how reading helps your English language skills

5 Ways Reading Improves English + Best Practices to Read

Reading improves English.

If practiced correctly, reading can accelerate vocabulary-building, improve grammar, and sharpen writing. Although reading doesn’t directly impact your spoken English, it can to some extent improve it through better vocabulary, reading out loud, and a deeper knowledge base.

First off, let’s cover few cardinal rules of reading that will get you the most out of your reading:

learn English fast

How to Learn Spoken English Fast – 8 Ways?

This post is about learning spoken English fast, and not about becoming fluent in 10 or 30 days. I don’t want to disappoint you, but it’s nearly impossible to become fluent in 30 days.

Many who are advocating fluency in such short period either have different notion of fluency or aren’t being authentic. You don’t have to believe me on this. Just try those methods verbatim and see where you reach in 30 days.

Improve Spoken English Without a Speaking Partner

17 Ways to Improve Spoken English Without a Speaking Partner

Are you trying to become better at spoken English, but don’t have partners to speak to, which commonly happens when you’re trying to learn English at home.

In this post I’ll cover several steps you can take to improve your spoken English when faced with this situation. This post is divided into three parts:

First, general tactics if you don’t have a speaking partner;

Second, how you can make your practice more holistic by having occasional conversations with others;

And third, few unique challenges that solo practitioners face.

Common English Phrases & Expressions

Common English Phrases & Expressions (with examples) for 35+ Situations

Compare following expressions in English used for the same purpose of asking someone sitting next to you to pass a book:

‘Pass the book.’

‘Can you pass the book?’

‘Could you pass the book?’

‘Could you pass the book, please?’

If you use the first expression, you’ll come across as rude. The person may still pass the book, but with a frown on your temerity to ‘order’ him.

The second is OK.

Preposition rules

Common Prepositions – Plenty of Usages, Examples, and Quizzes

Most people falter on prepositions when they face a situation where they can’t decide between two (or even more) prepositions that both seem to be the correct answer. Few examples of such commonly-confused prepositions: (1) over and above; (2) at, in, and on. And there are plenty more.

Prepositions are best learnt when you learn them in groups of such commonly-confused prepositions and not as individual prepositions. After all, that’s where you make most mistakes.

In this post, you’ll learn prepositions in such groups – 17 of them covered here.