Around 20 percent of the world’s population speaks English. That makes it roughly 1.5 billion people, out of which 125 million people are Indians. The English language plays a key role in banking and other competitive exams. It aims at assessing the language skills of the candidate. Here are some tips for you to prepare yourself for competitive exams for English. Here, in this article, we are trying to describe How to Prepare English for Competitive Exam to crack the test easily…
The one that tops on my list is reading the newspaper. I remember my friend’s father who was so much in love with reading, that he used to buy 3 newspapers every day, and later it became his habit to find out grammatical mistakes and then mail it to the editor. Hovering through the newspapers is one of the most effective forms of learning and preparing yourself for an English exam. Note down difficult words, find out their meanings and bring them to usage.
Invest in good English books. This sure is a good idea to invest in an English book for competitive exams as it helps you to be thorough with words and improves your vocabulary. Even watching English episodes will do the trick. I recommend books like “The fault in our stars” by John Green, “Harry Potter series” by J.K. Rowling, “Malgudy days” by R.K. Narayan. Start from the basics. Pick up grammar books of kids around you irrespective of the grade and just go through it. Every book has a lot in store for you.
Dictionary. Always keep a pocket dictionary handy. I am advising you the same thing what I told my daughter to do…keep a blank paper attached or clipped to your dictionary, so whenever you some across a meaningful word, check the meaning and jot it down on that paper. Phone apps have made life so easy for us. I recommend Merriam Webster dictionary to be installed. This app is very informative and detailing.
Make reading a habit. Read anything, that motivates you, encourages you, something that always keeps your mind buzzing with great ideas as Margaret Fuller says “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader”. When we read more it gives a boost to your vocabulary and thought process. Even while conversing with people words will flow freely. “Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho and “The seven habits for highly efficient people” by Stephan R Covey are two of my favorite books and I recommend it to everyone.
Answer unwanted calls to improve your language. This is one of the smart ways or rather to say out of the box ideas to improve on your spoken English skills. Take all the unwanted call from the credit card guy, insurance company or any random person selling any mobile plans and keep talking to him. What happens here is that over a period of time it eventually clears your hesitation. There are a lot of online test series available for listening, reading, and writing and grammar skills. All this accumulates to your knowledge of the language.
Lastly, I would like to sum up with an inspirational quote by Confucius “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop.”