Today, English is used widely. It has become the
most popular language of communication between
countries and in many fields of human endeavor. So it is
important that we learn to use English. Otherwise we will
be at a disadvantage.
The only effective way of improving my English is to use it, as often as possible.
In school, the only time when English is used is
during English lessons. That certainly is not enough. So
wherever possible I speak English with some friends and
teachers who will or can speak English with me.
Reading book, magazines and newspapers are good
ways of improving my English. On the whole they are
grammatically correct. We may speak incorrect English
and get away with it. Not so with printed words, they have
to be correct. Through reading, I learned how to use
correct English in writing and speaking, though at times I
still speak the broken English that many of us speak here.
Watching television and listening to the radio are
two more ways of improving my English. English as it is
spoken by the English, Americans, Malaysians and others
are distinctly different.
So I continue to use English, that is, hear, read,
speak and write it. Some of my friends only hear and read
it. They can hardly speak or write it, but I will not be like
them. I will try my best to master it.