Are you the kind of person that loves studying new grammar rules? Or do you hate doing grammar exercises? Love it or hate it, learning and practising grammar will help you improve your spoken and written English. Using grammar correctly is always very impressive and it's also very useful for passing exams! Here are our top tips for learning grammar:
- Don’t worry about making mistakes. Every time someone corrects you, you learn something new.
- Do you know which mistakes you make most, and which mistakes are common for speakers of your language? Make a list of your common mistakes and pay special attention to them.
- Be patient. Maybe you can do the practice exercises, but when you’re speaking you don’t have time to think about the correct grammar. Don’t worry, that’s completely normal! If someone explained to you exactly how to swim, could you just get in the water and swim without practising? Of course not! It’s just the same with grammar. The more you practise, the better you’ll be.
- Read and listen to English as much as possible. Think about grammar when you’re reading and listening. Do you know why they used that particular structure? Do you notice any differences between your language and English? Noticing which structures are used and knowing what the differences are will you help get English grammar right.
- Use the Grammar snacks section on LearnEnglish Teens to revise grammar. Watch the videos, read the snack and then do the exercises.
- Practise, practise, practise! Try to use the new grammar you have learnt immediately. When you can do the practice exercises, try writing a sentence of your own, and use that grammar next time you’re speaking. This will help you remember new grammar really well. If you register on LearnEnglish Teens you can write comments on the site and put your English into practice every day by communicating with other users and our team of moderators.
Have you got any tips for learning new grammar?