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When you read a textbook or study with a tutor, he or she gives you explanations on the theory. But the flexibility of your tongue is...
You may have noticed that most of the technology and procedural descriptions in the world are written in English. This is not surprising, English is a language about processes and actions. There are about a third more verbs in English than in Russian, for example. If in Russian the essence of phenomena and objects is described through nouns with their cases and adjectives, then English is all about the quality and intensity of processes with its continuous, simple, perfect, passive, conditionals. The whole grammar of English is about the stages of processes. The Russian language is static and judges the quality of subjects. English is dynamic and flexible, involving subjects in the process. This is hard to understand if you're just studying theory, because theory doesn't give a flow of thoughts in volume, theory considers short passages taken out of the context of life.
When you read an essay on a topic of interest to you, then the essay shows the use of all grammatical forms at once, each in its place. And this gives the completeness of the picture, includes intuitive understanding. Remember, as a child, fairy tales were read to you, and you understood everything from them. It is the same with a foreign language: read fairy tales, essays, articles, listen to dialogues and monologues, and you will have a picture of what is being said. The more often you practice the language, the faster your mental pictures will refine and become clearer. You can watch an interesting video, then walk down the street and think of lines, and then you apply what you have - it's a cyclical process. Practising English introduces you to understanding processes about life and business.
Another important reason why English needs to be learned from practice is that English came from Europe, where civilization is built on communication in communities. Moving to America, the settlers travelled in families and communities, and the same structure of society remains today, but now these are communities by values, by circle of interests, by professional occupation, by area of residence. Therefore, it is critically important to practice English on texts that have come from the community of the district and the professional field you are heading towards, hoping for success.
People in an English-speaking environment live in communities and diaspores. And if you compare the language in different culture and industry communities, you will see that there are differences in the use of words, turns of speech, and even pronunciation. Pronunciation is one thing that can only be mastered through the practice of the language. It is important for you to pronounce it correctly, then you will be able to identify the same word spoken by a native speaker.
Practising, it would be thoughtful to pay attention to the articulate sound of morphemes within words, because morphemes in English - the vowel plus the consonants surrounding it - are the molecules that reflect functional actions that are woven into the process described by the order of words in sentences and the order of sentences in the text. The pronunciation of English came directly from the need to designate a functional action to be performed. This becomes clear only from the flow of the English language practice.
Also, from the practice of the language, you will notice that English has a specific rhythm and melody. Mastering this rhythm is a necessary condition for fluency in speech. Why are English songs the most popular in the world? Because the English language of processes sounds so that it is convenient to sing it. And even the peculiarities of the pronunciation of morphemes within words and words within sentences are subject to the principle "to make it convenient to sing."
On our website, we voice texts for language practice. The practice of English, no matter what it is: reading a fairy tale, an essay, a conversational dialogue - works when the graphics and the sound of the text are synchronized. You will begin to think in English only when the melody and rhythm of this language is mastered by you through the practice of the language with the help of prepared texts that you can listen to, read and say the same way.
For practising English, consider:
Fairy tales in English for Russian speakers
Fairy tales in English for Italian speakers
Fairy tales in English for Serbian speakers
Essay in English for Russian speakers
Essay in English for Italian speakers
Essay in English for Serbian speakers
Conversational scenes in short videos in English for Russian speakers
Conversational scenes in short videos in English for Italian speakers
Conversational scenes in short videos in English for Serbian speakers