Hi there, Peter! :) I'm really happy you found us, welcome. I hope we'll have many great English conversations and you'll learn a lot here. :) According to your writing, I believe there's just a little step to learn how to speak. So don't be afraid of it and do it every day. I recommend to practice something I call "samomluva" (more on that here: http://englishhacker.cz/proc-nejste-blazni-kdyz-mluvite-sami-se-sebou-anglicky/). It's what helped me to learn speaking and to get to advanced level of English. Now you know how to write but if you want to speak English, you have to start speaking. :) And mistakes? Everybody makes them, including me and native speakers. That's just part of the process. So go for it, fingers crossed! :) P.S. And please, I'm Markét. You don't have to call me "miss". :D
Hi there, I decided to practise grammar at first. Because I have forgotten a lot of grammar. Now I am enjoying the practise book with grammar (blue color) and many exercises. It is written by R. Murphy. This book is very recommended for intermediate students and I like use it. I try to study and fill examples day by day. At least one or two lesson per day :) Meanwhile its funny :) Sometimes I watch a film with subtitles or without. See you friends! :)
Is filling gaps in a textbook really fun for you? I had the same textbook by Murphy when I was a student of a grammar school but I was dying of boredome doing the exercises. :D Good luck, though. :)
Meanwhile yes, but I dont know, what I will say after two months :D
Or ....Could you recommended me a better method, Market please? :D Because if I read some text (chats, subtitles) I have a problem with understanding all, thats why I have started with grammar again. Yes, every word I can find in a dictionary but special phrases, idioms, etc...
Well, if you`re an intermediate student, I`d do something I call "prohlubování". That means that you do something you really enjoy but you do it in English. For me, it`s reading books, watching films or TV series, learning something new or just whatever I`m interested in. In this way, you do something enriching and enjoyable.
Just do something you`re excited about and explore how it`s written or spoken in Englilsh. But you should also choose carefully - it should be something which isn`t too difficult for you. If it`s too difficult, it`ll probably discourage you or frustrate you. For example, watch one favourite scene of your favourite film you`ve seen many times. Make it easier for yourself. Don`t watch the whole film, it`s too much. Take baby steps. :)
Then, explore not only the grammar in it but also vocabulary, interesting phrases and use Anki or Memrise not to forget it. On Memrise or Anki, you can practice all of this every day and learn how to actually use it in your English. Don`t also forget about speaking. Try to use what you`ve learned and speak, do what I call "samomluva". It basically means that you talk to yourself in English so there is no pressure. :)
OK, thank you very much, I will try it. :)
Give it a shot and if you like, I'd be very interested in your opinion on this approach. :) Good luck!
What does it mean "a shot" in this meaning? Film shot or panák? :D
Well, shot means "panák" but this is a phrase. :D Of course, you can have a shot of something strong but I wanted to express this: "give it a shot - dát tomu šanci". :D
What special and interesting phrase. When I say:I'll give him one more a shot.Může se tak říct,že mu dám ještě panáka nebo taky,že mu dám ještě šanci?
When you say: I'll give him one more shot. (without the article a), it can mean both and it depends on context. ;)