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小尾 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 8 年前

How to improve my English?


I wonder how to improve my english skill of listening and speaking.

Because I have read english magazine and listened english CD for about 8months.

but I think it's not good enough for me.

last time ,I take the TOEIC test.

I just got the socore 505.

it's very bad I think.

So Is there has any way to improve my skill of listening and speaking?


6 個解答

  • 8 年前

    Well, at least you are in the right track, asking this question in English. That's a good sign.

    First of all, using English in your daily life. Try to talk in English to your classmates, friends, or family members who willing to support your intention.

    Secondly, modify your TV channel-setups. Keep those English-speaking channels, such as, Travel and Living, Discovery, Disney, National Geography, Animal Planet, etc. and erase the others Chinese-speaking channels. Turn TV on when you are at home. You don't need to "watch" but to "listen". And that's it. Just listen. You might be frustrated by those English speaking programs. But don't you worry, try to experience the tempos, accents, or tones from conversations or news-reporting you've heard. Try to imitate the way you've heard and use it in your study. For example, you can read out loud when you read some English magazines. You can record your own read-out and listen the recording. Compare and see what's the differences between your speaking and TV speaking.

    Finally but least, you have to learn to "think in English". It just like a switch in your brain. When you engage a conversation with some foreigners, your brain will switch to English-speaking mode automatically, your English, therefore, would be perfectly intact. As the result, the conversation will be much like a table-tennis game, fast and fun. On the other hand, if you try to translating your answer from Chinese to English all the time during a English conversation. The conversation will be less interesting.


    2012-04-23 17:41:01 補充:

    practice"Think in English" needs long time practice. Avoid Chinglish. Keep some basic sentence patterns in minds, and practice them in all kinds of conditions. Make sure you can use these patterns in the right time and right place.

    2012-04-23 17:46:06 補充:


    2012-05-08 16:20:16 補充:

    To Uncle Sean:

    喔~Sorry, 當時才開始YK+沒多久,不熟悉規矩,不知道字數有上限,無法發表,只好一直刪改字句,沒注意結構。

    參考資料: personal experience, personal experience, personal experience
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  • 8 年前


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  • 8 年前

    I'll go for the Big Mac. I'm lovin' it!

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  • rhody
    Lv 7
    8 年前

    People can always listen what they are able to speak, but might not speak what they can listen, so we need to speak it out loud while we are practicing listening comprehension.

    Come over, and practice in no time.

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  • 8 年前

    I have given this answer before, have a look...


    In my view, you dont even use any English, please do not tell me that you

    would like to improve your English, mate

    Okay, try this which is a very good radio to practice your

    English listening,

    Believe me, mate, I am pretty sure you can speak good English in at least

    6 months, if you listen to LBC every single day, have a go mate

    To be honest with you, Taiwan schools' English lessons are rubbish, absolutely rubbish, you will never never learn good English......

    Henry by the way who have lived in England for years.


    And I have to let you know one thing, is

    1) How to improve my English?..... nobody will say like this, if you ask for a help

    I was wondering how to improve my English..... looks better

    2) So Is there has any way to improve my skill of listening and speaking?

    I was also wondering what the best way of improving my listening and speaking?.......what do you think? I changed into like this..

    2012-04-23 19:55:37 補充:

    I was wondering whether you study Math, English, History, Science...etc in English

    or have you lived in any of English speaking country?

    To be honest with you, it would be hard for you to speak good English, if you never

    by the way I have studied them in English

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  • 小咪
    Lv 6
    8 年前

    maybe you can try to listen "ICRT", the radio has helpful for you, therefore, To discuss with foreigner at the same time.

    參考資料: me
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