What is the best way to learn English?

Tom / United Kingdom: The best way1 to learn English is go and live in an English country, take English lessons2 and get lots of3 English friends. Failing that4, you just have to put in a lot a time and a lot of practice.

George / United States: The best way to learn English, I guess5 it would just be6 by talking to people in English and just keep going at it7 and keep going at it, and eventually8 you'll get it9 I think.

Jess / United Kingdom: The best way to learn English I think would be to go to England or to an English native speaking country and live there for maybe10 for a year or two years. I learnt11 a lot of Spanish by having a Spanish boyfriend12, so I would also13 recommend a close relationship14 with someone who speaks the language you want to learn.

Michael / Singapore: The best way to learn English is to take whatever you learn15 in class and to practice it outside of class16, because we know that most of the students they just learn it in class but they don't have opportunities to practice what they learn outside, so if you don't have any English speaking friends, what you can do is of course go online17 and there's18 a lot of pen pals19 and you can just make some friends online to practice your English and that would work as well20.

Mike / United States: Well, nobody learns the same way21 so there are a lot of ways22 to learn. I think the best way is probably to vary the learning methods23. Do a little24 reading, a little speaking, a little writing, and a little listening. Try to combine the different methods and get a balanced approach25.

Hanna / Australia: The best way to learn English is to make lots of friends who speak English. If you have a lot of friends who speak English, then it becomes26 a very interactive experience and you also have incentive to learn more.


1.    The best way = a melhor maneira

2.    take English lessons = Ter aulas de Inglês

3.    get lots of = conseguir muitos

4.    Failing that = fora isso

5.    Guess = acho

6.    it would just be = seria simplesmente

7.    just keep going at it  = continuar (fazendo isso)

8.    eventually = por fim, eventualmente

9.    you'll get it = você irá conseguir

10.maybe = talvez

11.learnt = aprendi

12.Spanish boyfriend = namorado Espanhol

13.Also = também

14.close relationship = relacionamento próximo

15.whatever you learn = o que quer que você aprende

16.outside of class = fora da aula

17.go online = ficar on line, conectar-se

18.there's = há

19.pen pals = amigos por correspondência

20.that would work as well = Isto funcionaria também

21.nobody learns the same the way = ninguém aprende da mesma forma

22.there are a lot of ways = existem muitas formas

23.vary the learning methods = variar os métodos de aprendizado

24.a little = um pouco

25.balanced approach = abordagem equilibrada

26.Becomes = torna-se