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    Ray

    A casual Malaysian blogger since 2013. A postgraduate student who loves pastels. She blogs freely and love creating content about food, personal, travel and lifestyle. Sometimes I write in Malay. For any inquiries, collaboration, review, advertorial, advertisement, do hit the contact button or email me at raydahpunye@gmail.com.

    Tips to improve your English | How I do it


    Have you ever dream of being able to speak in English fluently with all your friends, teachers and even foreigners. Here's a few simple tips that you can try and practice. I'm not even good or fluent myself and am still learning. I'd always consider my self a newbie when it comes to English as there are still so many things that I need to learn. I am no master or the best in this as I'm no teacher and etc. But at the very least I love to practice and use English in my daily life. That was one of the reason why I wrote all my blogpost in English.

    As you can noticed, I use no bombastic words or high level of English. I tried to make it simple so that I can keep on practicing and improve my english as well as helping others who are reading to improve theirs. Now, that's fair. At the very least I won't be the only one to understand what I'm writing. I'd be happy if you guys could understand it too. That was my intention from the beginning. Let's all try and and learn to improve ourselves. My grammar as well is not as good as others so I am very sorry about that.

    READ READ READ

    I do spend a lot of my time reading. My love for reading started back when I was in primary school. My mum used to nag at me a lot asking me to read read and read all the time. So, thanks to my birth giver for this awesome hobby of mine. I think it's awesome having the love to read. But reading does not only concern books, novels and stuff, it can as well be other materials.

    As for I am now busy with my study, I spend a lot of time on journals that it actually gives me headache. Fret not, I do enjoy it from time to time. It's kinda stressful leaving all my favourite books behind and move to journals instead but that's okay. It's still reading tho.

    When you read, you'll keep on replaying all those words inside your head that it'll be a habit for you someday and unconsciously you'll improve through time. Isn't that great? Good thing takes time so be patient okay.


    WATCHING ENGLISH MOVIES

    This would be my second favourite. If watching Korean dramas can help you speak Korean why not English? Since English is universal and being used all over the world there's no excuse. Haven't you noticed that even while watching the Korean dramas, there'll be an English subtitles. I'm sure most of you read the subtitles. There you go. You're reading. So watching movies isn't bad at all when you're adding that learning English part to the light.

    SONGS

    Well, I don't need to elaborate on this too much I guess. Don't tell me you guys don't sing. Don't tell me you guys don't memorise lyrics at all. Well, I do. I enjoy various kinds of music and I improve my English a lot more through songs. Not only by listening but to sing it along. I still notice that most of us are not into these songs. And the fact that they are having a hard time with English speaks that they don't enjoy it much. Mostly none realise that it's one of the most fundamental source in learning and improving the language we're learning. It helps us to get used to it by time.

    If you're not used to it. Try. It's never too late to try.

    PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

    The most important trick on whatever we're doing or learning is to always practice and make used of it. I've heard the same thing over and over again for the past 20 years. And I still heard the same thing even today. How did I do it? I practice and practice and practice with all my friends, my families and even went up to anyone to have a conversation with them. Trust me I did. So don't be shy and just do it.

    Once my lectures and friends used to mock (but in a good way, worry not) me about me being all weird and talks to the tree or myself. Self talk is what I do all the time. I wasn't actually talking to the tree but I was singing, talking and practicing to improve my skills on speech. That was how I build all this self-assured kinda skills.

    Don't think about others might say but think about what you want to say and convey with your own words. 

    DON'T BE LAZY & DO IT

    Since practice makes perfect so it is vital to not be lazy ! Get your ass up and go work on it. But congratulations to those who have read this until the end. You've done a great job since you're completed the first one. That is to read read and read. I am so proud of you.

    But I can assure you that, I improve my English through times with the helps of reading and all the few tips that I've shared with you guys. There's a lot more missing here but I'm highlighting on a few which I found to be convenient to share here. I'm sure some of you have your own tips. Mind sharing in the comment too? Should I add more? What say you?

    So, how about you?

    Have you ever dream of being able to speak in English fluently with all your friends, teachers and even foreigners. Here's a few simple tips that you can try and practice. I'm not even good or fluent myself and am still learning. I'd always consider my self a newbie when it comes to English as there are still so many things that I need to learn. I am no master or the best in this as I'm no teacher and etc. But at the very least I love to practice and use English in my daily life. That was one of the reason why I wrote all my blogpost in English.

    As you can noticed, I use no bombastic words or high level of English. I tried to make it simple so that I can keep on practicing and improve my english as well as helping others who are reading to improve theirs. Now, that's fair. At the very least I won't be the only one to understand what I'm writing. I'd be happy if you guys could understand it too. That was my intention from the beginning. Let's all try and and learn to improve ourselves. My grammar as well is not as good as others so I am very sorry about that.

    READ READ READ

    I do spend a lot of my time reading. My love for reading started back when I was in primary school. My mum used to nag at me a lot asking me to read read and read all the time. So, thanks to my birth giver for this awesome hobby of mine. I think it's awesome having the love to read. But reading does not only concern books, novels and stuff, it can as well be other materials.

    As for I am now busy with my study, I spend a lot of time on journals that it actually gives me headache. Fret not, I do enjoy it from time to time. It's kinda stressful leaving all my favourite books behind and move to journals instead but that's okay. It's still reading tho.

    When you read, you'll keep on replaying all those words inside your head that it'll be a habit for you someday and unconsciously you'll improve through time. Isn't that great? Good thing takes time so be patient okay.


    WATCHING ENGLISH MOVIES

    This would be my second favourite. If watching Korean dramas can help you speak Korean why not English? Since English is universal and being used all over the world there's no excuse. Haven't you noticed that even while watching the Korean dramas, there'll be an English subtitles. I'm sure most of you read the subtitles. There you go. You're reading. So watching movies isn't bad at all when you're adding that learning English part to the light.

    SONGS

    Well, I don't need to elaborate on this too much I guess. Don't tell me you guys don't sing. Don't tell me you guys don't memorise lyrics at all. Well, I do. I enjoy various kinds of music and I improve my English a lot more through songs. Not only by listening but to sing it along. I still notice that most of us are not into these songs. And the fact that they are having a hard time with English speaks that they don't enjoy it much. Mostly none realise that it's one of the most fundamental source in learning and improving the language we're learning. It helps us to get used to it by time.

    If you're not used to it. Try. It's never too late to try.

    PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

    The most important trick on whatever we're doing or learning is to always practice and make used of it. I've heard the same thing over and over again for the past 20 years. And I still heard the same thing even today. How did I do it? I practice and practice and practice with all my friends, my families and even went up to anyone to have a conversation with them. Trust me I did. So don't be shy and just do it.

    Once my lectures and friends used to mock (but in a good way, worry not) me about me being all weird and talks to the tree or myself. Self talk is what I do all the time. I wasn't actually talking to the tree but I was singing, talking and practicing to improve my skills on speech. That was how I build all this self-assured kinda skills.

    Don't think about others might say but think about what you want to say and convey with your own words. 

    DON'T BE LAZY & DO IT

    Since practice makes perfect so it is vital to not be lazy ! Get your ass up and go work on it. But congratulations to those who have read this until the end. You've done a great job since you're completed the first one. That is to read read and read. I am so proud of you.

    But I can assure you that, I improve my English through times with the helps of reading and all the few tips that I've shared with you guys. There's a lot more missing here but I'm highlighting on a few which I found to be convenient to share here. I'm sure some of you have your own tips. Mind sharing in the comment too? Should I add more? What say you?

    So, how about you?
    . Sunday, 26 May 2019 .

    65 comments

    1. wow... nice tips! thanks for sharing...

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      1. heee welcome. just sharing what i usually did ^^

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    2. Assalamualaikum Ray..
      Back then, I used to ignore if the words was so hard to prenounce. For example if I read an article, I just winged it and skip the paragraph. Haha.. But now I love to challenge myself by keep using its in my daily conversation.

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      1. Waalaikumussalam. wow that's great. Keep it up !

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    3. Part baca english novel/komik tu setuju.. Masa zaman sekolah memang amalkan tips ini untuk perbaiki bahasa inggeris.. Paling best bila tengok filem atau kartun bahasa Inggeris tanpa sarikata..

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      1. kannnn heee. i feel you

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      2. Satu lagi memang kena berani.. walaupun broken, teruskan mencuba sama ada cakap ataupun menulis..

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    4. semua tips ni dah buat tapi part nak sembang tu je susah sikit sebab tak ramai nak converse in english sebab takut grammar tunggang langgang lepastu mula la ada yang nak ejek prounounciation sampai malas dah nak sembang

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      1. yup betul. one need to stop being scared and just do it. fighting!

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    5. Love the tips... Depends on that person to dicipline do or not.. Thanks for the tips!!! I'll try

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      1. yes yes so true. it depends on that individual for sure. even if you know but you didn't even practice it, than it's a total waste.

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    6. sis terus teringat kenangan lama dulu masa satu ari tu ada mat salleh dtg tegur tanya jalan.. masa tu sis form 1 kalau x silap.. nervous tuhan saja yg tau tapi dgn penuh confident cuba juga tolong dgn bahasa english standard mudah paham.. kiki

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      1. rasa teruja kan bila dapat guna bahasa yg kita belajar tu. don't let it go to waste. banyak kelebihannya.

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    7. i like to read novel in english and read it out loud.. just make sure my tounge is not "tergeliat" when speaking in english :D . Slowly but surely

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    8. Thanks for this cuz mg english was so bad. :'( My dad also ask me to do the same too and try to speak it alone. Hehe. Thank you again for the tips.

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      1. awww no problem my dear. I do know that many people know this but they actually forgot to make it a habit and practice. at least this can be a little reminder to everyone who needs. ^^

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    9. thanks for all the tips sis, i will try to practice more... :)

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      1. heee you are most welcome sis. goodluck with the practice ^^

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    10. tq ray for the tips.. mama pun kena improve more on m english

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    11. Thank you for the tips kak Ray! I'll try my best to practice it since MUET is just around the corner >_< heee

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      1. awwww you are most welcome my dear. all da best for your MUET dear one. I'll be rooting for you from here. ^^

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    12. Nice tips! I’d also add to join a language exchange meetup or hello talk app so you can have a real conversation with English speakers

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      1. That's cool. I'd love to join a language exchange meetup as well. I also used hello talk hehe. Wanna be friends ? hehe

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    13. Good sharing Ray.. Kak Sue memang banyak nak kena improve juga nie..

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      1. heee I'm happy this could help. Goodluck improving your english. cuz I am too hiks

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    14. Hi ray..thanks vising my blog...follow u too..are u from pahang also?

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      1. hee no problem. yup. I am too ^^ but I am currently in KL. hehe
        btw thnk you so much.

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    15. Hi Ray, nice sharing tips ... mrs pip pun tak fluent english, but I learnt a lot thru reading and conversation ... cakap tunggang terbalik, but practice do makes perfect kan ...

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      1. yep betul. sedar tak sedar dah banyak improve ^^

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    16. teringat pesanan cikgu BI (arwah) ms sek men dulu. katanya, nak improve english ni byk caranya. cara plg mudah, buat sesuatu yg kamu suka. kalu suka dgr lagu, dgr lah lagu english. kalau suka berkawan, cari kwn yg tak reti langsung ckp BM kec english ;-). kalau suka membaca, cr bahan berbahasa inggeris yg kamu minat... pd mulanya mmg kurang fhm tp bila sendiri dah buat, baru kita nmpk 'jalannya'.

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      1. yep. teacher would always remind us about the same thing. the thing is, tinggal kite je nak buat ke tak. ;)

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    17. wow ! nice tips.. need to improve my english too ^^

      https://www.nurulsyahirah.com/2019/05/trip-family-ke-hatyai-thailand-part-1.html

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    18. Very great sharing Ray. Practise make perfect right.

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    19. nice tips..tq.. read read and read.

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    20. I learnt English a lot via songs... Used to hafal all the lyrics of the songs I like. Don't even care listening to malay Station radio back then.. So when I was in boarding school I was surrounded with all malay environment.. Nak practise cakap English among malay even u in SBP pun is not a positive move.. People will tease u... Acah2 mat salleh la... Dengar to all English songs pun dah kena cop kebaratan.. So I couldn't care less n don't even bother bout it pun... Listening to English songs... Reading English novels... And kawan dengan non malay in order to improve n speak fluently

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      1. I feel you. I went through the same experience but end up ignoring them. It was worth it right?

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    21. nice tips awak. btw follow sini ya.

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    22. bucakkk.. ray.. haha saja melawat ni.. mama dulu cara improve english dgn baca suratkhabar dan mana perkataan yg tak tau mama search dlm kamus. then selalu share new words dgn bestfren mama. sehari 2 perkataan

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      1. macam2 cara boleh janji kite buat kan. heee thank you mama

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    23. Akk mmg tgh cari tips ni utk anak akk. Akk pun masih learning English utk high level. Biasalah kan kerja, jumpa mcm2 org.

      Cuma Kdg2 kita dh kerja ni English boleh jd broken juga. Grammar jgn ckp lah.

      So, akk tak nak anak akk keliru. Nk ajar mereka English buku hehe

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      1. betul betul. ray sendiri pun masih belajar and from time to time dasyat jugak tersasulnya ahahahaha. bagus la akak. better pupuk and ajar anak english dr awal. senang nnt di kemudian hari.

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    24. That's what I do to improve my english although I didn't see any improvement hahaha
      But I started learning at 5 and I used to be so clueless when it comes to english sarcasm but after watching a lot of english movies, I started to understand them and all the definitions of other never-been-heard english word.

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      1. but yours is a lot better kot. i love reading your post. it sounds so mature unlike mine yg kuat merepek ni. hahahha
        true true now it's even more fun to watch 'em because you actually understand 'em.

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    25. mek no 3. hahahha. yg peliknya, bila marah dan excited boleh cakap omputeh fluently. kalau time biasa rasa cam apetah cakap niii

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    26. as for me, when it comes to speaking, memang tak brape nak fluent la :)
      writing ok ok la, ray.
      bila bekerja, jumpa client, aida prefer berckp in english kerana akan terpaksa guna law terms yg memang sukar nak dimelayukan.
      bila client non-malay, normally aida akan assist big boss la. because memang bidang kita.

      anak-anak aida. aida tekankan on reading.
      kawan rapat dgn dictionary. jgn malu buka dictionary.
      as for kakak, got As utk english papers.
      now, working on adik, upsr this coming september. in shaa Allah.

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      1. Alhamdulillah that is a good approach. Bila dah excel in english dari awal in shaa Allah they'll do well in the future. I like !!!

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