2019年3月20日,我们请到新加坡英国文化协会的英语教学专家、在全世界很多非英语母语国家研究英语教学13年的宝藏外教丹老师,以及有超过25年执教经验的特级教师伊恩老师,一同分享如何应对“中式英语”习惯带来的沟通问题,以及如何通过短期的“浸入式”英语学习,提升你的英语质感。

分享公开课Q&A

SMART English课程具体上多长时间?

3周起。我们建议你先来做一个测试,这样根据你现有的英文状况以及预期目标,我们会有专门的课程咨询老师联系您,并建议合适您的学习时长。

SMART English 课程上课形式是线上还是线下的?

课程均为面授。

住宿是否提供?

我们对住宿没有特别的推荐。学校门前有多条公交车路线,去全岛各处交通便利。

拿旅游签是否可以上课?

可以,不过最多只能报名4周的课程。如果想报名更长时间的课程,需要申请Student Pass学生准证续签。(British Council 会帮助学生完成申请)

上课前都需要办理什么手续?

我们的专员在每位同学申请课程的时候会发送一份准备材料清单,其中包括Visa申请表(如果学生不在新加坡),出生证明,银行流水等等。

如何在短时间内有效地提高口语、听力?

The key to improving speaking and listening is practice. The internet offers a wealth of opportunities for listening practice: Podcasts, TED Talks, and audio books to name a few. Our website has a good selection of graded listening practice activities, but listening to English music, and TV shows and films are all good ways of practising listening, too. Remember to vary the type of listening practice you do, too, as this will help you to develop different aspects of listening as well as maintain motivation. 

提高听力的关键是练习。我们在网上可以找到很多有关听力的练习,比如手机播客,TED演说和一些有声读物。我们开发的LearnEnglish网站 就有很多按不同英语级别制作的听力练习题,而且都是免费下载。还可以听英文歌曲,看英文的电影和电视节目也是很好的练习方式。记住你所做的听力练习也要有所不同,这将有助于培养你在听力不同方面的能力并能持续保持学习的动力。此外,还有一些听力练习的Apps: LearnEnglish Podcast, LearnEnglish Audio & Video等,下载链接http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org.cn/apps/learnenglish-podcasts

As for speaking, you could try keeping an audio journal, reading aloud or even standing in front of a mirror and talking to yourself. However, no amount of solitary practice will be as effective as actually speaking to another human being. Try to find or create opportunities to use English. Why not set up an informal English conversation group at your school or place of work or join one of the groups that already exists? You could also join a volunteer group which works with foreigners. 

提高口语,你可以试着做音频日记,大声朗读,甚至站在镜子前练习。然而,再多的单独练习也不如和另一个人交谈有效。努力寻找或创造使用英语的机会,你可以在你的学校或单位组织一个英语会话练习小组,你也可以加入一个与外国人合作的志愿者活动。

Listening and speaking in English are important life skills, but like playing a musical instrument or being good at a particular sport, to become a fluent speaker of English takes dedication, perseverance and lots and lots of practice. 

英语的听力和口语都是重要的生活技能,但就像演奏乐器或擅长一项特定的运动一样,说一口流利的英语需要专注、毅力和大量的练习。

有没有一种具体的方法可以真正有效的记住单词?

Vocabulary development is intimately connected with reading. Students who read widely tend to have a much wider vocabulary and are better able to activate this vocabulary when needed. It doesn’t matter what you read (news stories, novels, magazines) as long as it’s in English and you do it every day. Record new vocabulary in a vocab book (or on cue cards) with the definition and/or translation, and look at it when you’re commuting to school or work or have a few spare minutes. You need to see a word used in different, real contexts multiple times (3 at least) in order for it to ‘stick’, so actively seek out the new words in the English books, adverts and posters you see around you.

词汇量与阅读密切相关。广泛阅读的学生往往拥有更广泛的词汇量,并且在需要的时候能够更好地使用到这些词汇。不管你读什么(新闻故事、小说、杂志),只要是英文的,你每天都可以练习。把新单词的定义和/或翻译记录在词汇簿上(或提示卡上),当你在上学或上班的路上,或者有几分钟空闲时间的时候就可以看看它。你需要看到一个单词在不同的、真实的语境中多次使用(至少3次),才能让它“持久”的 在你脑海里 ,所以要积极地寻找在你看到的英语书籍、广告和海报中遇到的新单词。

如何提高雅思写作?

To improve your IELTS writing, follow these three tips:

  1. Make sure you understand the question types - Writing Task 1 and Task 2. Information about how much time you have for these questions, the word count and question type are available here: https://www.ielts.org/#
  2. Use the public band descriptors. Use this (on your own, with a friend, or with your teacher) to assess your current level of writing. Then, look at the criteria in the level above and try and develop until you reach that level.
  3. Finally make sure you practise different writing skills that you need for the writing test - this includes: Building your vocabulary, practising grammar accuracy and variety of structures, writing in time - use a stop watch and time your writing. Find useful tips and apps from our British Council website here: 

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/ielts-tips/ielts-writing-tips and here: https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-test/understand-test-format...

  1. 清楚考试题型,写作任务1和写作任务2,以及合理分配每个写作任务的所用时长,字数限制以及问题种类。具体信息请看https://www.ielts.org/#
  2. 借助雅思考试写作的评分标准。大家可以独自使用或与朋友、老师一起来评估你当前的写作水平。评分标准分为四项技能区,大家可以参考这些评分标准使自己的写作标准向高分趋近。雅思考试写作评分标准:https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/IELTS_task_1_Wr...
  3. 最后确保你要练习写作考试所需要的不同写作技巧。提高雅思写作的各项技能:这包括加大词汇量、准确使用语法和结构,在规定时间内完成(练习时用计时器训练)。访问我们的学习网页或者下载British Council App获取有关提高雅思写作的小技巧。

获得更多学习指导请看 https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/ielts-tips/ielts-writing-tipshttps://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-test/understand-test-format...

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