Saturday, March 10, 2007

101 Ways to Improve your English outside class

The list below is the one we put together after getting rid of the repetitions.

Practising English in general:
1. You can study English at TAFE or AMES(CESOL or CSWE)and do all your homework! If you want to work extra time, you can go to the Learner Support Centre.
2.You can marry an English native speaker if you are single. Easy way to learn English quickly!


1. Listen to the radio while you do the dishes.
2. Listen to the radio when you cook.
3. Listen to the radio in the car.
4. Watch T.V. after dinner for about 20 minutes
5. Watch the news every night.It will help if you read the newspaper before watching the news. You will understand a lot better.
6. You can listen to the radio when you cook.
7. Listen to the TV when you do your housework.
8. You can watch TV with teletext.
9. You can watch children's shows.
10. You can watch DVDs and read the subtitles in English.
11. Listen to people on the street.
12. You can go to the church to listen to the Pastor talk about Day by Day with God.
13. You can listen to some songs when you do your homework.
14. Listen to the people on the street.
15.Go to church and listen to the pastor talk.

16. You can talk with your family.
17. You can talk with your friends.
18. You can talk about the weather.
19. You can talk about your countries.
20. You can talk about your family.
21. You can talk about TV programs.
22. You can talk about movies you’ve seen.
23. You can talk about your life in your country of origin.
24. You can ask for directions.
25. You can give directions.
26. You can go to church and talk with different people. Chat to other church goers.
27. Speak at home for least 2 hours .(English of course).
28. You can speak in the shop with the sales assistant.
29. You can talk to the waiter at a restaurant when you order your food.
30. You can ask the waiter about how the food is cooked.
31. You can talk about recipes with your friends.
32. You can leave a message on a phone answering machine.
33. You can talk on the telephone.
34. You can phone trades people when things need to be fixed.Trades people sometimes talk very fast!
35. You can phone the real estate agent if you need anything to be fixed.
36. Repeat sentences from DVDs.
37. Record a program from the radio, listen to it many times and repeat to improve your pronunciation.
38. Repeat new words many times.
39. Work as a volunteer at a community centre.
40. Work as a volunteer at a Primary School.
41. Work a s a volunteer at a nursing home (aged care centre)
42. Do things by yourself. For example go to the doctor's alone.
43. Help another person go to the doctor's or to hospital.
44. Tell jokes to your classmates.
45. Have a party and invite people who speak English well. Invite your classmates as well, so that they too can practise.
46.Go for the Australian citizenship interview.
47.Build your own business.
48. Talk to other parents and teachers at your children's school.
49. Go on excursions with different groups of people.
50. Talk to people while waiting for the bus or train.
51. Talk in English even to friends from your own country.


52. Read the labels in clothes.
53. Read newspapers or magazines when you while for a doctor’s appointment.
54. Help your children with homework.
55. Read and write the e-mails in the computer every day.
56. You can go to the library to read novels.
57. You can read every day about current events in the newspaper.
58. You can go on the Internet and read about many things.
59. You can read about popular pop stars.
60. You can read about important people.
61. Read the newspaper when you travel in a train.
62. Read the newspaper on the bus.
63. You can read the ads (specials, cars, etc) in your local newspaper.
64. You can read novels.
65. You can read poetry.
66. You can read teletext when watching TV.
67. You can read the subtitles on SBS movies.
68. You can read the subtitles when you go to see a foreign movie.
69. You can read subtitles when watching DVDs at home.
70. You can read magazines.
71. You can read the information on food packets.
72. Read recipes in our class blog.
73. Read recipes in magazines.
74. Read cook books.
75. Read instructions on electrical appliances.
76. Read instruction for your medicine.
77. Read the doctor’s prescriptions.
78. Read the signs and billboards on the streets.
79. Read the signs in a shop.
80. Borrow text books from the library
81. Read stories to your children in English.
82. Read children's books yourself.
83. Use a dictionary
84. Read each other's blogs.
85. Study with your children.
86. Read advertisements on public boards. For instance on a bar notice board, TAFE student Association, etc.
87. Read phone messages.
88. Read your class notes every night.


89. You can write recipes.You can write a note to your teacher.
90. You can write about your day in your diary.
91. You can write letters to your friends or family.
92. You can fill in forms, like the TAFE enrolment form, joining the local library form, medicare form, etc.
93. You can write a letter applying for a job.
94. You can write E-mails.
95. You can write in the computer.
96. You can write your shopping list and check the spelling in the shop.
97. You can write postcards.
98. You can write invitations.
99. You can write birthday cards.
100. You can write sympathy cards.
101. You can write on the Internet: in blog comments, in your blog, in forums and in chat rooms.

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