What I recommend for my students is to watch a TV series with the subtitles in English. Start with a simple one like Friends or something talking about everyday life and start translating the words you don't know as you go. it won't be very enjoyable at first, but as time goes on you will find that you just start understanding, whether it be through context or previous translations! I have found TV to be the fastest way to learn another language, unless you are a singer or musician, in which learning lyrics would be much much quicker.
Best of luck and I hope this helps,