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Basics of English Speaking-5

Sep 25, 2016

Today, I will talk about the last rule of basic English speaking. Many students don’t know which materials might be good to improve their English ability. I want to point out here that how much materials you use are important on the way you go.

5. Study correct material

A common phrase that is incorrect is, "Practice makes perfect." This is far from the truth. Practice only makes what you are practicing permanent. If you practice the incorrect sentence, you will have perfected saying the sentence incorrectly. Therefore, it is important that you study material that is commonly used by most people.

Another problem I see is that many students study the news. However, the language they speak is more formal and the content they use is more political and not used in regular life. It is important to understand what they are saying, but this is more of an advanced lesson that should be studied after learning the fundamental basics of English.

So use these practice times as a time period to practice the correct material you studied. Not to learn how to say a sentence.

In short, study English material that you can trust, that is commonly used, and that is correct.

If you have more questions, please feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to helping you.

Best regards,

Duygu Teaher

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