My Reflection on Learning English
It is no doubt that to learn English well we must master skills in five aspects: listening, speaking, reading, writing as well as translating. Here I just focus on the first two skills. We usually put listening as the first, of course, it has the reason. Listening can be the key in the process of learning any language. It reminds me of the childhood. When we are just infants, we don’t know how to read, how to write or even how to speak, the only way for us to learn mother tongue is just listening. Kids from 1 to 2 years old learn speaking mainly by sources from mother to daddy’s conversation or other amusing entertainments. More specific, listening can be divided into intensive and extensive. Make sure that you will have half an hour of extensive listening. When we are in extensive listening, we don’t have to concentrate on what we are listening to, just putting the emphasis on intonation, rhyme as well as the speed. It just seems to be a way of training your feeling or your ears responding to English. Intensive listening is very difficult and complicated. We need to have strong will and be patient because it requires of we repeating the part we didn’t catch over and over again.
When it comes to speaking, I have three tips. Pronunciation should be the base, so correcting pronunciation is always necessary. Intonation, rhyme as well as the speed is the blood of body. We need all so that we can survive the speaking. To improve this, imitation is never outdated to be