Saturday, November 26, 2011

How to Learn the Past Simple Tense

Many English Learner faces difficulty with the past simple tense. The number of uneven verbs can be demoralizing and the three different sounds of uneven verbs cause problems. But through good practice and tips you can easily understand this tense.

The problem with the past simple tense is due to pronunciation while the regular verbs rule is quite simple and easy. It is not easy to memorize and apply the three different sounds that follow the verb rules. –t, -d, and –id are the different sounds where first two need practice while the last one quite easy to remember. Instead of remembering and applying different rules, the most excellent way to practice each sound from common examples and repeat them over again. Through practice you will become more familiarized to the preceding sounds and will automatically begin to know each sound ending to use.

The uneven verbs cause a different type of difficulty as they don't follow the general rules. You can learn these uneven verbs from different language schools and through course books and different grammar books having table of irregular verbs in the appendix. These uneven verb tables are very important. Through practice and repetitive exercise by using these uneven verbs in different form make it ultimately easier to memorize them. The most common verbs are uneven so keep it in mind because this will greatly helps you to understand and remembering them in no time.
past simple tense

In our daily lives we use simple past tense regularly, so don’t stop practice if you want to expose yourself among English speakers and have frequent conversations. The best ways of practice includes: talking about your past life and university life, writing and speaking about your weekend programs. These are the excellent ways if you don’t have enough opportunity to speak English. This is very rare that you don’t have anyone to practice your speaking, but alternatively you can record your voice and assess yourself.
past simple tense test
I hope you above mentioned tips would be helpful to improve your past simple tense although the past simple tense has some complicated features but through practice and regular use in writing and speaking makes you free and comfortable.

Toeic Listening Test

Listening is a difficult skill to practice for many students. Until recently, there has not been much quality listening material available. The Toeic test requires a specific type of practice. Movies and TV will not assist you more than enough because they designed for native peoples so you would be unable to practice your vocabulary as required by Toeic test through them. Here I am giving you few tips to improve your Toeic Listening practice and enhance your chance for getting high score in Toeic Test.

1. ESL podcasts are an interactive show designed for an intermediate to advanced level students. Practice your listening through this and learn the use of new vocabulary being used in different sentences. It contains explanation from different examples from beginning to advance level which would be definitely helpful for Toeic test. Practice through ESL podcasts more and more if you feel that it’s improve your performance. I hope this tip will greatly help to enhance your skill.

2. One of the best ways to increase your vocabulary through reading. Arrange and Practice list of vocabulary that is specific for TOEIC test. Memorize the vocabularies constantly use in Toeic while you hear and try to understand these words. Learn the speed of words while native speakers usually speak to use them.
toeic listening test

 3. Consistently practice before the actual exam because it takes time to learn set of vocabulary. Many students leave practice and presume themselves prepared for the test. It’s not important how difficult to study because there is no quick way to learn all of them. This is particularly correct with Toeic listening practice. When you hear new words its quite irritating to memorize and understand them. Only daily practice can reduce your stress of learning. Learn 4 or 5 new words daily and practice these words in writing and speaking. Through this practice method gradually adds up. Practice and practice until these words become your part of your own vocabulary.

I hope above mentioned Toeic Listening tips definitely help you to get high score. Good Luck !