“The Rule of 5” for improving your English

I love the “Rule of 5” for making effective change

No top musician, footballer, golfer, athlete, swimmer etc has got to the top and stayed there without daily dedication.This is of course very obvious if we think about it realistically.

The same can be said about language learning. If you say:

“I’d really love to speak English well

“I’d love to understand English films and TV series” or similar,

then you have to ask yourself:

How much contact do I have every week with the English language? If your answer is less than 5 hours a week this probably means that you are NOT going to learn English very quickly. Be realistic!

How do you learn English well and effectively? If you want to learn English effectively you need to put in the hours.

Try using the Rule of Five:

 

Read 5 pages of English every day

Use 5 new English words everyday from your vocabulary lists

Listen to 5 English songs every day.

Speak English with at least 5 people every day, in the street, on the phone, on Messenger or Facebook.

– or speak English to yourself in the mirror if it’s impossible to find a willing partner.

– Listen (or hear) small sections (10 -20 minutes) of dialogues 5 times a day

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To speak English well

to understand English well

to write English well

to learn English well

You have to remember to do some English every day, if you want to run a marathon you need to train regularly, to learn English or any language it is the same. Children do hours and hours every day to learn their mother tongue, you have to do the same

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    • Ian Coldwell says:

      Thanks John. “The Rule of 5” – my sister saves 5€ a day to prepare for the summer, my Mum eats 5 pieces of fruit a day, I try to say “hello” to 5 new people everyday …..

      • jcinanshan says:

        Does summer ever happen in UK, when I was there it was very short but I guess your sister will have saved many Euro’s by then and you will keep on meeting 5 new people each day, and I hope your Mum enjoys her 5 pieces of fruit each day and may one of them be a New Zealand apple

  1. Guest says:

    Does summer ever happen in UK, when I was there it was very short but I guess your sister will have saved many Euro’s by then and you will keep on meeting 5 new people each day as well and I hope your Mum enjoys her 5 pieces of fruit each day and may one of them be a New Zealand apple

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