Learning English for Beginners: My top tips

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Hello. My name is Emma; and in today's video, we are going to talk about

English for beginners. I will tell you my top tips to help you learn English.

So, let's get started. My first tip: Learn common words first. So, learn the

popular English words. For example, there are 50 verbs or action words that

are very common in English. Here is the 50 most common verbs in English — I

recommend you learn these verbs first. So, let's go through this list. Think:

"What verbs do I know? What verbs are new?" Learn the new verbs. Okay? So, the

top 50 most common verbs in English. Number one... Well, so, alphabetical.

These are alphabetical. There is: "ask", "be", "become", "begin", "call", "can",

"come", "could", "do", "feel", "find", "get", "give", "go", "have" — this one

is very important — "hear", "help", "keep", "know", "leave", "let", "like" —

again, this is also very important — "live", "look", "make", "may", "mean",

"might", "move", "need", "play", "put", "run", "say", "see", "seem", "should",

"show", "start", "take", "talk", "tell", "think", "try", "turn", "use", "want" —

very important one — "will", "work", and "would". So, what should you learn

first? I recommend learn verbs; learn action words. These are the most common

action words in English. Most English sentences have one of these verbs; they

are the most common words or verbs in English. So, that's my first tip: Learn

these words. Okay?

So, tip number two: You don't need perfect grammar. Okay? You can make

mistakesit's okay. Communication is more than grammar. Sometimes people make

mistakes, and we can still understand them, so you don't need perfect grammar.

My third tip: In English, there are twelve different verb tenses in English.

So, there are about twelve different verb tenses in English. Many students

find it difficult to learn the twelve verb tenses. When you start learning

English, at the beginning, the three most important tenses are the simple

present, the simple past, and the simple future. These three verb tenses are the

tenses you should learn first. Okay? So, learn one, two, three. The first three

tenses you should learn. Here is the simple present: "On Mondays, I work" —

the verb "work" is in the simple present tense. So, "work" is the verb and it is

in the simple present tense. So, right now, on Mondays, I work. The second verb

tense you should learn is the simple past. The "past" is before. "Yesterday"

is the past, "last month" is the past, "2000" is the past. So, before is the

past. In English, it's important to be able to talk about the pastwe use the

simple past tense for this. Here is an example: "Yesterday, I worked." So, the

verb is the same. This verb is in the simple present; this verb is in the

simple pastit has "ed". So, those are the first two tenses to learn. The third

verb tense to learn is the future. "Tomorrow" is the future, "in 50 years"

is the future, "next year" is the future. It's important to be able to

talk about the future in English. So, here is an example of the simple future:

"Tomorrow, I will work." When we talk about the future, we can use the verb

"will": "I will work." So, the first three grammar tenses to learn, the first

three verb tenses: The simple presentcheck, the simple pastcheck, simple

futurecheck. And then you can learn the other verb tenses in English. So

first, these three, then the other nine tenses.

Tip number four: When you start learning English, it's difficult to listen. My

recommendation is: Listen for a short amount of time. So, listen for a small

amount of time; not a long amount of time. So, a small amount of listening is

good. Small. Movies in English are about two hours. If you watch a movie in

English, this is not small; this is long. It's difficult to listen to a

movie in English for two hours. I recommend: Don't do this. I recommend

short listening for maybe ten seconds of English to one minute of Englishthis

is better for you to learn how to listen in English. Let me tell you some more

tips on how you can learn English as a beginner.

Here is tip number five: Start with English that is important for your life.

The English for your life might be different than the English for my life.

So, for example, think about your family. What family words do you need?

Do you need words for children? Maybe for "mother", "father", "sister",

"brother". Think about your family, and learn words about family that are

meaningful to you. Think about work: What words are important for your work?

Learn these words first. Think about your life every day: "What do you do

every day? Do you brush your teeth?" Probably. "Do you clean your house? Do

you...? Do you watch TV?" Think about your life, and learn the vocabulary or

the words for your own life for the routines you do. Weather words are very

common words. It's good to learn weather words as well. In English, we talk about

the weather a lot. I recommend learning weather words, like: "It's cold", "it's

hot". These are very important words. So, learn the English that is meaningful

Okay. My last tip, number six, is: Practice. Practice English. A little

practice every day is important. Ten minutes of English every day will help

you a lot in your learning. So, practice makes perfect. Review new words often.

If you learn a family word on Mondayreview or study it again on Tuesday,

study it again on Wednesday. To remember a word, you need to see the word many

times, so review many times. Test yourselfthis is a good way to help

you learn new words. When you learn a new word, wait a minute, and then think:

to your life.

"What is the word I just learned?" Test yourself, and that will help you to

remember new words.

Finally, visit www.engvid.com You can practice your English on this website.

You can learn about vocabulary, you can learn about grammar, about listening,

about pronunciation, about writing, or reading. There are many things you can

learn about English on this website. Thank you so much for watching. You can

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watching; and until next time, take care.