Thayná Camila
How to reach C1 English level? I'm struggling to reach C1 English level but it seems impossible. What are you suggestions? What should I do? What's the better way to increase my vocabulary?
Mar 17, 2017 10:50 PM
Answers · 4
What are you struggling with most? Reading, writing, listening, speaking? Grammar, vocab, formal language, informal language? If you identify the specific things you need to improve, you can find activities to help you improve. Otherwise, take some lessons :-)
March 17, 2017
Hey! This is a very good subject to talk on. I personally believe that whilst going from level to level up to B2 is about learning the language and learning the grammar, the difference between that and getting to C1 from B2 is purely in practice and vocab. As far as the practice, what you can do is download A LOT of podcasts and just play them in the background when you do things... just be listening to English as MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Watch series, talk to natives, watch youtube videos etc. Every single person learns vocab in a different way and in a way that coincides with them as a person but I will attempt to give you some tips from my experience and the experience of others... Here are some websites that you can use... Memrise.com , duolingo.com , quizlet.com You can listen to music and pick out the words that you dont know. One of the most important parts to learning vocab is to make it so the word MEANS something to do... What I want to say with that is to create personal and individual meaning(s) for the word that also coincides with the official definition... This method may be used in a way in which you make the definition in english or in your native tongue (however you prefer it to be) I see your native language is portuguese so im gonna give this example: as I am learning portuguese, i learned the verb "arrancar" by reaching my hands out and pulling back rather than learning that arrancar is translated to rip out, pull etc. (I had to look up that translation because I didn't know it) However I use arrancar ALL THE TIME because i know what it means rather that just the generic definition/translation
March 18, 2017
It's not simply a case of more vocabulary; you need to demonstrate your ability to use advanced grammar and present nuanced arguments and discussions using English. I agree that you do need to be more specific regarding what you want to improve. Perhaps if you look at your motivations for moving to C1 level (exam, work, etc), that may help you clarify your goals.
March 17, 2017
I appreciate everyone's comment. I'm embracing every tip given to me and I'm already acting on them. Thanks!
March 18, 2017
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