3/12/08

Study Tips

1. Motivation is half the Work

“Boring!” Well, that’s definitely not the way it works.

Try to find a positive aspect to studying. Why not watch your favourite film in English and write down some useful words or phrases that you want to remember. You could also read the lyrics of Top 10 songs and try to understand what they are about. Or check out celebrity sites and learn more about famous actors, bands and other stars. This sure is good for your vocabulary and on top of that – it’s lots of fun.

Always look on the bright side of life.

2. Don't overdo it!

Studying 15 minutes per day is more effective than studying 2 hours once every week.

For a whole week, try studying 15 minutes each day. Not less. And definitively not more than that (even if you could).

You will see that the following day, studying is much more fun, simply because you didn't push it to the limit the day before.

Know when to stop before you start.

3. Study English with Friends

Meet friends and study English together.

You can repeat your English vocabulary, do your homework together and help each other with English grammar. And why not try one of our games on ego4u. Studying with friends simply is much more fun.

It’s also a good opportunity to exchange ideas on studying in general. Maybe your friends have found out about a good way of studying more effectively. Or, who knows, maybe you can advise your friends on this?

All for one and one for all.

4. Treat yourself to something good

Everybody notices what you failed to do. But nobody appreciates what you succeeded to do. That's rather frustrating, isn't it?

Appreciation is always a good motivation. And if nobody else appreciates your efforts, you'll have to do it yourself. Set a target for the day, the week or the term and do also set a reward for yourself that you can look forward to, e.g.:

If I achieve the target, I will treat myself to ...

  • an adventurous monster killing game on my computer
  • a visit to the cinema at the weekend
  • a short trip to London
  • ...

If it's a long-time target, write your reward down on a piece of paper and hang it up in a place where it catches your eye. This sure will be a good motivation.

Go for it!

English, Why?

Have you wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English language?

Let’s face it!

English is a stupid language.

There is no egg in the eggplant, no ham in the hamburger.

And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.

English muffins were not invented in England.

French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted, but sometimes its paradoxes we find that quicksand takes you down slowly.

Boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from guinea, nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don’t fing?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, shouldn’t the plural of phone booth be the phone beeth?

If the teacher taught, why didn’t the preacher praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what the heck does a humanitarian eat?

Why do people recite at a play? Yet play at a recital?

Park on the driveways and drive on parkways.

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a long,

Where a house can burn up as it burns down.

And in which you fill in a form by filling it out and

A bell is only heard once it goes.

English was invented by people, not computers

And it reflects the creativity of the human race

(Which of course isn’t race at all)

That is why when the stars are out, they are visible

But when the lights are out, they are invisible

And why it is that when I wind up my watch, it starts.

But when I wind up this observation, it ends.

10/4/07

CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning)

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6. Tell Me More: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
7. Teaching You about Communication Skills
8. Talk To Me Version 7.0
9. Learning English for Kids
10. Advanced Grammar in Use
11. GMAT Success
12. Business English: Meetings, Discussions, & Transactions
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14. Britannica 2007
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9/14/07