How to Improve Your Language Skills Through Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
Are you having trouble in reading, writing, listening or speaking? You can improve any and all of these skills through practice and repetition.
- Read for a minimum of half an hour every day.Reading is very important to all of us. It builds our knowledge, it gives us an escape, and it exercises our brains. The more you read, the better your reading skills and pronunciation will improve. Read on topics you’re interested in, be it a romance novel, a sports magazine, newspaper or a car engine manual.
- Write a literary piece. Try your hand at writing a novel, a short story, a poem, a play, or any other kind of creative writing. If you work at it bit by bit each day, it will hone your writing skills as well as exercise your creativity.
- Listen to the instructor and listen well.While you’re listening, write down good notes and important details he/she says. Block distracting things from your mind. Listen to other people speaking the same language to improve your speaking and writing and pronunciation.
- Speak in front of a class.Take a topic and explain it. And a Be sure to talk loud enough so people can hear and speak with little words and big words mixed together. Discuss the topic of your speech with others. Communicate a lot.
- Select the details from the text read in Part 1 and have written down in Part 2.
- Explain the details out loud.Make reference to the text to support your inferences, points of view and opinions.
- Explore the language features and their effects.When speaking, use figurative language to clarify your points, for example: similes, personification, metaphor, etc. Use short sentences to make the points clearer.
- Identify and explain the author’s purpose.Discuss this with others if possible. Analyze the author’s range of vocabulary. How does the author convey messages, moods, attitudes and feelings?
- Finish up by commenting on the overall impact of what you have read and written about.