Going back to your daily routine after spending several days/weeks of holidays or free time may have represented a worrying stop to your evolution as English learners. If you are in the position that you are finding it difficult to resuming your English language learning, we have these simple steps to help you get back into action and improve your performance. Here it goes:
1. Download a podcast of a topic that interests you in English so you can hear it on your journey to and from work or school. It is the best way to refresh your listening comprehension, intonation and pronunciation.
2. In the early hours of the morning, while having breakfast, taking a shower or preparing youself to face the day, listen to your favourite song in English and try to understand each of the verses. That will refresh your listening skills while having fun.
3. Phrasal verbs represent one of the most challenging vocabulary items while being very useful resources to express yourself in the most accurate way. Spend some time each week learning a handful of them and, before you know it, your vocabulary will expand significantly.
4. In the era of instant messaging, why not doing it in Englishas well? Applications like Tandem or HelloTalk give us the opportunity to chat with native English speakers.
5. The vocabulary, the best weapon. In the first weeks after the break, review all the vocabulary in your notebook. This will not only reactivate your learning in terms of memorisation but it will also allow you to continue improving your level.
6. The last episode. We close this list with something as simple yet effective as to watch the last episode of the series you’ve been following in the original version. Through the dialogues you will surely remember many pre-holiday lessons!
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