11. Surround yourself in English. Put yourself in an all English speaking environment where you can learn passively ~ English music, radio, TV, books/magazines etc. The best way to learn is through speaking.
12. Tell your family and friends about your study plan. Get them to push you to study and also don’t let them interrupt you.
13. Practise the 4 core skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They all need to be worked on for you to improve.
14. Keep a notebook of new words you learn. Use them in sentences and try to say them at least 3 times when you speak.
15. Memorisation of lists is one of the most common ways of learning vocabulary for a test. It’s only a good exercise for short term studying because you often do not retain the information that you have learned for a test.
16. Use your body clock. If you’re not a morning person, study in the afternoon, and visa-versa.
17. You will find words are easier to remember if you try to remember an example sentence using that word rather the word on its own.
18. Plan to take a test. You’ll find that you work harder when you need to study for something.
19. Saying that, it’s better not to study just to take a test. Think of the bigger picture. What can you do when you have a good command of English? How will the quality of your life improve?
20. Give yourself a long term goal. Focus on working towards it.