My Top Ten Tips for Improving Your English

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

These are My Top Ten Tips for Improving Your English


Immersion - the best way is by living in an English-speaking country but if that is not possible, surround yourself with as much English as you can. Do not spend all your time talking in your first language with your friends; get out and soak up the written and spoken language all around you.


Do not be afraid to make mistakes. Be confident.

People can only correct your mistakes when they hear you make them. It's how we learn - from making mistakes.


Find a friendly English-speaking foreigner to chat with.


Get a good grammar textbook and a dictionary and refer to them often.


Find a good source of online quizzes - with answers.

This one is very good:


Avoid English language sites run by non-native English speakers.

Often the resources used are not totally correct.


Read well written English books or newspapers, even online news stories.


Listen to podcasts in English. Some have transcripts so you can read along as you listen.

At this site, you will find a range of interesting programs as podcasts. Most ABC radio presenters speak clearly and use good grammar. You will also experience different speakers of English - totally different to listening to English textbook conversations. Listen and learn from their pronunciation.

Or listen to songs sung in English and read the lyrics (found online) as you listen.


Get a notebook – or several - to write down new words and phrases, idioms etc. in an organized manner to build your vocabulary. But do not try to learn every word you discover, just the essentials for your everyday life. Learn one or two new words or phrases every day. After a year, you will have learned nearly a thousand.

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