English Study Tips from Students
It is very easy for native English people to give English study tips but the best people to hear tips from are actual English language students who have experience and are in the same boat as you.
We asked 10 English language students at Bloomsbury International to tell us the best English study tips that have helped them improve their English.
Merel from the Netherlands:
– Repeat new vocabulary and use/see it in context
– Watch TV series to extend your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation
Tanadol from Thailand:
Tip to memorise new vocabulary – write new vocabulary on flashcards and carry them everywhere with you.
Yulia from Russia:
Energy and creativity of teachers and a variety of tasks helps me improve my English.
Carolin from Germany:
– Watching TV shows and movies in English with English subtitles (Sherlock Holmes, Graham Norton Show)
– Reading the newspaper, books, magazines
Fumi from Japan:
I really like a programme called ‘Sunday Brunch’. We can learn daily conversation from it.
Helena from Switzerland:
I have learnt some more words for my vocabulary especially when they have been written on the board at school so I could notice them. The teachers I have had at Bloomsbury International are very good.
Costanza from Italy:
– Interactive lessons
– Watch movies
– Be asked questions by the teacher
– Concrete examples for each tense
Chawisa from Thailand:
I always read a lot of English novels and I always watch movies in English with English subtitles.
Clement from France English study tips:
– Learn the lyrics of my favourite songs
– Watch TV series in English
– Learn specific vocabulary according to my major in Business school (Finance and Accountancy)
Catherine from Belgium:
Catherine’s English study tips are to practise as much as possible English outside school (theatre, cinema, TV, pub, restaurant, supermarket) with native speakers and don’t speak at any time your mother tongue.
If you follow some of these helpful tips, it may help your English to improve faster. If you have any other tips that you would like to share with English language students, please leave a comment.
Good luck and enjoy studying!
Have fun with English
Phrasal verbs with ‘take’
Phrasal verbs are one of the hardest things to learn in English because the words that make up a phrasal verb often have a different meaning when you use them on their own. Phrasal verbs need to be learnt in the same way you learn any new vocabulary (you could try Tanadol’s tip of using flashcards).
Can you match the phrasal verbs on the left with the meanings on the right?
|Take after (someone)||Start to fly|
|Take off||Start doing something regularly (e.g. a hobby)|
|Take (something) back||Pay for someone to go somewhere with you|
|Take over||Break something into pieces (on purpose)|
|Take up (something)||Resemble a family member|
|Take (someone) out||Take control|
|Take (something) apart||Return an item to a shop|
Last week’s answers
1. erreeef – referee
2. fedednre – defender
3. tirerks – striker
4. kegarleeop – goalkeeper
5. busuittets – substitute
6. foidfes – offside
7. olfu – foul
8. lkecat – tackle
9. neatlyp – penalty
10. lewloy dcra – yellow card