2．Learn and study phrases
You don't have to go anywhere to become a fluent English speaker. You only need to surround yourself with English. You can do this by making rules with your existing friends that you will only speak English. You can also carry around an iPod and constantly listen to English sentences. As you can see, you can achieve results by changing what your surroundings are. Submerge yourself in English and you will learn several times faster.
4. Submerge yourself
1．Don't study grammar too much
Dear Madam or Sir,
This rule might sound strange to many ESL students, but it is one of the most important rules. If you want to pass examinations, then study grammar. However, if you want to become fluent in English, then you should try to learn English without studying the grammar.
Im also concerned with your planned enrolments. Do you have any extra quota for enrolment?
Traditionally, drought has been regarded as one of natural disasters. But nowadays it involves environmental impact of manmade pollutions, especially the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere, which causes hazardous changes in the earth climate, such as global warming, droughts, floods and so on. There are the natures punishment and revenge on humans for their selfish conduct.
A common phrase that is incorrect is, "Practice makes perfect." This is far from the truth. Practice only makes what you are practicing permanent. If you practice the incorrect sentence, you will have perfected saying the sentence incorrectly. Therefore, it is important that you study material that is commonly used by most people.
如果你知道1000 个单词，你可能不一定能够说一个正确的句子。但如果你知道1 个短语，你可以说数百个正确的句子。如果你知道100 个短语，你将会惊讶于你可以说如此多正确的句子。最后，当你知道只有1000年个短语，你就能说流利的英语了。
To survive the crisis requires global efforts in many ways: decreasing energy consumption, reducing and finally banning discharge of harmful exhaust fumes and substances into the air, saving fresh water resources, improving irrigation systems, etc. In brief, we are eating what we have sown, and we have to pay the price for the consequence. It is no exaggeration to say that our existence would be impossible unless we resort to environmentally friendly remedies.
Thank you for your time on my enquiries. Im looking forward to hearing from you soon.
I am a university graduate of Economics, preparing to sit for the entrance test for MA of your School. Im eager to know what subjects and their scopes are to be tested, and what question patterns are to be used. Id be very grateful if I could get a copy of printed outlines or descriptions of them.
There are also some people who study abroad and learn very little. That is because they went to an English speaking school, but found friends from their own country and didn't practice English.
Section Ⅲ Writing
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Isn't it strange that schools across the world teach reading first, then writing, then listening, and finally speaking? Although it is different, the main reason is because when you learn a second language, you need to read material to understand and learn it. So even though the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing, the order for ESL students is reading, listening, speaking, then writing.
Model Test 1 重点阅读文章参考译文
The scene in the picture is shocking: the severe drought has turned the farmland into cracked pieces of baren soil. A helpless farmer is gazing at the cloudless sky in despair with driedup shoots in his hands. Obviously, what he wishes for is nothing but a long due rainfall, for continuous drought must result in crop failure followed by famine.
In short, study English material that you can trust, that is commonly used, and that is correct.
Many students learn vocabulary and try to put many words together to create a proper sentence. It amazes me how many words some of my students know, but they cannot create a proper sentence. The reason is because they didn't study phrases. When children learn a language, they learn both words and phrases together. Likewise, you need to study and learn phrases.
Itd be nice if you inform me whether you will offer any pretest guiding or training courses and materials. How can I get them, if any?
Studying grammar will only slow you down and confuse you. You will think about the rules when creating sentences instead of naturally saying a sentence like a native. Remember that only a small fraction of English speakers know more than 20% of all the grammar rules. Many ESL students know more grammar than native speakers. I can confidently say this with experience. I am a native English speaker, majored in English Literature, and have been teaching English for more than 10 years. However, many of my students know more details about English grammar than I do. I can easily look up the definition and apply it, but I don't know it off the top of my head.
When you want to create an English sentence, do not translate the words from your Mother tongue. The order of words is probably completely different and you will be both slow and incorrect by doing this. Instead, learn phrases and sentences so you don't have to think about the words you are saying. It should be automatic.