Easy way to learn English

Decide Exactly What You Want to Do in English — And When You Want to Do It

I’ve studied a lot of languages in the past 15 years. I’ve learned that I make much faster progress when I have a clear goal in mind than I do when I’m just studying aimlessly.

In this step, take the same sheet of paper you used in step one. Write down exactly what you want to achieve, and when. If you’re reading this article, then you probably want to learn English fast. In that case, your goal should be ambitious. Even if you’re not in a big hurry to get fluent, make your goal clear and specific. Here are some examples of bad (unclear) and good (clear and specific) goals:

Bad Goals

  • I want to speak English fluently
  • I want to go to university in another country
  • Get a girlfriend/boyfriend who speaks English

Good Goals

  • Within 8 months, I want to be able to read and understand any article in the New York Times.
  • Within 6 months, I want to score at least 6.0 on the IELTS English exam so I can apply and be accepted to an exchange program at Swansea University.
  • Within 3 months, I want to be able to talk with English speakers in social situations about everyday topics such as sports, music, films, travel and food.

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