1、Tapes are the best teachers and learning companions.
They will never get bored, never get tired, and never charge you more! Love your English tapes. Make the most of this wonderful learning tool!
2、Try to pronounce everything just like the speaker on the tape.
Imitation is the first and most important step. It’s much easier to imitate another speaker than it is to sound out each word according to phonetics in a dictionary!
3、Listen to Crazy English professional tapes as much as possible.
Many tapes don’t have standard pronunciation. Don’t waste your time following and practicing poor pronunciation!
4、Listening and imitating should always go together.
Use the LIP method! Listen, Imitate, Practice!
5、Language speaking is like singing.
Try to learn English the same way you learn a song. Speaking with emotion, tone and rhythm will make your English perfect and fluent.
6、The best way to learn new words is to learn the correct pronunciation.
Try your best to pronounce every word as accurately as possible.
7、Repeat the words in useful sentences as many times as possible.
That is the only way to“own” a word and make it yours forever! Repetition is the mother of learning!
8、Try to find as many good English sentences as possible and yell them as loudly and quickly as possible using correct pronunciation.
There are three P’s to mastering a sentence! First Pronounce each word in the sentence accurately and with exaggeration. Next, Practice each sentence as many times as possible with the Three-ly and One –breath methods! Last, Perform each sentence by saying it naturally and acting it out with emotion!
9、The number of sentences is more important than the number of words.
Your English level will depend on the number of sentences you can speak. You can communicate much more with ten sentences than you can with one hundred isolated words!
10、Set specific goals that you know you can achieve.
Success breeds success! Set more challenging goals as you make progress. Even if you only start with three sentences a day, you will know twenty-one new sentences by the end of the week!
11、Try to use what you’ve learned in everyday life.
Dare to show off your English, especially to people who don’t speak English! The more you use English, the more fluent your English will become.
12、Try to create your own English environment.
Practice with your friends, family and people you see every day. If you don’t have anyone to practice with, talk to yourself in a mirror! It sounds crazy but it will work!
13、Pretend you don’t speak Chinese when you are traveling on an airplane, staying in a hotel, or even ordering at McDonald’s.
The employees in these places don’t know you and most speak some English! Forget about your face! You really will only be losing face for overseas Chinese who don’t know how to speak their mother tongue!
14、Make your own English study cards and carry them wherever you go.
You will make the best use of spare time every day and reinforce your memory. This small action will produce a great result.
15、To remember the new words and phrases you’ve learned, carry a small notebook to record and review the new materials.
16、Collect English learning material everywhere!
English magazines and newspapers are a great choice. Writing down sentences while watching American movies is another great source of reallife learning material!
17、Any spare moment can be a great opportunity to exercise your English skills.
One minute is enough to read a sentence 20 times. Remember, one minute can also produce miracles. Never say that you don’t have enough time to learn English!
18、Try to read a short English passage every day to build up your language sense.
This is extremely important and helpful if you want to score high on your exams. Try your best to form this great habit. We must change this situation: Reading is the weakest point for Chinese students. The only way to improve your reading ability is to read as much as possible!
19、Keep an English journal.
Try to write a few sentences about your day and then blurt them out as many times as possible before you go to sleep. This will teach you to “think” in English. This habit will also help you live a move organized and fruitful life. Besides, you will score higher on your composition exams!
20、Reading loudly will greatly improve your fluency and concentration.
You will also hear your own mistakes and be able to improve them.
21、Choose materials that interest you!
Reading about things that you like will naturally make learning more enjoyable and efficient. Everything is easier if you enjoy doing it!
22、Speak crazily not lazily.
Always speak with zeal, pride and confidence. You will not only improve your English greatly this way, but also totally reshape your life. You will become more energetic, charming, and popular. A successful person inspires everyone around him to become successful! All great achievements begin with enthusiasm!
23、Make your parents proud by teaching them some English sentences.
You can become an excellent teacher through tutoring your parents. Teaching is a great way to learn! Also remember, learning English can make people happier, feel younger and live longer!
24、Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
The more times you ask for help, the more powerful your English will become. Never hesitate to ask! Learn as much as you can from as many different people as you can! An eager student will always find a teacher!
25、Practice English for at least 5 minutes before and after every meal.
Your English will naturally grow as your body grows. If you can form this habit, you will be a very successful English learner! You will not only speak good English, but also become a fantastic test-taker!
26、Keep English constantly in your mind by listening, speaking of reading every day!
Constant exposure will make it much easier to master this language. If you review only once a week, you will have a hard time remembering what you’ve learned.
27、Always remember: The more times you move your mouth, the more developed your muscles will become, and the more fluent your English will be.
Open your mouth whenever you have a second! Don’t be afraid of being laughed at! You know, great people are always laughed at by fools.
28、Use all your senses to learn English.
You must hear English, read English, touch English, smell English, and taste English. Feel English with your heart. Immerse yourself in this language. Begin to think in English.
29、Keep a positive attitude about English.
If you think of English as a burden, it will be one! If you think of English as fun and exciting, you will practice more often and make progress more quickly!
30、Practice the 3-ly and One-breath methods as frequently as possible.
These two magic methods will turn your Chinese muscles into international muscles.
31、I will blurt out 10sentences every day.
I will blurt out 1 passage every week.
I will read English at least 10 times a day!
I always know actions speak louder than words.
32、I will read inspiring stories to encourage me to go on.
Teacher Li Yang is a great model. I always remember his words: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence!
33、Last but not least, try your best to help as many people as possible!
In this way, you will make a great contribution to China, and you will be the happiest person in the world! Remember, true happiness comes from serving other people! Your success should contribute to the success of others!
大声朗读，一个句子、一个句子地脱口而出！一次不行两次！两次不行，那就在次！刚开始的时候肯定比较难、比较慢！但一定要坚持，一定要重复做！请经常想想那些坚持反复操练数年，克服重重困难，获得世界冠军（全球第一）的人们，你一定可以获得能量！我相信你能够创造奇迹！开始疯狂吧！永远记住：Great hopes make great men.
10 Useful Questions to Ask Foreigners
Note: China becomes more international every day! Talking with foreign visitors is a great way to use and improve your English! One quick word of advice: Try to ask open-ended questions, or questions that require more than a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. This type of question keeps a conversation flowing and give you more chance to practice! Avoid questions like, ‘Do you know how to use chopsticks?’ or ‘Do you like Chinese food?’
1．Have you been to China before?
2．Are you here for business or pleasure?
3．How do you like it here so far?
4、What impresses you most about China?
What bothers you most about China?
5．What’s your favorite Chinese food?
6．Have you learned any Chinese?
7．How many places have you been to in China?
8．Which places do you like best?
9．What is your hometown like?
10．How is China different from you country?
Reading the Most Important Way to Learn English
1、Before you can start speaking and writing in English, your brain must get enough correct English sentences. You can’t speak English if you have never seen an English sentence in your life. This is obvious. And you can’t speak English well if you have not seen a large number of English sentences.
2、There are two ways to get correct English sentences: listening and reading. Both are good, but reading is usually much easier than listening. With the help of a good dictionary you will be able to understand English texts much more easily than, for example, English television or movies.
3、If you read just one book in English you will feel that your English has become much better. You will start using lots of new vocabulary and grammar in your school compositions and e-mail messages. You will be surprised, but English phrases will just come to you when you are writing or speaking! Things like the past simple tense and how to use the word“since”will become part of you. You will use them automatically, without thinking. Correct phrases will just appear in your head.
4、It will be easy to use English, because your brain will only be repeating the things that it has seen many times. By reading a book in English, you have fed your brain with thousands of English sentences. They become a part of you. How can you make a mistake and say“I feeled bad”, if you have seen the correct phrase（“I felt bad”）250 times in the last book you’ve read? You simply cannot make that mistake anymore.
这样用起英语来将会很轻松，因为你的大脑仅仅是将见过很多次的东西重复一下而已。通过阅读一本英语书，你将成千上万个英语句子注入了你的头脑中，它们成了你的一部分。如果你在最近读过的一本书中见过250次正确的表达法“I felt bad”,你怎么可能再错误地说成“I feeled bad”？你决不可能再犯那样的错误了。
5、This is true for hundreds of words and grammar structures. If you read in English, you can forget about grammar rules. Throw away your grammar book! You don’t need to know the rules for the present perfect tense. You don’t even have to know what“present perfect”means. Instead, read a few books in English and soon you will feel that“I have seen Paul yesterday”is wrong, and“I saw Paul yesterday”is correct. How? Simple. Your brain has seen the second kind of sentence 192 times, and the first kind 0 times.
这个（方法）适用于纷繁复杂的单词和语法结构。如果你用英语阅读，你会将语法规则置于脑后。扔掉你的语法书！你无需了解现在完成时的用法，你甚至可以不必知道“现在完成”是什么意思。而该做的是，去读几本英语书，你很快就会发现“I have seen Paul yesterday”是错的，而“I saw Paul yesterday”是对的。为什么呢？很简单：你的大脑接触过第二种句型192次，而第一种是0次。
6、This is what we call grammar intuition. This is how native speakers know what is correct. It’s no magic. You can do it, too. The only difference between you and native speakers is that they have heard and read more English sentences than you have.
A Story about Lu Xun
Lu Xun was one of the great writers in China.
Once Lu Xun spoke to some young people about the study of foreign languages. He said:“You must not give up studying foreign languages for even a day. To master a language, words, and grammar rules are not enough. You must do a lot of reading. Take a book and read it until you finish it. At the same time look up the words in the dictionaries and study grammar rules. When you read a book, very often you find it hard to understand. Never mind. Put it away and start another one. In a few months or half a year, go over the first book once again; you are sure to understand much more than before. Young people have good memories. If you learn a few words every day and keep on reading all the time, in four or five years, you will certainly be able to read books in the foreign language.”
★The 33 Golden English Learning Rules stimulated me to study English with great passion. 我是一名初二学生。《33条军规》调动了我学习英语的积极性，并让我形成了良好的学习习惯。不但是英语，我还把它们运用到其它科目的学习中，学习成绩大大提高。我的成绩从期中考试第38名提高到现在第12名。我对自己充满信心！我会很快成为全班第一、全校第一！
★They’re inspiring! They’re terrific! They’re just great even for a native speaker liker me! I’ve been teaching English for years in China. I think now I’ve found a new, effective way to teach English!
Dear English learners,
Please practice the following golden rules as much as possible! You will not only improve your English, but also become an English teaching professional! When you put your energy into something, the results will be powerful! These rules will help you reach all of your English learning goals. Have patience with yourself and remember, when you do the best you can, you can create miracles! You cannot pay someone to practice for you. You are responsible for your own success. I am always here to support and encourage you along the way. With each rule you practice you will take a step closer to your goal! Trust yourself! Believing in yourself is the first step to improving yourself!