STOP TRANSLATING IN YOUR HEAD | Tips For Thinking In English

By watching this video lesson, you will learn how to start thinking in English.


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10 Tips

  1. Surround yourself with English:
    1. Immerse yourself in English-speaking environments as much as possible. This includes watching movies, listening to music, and reading books in English. The more you expose yourself, the easier it will be to start thinking in English.
  2. Speak out loud:
    1. Practice speaking English out loud whenever you can. For example, describe your environment, think of English words to describe various situations, or simply talk to yourself in English. This will help you become more comfortable with thinking in English.
  3. Use images:
    1. Instead of relying on translating words in your head, try to connect English words to their meanings by using actual images. You can also create flashcards in order to connect English words with their concepts.
  4. Think in English during everyday activities:
    1. When you’re performing simple tasks like cooking or driving, try to think in English. For example, describe the steps you are taking, anticipate what you need to do next, and create simple English sentences to describe your daily activities.
  5. Practice thinking in English during quiet moments:
    1. Use the quiet moments of your day to think in English. This is a great tip because it will encourage you to be calm when you think in English.
  6. Avoid using translation apps too much:
    1. Translation apps can sometimes be helpful, but relying on them too much can hinder your ability to think in English. Instead, challenge yourself to find alternative ways to express your thoughts in English without relying so much on translations.
  7. Use context clues:
    1. When you encounter unfamiliar words or expressions in English, don’t get frustrated or nervous. Instead, try to understand their meaning based on the context in which they are used. This will help you rely less on translations and focus more on understanding the overall message.
  8. Keep a journal:
    1. Start writing a journal in English on a regular basis. For example, write about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This will help you practice thinking in English and improve your writing skills at the same time.
  9. Engage in conversations with native English speakers:
    1. It is important to seek opportunities to engage in conversations with native English speakers. Even if you don’t personally know any native English speakers, you can find online forums and start speaking to people there. This will help you gain more confidence in your English and also help you think faster in English.
  10. Be patient and persistent:
    1. It is important to remember that thinking in English is a skill that takes time and practice to develop. Please be patient with yourself and keep going even when it gets difficult. Over time, you’ll start to notice how much easier it is for you to think in English.
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2 months ago

Thank you. Very useful

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