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The traditional English teaching methods mostly rely upon grammar studies whereby the student is required to learn grammar rules.

Next step is to learn new English vocabulary and then construct sentences by a way of sticking words together and applying grammar rules at the same time.

Here at English Harmony we all know by now that such methods are ineffective to say the least; most foreigners never learn to speak fluent English because they try and construct sentences in their head instead of simply MEMORIZING NATURAL ENGLISH SPEECH PATTERNS.

Memorization is the most natural way of acquiring a language, and while some people may think it’s too robotic and you don’t really learn anything because of the lack of analysis – here’s the deal:

Analysis actually hampers your progress!

If you memorize English content on the other hand – be it a sentence, a phrase, a poem or even an excerpt from a book – you IMPRINT all that content in your brain thus enabling you to deliver it later on without much thinking ❗

And that in turn means you’re not going to hesitate and stutter simply because your brain and mouth will automatically know what to say – pretty much the same way you can automatically recite a poem without trying to frantically think of what comes next.

But what about you?

What are YOUR experiences with memorizing English content – phrases, new vocabulary and sentences?

Do you find it easy or hard?

Or maybe you think memorization isn’t the right way of learning English?

Personally I know for a fact that if you can use only 10% of what you memorize in a long run, over a long period of time the compound effect is HUGE and your English speech is quite naturally going to reflect all that memorized content.

Whatever your opinion, however, please share it in the comments section below!

Robby

P.S. Would you like to find out why I’m highlighting some of the text in red? Read this article and you’ll learn why it’s so important to learn idiomatic expressions and how it will help you to improve your spoken English!

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  • Personally I go for stuff I’m INTERESTED in – anything hobby related, fiction I like to read etc. Last year, for example, I learned 50 American English phrases from a fiction series called GONE http://englishharmony.com/fgc-goal-1/

    You’re going to find that if you’re forcing yourself to memorize something just for the sake of it, you’ll lose motivation sooner or later, so a good place to start would be simply memorizing excerpts from newspapers, magazines and popular fiction.

    You don’t have to learn Shakespearian language just because he was a world-renown poet! 😉

    Regards,

    Robby

  • Vitaly

    Hi Robby,
    Thanks for the another tip.
    Could you advice any particular material for memorizing? Could you give an example? I mean that hardly any book or extract would be fruitful for that. Talking about non-native speakers, we are, unfortunately, quite limited in time to search and experiment blindly.

  • And thank you August for bringing this topic to my attention – much appreciated! 😉

  • August

    Robby, thanks a lot for this video!!
    Gonna look for some fresh good ones to memorize and share with people!

  • For conversational purposes, these two sentences are pretty much identical! If you want to be 100% correct, you should stick with the first one because Present Perfect is used when asking a general question where there’s no exact time indicated; but then again – it’s possible that you want to imply that you expected the person in question to have taken bath by a specific time today which they haven’t done, and therefore the second option is also a valid sentence because what you’re actually saying is “Did you take bath (this morning when getting out of the bed which is around 9:00 AM) today?”

    Also, please allow me to point out that there’s really no need to analyse such differences because it won’t do anything good to your fluency – you’ll only create a habit of analyzing your speech which in turn may result in serious fluency issues!

    Please read more about it here: http://englishharmony.com/dont-ask-why-questions/

  • shahnaaz

    can you please explain me the difference and conditional usage of 2 sentences :1) have you taken bath today ? 2) did you take bath today ?

  • Thanks for the comment Sergio, and I have to tell you that in my reckoning contextual memorization is the ONLY way forward, and kudos to you for embracing this concept! Keep up the good job!

  • Sergio Rodrigues

    I completely agree with. I try to improve my vocabulary by learning phrases, not words in isolation. I try to memorize them and after that I write sentences on my own following the same pattern and repeating out loud.