Paragraph 1 Some people learn a second language easily. Other people have trouble learning a new language. How can you help yourself learn a new language, such as English? There are several ways to make learning English a little easier and more interesting.trouble such as
Language points(1) trouble: danger; difficulty; problem; inconvenience have trouble /difficulty/problem (in) doing sth. e.g. They have trouble repairing the car. We had no difficulty in finding the house. Did you have any problems getting here?
Language points(2) such as: for example; like e.g. They will plant flowers such as roses, sunflowers, etc. That sum of money is to cover costs such as travel and accommodations.
Paragraph 2 The first step is to feel positive about learning English. If you believe that you can learn, you will learn. Be patient. You do not have to understand everything all at once. It is natural to make mistakes. In other words, do not worry about taking risks.all at oncetaking risks
Language points(3) all at once: happening all together at the same time; suddenly e.g. I cant do it all at once but Ill have it finished by the end of the week. Dont eat them all at once; save some for latter.
Language points(4) take risks: to do dangerous things e.g. A policeman often has to take risks. You need to take a lot of risks in my job.
Paragraph 3 The second step is to practice your English. For example, write in a journal, or diary, every day. You will get used to writing in English, and you will feel comfortable expressing your ideas in English. After several weeks, you will see that your writing is improving. In addition, you must speak English every day. You can practice with your classmates outside class. You will make mistakes, but gradually you will become comfortable communicating in English.get used to In addition
Language points(5) be/get used to sth./doing sth.: to be familiar with e.g. Youll get used to the smell in the laboratory. You must get used to getting up early. used to do sth.:to express a habitual practice or custom in the past e.g. He used to come here every day. He used not to like fish.
Language points(6) in addition: moreover; besides e.g. You need money and time. In addition, you need diligence. Peter bought milk, meat, bread and fruit. In addition, he got coffee and tea.
Paragraph 4 The third step is to keep a record of your language learning. You can write this in your journal. After each class, think about what you did. Did you answer a question correctly? Did you understand something the teacher explained? Perhaps the lesson was difficult, but you tried to understand it. Write these accomplishments in your journal.keep a record of something the teacher explained
Language points(7) keep a record of: to write sth. down e.g. The weather center keeps a record of the weather. The secretary kept a record of what was done at the meeting.
Grammar(1) Did you understand something (that) the teacher explained? Attributive Clause: ( ) e.g. She received the letter (that) she had been expecting. The movie (that) we saw last night was wonderful.
Paragraph 5 You must be positive about learning English and believe that you can do it. It is important to practice every day and make a record of your achievements. You will enjoy learning English, and you will feel more confidence in yourself. believe that
Grammar(2) You must believe (that) you can do it. Objective Clause: ( ) e.g. Tom told me that he didnt he didnt like chemistry. She reminded me that I had a meeting that evening.
Steps Step 1 Be positive and be patient. Step 2 Practice both written and oral English. Step 3 Keep a record of language learning.
Exercises True or False ( ) 1. Everyone learns a second language easily. ( ) 2. If you worry about making mistakes, you will find it easier to learn English. ( ) 3. If you feel positive about learning English, you can understand everything all at once. ( ) 4. Feeling confidence in yourself is very important in learning English. ( ) 5. If you speak English everyday, you will gradually become comfortable communicating in English. F F F T T