Typing a Short Paragraph in English
If you going to study English at your desk,begin by typing a simple paragraph in En-glish. You can type about your day, your hob-bies, your friends, etc. Anything will do.
Typing helps activate the kinetic part of yourbrain that helps improve learning throughphysical activity. I also recommend typingwhile you study your English grammar. Thiswill help solidify your knowledge with move-ment.
Singing a Song
Before class begins, or before you sit down tostudy English sing a song in English to your-self. Make sure to use a song that you under-stand and know very well. This short and funexercise will help your brain focus on the En-glish language in a relaxing manner. It’s im-portant to be relaxed when you study English!Singing a song also helps activate the creativeside of your brain which can help you comeup with more examples as your practice con-versation or do some creative writing.
A Thousand Words …
一 干 个 词
As the saying goes in English: A picture isworth a thousand words. Help activate thecreative side of your brain by trying to de-scribe a photo or other image. You can com-bine use this also to activate your vocabularyby choosing a picture that has something todo with the subject you are going to study inEnglish.
英语里有句话说的好: -幅画顶一千个词。试着描绘一-张照片或者其他的图片,这样有助于激活你大脑中创造性的- -面。你还可以选择- -张与你即将学习的主题相关的图片,结合这个方法激活你的词汇。
A Little Grammar, a Little Listening,a Little Reading, and a little Writing
Next, make sure to study a number of areasrather than focusing on just one topic. Studya little grammar, then do a short listening ex-ercise, then perhaps read an article on thesame topic. Don’t do too much, twenty min-utes on three different types of exercises isplenty!