Improving your English - Part II

In the earlier article on Improving your English, I had suggested buying a dictionary and reading an article daily.

* Following on that suggestion, make use of your school / college library card. By the end of the year it should be worn out and not looking as good as new when you took it just as a formality! The library is likely to have books on learning how to write and speak in English. So use that card. During your breaks between lectures, spend some time in the library reading the newspapers and magazines.

* It is good idea to join a local library. For a monthly deposit, you can take a book a day. Start with children's magazines, such as Tinkle; or pick up a simple fairy tale book, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

* If a library facility is not available, borrow books from a friend or a neighbour.

* Visit your local 'raddhiwala'(vendor who buys/sells old books & magazines) – you'll be amazed at the number of books you can buy for less than 30/- ! Don't feel shy to pick up children's books that have picture stories in them. You can get these for just 5/-. They will help you to learn basic sentences and grammar. For example, there may be a picture of 2 ducks in a pond with the sentence 'There are two ducks swimming in the pond'. The next page will have a picture of one duck with the sentence 'First there were two ducks. Now there is only one duck swimming in the pond'. From this lesson you will learn about the present and past tense ('are', 'were', 'is').

I know it sounds silly to pick up kiddy books! Believe me, though, that for those who are just starting out on how to speak English correctly this is a good way to learn the basics of the language

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Author: Phagu Mahato02 Nov 2011 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 0

This is a good resource. In this resource explain the tips of improving English with correct grammatical rules and regulation

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