How to study English
In order to enjoy Cebu
Solution Engineering Dev, Masahiro Okubo
When did I start studying?
I decided go to Cebu at August 2014 and started studying English from March.
Therefore, There was five months study period of English.
When I started studying English, my TOEIC score was 400 points or less.
I thought that in order to take QQ English lesson, requires more than 500
I didn’t know how to improve my English skill but I tried some method to
study English. I will introduce how to study English today.
Ｆｉｒｓｔ of all
Making time of study English.
I had to make time of study as long as possible. I came up immediately, it was
to use the commuting time because I get on the train two hours every day.
Before I enjoyed pazu-dra in the train :-)
The time that was given to me.
2 hours x 5 days x 4week x 5 months = 200 hours
What should I do?
Deciding teaching materials.
This was a difficult problem. I think that if you feel boring, it will not continue.
For example, you read difficult grammer book or memolize English words
I will introduce the materials that I’ve tried.
Vocabulary & listening 「Nintendo DS えいご漬け」
A grammer book 「英文法のトリセツ」
Vocabulary test 「Weblio」
Practice writing English 「瞬間英作文トレーニング(Android app)」
Reading & listening 「ESL Fast (Internet reading lesson in Cebu)」
Listening 「TOEIC English Upgrader (iPhone/Android app)」
Nintendo DS えいご漬け
First of all I tried this. When I started it The rank was E but current rank is S. I
felt that dictation is very useful method in order to improve my English skill. I
studied this material approximately 90 hours.
Next, I realized that knowledge of English grammer is required. These books
help me to understand English grammer easily. I studied this material
approximately 20 hours.
Somietimes I am checking my vocabulary level by Weblio. Especially TOEIC
test is useful in order to know the level of own.
※ In order to vocab test, you have to make account.
There are many teaching materials for listening translate English into Japanese,
but this material is suitable for practice of translating Japanese into English. I
think this is also a useful teaching materials, but I did not use much. Because it
is nesessary to read aloud, as it did not can practice on the train.
I have been do practice of listening using this site in Cebu. This site has text of
365 and you can try dictation. if you would like to read various English
sentence this site is very useful.
TOEIC English Upgrader
Recently, I have been doing this teaching material. I think it one of the best
materials which is to prepare for the Part3 and Part4 of TOEIC. In addtion ,
you can lean the vocabulary and idiom used in the stories.