**RULE 1: Always Study and Review Phrases, Not Individual Words
Never study a single, individual word. Never.
When you find a new word, always write down The Phrase it is in. Always.
When you review, always review all of the phrase,.. not the word.
Your speaking and grammar will improve 4-5 times faster. Always write the
Never again study a single word. Never write a single word in your notebook,
Learn Phrases Only.Phrases are GROUPS of words that naturally go
**RULE 2: Don't Study Grammar
Stop studying grammar.
Right now. Stop. Put away your grammar books and textbooks. Grammar rules
teach you to think about English, you want to speak automatically-- without
**RULE 3: The Most Important Rule-- Listen First[/b]
What is the rule that Humberto found? Simple. The rule is listening.
Listening, listening, listening.
You must listen to UNDERSTANDABLE English. You must listen to
English EVERYDAY. Don't read textbooks. Listen to English.
Its simple. That is the key to your English success. Stop reading textbooks.
Start listening everyday.
**Learn With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes
In most schools, 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.
**RULE 4: Slow, Deep Learning Is Best
The secret to speaking easily is to learn every word & phrase DEEPLY.
Its not enough to know a definition. Its 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.
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.
**RULE 5: Use Point Of View Mini-Stories
I call these stories "Point Of View Mini-Stories". They are the most powerful
way to learn and use English grammar automatically.
You must learn grammar by listening to real English. The best way is to
listen to the same story... told in different times (points of view): Past,
Perfect, Present, Future.
How do you do this? Easy! 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. Finally, ask him to read and record these stories
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!
**RULE 6: Only Use Real English Lessons & 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. You must 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 talk radio shows. Use real English materials.
**RULE 7: Listen and Answer, not Listen and Repeat
Use Listen & 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 automatic.
How can you use Listen & 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!
You can also find Listen & Answer lessons. They will teach you to think quickly in English.
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