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    I am a university's student. I have been studying English for 3 years, but I have some problems I will put them in questions form:

    • How can I become a fluent speaker.
      How can force myself to read much in English.
      How can I memorize important English vocabularies.



    please answer my questions in detail. And give useful and effective suggestions for ESL.

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    Question: How can I become a fluent speaker?
    Answer: That will not be easy. Learning a language is like learning any skill in that the only way to learn is by doing. You must practice speaking as much as possible. You must practice reading as much as possible. Do you have a good teacher?

    Question: How can force myself to read much in English?
    Answer: That question suggests that you lack motivation. You will have to find it. One thing I suggest that you do to improve your reading skills is to read an English-language newspaper several days a week. Especially, read the sports section. It is somewhat easier to read than the rest of the paper, and there is a lot of repetition there.

    Question: How can I learn the words I need to know?
    Answer: There are about a thousand words which comprise the bulk of communication in both spoken and written English. You should get a list of those words and practice using them as much as possible. One you can use those words with confidence you will have come a long way towards achieving fluency.

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    Corrections.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy11
    I am a university's student. I have been studying English for 3 years, but I have some problems I will put them in questions form:
    I am a university student. (In AE we would say I am a college student.) I have been studying English for three years, and I have some problems which I will put in question form. (Spell out numerals from one to ten. Use "but" only when the "but" clause contradicts what was said previously in some way.)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy11
    • How can I become a fluent speaker.
      How can force myself to read much in English.
      How can I memorize important English vocabularies.
    • How can I become a fluent speaker?
      How can force myself to read material written in English?
      How can I learn the English words I need to learn?


    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy11
    please answer my questions in detail. And give useful and effective suggestions for ESL.
    Please answer my questions in detail.

    I always hope my advice will be useful.

    :)

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    Here are some links to some sites that have word lists. (You may find the last one the most useful.)

    The Most Frequently Used Words in Order of Frequency (200)
    http://www.lsilver.net/literacywords.htm

    100 Most Frequently Used Words
    http://jeffcoweb.jeffco.k12.co.us/is...eybo/most.html

    The hundred most frequently used words (listed in groups of ten)
    http://www.iron.k12.ut.us/schools/cm...ed_builder.htm

    Words listed by frequency: the first 700 most frequent words from the Brown Corpus (1,015,945 words)
    http://www.edict.com.hk/lexiconindex...s/words700.htm

    This one seems to be quite a valuable resource, with several word lists, including a list of the 700 most frequently used English words and a list of the 2000 most frequently used English words. Go to: http://www.edict.com.hk/lexiconIndex/generateindex.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I am a university student. (In AE we would say I am a college student.)
    Puzzling! If an american student went to London University, would you still call them a college student?

    Iain

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    Quote Originally Posted by dduck
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I am a university student. (In AE we would say I am a college student.)
    Puzzling! If an american student went to London University, would you still call them a college student?

    Iain
    Yes, I would.

    :)

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    In BE you wouldn't- colleges are different, even though some universities are divided into colleges.

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