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1 My Way of Learning English Presented by Chris Li Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering June 8 th,

2 Outlines I. My goals II. Materials I used III. What Ive learned What Ive been doing IV. Conclusions 2

3 My Goals Learning English is a wonderful thing ! To study in America Two kinds of exams hellish GRE annoying TOEFL No energy to do the textbooks simple way of learning English 3

4 Materials I used To enhance my performance… Listening : VOA, CNN student News, Reading : TIME, Newsweek, Novels, Vocabulary book Speaking : English Corner, English Café 4

5 What Ive learned and what Ive doing Listening part : 1. CNN student NewsCNN student News -get to know what happened in the U.S. -no subtitles 2. VOA newsVOA news -get to know what happened in the world -slow and clear 3. - download all CNN, BBC, VOA, NPR news in your mp3 player !! -convenient 5

6 What Ive learned and what Ive been doing Reading part : 1. TIME 6

7 What Ive learned and what Ive been doing Select the easier and interesting one Check the words and make sentences 7

8 What Ive learned and what Ive been doing 2. Newsweek more serious topics 8

9 What Ive learned and what Ive been doing 3. Novels Charlottes Web The Thief 9

10 What Ive learned and what Ive been doing 4. Vocabulary Book notorious for vocabulary difficulty 10

11 What Ive learned and what Ive been doing The most important one… Speaking part : 1. English Corner 2. English Café share my thoughts chat with foreign friends have interesting activities Tips for improving speaking : think before saying talk to yourself 11

12 Conclusions What about TOEFL and GRE ? high score stable construction firm foundation GRE TOEFL Listening Reading Speaking Writing 12

13 Last but not least If you want to learn English well… Work hard and Go on and on ! Be willing to speak ! Let English fill up your life ! 13

14 Thank you for your listening 14

15 References CNN-student news VOA news 15


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