because people speak English
Kaplan International shared an infographic and starts a competition for bloggers on how to learn English. It's interesting to see the infographic and to know what other English learners think about how they learn English effectively. I started to know the word 'infographic' these last two years. Some research said that if people create an infographic and post it on their blogs and websites, the readers will be more likely to share it on social networking sites than any types of articles. And I have seen companies made their own infographic and shared it among famous bloggers and indeed, the blog posts got many responses.
When I saw Kaplan's infographic, I think I have been using almost all activities in the infographic to learn English, and there is only one that I haven't done yet: travel to an English speaking country and have English classes with other foreigners. If I have a chance to travel to an English speaking country, I think I will choose Canada. The reason is simple, most of my favorite TV Series and my favorite actress lives there. Maybe if I could travel there and had English classes there, I could have a chance to visit the filming locations and met some of the casts.
The fascinating thing from the infographic is that 65 percent of correspondents thought that traveling to an English speaking country and have classes with other foreigners help them learn English better. I never thought about the important of this way since it is beyond my capability. But, maybe it's the time to start think about it seriously and hope that there is a chance to travel abroad.
For overall, I agree that TV, films, music and video games help people learn English. I remember my friend told me that he improves his English by playing RPG (role-playing game). I learn new slang words, and slang abbreviations by watching popular TV Series. If I want to gain more vocabulary about another category, I just watch different genre of TV Series or movies. Well, let's say I want to know medical terms in English, I just have to switch what I watch from The Vampire Diaries to Grey Anatomy or Dr. House M.D. And I think the same principle works for other media to learn English whether watching films, listening to music, video games, books, etc.
In my opinion, the best way to learn English is using English in our activities in our daily life. Having many chances to use English to communicate with people definitely will make our English improved. Moreover, if the people whom we communicate with are native English speakers.
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