Monday, February 18, 2008

Informal letter

Hello every body
my name is Eman,  I am a student in this class I learning english very good but I suffering in divide the time, I took a lot of the hours in a day but noticed I don't advance much especially the vocabulary. How you divide the time to learn english?
thanks for you.


  1. Hi Emay .
    I have no the technique how to read and learn quickly the vocabulary. I study a lot of hours each day. I have plenty of time for the moment. I read the newspaper and I always write the unknown words and after I repeat them. The exercises that Ms Vanessa gives to us are very useful for our learning. Specially the reviews!! I like this method.
    So when have you time practice your English with reading , the vocabulary , the grammar and then do some exercises. There are a lot of useful links that they have complete lessons to read with exercises. And slowly by slowly you’ll see the difference. This is my opinion.
    I wish to help you in some way.

  2. Hi Emay

    Do you have much opportunity for informal, relaxed - even fun - practice? Worrying too much about whether you are learnign enough never helps and can slow your learning.

  3. Hello
    thanks Vanessa and mata for advice. Now I learn every day and improve my language.

  4. Ohla Eman,

    I don't have specific time actually, or I'd say I read some pocket book, news when I'm sitting on the bus to university, 2 hours every day.

    For me, I read some article what ever I like for ex. I like movie,music,art,game,computer IT etc., that I think I will not sleep before that I can read the whole story :P

    I like to participate in discussion webboard (topic you like again), surely, I don't expect to learn the corective grammar from there but I think it is place I feel easy to use my poor english.

    Hope it helps :)

  5. Emey

    Tai is right about the importance of reading. Taking a pocketbook (one word, not two) with you is a good strategy that uses your time efficiently.

    Dr Stephen Krashen's Grammar, reading, an writing: What the research says

    You can read fiction (stories) or some articles on something that interests. It's easier to read articles about a subject you already know about in your own language. Knowing the content will help you make out the meanings of unfamiliar words in English..

    Practice for fluency is important. Worrying too much about correct grammar will interfere with fluency.

    "Corrective" does not have the same meaning as "correct" and is used differently. Can you look it up and perhaps write a few sentences showing correct usage. Words from the same "family" and having the same root can be be very confusing. The meaning may even be similar but is not the same.

  6. Thank you teacher Vanessa for correcting my typos.

    (adj) means right, not wrong
    (v)tell someone that something is wrong and to make it right

    I see now, "corrective" is diffenect meaning from "correct"

    Actually, I thought that they were same meaning! I always make this kind of mistake and I feel frustrated when I have to remember their meaning :(

  7. Tai,

    That was a lexical (word meaning).and morphological (word form) mistake. It was not a "typo.".

    A typo is typing mistake. If you knew the correct word and intended to type "correct" but accidentally typed it incorrectly, THAT would be a typo. Sometimes too, wanting to use a different word, we use the wrong word that we think has the same meaning.

    Put your mistake in perspective. Mistakes in meaning and form are very common. Keep track of the ones you make most often and focus on those.

    Looking up "corrective" in a dictionary is a good start, but you won't remember words unless you USE them.... and more than just one or twice.

    Using and repetition are the best correctives...

    So here's a question for EVERYONE. What words do you confuse most frequently?


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...