5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Improve Your English


Most people think they need to exert an enormous amount of effort to get better at English. This isn’t true. Studying for a few minutes every day is more effective than studying for a few hours every once in a while. The following tips are so easy, you won’t even feel like you’re studying seriously.

These tips are baby steps on the path to better English. Taking a few baby steps every day may not seem like much, but over time they translate into substantial gains. 



1) Take 1 online quiz a day

People love to answer online personality quizzes, also known as memes. I know some who’ve spent entire afternoons finding out what their spiritual numbers are, what animals they were in a past life, and what crayon color they are.

The next time you’re on a meme binge, why not take an easy 10 question English quiz too? See if you know when to use “it’s” and “its,” “who’s” and “whose,” and “I” and “me.” 

Not only does the site let you check your answers immediately, it also explains why your answers are right or wrong.


2) Read 1 online article a day

The time you spend surfing the web gives you countless opportunities to improve your English. All you have to do is find the right websites.

Search for articles on topics you’re interested in. It doesn’t matter if the articles are short. What’s important is that they follow the basic rules of English spelling and grammar.

Here are some websites to help you get started. 


Celebrities: E! News
Fashion: FabSugar 
Sports: The Bull Runner
Technology: Lifehacker

What all of these sites have in common is that it takes less than 5 minutes to read each of their articles. That  comes in pretty handy for the next tip…


3) Read that article out loud

Kill two birds with one stone. Read your chosen article sliently the first time, then read it out loud.  You get to sharpen your reading and speaking skills at the same time.



4) Play online games

There are lots of games that can improve your English vocabulary. My favorites are  Text Twist, Boggle and Google Image Labeler. The best thing about these games is that you can play them with other people.


5) Use your cellphone’s T9 dictionary

The reason most people use shortcuts in text messaging is because it takes too long to spell out entire words. Perfectly understandable.

The downside is that people get too used to using shortcuts for everything. They start forgetting how to spell and punctuate properly. F ur 1 of dis ppl, try using your phone’s T9 dictionary feature. It allows you to quickly type text messages in full English without having to key in every single letter.


Have you thought of any other really easy ways to improve English skills?


16 Responses to “5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Improve Your English”

  1. 2 Writista December 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks, Arianne. 😀

  2. 3 mars December 18, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for the tips! This is very helpful for me since I’m a freelance writer too. 🙂

  3. 4 Writista December 18, 2008 at 10:08 am

    You’re welcome, Mars. Good luck with the freelance work.

  4. 5 Tophee December 22, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    nice! 🙂

  5. 7 Ivy December 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    really helpful 🙂

  6. 9 denise January 2, 2009 at 10:55 am

    guess ill try this… thanks.. helps a lot.. 🙂

  7. 10 Writista January 3, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Hi, Denise. Glad to know we could help.

  8. 11 Angee January 5, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Your tips are really fun.
    I hope I can apply them. 🙂

  9. 12 Writista January 5, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Thank you, Angee. Stay tuned for more tips!

  10. 13 hoodie February 18, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Great research!!! just keep doing the good work and it will be helpful to many others

  11. 14 Writista March 31, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I’m happy to be of service. Thank you. 😀

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