104年「文采飛揚」訓後成果徵文比賽投稿專區(活動已結束) → 【指定主題區】英文寫作(English Writing)(英文類作品)【不限英語課程參訓學員】
|Knowing how to learn is the key||2015-05-30 22:57:00|
|English is an international language widely used by people from all over the world.“You need to improve your English” is a quote frequently heard in school, at home, and even on the street. However, the ways to enhance one’s English ability vary from person to person.I am honored to have this opportunity to participate the English pronunciation curriculum, it really enhance my English communication skills.
The beginning of a long road
I have been learning English morn than 20 years. Nevertheless,I still can’t master English well.From now on,I decide to learn English more correctly through this curriculum. Lily,our English teacher , is a very humorous person. Lily says " A person may spend all his lifetime learning a language, but if he doesn‘t try to use it,he will end up being poor in it”.
And she believes that Taiwanese parents are too fond of telling their children how to do things, which keeps them from learning to think for themselves. So Lilly uses team-oriented games to encourage students to discuss strategy and how to best position teammates. Lilly refrain from commenting on their decisions until the post-match critique.
Work on your pronunciation
Poor pronunciation is a barrier to fluent spoken English and if you fail to clearly distinguish certain sounds you may be misunderstood. Native English speakers often use contractions and connected speech to make pronunciation easier. It is a good idea to select a speech model you like – for example, the BBC news or a favourite actor – and try to copy how they speak English. Notice where your pronunciation differs from that of the native speaker. Practise pronouncing minimal pairs (words that differ in just one sound) to sharpen distinctions between difficult phonemes. Work out which English sounds present the most problems for native speakers of your language and focus on these through drilling and repetition. For example, short æ and e in words like “bad” and “bed” are often difficult for Russian speakers of English so practising utterances like this can help: “She said she was sad because her bed was bad”. It is also worth learning the phonetic alphabet so you can check the correct pronunciation of words in a dictionary.
If you want students to hone their creative-thinking and problem-solving skills, you have to get them to use their brains,” says Lilly. In addition,When you are learning a new word, it is important to learn how to pronounce it. Every time I practice vowel pronunciations,Lily always says “good job”,and it makes me have more confidence to speak English.
"I'm still learning!"
I shared what I have learned in the curriculum with my colleagues every time I met them.Now my colleagues(Section Chief of Cashier and Assistant)have decided to participate in TOEIC test this year,and we practiced English every day.In ordor to learn English well,We have been joining a book club after work for the last two weeks.The topic we have been discussing at the book club for over the last two weeks is about how to be successful at work.From the group discussion we learned not only about what it takes to become susscessful at work,but also about how to think differentlly and live a better life.
Knowing how to learn is the key
How to learn English well? First of all, one of the success secrets, according to the conclusion from our group discusson, is that doing everying needs determination.Determination is prerequisite to do something. When facing difficulty, the people who have determination will insist,on contrary,the people who don’t have determination are easily give up.Thus if you want to do something well,the first thing you need to do is make up your mind .
Seccondly, we must often read various kinds of English materials articles.It can help us raise sense for langrage, have interest and confidience in English. It is, in addition,necessary to listen to the radio and watch TV programs like CNN and BBC.That will help us a lot in the process of learning. Extensive reading enables us to increase our vocabularies, which help us to express our ideas fluently.
Thirdly, we must love and appreciate our job .Combine our passing with learning English.This will make our work not just work anymore.Of course it could be hard at times. Sometimes we might be too upset to love our job.But we need not have to feel upset.We can change our feelings.The trick is that if we speack English act like we are having fun with work,it will start feeling great and passionate again. Try this trick,we will be surprised and won’t be sorry!
Lastly, patience is necessary in English learning.Most people will feel difficult to learn English at the beginning.The people without patience will often upset towards learningEnglish.As a result it will increase the difficulties of learning and vice versa.
Changing, but staying the same
With much gratitude,Make yourself a study plan. Decide how much time a week you are going to spend studying and stick to it. Establish a routine. Tell your family and friends about your study plan. Get them to push you to study and also don’t let them interrupt you.Figure out how you learn. It can be by memorising, reading, speaking, summarising or other methods. Find out how you study best. It can be in a quiet place by yourself or with a group.
If we learn English well,the ability can help us expand our horizens and enrich our life.So, dear friends, let us not just cram for exams, let us use English in our daily lives.If you love English, English will love you back.