1. Always study and review phrases, not individual words.
Never study a single, individual word. When you find a new word, always write down the phrase it is in. When you review, always review all of the phrase, not the word. Collect phrases. Your speaking and grammar will improve 4-5 times faster. Always write the complete phrase. Never again study a single word. Learn phrases only. Phrases are groups of words that naturally go together.
2. Don’t study grammar.
Right now, put away your grammar books and textbooks. Grammar rules teach you to think about English, you want to speak automatically-without thinking! So, rule 2 is : Don’t study grammar!
3. The most important rule: Listen First.
Rule that Huberto was found is listening. Listening, listening, listening. You must listen to UNDERSTANDABLE English. You must listen to English EVERYDAY. Don’t read textbooks. Listen to English.
Listening is the key to your English success. Stop reading textbooks. Start listening everyday. Learn with your ears, not your eyes. In most school, you learn English with your eyes. You read textbooks. You study grammar rules. Spend most of your study time listening-that is the key to great speaking.
4. Slow, deep learning is best.
The secret to speaking easily is to learn every word and phrase DEEPLY. It’s not enough to know a definition. It’s not enough to remember for a test. You must put the word deep into your brain.
To speak English easily, you must repeat each lesson many times. You must learn English deeply. Learn deeply, speak easily. How do you learn deeply? Easy-just repeat all lessons or listening many times. For example, if you have an audio book, listen to the first chapter 30 times before you go to the second chapter. You could listen to the first chapter 3 times each day, for 10 days.
5. Use point of view mini-stories.
Point of view mini-stories are the most powerful way to learn and use English grammar
automatically. Use point of view stories for automatic grammar. You must learn grammar by listening to real English. The best way is to listen to the same story, told in different times (point of view): Past, Perfect, Present, Future.
How to do this easily? Find a story or article in the present tense. Then ask your native speaker tutor to write it again in the Past, with Perfect tenses, and in the Future. Ask him to read and record these stories for you. Then, you can listen to stories with many different kinds of grammar. You don’t need to know the grammar rules. Just listen to the point of view stories and you will improve grammar automatically!
6. Only use real English lessons and materials.
You learn real English if you want to understand native speakers and speak easily. Use real magazines, audio articles, TV shows, movies, radio talk shows, and audio books. Learn real English, not textbook English.
To learn real English, you must listen to English that native speakers listen to. You must watch what they watch and read what they read. How do you learn real English? It’s easy. Stop using textbooks instead, listen only to real English movies, TV shows, audio books, audio articles, stories, and radio talk shows. Use real English materials.
7. Listen and Answer, not listen and repeat.
Use Listen and Answer Mini-story lessons. In each Mini-story lesson, a speaker tells a short simple story. He also asks a lot of easy questions. Every time you hear a question, you pause and answer it.
You learn to answer questions quickly- without thinking. Your English becomes
How can you use Listen and Answer Stories? Easy! Find a native speaker tutor. Ask him to use this method: ask him to tell a story and to constantly ask you easy questions about it. This will teach you to think quickly in English!