Rule 1: Paraphrase
express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.
- Ways to express your opinions:
- To my way of thinking.
- As far as I’m concerned.
- In my perspective
Do you think good decision-making can be taught?
==> Is it possible to learn how to make a right decision?
Rule 2: Sentence Structure:
Rule 3: Comparative Structure
Rule 4: Ideas
Read widely. Good writers are good readers. Not only can you keep abreast of trends in your writing specialty and see examples of other writers’ styles, but you can also find story ideas from what you read, whether in newspapers, magazines, books, or online.
Do research. If you think you are interested in writing about a subject, learn more about it. You might just learn an interesting detail that will form the kernel of your entire creative writing piece.
- Look through dictionaries, encyclopedias, and even thesauruses. You may come across a word, idea, or event that will spark your imagination.
Rule 5: Vocabulary
Rule 6: Pronunciation
Rule 7: Learn with emotion
If there is one “key” to success in anything, including learning English, it is emotion! Not methods. Not teachers. Not books. Emotion.
With powerful positive emotion, you can succeed at anything.
Simply put- if you are bored, tired, or sad you will not learn English well. This is how our brains work. Brains don’t learn quickly when your emotions are mostly negative. Even if you use the very best learning methods and materials- you will get poor results if your emotions are weak or negative.
Tony Robbins, the famous peak performance coach, states that emotional mastery is the single biggest key to success, and I agree. My best students– the ones who learn the fastest and get the best results– are always energetic, enthusiastic, and positive.
When they are learning English, they are smiling. They are laughing. They are focused and they have energy.
If you want to improve quickly like them, you should imitate them.
How? Put yourself into a strong positive emotional state every time before studying English.
First, sit quietly, close your eyes, and remember happy positive memories from your life. Feel the way you felt at that time. Remember times you succeeded. Remember times you were excited. Remember times you felt love.
Next, move your body. Stand up. Jump around. Smile. Lift your arms into the air. Get your blood moving!
Finally, put on some happy, energetic music. Choose a favorite song that makes you feel happy and alive. Dance and move with the song. Consciously smile a huge smile!
Now you are ready to study English! Always do this before studying, so that you are always in a happy emotional state when you are learning English.
Do this and you will learn much faster. Your brain will remember much more. You will get much better results.
Rule 8: Fillers
When we speak continuously, we use gap fillers. These words or short phrases are said when we search for words. Here are some examples:
- you know
- it’s like
- that thing
- I mean
Sometimes people make ›sounds‹ to keep a conversation going on. Try to avoid these ›sounds‹ as they are a sign of weakness.
Rule 9: Linking words