THE POWER OF 4 ENGLISH CORE SKILLS – READ, LISTEN, WRITE, SPEAK

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Learning the English language skills is not difficult but it is not easy either. In order to speak fluent English, you need to be very well-versed with the four core skills of the English language. 

We all know that the basis of becoming fluent in the English language is reading, writing, speaking, and listening. A learner cannot become the best in English speaking without learning the 4 key skills. In order to achieve fluency, you need to work and learn all the 4 skills that will take you a step forward in mastering the language. 

Let us look at the 4 skills in short and know their importance,

Skill 1 – WRITING

Writing allows you and pushes you to write and text to anyone in English. It also allows you to write emails and reports that are important in an individual’s workplace.

Skill 2 – READING

Reading on a daily basis helps you to improve your grammar as well it expands your vocabulary horizons and it also helps in knowledge growth.

Skill 3 – SPEAKING

You can express your thoughts and opinions very confidently in the English language. You can even communicate in your office conversations and presentations too.

Skill 4 – LISTENING

Know what is going on around you and your surroundings by listening to what is happening around you.

Once you learn all these 4 skills, the English language will be a piece of cake for you. If you know how to write, but you don’t know how to read, you won’t have better communication skills. The same is applicable for the remaining two skills.

Learning all 4 English language skills is extremely essential.

The best way to learn any language is by focusing on your weaknesses and putting more effort to make it stronger. 

Even though you are a beginner or an intermediate, speaking English may at times seem like an impossible task to achieve. Fluent speaking is the most useful skill to polish. Any person can become a good speaker with practice and dedication. If you are struggling a lot, you can have a personal tutor wherein they help you to improve your English speaking skills. 

Every person fumbles and stumbles when they are not prepared to speak and this is not because we don’t know how to speak in English, or we don’t know what to say. But the thing is that we don’t know how to say it.

This is the reason why it is important to know how sentence structure is formed. 

Remember that writing skills improve only with practice and nothing else. You get better at writing by practicing it on a daily basis. Try to keep a diary with you and write down your daily happenings in the diary. You will know your mistakes as you write and read, as the diary stays personal and nobody will read yours. Writing in a diary will make you write freely. 

You will have many topics to write about, right from what you did during the day, the recent movie you watched and whether you liked it or not, something that you are looking forward to, etc. 

Moving on to the third skill, we know that listening is the most valuable skill and you can understand the opposite person only when you listen to them properly. Try listening to English songs, watch English movies, interviews, podcasts, TV series, and shows in order to test your listening skills. Get into the habit of listening to podcasts when you are on your way to college or work when you workout or even when you are doing household chores. 

The habit of reading will prove to be beneficial for your entire life. You will not only have a great vocabulary but you will also have more knowledge. Try to read the newspaper every day. You could read the whole newspaper if you like or you could also just skim the headlines and read the article in short. With this habit, you will come across new words and you will know what is happening nationally as well as internationally. Try indulging yourself in some good books like novels. Start with something interesting and exciting to develop your interest in reading.

Once you develop all these 4 English core skills, you can master the language very easily.

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