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Sara Tyler
How do you practice English on your own?

Watching TV or movies?

Listening to music?

Audio tapes? 

Jul 20, 2016 8:33 PM
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I learned English as a child, in school. We started at age 9 (a little bit too late). When I grew up, there was no Internet and only a few TV channels. I taped two strips of paper over the subtitles, directly onto the glass of the telly, effectively blurring the subtitles much to the annoyance of my parents I might add. English and American TV serials were broadcast with subtitles in my mother tongue, never dubbed. I also recorded the soundtrack of my favorite films, and at the time Startrek was a big thing (with William Shatner). Video was not yet widespread or even invented in fact, so I only got hold of the soundtrack, which I played on a cassette deck. I guess I liked the moral of the story of the Startrek episodes (there is always one). Nowadays I practice by taking free online classes called MOOCs at EdX or Coursera, or regularly reading newspapers online.
July 21, 2016
Hi Sara, I practice watching movies with subtitles written in english, also I listen to podcasts frequently. When I don't know the meaning of a word or expression, I just search for its meaning. 
July 20, 2016
Downlode an app called voa learning english ,and listen to the video,it is quite helpful because it improve my pronunciation and listening.
July 21, 2016
To me, also than movies and such things, reading aloud gives a big hand. It improves your pronunciation and gets you familiarized with the tongue you're learning on.
July 21, 2016

Quite on the contrary, I rarely watch TV series or moives to improve my listening or speaking. More often I polish my listening by downloading organized English materials with subtitles on youtube  which help me identiy what my fault is and how I can improve my speaking. Subtitles are very important for English learners but just do not look at these words along the playing of these films.

July 21, 2016
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Sara Tyler
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language