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Monday, February 27, 2006

T.I.P.S – To Improve, Practice Skills

Tired of studying English through basic grammar practice? There are many other creative ways to practice and improve your language skills than just by using a textbook.

Listening to people speaking English can sometimes be a challenge for English learners. There are so many things which affect our ability to understand someone, some which are in our control and some which are not.

Some people are simply difficult for us to understand. This could have to do with their accent, choice of words or how they speak. These are things that we can not control.

Other things which affect our listening are within our control. Listening is skill which can be developed and requires concentration and practice. Try to listen to many different people – men, women, older, younger and in different situations. Listen to the T.V., radio or conversations around you. If you focus on listening as a skill, you will improve your ability and feel more confident.

If you would like more information on T.I.P.S for English, please email Doctor English with your questions at drenglish@vec.ca.

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