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In conversations and other situations where you need to be able to process information quickly and respond immediately, translating in your head is a big problem. It slows you down. It makes you hesitate. At times you’ll completely miss out on the conversation because your chance to jump in has come and gone and you’re still trying to translate.
On top of all that, a lot of slang, idioms and phrasal verbs can be difficult to translate quickly — if at all! It’s really best for your fluency if you stop translating in your head and learn to start thinking in English.
Thinking in English is very important to developing your fluency in English… so let’s go! Here are my nine tips for thinking in English.
DO DAILY ACTIVITIES IN ENGLISH
Can you change your phone settings to English? How about talking to your pet in English when you’re going for a walk? If you commute to work by train or bus could you buy your fare in English?
LISTEN TO MORE ENGLISH FOR IMMERSION WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS
Turn on the internet radio, download podcasts, put Netflix or YouTube on in the background while you’re doing your chores or work!
Your brain is so amazing that it will begin to recognize patterns and want to follow them too!
TRY GUESSING OR PLANNING WHAT ENGLISH SPEAKERS ARE GOING TO SAY
When you predict the conversation based on experience, you’ll be more confident and ready to respond.
Imagine the conversations that you want to have in the future and create them before they happen so you feel more prepared. It may not go word-for-word how you plan it, so be ready for change. You could write the conversation down and practice it a few times.
STOP LEARNING EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH TRANSLATION
Observe, watch, hear, smell and relate vocabulary directly to its meaning — not the word in your first language.
USE A MONOLINGUAL DICTIONARY
A bilingual dictionary is good for one thing — to put your coffee cup on so it doesn’t leave rings on your table.
LABEL OBJECTS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE IN ENGLISH
You can do this in your mind or actually on pieces of paper taped to the objects (or use sticky notes). Start with everyday objects that you use every day! For example, if I have a book at home and I am learning Portuguese I would label it “livro,” or if I am learning Arabic then I would label it “kitab.” Every time I look at it I am reminded to think that word!
TALK TO YOURSELF IN ENGLISH
Ask yourself questions and answer them.
Make up a short story about a person you see on your way to work.
You may want to do this in private when no one else is within earshot. It’s ok if you are not sure if your grammar is perfect, or if you make a mistake. No one will know! If you’re not sure if what you said to yourself is correct or not, then make a note to yourself to find out! You can do some research online, or ask your teacher or a native speaker friend later.
JUST START THINKING IN ENGLISH WITH A MANTRA
Even the smallest effort is better than nothing. Start with a mantra, or motto, that will help you get started each day in English. For example, “My English is getting better each day.”
THINK A LITTLE MORE IN ENGLISH EACH DAY
Start small. Make it a habit to think in English a little each day. Set an alarm if it’s hard to remember to switch into English. Then use the timer on your phone or computer to 1 minute to start and think only in English for that amount of time. It doesn’t matter what you think about, or even if you just say a few of the same phrases over and over. See if you can extend the time each day by 30 seconds!
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In the first tree minut's of the video, i can say that i only understood 10% of everthing you say (morrendo de rir) Me desculpem a todos eu estou começando no ingles e tentei fazer um comentario sem o google tradutor... Eu amei seu video, pelo titulo eu esperava um video em portugues kkkkkk, Muito TOP +like
* Nice Tips *
- Speak more, Listen more.
(Shower Talk is encouraged - but need to be checked with natives.)
- Make English language environment.
- Associate the word with meaning. (Attach the meaning to that word. Not via translation.)
- Try guessing what Native speakers are to say in that next conversation.
: Predict what ppl are going to say.
I teach myself and learn every day. I also teach Thai people on Skype
which not many patient to stay learning long enough. Think in English
was the thing I did when first start learning in Thailand and I told
all my friends to do the same. However, it is not easy for many people.
Even though, I agree about not translate English to our native language
before get to English. I share your video to my Thai friends.
Watch English videos and talk to ur self in English are the best and fastest way to learn and speak English fluently... Talk to ur self in English may feels so awkward in ur first try but trust me it really helps if u do it on a regular basis😀😀
I´ve been searching on ways to help my studs., thinking in English more often and...here you are Gabby...saying things in Portuguese naturally, which I´m pretty sure they´d relate to you right away!! I appreciated !!
I'm learning english too.I'm preparing for an IELTS exam. I'm eager to know if there is any one who wants to improve his/her english speaking. We can speak over skype or instagram or whatever social media you like. Or if you Are in Iran and you are living in Tehran so we can even meet each other. don't hesitate to call me. I am on instagram @mohamad29175 direct me, I will answer as soon as possible.
vocabulary. I Write the words in my notebook and paste o draw next, for example pencil ✏️ , pants 👖 socks 🧦. Etc etc. , a lot of words learning from it. Every day check my notes and don’t need to translate it, every day add 2 or 3 new words to my vocabulary , my native language is Spanish.
minha lingua nativa é Espanhol, eu tinha problema de tradução com inglês, estou aprendendo português naturalmente, é muito facil.
Mi dificultad con el inglés siempre fue que me enseñaron traduciendo, tanto en el colegio como en la universidad. Después de probar el método natural con portugués, me doy cuenta que: if you practice and learn naturally is more easy.
Hoje estou aprendendo português naturalmente e re-aprendendo inglês.
Very good! thanks, obrigada, gracias.
We must lose the fear of learning a new language, the natural method is very good.
Bonjour, bonjour !
Tu souhaite faire des progrès en anglais ?
Tu as un petit niveau et tu voudrais progresser pour devenir bilingue ?
Tu as un bon niveau mais tu voudrais être encore meilleur ?
Et en plus de ça, tu voudrais voyager, rencontrer de nouvelles personnes, découvrir de nouvelles cultures ?
Alors je te conseil l'organisme Education First (EF / https://www.ef.fr).
Cet organisme te permet de faire des séjours linguistique. Durant ce séjour, une partie est dédié à l'apprentissage de l'anglais via des cours participatif (on oublie le tableau noir et la prise de note comme en France). L'autre te permet de faire des activités dans ton pays d'accueil.
Ça t'intéresse ? Tu as des questions ? Tu peux me joindre soit par mail (email@example.com) soit sur Facebook (Elodie parmi vous).
À bientôt :)!
Thank you for your suggestions, i starting now to learn english end your video is very good for who like me want improve . Okay, i have write without vocabulary and nothing help, i hope i did only small errors. I hope you can correct me!! Thanks and bye!!