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Learn english 300% faster 69 tips to speak like a native




LearnEnglish
300%Faster

69TipstoSpeakEnglishLikeaNativeEnglish
Speaker!


By
SebastianArcher


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TableofContents

Introduction
Chapter1:HowtoThinkLikeanEnglishLanguageMaster
Chapter2:HowtoFeelGreat&StartWinningatEnglishRightNow
Chapter3:TheThreeBiggestMistakesEnglishLearnersMake
Chapter4:HowtoStartSpeakingwithaNativeSpeakerRightAway
Chapter5:StudyaCourseINEnglish–NOTanEnglishCourse!
Chapter6:HowtoDestroyYourFearofSpeakingEnglish
Chapter7:ListentoEnglishEveryDaytoBoostYourComprehensionSkills
Chapter8:UsePareto80/20Efficiency–StopWastingTimeonWordsThatMatterLess!
Chapter9:PreparetheEnglishYouPersonallywillUsetheMost
Chapter10:FindFriendlyWordsinEnglishWhichYouAlreadyKnow
Chapter11:MemoryTrickstoRememberNewEnglishWordsInstantly
Chapter12:HowtoUseSpacedRepetitionforEffortlessWordMemory
Chapter13:ThePowerofFlashcards,DonetheRightWay
Chapter14:CreateSMARTGoalstoDoubleYourEnglishLearningSpeed
Chapter15:HowtoQuicklyPrepareandMasterEnglishLanguageTests
Chapter16:FollowaCoursethatUsesThesePrinciplestoMaximizeYourSpeedofProgress
Chapter17:CreateaDailyHabitofEnglish
Chapter18:Pronunciation:KnowYourMouth,theFastPhysicalSystem
Chapter19:SimplifyGrammar–HowtoEatGrammarBooksforBreakfast



Chapter20:HowtoReadEnglishtheRightWaytoProgressFaster
Chapter21:PushYourselffromSimplePracticetoRealConversationalMastery
Chapter22:ToSoundLikeaNative,UseFillerExpressionsLikeaNative
Chapter23:The21BestEnglishLearningResources–Online&Apps
Chapter24:HowtoRecoverYourEnglishafteraBreak
Conclusion





Introduction

“TheEnglishlanguageisaworkinprogress.Havefunwithit.”–JonathanCulver

YoucanlearnEnglishmuchfasterthanyouprobablyrealize.
This book is designed to give you the most powerful tips, tools and techniques available in the world today. So that you can learn to
speakEnglishmuchfaster,withconfidence.Andmostimportantly,sothatyoureallystarttoenjoyspeakingEnglishtoo!
Just like a child feels incredible joy in simply expressing themselves when they first learn to speak. In this way you will find great
naturalpleasureinlearningEnglish,andprogressingreallyfast.
WeliveinawonderfultimeforanyEnglish-learner.
Overthelast30yearssomanyincredibleadvanceshavebeenmadeincognitiveneuroscience,memorytechniques,andunderstandingof
the human brain and how we learn languages. People all around the world are having the wonderful pleasure of learning to speak
Englishfluentlyinmonthsinsteadofyears.
Justimaginehowgoodthatwillfeelwhenthisisyou!
Unfortunately 95% of students, English schools, English teachers and creators of English courses don’t understand these simple,
powerful techniques. They still teach English in the same way as it was taught 100 years ago. Turning something that should be
pleasurableintoalong,boring,difficult,evenpainfuljourney.
Iknow.Ihaveseenit.
OvermanyyearsteachingEnglishintheUKand8differentcountriesI’veseensomanystudentssufferfornoreason.Wastingmoney
andtimefollowingbadadviceandbadlessonswithbadteachers.Notprogressingandthereforefeelingbadaboutthemselves.Losing
motivation.
It’ssosadtosee,becauseitcanbesomucheasier.
I’vecreatedthisbooktotryandmakeadifference.BecauseIhavestudiedthousandsofstudentswholearnslowly,andthousandsof
studentswholearnquickly.AndI’veseenwhatworksandwhatdoesn’t.


Ialsostudiedandtestedthetechniquesofsomeofthebestlanguagelearnersandlanguageteachersintheworld.Languagemasterslike
Michel Thomas, Benny Lewis, Daniel Tammat, Tim Ferriss, Dominic O’Brien and many more. All their most important and powerful
lessonsareexplainedhereinthisbook,insimple,easytofollowsteps.
Ifyoubegintofollowthetipsandtechniqueslaidouthere,youwillcertainlyincreasehowquicklyyoulearnEnglish–by300%and
more!
Just a note, the focus of this book is on how to speak English fluently as quickly as possible. I believe this is what most students of
Englishdesire,ratherthanmemorizinggrammarandspelling.IfyouwishtolearnhowtoreadandwriteEnglish,orhowtopassgrammar
tests,thenfirstusethesetechniquessoyouarespeakingEnglishconfidentlyandfluently.Thenlearnalltherestlater.
In chapter one, you’ll discover a wonderfully refreshing way to think about the English language. A very important part of learning
quicklyishavingtherightbeliefsandtherightmotivation,sothatwhenyouusetherighttechniques,theyreallytakeeffectquickly.
ChaptertwowillteachyouhowtostartspeakingfullEnglishsentencesinstantly,andhowyoucanuseearlywinsandsuccessestofill
yourselfwithconfidenceandthesimplepleasureofcommunicatinginEnglish.
InchapterthreeyouwilllearnthethreebiggestmistakesmostEnglishstudentsmake.Ifyouavoidthesethreemistakesyoucaninstantly
doublehowquicklyyoulearntospeakwithconfidence.
Inchapterfouryou’lllearnhowtobeginhavingrealconversationswithanativeEnglishspeakerinthenextfewdays.Howtohavethe
confidencetodothis,andhowtofindandchoosetherightEnglishconversationpartnercheaply,whereveryouareintheworld.
Inchapterfiveyou’lllearnthesinglegreatestthingyoucandotosuper-chargeyourEnglishifyouarevisitingEngland,theUSAorany
othernativeEnglish-speakingcountry.Hint,it’snottakinganEnglishcourse!
ChaptersixwillgiveyoueffectivestrategiesfordestroyingyourfearofspeakingEnglish,whichisprobablythenumberoneobstacleto
progressformoststudents.
Chapter seven teaches the power of effective listening to improve your comprehension at record speeds. Learn how to easily find
fascinatingthingstolistentoinEnglishalldaylong.
Chapter eight will show you how to use Pareto Efficiency to learn the right words first, and not waste your time with vocabulary and
phrases you will never use. So that you learn the words and sentences you actually need to know to start using English in real
conversationinweeks,notmonthsoryears.Plusthe100mostcommonwordsintheEnglishlanguage.
Inchapternine,we’llrevealasurprisinglysimplewaytomakesureyouarefocusingfirstontheEnglishlanguageyoupersonallywill
usethemost.It’slikeapersonalParetoEfficiencystrategy.
Inchapterten,you’lllearnasimpletechniquetoinstantlystartusing5%to10%ofEnglishwords.Thetruthisyoualreadyknowthese
words–andyou’reabouttofindouthowandwhy.


Chapter eleven will teach you how to learn a new word instantly and permanently by using some simple but powerful memory
techniquesdevelopedbyworldmemorychampions.
In chapter twelve you’ll learn another extremely powerful way to remember words. Follow and optimize the natural pattern of your
brainasitremembersandforgets–learnhowhere.
Chapterthirteenwillteachyouhowtouseflashcardslikethemastersdo.Howyoucaninstantlycreatewonderfulflashcardsusingafree
specialistonlinetooltodoubleyourlearningspeed.
Inchapterfourteen,you’lllearnhowtousethesimplepowerofsettingSMARTgoalstofocusyourmindonEnglishandmakeiteasier
toprogressmorequickly.Andyou’lllearnthebiggestmistakesstudentsusuallymakewiththesegoalsandhowtoavoidthem.
ChapterfifteenwillhelpyouprepareoptimallyforEnglishtests.Amethodthatcreatestheactualtestconditionsbeforehandsothatyou
aregettingrealpractice,andwhenitcomestotheactualtest,youwillbecalmand100%ready.
Inchaptersixteen,learnwhyit’ssoimportanttochooseanyEnglishcourseyoufollowwithgreatcare.
Chapter seventeen will teach you exactly how to make learning English a daily fun habit, which you can’t wait to do! With a secret
techniquethatdoesn’tmeanmorewillpower,justwiserwillpower.
Chapter eighteen gives you the 3 magic questions which will make learning English pronunciation 10 times faster. And also 10 times
easiertoremember.Here’sahint,thetrickisnotjusttouseyourears…
Inchapternineteen,you’lllearnhowgrammarcanbefunandsimple.Theincredibletruthbehindgrammarthatwillmeanyoucanalmost
saygoodbyetodense,boringgrammarbooks.
Inchaptertwenty,learnthebestwaytoreadinEnglish,sothatyouarereallyabsorbingthevocabularyandsentencestructuresinaway
thatimprovesyourspeakingskills.
ChaptertwentyonewillteachyouthemethodsandattitudethatyoucanusetotakeyourEnglishfromsimpleconversationuptothenext
level,andrealmastery.Learnwhatmakesthedifferencebetweenlearnersandmasters,andhowyoucanbecomeanEnglishlanguage
master.
Inchaptertwentytwowe’llcoveraquicksuper-tiptomakeyousoundlikeanativeEnglishspeakerasrapidlyaspossible.
Inchaptertwentythree,we’llgiveyou21ofthebestonlinetools(mostlyfree!)forrapidEnglishlearning.Manyoftheseresourcesare
amazing.Mostarefreeorverycheap.WiththemyoucanlearnEnglishtentimesfaster,startingrightnow.
Andinchaptertwentyfour,we’llcoveraveryimportantaspecttolearningEnglish,whichishowtorecoververyquicklywhenyouhave
takenabreakfromlearningEnglish.
With all these tips and tools under your belt, you will have an incredible advantage over any other English learner. Ready to begin?
Let’sstartwithhowyoucanchangethewayyouthinkaboutlearningEnglishsothatitbecomeseasyandfun!


Chapter1:HowtoThinkLikeanEnglishLanguageMaster

“Whatwelearnwithpleasureweneverforget.”–AlfredMercier

YourgoalistobeabletocomfortablytalkEnglish.Andtogetthereyouhavetoenjoythejourney.
Peoplewhomasterlanguagesteachthemselvestoenjoytheprocess.
ThetruthislearningEnglishandsimplymakingprogressisapleasureinitself.Thismeansmakingprogressinwaysthatmeansomething
–formingsentencesandexpressingyourselfandbeingunderstoodisverypleasurableandsatisfying.Youseeandfeelinsidethatyouare
makingprogress.Memorizinglongboringlistsofverbconjugationsisn’tfunorsatisfying.
PerhapsinthepastabadteacheroraboringtextbookortoomuchpressuremadelearningEnglishfeelunpleasantforyou.Ifyoufind
yourselfgettingstressedorunhappywhenyouhavetostudy,nowisthetimetoturnthataround.Andthekeytothatisbystartingafresh.
Trytoreadthisbookwithanopenmind.Putthestrategiesintopractice.Noticehowquicklyyoubegintoimprove,andfeelgoodaboutit.
Thenextchapterteachesexactlyhowtodothis.
Relaxing andhaving funimprovesyourmemory
Rememberthis.Ifyouhavebeenlearningthewrongway,asmostEnglishstudentshavebeen,youwon’tbefeelingverygoodabout
learningatall.Andsoyouwon’tberememberingthingswelleither.Thekeytochangingthisistobecomeintelligentaboutthewayyou
learn.
Thinkaboutanyyoungpersonwhohasahobby.Whatisoneofyourgreatlifetimehobbies?
If it’s a sport like football, you will find it easy to remember hundreds of players and hundreds of facts about all the teams, and the
leaguetables,andwhoscoredinspecificmatches,evenyearsago.Ifyourhobbyisacardgameyouwillknowhundredsorthousands
ofcardsandallthepossiblecombinationsandstrategies.Ifyoulovecelebritygossip,youwilleffortlesslyknowhundredsofnamesand
factsaboutallthefamouspeopleinyourcountry.
Youdon’ttryhardtorememberthesethings,yourbrainjustmemorizesthem,becauseyouenjoyitandfeelgoodaboutit.Youneversit
downandsay‘ok,let’sseeifIcanrememberthosenames.Orthesefacts.’Youdon’tevertestyourself.Youjustrememberthemeasily.
Yourememberthesefactssoeasilybecauseyouloveit,youarepassionateaboutit,youtalkaboutitwithyourfriends.Itisfun.Sothese
factsjuststayinyourmind,youdon’thavetospendhourstryingtorememberthem.Yourmindjustdoestheworkforyou.
WhenyoubegintoturnEnglishintoasimplepleasure,byfollowingthestrategiesinthisbook,youwilltapintothisamazingpoweryour


brainhastoeasilyrememberthings.Englishwillbecomeeasierforyou,andyouwillsimplydoubleyourlearningspeed.
Focusoncreating fun
Agoodfirststepiswheneveryousitdownto‘do’English,alwaysgetniceandcomfortable.Sitinacomfortableroom,inyourfavorite
chair.Getanicecupofteaready.Takeadeepbreathandrelax.Don’tthinkaboutresultsandwork.Trytogetintothesamefeelingyou
wouldhaveifyouwereabouttositdowntoachallengingbutfungamewithfriends.Somethingyouhavetoapplyyourbrainto,but
somethingthatisfun,likeanot-too-challengingpuzzle.
Whenyoupreparetoplayagame,yourelaxandyoufullyengageyourmind.Youknowthegameisgoingtobeabitdifficultattimes,
infactyouwantittobeoritwouldbenofunatall.AndtheimportantthingtomakingEnglishfunisbringingallyourattentiontothe
task,asyouwouldwithagame.Whileatthesametimeremainingrelaxed.
You’vedecidedtoengageinthisactivity,this‘EnglishGame’anyway,sowhynotbringallyourattentionandefforttoit.Treatitlikea
slightlychallenginggame.Formingeverysentenceisadeliciouslittlepuzzletosolve.Understandingthateverynuanceofasentence
youhearisaclue.CreateanenvironmenttofocuswhenyousitdowntoEnglish,cutoutdistractions.Findaconversationpartnerwiththe
sameattitudetowardsthelanguage.We’lltalkabouthowtodothisinaminute.
BreakEng lishdownintobite-sizedchunks
LearningEnglishmightseemlikeahugetask.Alittlescary.Toobigtoseemeasy.Butit’sactuallynotsobigatall.
Likeanyseeminglylargetask,thebestwaytostartfeelingreallyconfidentaboutitistobreakitdownintosmallerpieces.Theneach
piecefeelseasier,anditis.Whenyoumastereachchunk,andcansuddenlymakesentencesandreallystartspeaking,youfeelstrong
andconfident.Yourealizethetruth–thatyouCANspeakEnglish.Andbecauseofthisyoustarttoenjoyitmoreandmore.
YoucanstarttobreakEnglishdowninmanyways.You’lllearnhowtodoitinthisbook.Likelearningthemostcommonwordsfirst,
learningwhichwordsareyourfriends,learningthemostcommonsentencestructures.
Always remember that native English speakers only use 1,000 to 1,500 words in normal day-to-day communication. In fact, many
people use less than 1,000 words! And they can express everything they want to. You can say almost everything you need to say in
Englishwithjust700words.Andyoucanjustaboutsayover70%ofallcommunicationinEnglishwithjust300words.
Now,don’tyouthinkit’sagoodideatolearnwhatthose300wordsareandlearnthemfirst?
Ontopofthis,you’llsoonbeusingmemorytrickstorememberwordsfaster,andvariousothertechniquestobreakEnglishdownand
makeitpossibletomasterinsmall,simplesteps.
Don’tavoidmistakes.Trytomakemistakes
Mostlearnersworryaboutmakingmistakes.Actually,Englishisallaboutcommunicating,andasyouwilllearnit’seasytostartdoing
thisfromdayone,andtheneveryday,withgreatjoy.Communicatingcanhappenperfectlywellevenifyoumakemistakes.


So start making mistakes! Enjoy making them, laugh when you do. Just keep on communicating, and mistakes will naturally disappear
overtime.Don’tfearmistakesinEnglish,embracethem.Theyareyourfriends.
OtherpeoplearealwaysimpressedbyEnglishlearnerswhoreallyspeakwithjoyandconfidence,eveniftheymakelotsofmistakes.
Don’tyouagree?
Adultsarebetteratlearning lang uag esthankids
A study at the University of Haifa found that adults are in fact better at grasping and using new grammar structures in English than
children.Adultsareinfactbetteratlearninglanguagesthankids!
Thisistheoppositeofwhatmostadultsbelieve.
Anditshouldbeencouragingtorememberthis.Whatreallymakesthedifferenceisthatveryoftenkidshavetolearnlanguages.They
aresimplyforcedtosothattheycancommunicate.Theyhaverealmotivation.
Also,childrenenjoytheprocessoflearning.Theyhavenotyetbeentaughtbybadschoolingthatit’swrongtomakemistakes.Sokids
don’tfeelbadiftheymakemistakes,theyknowthetruththatit’snormalandnotabigdealtomakelotsofmistakes.Infact,it’sfunto
makemistakesandthentoprogresspastthem.It’sallpartofthelearningprocess,andkindsknowitinstinctively.
Ontopofthis,childrenlearntospeaklanguagesintherealworld.Theywanttoexpresssomethingtotheirmotherorfatherorfriend.
Theywanttomakeasentencerighttheresothatsomeonecanunderstandthem!Theydon’tsitinastrangeclassroominrows,repeating
listsofvocabularyorgrammaticalterms.Englishislivingandbreathingforthem.
They learn the language purely because they want to communicate. Every new thing they learn they use in a sentence and in a real
conversationimmediately.AndthisisexactlyhowyoushouldlearnEnglishfromnowon.
Andonelastthingtoconsider.Childrenactuallytakeahugeamountoftimetolearnanylanguage.Thinkaboutit,theypracticepretty
much full time from when they are about one-and-a-half years old until they are seven years old, and older. They practice and learn
severalhourseveryday,foryears.Adults,ontheotherhand,oftenspendafewhoursaweekpracticingalanguage.Wetendtohave
lesstimetodedicatetothetask.
So, hour for hour, adults put less time in, but can progress faster because as adults we can study the language with more intelligent
strategy.ThetechniquesandstrategyinthisbookaimtohelpyouturnintoarefinedEnglish-learningmachine.
ThinkcarefullyaboutthesemindsetsaroundlearningEnglish.Howdoyouseeyourselfwhenyoulearn?Onehugekeytoadoptingthese
waysofthinkingisinthenextchapter.
KeyTips

1.

FocusonmakingEnglishlearningfun

2.

TreatEnglishlikeagame–fullyfocuswhenyousitdowntoplay,andrelaxatthesametime


3.

UsethelearningstrategiesheretofreshenupyourEnglish-learningexperienceandmakeitmorefun

4.

Don'tavoidmistakes,trytomakemoremistakes–failyourwaytofluency

5.

Remember,adultslearnlanguagesfasterthanchildren

6.

StartbycontrollingthewayyouthinkandfeelaboutEnglish–therootsofyourlearningjourney


Chapter2:HowtoFeelGreat&StartWinningatEnglishRightNow

“Justplay.Havefun.Enjoythegame.”–MichaelJordan

Ourbrainsarehardwiredtomovetowardspleasure.Wedothingsthatfeelgoodtous.Wedothemeffortlesslyandforlongperiodsof
timewithoutwantingtostop.
SooneimportantthingwhenlearningEnglishistomakeitfeelreallygoodveryquickly.Thisiseasytodo.It’sallabouthowyoulearn
andhowyourecognizetheprogressyou’remaking,andthenhowmuchyousmileandcelebrateandhelpyourselftofeelgreataboutit.
IfyouwanttofeelalovelywarmburstofsuccessandconfidenceeverytimeyousitdowntolearnEnglish,thenthenumberonething
youshoulddoisimpressyourselfbyspeakingfullEnglishsentences.
Makefullsentencesfromtheverybeginningwhenyou’relearningEnglish.Asyouwillseeinthenextchapter,it’saverybigmistaketo
sit in English classes learning independent lists of words and grammar with other students. Because firstly, it’s incredibly boring, and
secondly,attheendofclasseslikethatyouhavenotbeenspeakingrealEnglish.Soyoudon’tfeellikeyou’regettingclosertoyour
goalofspeakingrealEnglishwithconfidence.
WhenyoufocusonEnglishforanhour,learnafewverycommonwords(seetheupcomingchapters)thenimmediatelyusetheminfull
sentences.Whenyoulearn‘togo’startsayingfullsentenceswith‘togo’rightaway,don’twait.
‘IwanttogotothecinemabecauseIlikemovies.’
‘WhendidyougotoLondon?’
‘Shegoestoworkat9ameverymorningbybusandshebuyscoffeeontheway.’
ThesesentencesarefineforcompletebeginnersinEnglish.Thinkaboutit,theyaregrammaticallyverysimple,yettheyarelongandrich
withmeaning–exactlythetypeofsentenceswenativespeakersuseineverydayEnglishconversation.Ofcourse,athigherlevelsyou
canusemorecomplexstructuresifyoulike.ButalwaysrememberthateverydayspokenEnglishisinfactquitesimple,intermsofthe
grammarused.
Iusepresentsimpleandpastsimple500timesaday.AndIdon’tthinkI’vemadeasentencein‘futureperfect’since1999.Thereisabig
mytharoundlanguagelearning–thatyouhavetoknowthemostcomplexgrammartobenadvancedspeaker.Actually,youcanspeak
wonderful English with very simple sentence structures. If you don’t believe this is true, just look at the sentences in this book. I am
writingalmostexactlylikeIspeak.It’sprettysimplelanguage,don’tyouthink?
Repetitionofthebasics,withslightvariations,isthekeytoanyskill–especiallyEnglish.BruceLeehasagreatquoteaboutthis;


“Ifearnotthemanwhohaspracticed10,000kicksonce.ButIfearthemanwhohaspracticedonekick10,000times.”
So from the beginning, make realistic sentences. And practice the simplest structures 10,000 times, like Bruce Lee. At every level of
English,makelongsentences,becauseyoucan.Andbecausethatishowwespeaknaturally.Youareinstantlyusingthelanguage–you
arespeakingEnglishjustasyouwillonthestreetsofLondononeday.
Studywithsomeonewhounderstandsthis,andwhoisintelligentenoughtousethesestrategiestohelpyoumakethesefullsentencesand
havelittleconversations.We’lltalkmoreabouthowtofindandtrainsuchaconversationpartnerlateron.
EverytimeyousitdowntolearnEnglish,trytohavealittleconversation.Andrepeatandrepeatandrepeat.Practicethenewwordinside
5or10or20differentsentences.YouwillfeelgreatbecauseyouareinstantlyusingitinrealspokenEnglish!
DonotfeellikeyouhavetopracticelotsbeforeyoubegintalkinginEnglish.YoucanbegintalkinginEnglishNOW.Sojustbegin.Put
everynewwordinto10or20fullsentencesandseehowgooditfeels.
Ifyou’realone,speakitoutloudanyway.Talktoyourself–it’sagreatlearninghabit.Don’tbeshy,nooneisgoingtohearyou.Andif
you’reinacafé,youcanpretendyou’reonthephoneorsomething.
Giveyourselfearlywinsandcelebrate
Thisishowyoucanfeellikeyouarewinningfromtheveryfirstlesson–byspeakingfullsentencesallthetime.Andjustasimportantis
tonoticethatyouarespeakingafullEnglishsentenceandcelebrate.Feelpleasureaboutit,rewardyourself.Patyourselfontheback.
Ifyouareabitofaperfectionistlikeme,andyou’realwayslookingfortheerrorssoyoucanimprove,thenatfirstitmightbehardto
seethesuccesses.Butactually,whenyouarelearningEnglishtherearesomanytimeswhenyoucancelebrate.
Everytimeyoulearnanewwordandthenuseitinagoodsentence,that’sfantastic!Really,doallowyourselftofeelpleasureatthis.
Youwillsee,thisstartstocreaterealpleasureinyourmindrelatingtoEnglish,andyouwillbegintogetaddictedtoit,likewithafun
gamewhereyouhavemanysmallwinsoften.
Stopcomparing toothers
OnethingyoumayhavetodoisstopcomparingyourEnglishskillstootherpeople.Comparisonrobsyourselfofjoy,andit’scompletely
unimportanthowwellotherpeoplearedoing.JuststayfocusedonyourownadventurewithEnglish,noticethelittlestepsforwardyou
aremakingeveryday,andcelebratethem.
AgoodwaytostopcaringaboutcomparisonistothinkofEnglishinthesamewayasagameyouplay,perhapsaboardgame,likewe
mentioned in the last chapter. When you sit down to play a game with a friend, you are competitive, but only because it is fun to be
competitive.Youarestillcreatingafunmomentwithafriend.Youareworkingtogethertohavefun.TreatEnglishthesameway.
Thereisanexceptiontothis–ifyouareaverycompetitivetypeofperson,andyoulovetobemotivatedbycompetition,inthiscase,
comparingtoothersmightbebeneficialforyourlearningspeed.Justmakesureit’sonlymotivatingyouanddrivingyouforward,andnot


causinganyfrustration,orstealingthejoyfromyourlearningprocess.
AsyoubeginmovingforwardinthiswayyouwillbegintoreallyenjoyEnglishandstarttoprogressfasterandfaster.Andwhateveryou
do,stopmakingthethreemainmistakesEnglishlearnersmake–explainedinthenextchapter.



KeyTips

7.

Focusoncreatingfull,realEnglishsentenceseverytimeyoulearnanewword

8.

Repeatthesimplest,mostusefulEnglishstructuresmanytimes–theyarethebreadandbutterofyourlanguageskills

9.

Recognizeeverylittlesuccess,everylittlewin–andcelebratethemall!

10.

Stopcomparingtoothers,unlessyoujustlovecompetition


Chapter3:TheThreeBiggestMistakesEnglishLearnersMake


“Humanintelligenceisricherandmoredynamicthanwehavebeenledtobelievebyformalacademic
education.”
–KenRobinson

As we discussed in the introduction, the English language is often taught in strange ways. Using
methods that were decided 200 years ago, or even more. In a time when people simply did not
understandthescienceoflearningaswellaswedotoday.Asaresultofthesebadideas,therearelots
ofmistakesinthewaypeoplelearnEnglishandotherlanguagestoo.Youmaybemakingoneofthese
threemistakes,whichslowEnglish-learnersdownagreatdeal.
MistakeOne:Learninginabigclassofotherstudents
DonotlearnEnglishinaclass.Ifyouareinone,considerleavingitnow.Theproblemwithclassesis
thatyouaremixedinwithagroupofotherpeople,soyouarenotspeakingallthetime.Itisnota
veryfocusedmethodoflearning.
Ihaveseenproblemswithclassesathousandtimes.Theyalwaysslowdowntothespeedoftheslower
students.It’sinevitable,impossibletoavoid.Theteacherispaidtopayattentiontoallstudentsequally.
So they take their time focusing on the slower students and making sure they are happy. The faster
studentssufferasaresult,andlearnmuchmoreslowlythantheyshoulddo.
Afterthisbookyouwillbecomeaveryfastlearner–muchtoofastforanysharedclass.
AnotherreasontoleaveEnglishclassesisthatmostofthemaresimplybadquality.Eveninsocalled
‘good’ English schools. Most English teachers do not understand the concepts in this book and use
badteachingmaterials.
On top of this most English schools want long term students who take years to learn, paying for
classes.Thereisaconflictofinteresthere.Veryfewschoolswantstudentstobeabletospeakfluently
inafewmonthsandthenleave.Becausetheywilllosemoneyandit’shardworktofindnewpaying
students. They have no real motivation at all to keep on improving and improving their teaching
techniques.
Anotherreasontoavoidclass-basedlessonsisthateducationisevolvingveryquickly.Itisbecoming


increasinglyapparentthattheteacher-ledclassroom-basedwayoflearningisobsolete.Thissystem
oflearningwasdevelopedduringtheindustrialrevolutioninGreatBritain,inordertotrainyoung
peopletoentertheadministrativeworldoftheBritishEmpire.
Itisaveryleft-brainedlearningsystem.It’sallaboutdisciplineandstoppingyourmindwandering,
and listening to the teacher, and preventing individual creativity and expression, while memorizing
hugelistsoffacts.It’sabouttrainingthousandsofwell-behavedyoungpeoplewhodon’tthinkmuch
forthemselves.
Todayweknowsomethingaboutlearningthattheydidnotknow200yearsago.Well,weknowmany
things.Firstandforemost,weknowthatthehumanmindlearnsthroughcreativethought,individual
expressionandfreedomtolearninawaythatfeelsbesttoyou.Learningalanguageisaveryrightbrainedactivity.Itrequiresfunandahighdegreeofself-direction,drivenbythefunyouarehaving.
Soyouarekindofpulledforwardbyyourownpassionandcuriosity.
Classroomsweredesigned200yearsagotokillexactlythisprocess.Sowhyarewestillteachingand
learningthiswaytoday?
One more thing about classrooms (although I could talk about it all day). It’s quite likely that you
havebadassociationswithclassroomsinyourmind,fromyourschoolyears.Ifyou’relikemyselfor
most people, you probably don’t think of classrooms as places to have incredible fun and exciting
newdiscoveries.Thisisonemorereasonnottostepintoaclassroomeverytimeyouareaboutto
beginaprocessthatenjoysfreedom,funandself-expression–learningEnglishquickly.
Ifyou’reconcernedthatlearningEnglishorspeakingEnglishprivatelywithpeopleistooexpensive,
don’tworry.Inlaterchaptersyouwillrealizehowincrediblycheapitcanbetocommunicateallyou
likewithnativespeakers.EvencheaperthanyourEnglishclassisprobablycostingyourightnow.
Mistaketwo:Learninggrammarfirst
Childrendonotlearngrammarfirst.Theystartlearningwordstocommunicate,thenshortseriesof
wordstogethertocommunicatemore.Anditgrowsfromthere.
WheneveryoulearnEnglishfromnowon,focusoncommunicatingandformingfullsentences.As
longsentencesaspossible.Thenifyouhaveto,youcanquicklylearnsomethingaboutgrammarhere
andthere,justsoyouunderstandhowtomakethosesentencesaccurately.
But do not make grammar the main focus of a learning session. Just ask your speaking partner to
explainsomegrammarsometimes,inbetweenmakinglongsentencesandtalking,talking,talking.
Makecommunicationthefocusofyourlearning.Notthegrammar.


Once again, this grammatical focus of most classes comes from the way formal education was
developed200yearsago,whentheydidn’tunderstandmuchaboutthehumanmindandhowitlearns
best.
Forsomereasonthisisstillhowstudentsaretaughttoday,hundredsofyearslater.Inclasses,linedup
inrows,withgrammar-basedlessons.Lotsofrepeatingandwork,work,work.Nofun.
Alwaysrememberthatlanguage-learningisalargelycreativeart.Youliveandbreatheit.Youhaveto
behappyandrelaxedandenjoyingtheprocess.
MistakeThree:Speakingwithnon-nativespeakers
ManystudentsfeelliketheyhavetoprepareforalongtimebeforetheyarereadytospeakEnglish
withnativespeakers.Butthetruthisthebestwayyoulearnisbyspeakingwithnativespeakers,even
fromtheverybeginning.
Ifyouwerelearningtoplaytennis,youwouldn’tspendallyourtimepracticingservingalone,and
learningthetheory,andstretchingandwarmingup.Youwouldspendalittlebitoftimedoingthat,
andthenmostofthetimeactuallyplayingtennis.Evenatthestartwhenyouarenotgreatatit,you
willstillstartplayingstraightaway.
Andideallyyouwouldstartplayingtenniswithagoodtennisplayer.Butyourtennispartnerwould
understandthatyouareabeginnerandslowdown.Theywouldhelpyoutograduallygetbetterand
better.
Ofcourse,learningEnglishisthesame.
Don’twasteyourtimespeakingEnglishwithnon-nativespeakers.It’scertainlybetterthanspeaking
withnoone,butjustbeawarethatwithanon-nativespeakeryouarerepeatingeachother ’smistakes
andmaynotevenbeawareofit.Usetheadvicelaterinthisbooktofindanativespeakertoday.But
findtherightpersontohelpyou.
Youcanfirstfindanative-speakerwhounderstandsthewaythatyouarelearningandwhohelpsyou
toprogressinaveryeasy,relaxing,funway.Thenextchapterwillteachyouhow.

KeyTips
11. Getoutoftheclassroom!
12. Focusongrammarlast,notfirst
13. StartspeakingwithnativeEnglishspeakersassoonaspossible





Chapter4:HowtoStartSpeakingwithaNativeSpeakerRightAway


“Youdon'tlearntowalkbyfollowingrules.Youlearnbydoing,andbyfallingover.”―Richard
Branson

ThekeytolearningEnglishfastistostartspeakingearly.Andalsotofocusallthetimeonspeaking
completesentences.Nottalkingaboutgrammarortryingtorememberbiglistsofvocab,orlistening
tolotsofothernon-nativespeakerstalkinalarge,crowdedclassroom.
Startmakingsentencesandhavingconversationtoday.Andmakesureyouarespeakingwithanative
speaker.Onewhoyoucanfeelrelaxedwithandsupportedby.
SpeakEnglisheveryday
“Liveiswhathappenswhenyou’rebusymakingplans.”
–JohnLennon
ManyEnglishlanguagelearnersactlikethisfamousLennonquote.Theyarealwaysplanningtoone
dayactuallyspeakEnglish.Buttheyneverbegin.Theypaylotsofmoneyandgotolotsofclasses,
alwayspreparing.Neverquitefeelingreadytostart.Doesthissoundfamiliar?
Unfortunately,thiscanbeabigwasteoftimeandmoney.ThetruthisyoucanbeginspeakingEnglish
today.Sojustbegin!
It’sonlyimportantthatyouhavedaily(orveryregular)conversationsessionswithanativespeaker
who understands your level, and also who realizes how you are learning – using sentences and
patient,carefulrepetition,withouttoomuchfocusongrammar.Andtheyshouldhelpyoufollowthe
strategiesinthisbook.
Evenbeforeyoufindaconversationpartner,whynotmakeacommitmenttoyourselfthatyouwill
speakEnglisheveryday,foratleast5minutes.Evenifit’stoyourself.Youcantalktoyourselfinthe
showereverymorning.Holdingtwosidestoaconversationoutloud.Justhavefunwithit.
Youcanjustdescribewhatyouseewhenyouwalkintothekitchenforbreakfast.Eventhislittlebitof
practiceeverydaycanmakeallthedifference.
HowtofindgoodnativeEnglishconversationpartners&teachers


WeliveinsuchawonderfultimeforEnglishlearners,becausewehavesomanyresourcestofind
peopletotalkto.Inalaterchapteryouwilllearnalltheamazingonlineresourcestohelpyoulearn
Englishquickly.
YouhavewebsiteslikeItalki.com–whereyoucanfindnativeEnglishteacherstoteachyouonlinefor
as little as $5 an hour. It’s quite amazing. And of course, use Skype – the number one tool of a
languagelearnerwhoisn’tlivinginanativeEnglish-speakingcountry.Seechapter23formanymore
incredibleEnglish-learningresources.
Of course, the very best thing you can do is move to a country where English is the primary
language.Andwhenyouarethereimmediatelygetajoborstartacoursewhereyouareforcedto
speakEnglishtocommunicate.Buteventhenyoushouldfindaconversationpartnerwhocantakeit
easyonyou.Whocanslowly,carefullyhelpyouprogress.ManypeoplegotoliveinLondonandstill
don’timprove,becausetheygotoclassesandmakeallthemistakestalkedaboutinthisbook.
So find the right native English conversation partner, and then train them to help you improve as
quicklyaspossible.
Howtotrainyournativeconversationpartner
Whenyoufindsomeone,givethemthisbook.Explaintothemhowyouwanttolearn–bymaking
wholesentencesimmediately.Askthemto:
1. Writedownnewwordsyoulearn
2. Intelligentlyaskyoutorepeatthosenewwordsinfullsentences
3. Come back to those new words and phrases every now and again. Using spaced
repetitiontohelpyourememberthem
4. Keepthelessonlight,relaxingandfun
5. Mostly ask you how to say certain things in English, so you have to make full
sentences.Andalsosometimeshavelittleconversationswithyouaboutthingsthatyou
wanttotalkabout
6. Talklessandlistenmore
7. Beverypatientandrelaxed.Justletyouleadthelessonwithyourquestions
8. Don’tgiveyoualltheanswers.Waitpatientlyforyoutorememberthem.Maybegive
youcluestohelpyou
In your lessons 80% of your time should be you, the student, carefully forming sentences and
learning to really enjoy it. The conversation partner or teacher should be listening and talking less
than20%ofthetime.Thiswillempoweryouandmakeyouprogressveryquicklyinyourspeaking


skills.
ItaughtEnglishinLondonforalongtimeandImetmanyforeignpeoplewhocametolivethere–
friends and students – with the aim to improve their English. Many of them failed to improve. The
truthisthatyoucannotgotoLondonoranyEnglish-speakingcityandjustassumethatEnglishwill
flowintoyoubymagic,outoftheair.Itdoesn’t.
IfyoudoplantovisitEnglandortheUSAtoimproveyourEnglish,thereisonewaytoreallymake
sureyouwillflyforwardinyourspeakingskillsandconfidence.Thenextchapterwillteachyouone
trick that will make sure you improve your English more in one week than most people do in 3
months!

KeyTips
14.
15.
16.
17.



StartactuallyspeakingEnglish(outloud)rightfromthebeginning
SpeakEnglisheverydayifpossible,evenfor5minutes,eventoyourself
FindanativeEnglishspeakertopracticewith,inpersonoronline
Train them to communicate with you in the best possible way, following the ideas in
thisbook


Chapter5:StudyaCourseINEnglish–NOTanEnglishCourse!


“Everythingispractice.”–Pele

TheEnglishlanguageissomethingyouliveandbreathe.Itisnotanacademicthingyoutalkaboutin
a closed classroom. Also, the fastest way to reach a goal is to go straight to the goal. Don’t mess
around.Gostraightthere.
WhatImeanisthis.YouwanttobeabletouseEnglishinyourreallifesituations,sogoandgetinto
reallifesituationswhereyouhavetouseEnglishtoenjoythosesituations.
GoingtoEnglandtostudyinanEnglishclasscouldbeacompletewasteofyourtimeandmoney.
Onehundredtimesbetter–gotoEnglandandstudyacourseindance,ormartialarts.Incooking,or
inyoga.IfyouarealreadyatahigherlevelofEnglish,gotoLondonandstudyaweek-longcoursein
acting,orpresentationskills,orsomethingthatrequiresagoodlevelofEnglish.Somethingthatwill
helpyourcareeroranythingwhichyouarepassionateabout.
If you are just beginning, go and study a week-long course in something physical. Pilates, tango,
karate.Slightlymorechallengingthanthesemightbecookingorphotography.
Therearemanyhugeadvantagestostudyingthesecourses.
1. YoupracticerealEnglishimmediately–speaking,listening,everything
2. Yougrowinconfidenceandself-beliefveryquickly
3. Youcanwatchwhatpeoplearoundyouaredoing,soyouunderstandwhatwordsmean
quickly
4. YoumakenativeEnglishspeakingfriends!Thisisquitehardformanyforeignersto
dowhentheygotoLondon
5. YoucantalktopeopleintheclassandpracticeEnglishasmuchasyoulikeinbreaks
andafterclass
6. Youwillprobablysavemoney,usuallythesecoursesarelessexpensivethanEnglish
courses
7. Youhavelotsoffunandlearnanewskill!
TheamazingthingabouttheEnglishlanguage(oranylanguage)isthatwhenyoulearntheEnglish


used in a salsa class, all those basic words and sentence structures can be used anywhere. So
familiarizingyourselfwiththeEnglishusedinasalsaclassisatthesametimetrainingyoutospeak
English at a train station, or in a job interview, or with friends in the pub. You are learning the
structureofEnglish,withwhichyoucanexpressanythingyoulike.
Youarelearningveryeffectivelyinaclass,withlotsofrepetitionofthemostcommonwordsand
sentencestructuresintheEnglishlanguage.Infivedaysofsalsaclassesyouwillhearthesesentences
somanytimes,andyoucanpracticeaskingquestionsandspeakingtoeveryonearoundyou.
Imagine two people – Haruto from Japan and Maria from Spain. They both go to London for one
weektoimprovetheirEnglish.
HarutositsinaboringEnglishclasseveryday,justlikehedidbackinJapan.Herepeatslonglistsof
vocabulary,readsbadgrammarbooksandwritesexercisesinbadcoursebooks.Heistaughtbyan
Englishteacherwhoisaveryniceperson,butdoesnotunderstandthesemodernprinciplesofrapid
language-learning.
Harutomakessomeforeignfriends.HepracticesalittlebitofEnglishwiththem,eventhoughthey
alsohavealowlevelofEnglish.HemakessomeJapanesefriends,naturally,andspendsalotoftime
speakingJapanese,sothathecanfeelcomfortableandenjoyhisEnglishadventuremore.
Hedoesn’tmeetanynativeEnglishpeople,excepttoaskfordirectionsonthestreet.Hedoesn’tmake
any English friends. He does not speak much real English all day, he is just sitting in a classroom
mostlylisteningtootherstudentstryingtospeakEnglish.
AfteroneweekhereturnstoJapan.HasHaruto’sEnglishimproved?No.Maybetinybit.Howdoes
Haturofeel?Notgreat.
Now,lookatMaria.MariasignedupforaclassinTaiKwonDoforoneweekinLondon.Rightfrom
thebeginningofdayonesheislisteningtoeverythinginrealEnglish.
“Stepforwardcarefully.Kickwithyourleftleg.Higher,abithigher.Ok,that’sgreat.Now,everybody
stopandlistentothenextinstructions…”etc.
Maria’s mind is 100% engaged and is really learning English while enjoying herself. When she
doesn’tunderstandsomethingshecanlookaroundattheotherstudents.Shecanasktheteacher.Sheis
practicinglotsofEnglishherself,askingquestions.
InthebreakshespeaksinEnglishtonativeEnglishpeople.SheisreallypracticingEnglish,forreal!
SheismakingfriendswithEnglishpeople,andafewforeignersofcoursebecauseitisLondon.


Everyeveningshegoesforadrinkwiththeothersstudents.AndspeaksmoreEnglish.NoSpanish.
Later that evening she writes notes on what she learned. She looks up some words she thinks she
needstoknowtomorrow,maybesomeactionsandwaystosaythings.Shewritessomequestionsshe
wouldliketoasktheteacherortheotherstudents.Andthatnightshegoestosleepsmilingandtired,
frompracticingsomuchEnglishandlearningsomanywonderfulthings.
InonedayMariahaslearned10timesmoreEnglishthatHarutodidinthewholeweek.Andshehas
practicedahundredtimesmore.Sheisreally,trulyspeakingEnglish.Imaginehowmuchbetterand
moreconfidentMariawillbewhenshereturnstoSpainaweeklater.
Didshespendhertimeandmoneywell?Yes,shedid.
So,whichonedoyouwanttobe?
Trustme,choosethecourseinEnglish.NOTtheEnglishcourse.
You will grow in confidence, and you will also learn to love English even more, because you are
doing something so much fun with it. Of course when you are choosing your course, choose
somethingyouhavealwayswantedtolearn.Ormaybechooseaskillyoualreadyknow,thenyoucan
improve,andmakemorefriendsinEnglandwhoenjoythesamething.Maybeonedaytheywillvisit
youandyoucanshowthemaclassinyourcountry.
Of course, another excellent choice is to go to England and get a job. I know plenty of people for
whomthisworkedwondersfortheirEnglish.Ifyoutakethisstepjustmakesureyougetajobwhere
youareinteractingwithmostlynativeEnglishspeakersallday.Ifyouareonlyspeakingtoothernonnatives, or worse still, other people from your own country, then you aren’t likely to improve
quickly.
Allinall,acourseismorereliableandeasytobegin.Andit’salwaysgoingtobefun,whichiswhen
ourbrainslearnbest.
Now, if you cannot soon visit England or the USA or any English-speaking country, please don’t
worry! It is not necessary to learn English very, very quickly. Use online resources to find native
Englishtopracticewith,orfindtheminyourlocalcity.Anduseallthetipsinthisbook.Youwillstill
progresstentimesfasterthanmostpeoplewhogotoLondonbuthaveonintelligentstrategytolearn
Englishrapidly.
Ofcourse,whetheryouhaveaconversationpartnerathomeoryouvisitLondonforafewweeks,
youneedtospeakandpractice.SomepeoplearenervousorafraidtospeakEnglish.Thenextchapter
willteachyouhowtodestroythatfearandspeakuntilyouarehappy,confidentandprogressingfast.


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