I wanted to be famous all over the world. Sometimes when I am sick and tired of the whole English learning thing, he's the strength that kept me going, it may be hard for you to believe, but it's true. So my point is that, try to find yourself an idol which can keep you going.
When you can't find yourself an idol, you don’t like the singers or the actors or the IT dudes, are you done? Nope, you still have one thing that keep will absolutely keep you going, that is, your grades. But don’t take it as a torture, take it as a mission, take it as something you have to finish in a game, just to get to the next level, the difference is that it’s not an online game, it’s a game everyone has to play, whether you like it or not, it’s a game named “life”. English actually helps a lot in the future, believe it or not, it’s true. And I’m sure that you do not want to regret for what you haven’t done when you grow up and complain about why you can’t find a good job.
There, you found your purpose of studying English. So, what now? It’s a bit easier now that you know what you want from English, now go ahead, start learning! It’s now or NEVER!!
You can start with some simple ways, you can start with your English text book, I know it’s boring, but it’s the river that you have to cross. Listen to the tape, at least once in a day. I know some of you might keep listening to English every now and then, and maybe some of you might keep watching English movies, but you didn’t make a lot of progresses, do you know why? Because they talk really fast in the movies, and singing is different from speaking. You can take them as something that you do when you’re down or something. But it’s not the major way of learning English. It’s NOT!! I know that because I suffered a lot at the beginning.
When you can speak just like the person in the tape, what do you do? Give yourself some challenge, maybe some tests or something, see if you need to re-do this step again, or go straight to next step.
By next step, I mean, watch some English movies, or television shows. I recommend television shows, because it’s easier for people to become addicted in television shows, on the other hand, movies might keep you interested in English for a little while, but not for long， because the movies are like 2 hours top, but the televisions shows are much longer than movies, I recommend you to watch “Friends” the Chinese name for it is “老友记”, I think most of you have heard of it. It’s famous all over the world. It’s funny and it isn’t hard to understand, even just for beginners.
Okay, now there’s only one step left. That is, speak. I noticed that we don’t have many foreigners around, it’s not as prosper as some of the big cities, like Shenzhen and Guangzhou. What do you do? That’s quite easy for me actually, I talk to myself, whenever I see myself in the mirrors, I start talking to myself in English. You can tell yourself that you’re beautiful, you’re pretty, you’re smart and you’re the brightest person in the world, no one cares, because no one understands. So why not? They might just take you as a psychopath, but who cares? They don’t even know you. Stop worrying and start living for yourself!
If you don’t like the mirrors, there’re many other ways, and one of them, the one that helped me the most is recording my voice on my computer, and re-hear it, so I can tell how I did it, and where I did wrong, it’s perfect, isn’t it? Well, if you’ve gotten a computer, then it really is perfect. You can even do it for fun when you’re bored. And if you see a foreigner on the street, or simply just anywhere, try to say “hi”. It’s the best way to begin a conversation, because it always works. So keep that in mind, the more you spend on speaking, the more progress you will make in English studying, because after all, English is just another language, and if you gonna master it, you gonna talk, right?
So stop hesitating, let’s learn English together! If you take it as your enemy, tell yourself that “Get it before it gets me.”