At elementary level you now know a little English and it helps to start organising your learning.
Try some lower-level English mini-lessons
- Write down new words and phrases. You can use a spreadsheet (Excel) so you can add more information at a later date for example, similar words or pronunciation tips.
- Use an elementary level grammar practice book to learn about tenses and word order.
- Use a good on-line dictionary (or buy one) which is suitable for your level.
- Sometimes read and pronounce at the same time. Some elementary reading books have a CD. Here is a reading level test from Oxford University Press. If you score more than 95%, you need a higher level book: Reading Test
- Start to write a simple diary.
- Think how you can talk about you, your family and your country. This is useful if you meet an English speaker and you need to introduce yourself.
- Have a target of the number of words you know, for example 500.
- Listen for phrases, not just single words.
- Listen for word stress. This is very important in British English:
The stressed part (syllable) of these words is in CAPITALS.
Listen here word stress
Practise saying them yourself.
- LONdon (not lonDON)
- OXford (not oxFORD
- baNAna (not BANANA)
- oLYMpics (not Olympics)
Try some lower-level English lessons