Are you trying to learn English for a specific purpose? If your answer is yes, then be selective with your resources. Are you studying for business? Read business blogs or papers. Do you need English for academic reasons? Read articles, or listen to podcasts on your chosen subject. iTunes has some great podcasts, and it also has a feature called iTunes U, which is full of lectures from top universities. Maybe you just want English for socialising. You can listen to some British radio stations online. Read magazines. Focus on the more informal English.

Don’t waste your time learning things you don’t immediately want. Of course, if you want to be fluent then you need to learn all types of English, for many purposes, but this technique will have you communicating faster.

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About ingwhiz

We are a couple, half English and half Indonesian. Corinne is an experienced teacher. She has taught in a well-known English school and has been a Director of Study. She has taught English to many top companies and government organisations in Indonesia. Currently, she works in an International school in Jakarta, teaching English to children. Giri has lots of experience working in many different areas of a language school, and of learning English. He knows how difficult it is! Currently he works for a leading English language school in Jakarta. We hope you find our blog useful!

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