Today we are going to talk about grammar rules. Because most of the schools do the wrong. That’s why you can not speak English fluently. If you’re new to the English language or have learned it for many years, then you’ve probably heard or learned about grammar rules. They exist to “improve” your learning of the language, but did it work? Teachers from elementary to middle school and beyond teach certain rules such as past or present tense, yet are you able to speak on the spot automatically?
The reason why you can’t is because you’ve focused on studying grammar rules too much, and it’s because your teachers told you to. It’s easier to simply write for English since you have all the time in the world to think; however, if someone were to ask you a question in speaking, you would have little to no time to think about everything from the verb tenses to the propositions, which makes over studying these rules gratuitous.
Focus On The Meaning
You should never have to focus on what goes where; instead, you should focus on the meaning of the sentences you speak to make your learning English easier and less complicated. This might make you wonder how can we learn grammar rules for speaking if we should focus on these rules for writing. You learn through listening. Through hearing correct grammar continuously, you’ll have the best and most proficient way at learning English grammar. From now on, you’ll no longer have to sound like a malfunctioning robot.
You’ll just be you, and that’s what makes every conversation perfect in its own way. So if you have grammar books, throw them away! Get rid of them and make room for learning English the right way. Now’s your time to learn what the teachers never taught you the right way. Don’t over study grammar rules and start learn how to speak English the right way today!
Don’t Study Grammar Rules
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Hi, this is A.J. Hoge again, the director of Effortless English. And today, we are going to learn about rule number two. Now, rule number two is a suprise for many people. Rule number two is simple. Do Not Study Grammar Rules. Do not do it.
Now I know, this is a tough rule for some people. Because, most of your life, learning English, you have been told to learn grammar rules. In middle school, In high school, In university, In language school, everywhere in the world; grammar, grammar, grammar… So, my first question to you is: Did it work? Was it successful?
If you are watching this video, you have studied English before in school, somewhere. And probably, you focused on grammar rules. So, my question is: Can you speak English easily, quickly and automatically right now? If the answers no, Why not? Because you have studied English for many years already. Why can’t you speak English quickly, easily and automatically, why not?
Well, it’s not your fault actually. The reason, the answer for most people is that you study grammar rules too much. You focused on, grammar rules. Why? Because your teachers told you to.
Why we shouldn’t study grammar so much?
Why is it bad to study grammar rules? Well because, when you study grammar rules, when you focus on grammar rules, you focus on analysing English. In other words, you think about English. You think about the past tense, the present tense, the future, the present perfect, the past perfect.
Now for writing English, that’s Okay. Why? Because when you write English you have time. You can go slowly. You can write very slowly, you can think about it, you can erase your misteke, it’s okay. You don’t need to write fast. But for speaking, there is no time. You do not have time to think about rules, the present perfect tense in English when you listening and speaking. There is no time. Someone asks you a question, you must answer immediately. You have no time to think about propositions, you have no time to think about verb tenses, possessives, all the stuff you learned, there is no time.
How do native speakers learn grammar? Well, I am a native English speaker and I can tell you, I never studied grammar rules. Not until high school. And we studied grammar rules for writing. In college native speakers study grammar rules again, why? For writing. But for speaking, we don’t. So how do we learn grammar rules? We learn through listening. Through hearing correct grammar again and again… a lot of correct grammar.
The best way to learn English grammar
So the best way to learn english grammar is through imput. Another word, English coming in mostly through your ears. But reading is also okay but don’t read textbooks, don’t read grammar books. Just read easy English books, easy novels. But most of all listening. Now, in the next e-mails that you get, I will tell you exactly how to learn grammar and easy way and effortless way, without studiying rules.
So keep getting those e-mails. Reed the next e-mails, because in later e-mails I will tell you exactly how to learn English grammar so you can use it quickly and very fast when you are speaking. Not just writing. But for now, for today, the number two rule, i want you to remember that “Do Not Study Grammar Rules” If you focus on grammar rules it will hurt your speaking. Your speaking will more slowly, your understanding will be more slowly.
So if you have grammar books, throw away! Put in them in a trash, good bye grammar books. If you want, you can burn it. Burn them in a fire. Because, they are useless. They will not help you with your English speaking or your English learning or listening. So good bye grammar books. No more grammar rules yeaaa. That shoud make you happy. Okay, good enough. This is the second rule for learning to speak excellent English. Tomorrow you will get the next rule. Rule number three tomorrow. So, I hope you enjoy this e-mail course and these videos. And I will see you next time. Bye bye.
Speak English Fluently By Listening
The best way to improve English speaking is listening activities. But don’t listen to textbooks’ Cd, difficult and boring materials. You must listen to easy and interesting materials again and again. Well you can use our lessons to imrove your listening and speaking skills fast.
The English Easy Practice course has lots of interesting and fun stories. These are special interactive stories that make you practice listening and speaking with TPRS method. So you can practice English speaking anytime and anywhere you want by listening our easy stories.