Alright, today I decided to talk about 7 deadly mistakes most students do when they are learning English. Take a look at them and hey do not do them OK? Stay safe!
1. You have no goal and plan
You are a type of student who likes to say, “I want to learn English because it is a world language”. Well, yes it is a world language but how you think English will benefit you in near future. I know you can be too young to understand how English can help you but you can always start with small goals and plans. For example, for the start just say you need English in order to improve your marks at school or take a university entrance exam. Once you have a goal, make a study plan. You should exactly know what time and what days you will dedicate your time, energy and efforts to work on your English.
Bottom line: set a goal and study plan. Stick to it!
2. You study only when you are with the teacher
Some of the widespread mistakes many students make is to learn English only when they are with their teachers. In other words, they drive a car only when they go to driving lessons. At home, they never look at the car and never try to practice driving. Or it is like going to cooking lessons and cooking only when you are in the lesson. At home you never cook. After all, you never make an excellent driver or dressmaker.
Bottom line: live English.
3. You are limited with only homework
You are either lazy or too naïve to think that once you have done your homework given by your teacher at school/lyceum you are done. Now you may completely forget about working on your English until you arrive at your lesson and do something with your English. Well, my observation over the years has showed me that students who only do their homework and other times ignore learning English end up learning poor English or spend years and years to improve their language skills.
Bottom line: use other sources (e.g. Youtube) to learn English too.
4. You ignore difficult homework tasks
You always do your homework but not always completely because some of them are really challenging which means you will have concentrated harder, use other dictionaries and sometimes search information on Google. Well, because you are super duper “busy” you simply cannot spend more than 15 or 20 minutes on each homework assignment, right? When you are doing your homework you should allow yourself at least 40-60 minutes on each homework assignment. I know it can be hard especially when you have lots of other subject assignments waiting for you. That’s why I said at the beginning that you should set a goal and make a plan for yourself. Once you have a goal and a proper study plan everything will work out fine as you will know what to focus more.
Bottom line: be patient and work hard, hard and hard.
5. You do your homework in a last minute
You oftentimes imagine yourself as a superman who will do everything fast … no … no … super fast, right? You know you always like to say “Let me do this first and then 30 minutes before my English lessons I will complete my homework super fast”. In reality, you end up either doing your homework on the tip of your fingers or copying everything from your friends. Or the worst of all is when you come and say to your teacher that you did not do your homework because you had a headache, toothache, backache, earache, footache, noseache, fingerache, hairache and etc etc etc. The list goes on.
Bottom line: stop trying to be superman because it is not helping.
6. You usually give one-word answers
You know very well that you have a problem with speaking like many students do but you always do your best (either knowing or not knowing) to give short answers when your teacher or friends ask you a question. For example, when your teacher asks you “Murodjon what is your favorite meal?” you say what? Yes… you just say, “Shashlik” which is one word and NOT in English. And tell me how else you want to improve your speaking skills? How? Instead, next time your teacher asks you what your favorite meal is to say “It is Shashlik because we make it when we usually have a holiday and when everyone is at home”. This way you can greatly and easily improve your English, vocabulary and speaking skills.
Bottom line: avoid giving one-word answers.
7 . You do everything orally
You are one of those students who always like to say “Can I do it orally?” or “It was so easy I am ready”. However, when the teacher asks, you end up with half broken, half wrong or half forgotten example sentences, opinions and so on. Again stop trying to be a superman and admit it that there are many things you do not know. Admit it because once you say yourself that you do not something, and then your brain will be ready to receive and digest new information.
Bottom line: write as much as you can. You will not die, believe me!
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