12 Rules for Awesome English

12 Rules for Awesome English


Hello everyone. Welcome to the exciting yet strange world of rules! In this blog, I’m going to share with you a set of rules that may change your English learning journey forever. However, like water on a frog’s face, it may not have any effect. Some will be winners, some will be losers, and some will be a mix of both. Take it as seriously or casually as you like. You decide. So let’s get started.

12 Rules for Awesome English

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Rule #1: Be Optimistic:

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Ah, now isn’t that a fine sentiment, to be sure! For it’s true what they say, isn’t it, that a positive outlook can work wonders when it comes to learning a new language.

Take for instance, the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was determined to learn American English, despite the many challenges he faced along the way. At first, he struggled with the intricacies of grammar and found the pronunciation of certain words to be real tongue-twisters.

But instead of giving up, Arnold chose to embrace his mistakes and learn from them. He took delight in the progress he was making, no matter how small, and celebrated every little victory along the way.

Soon enough, his hard work and optimistic attitude paid off. He found himself speaking English with more confidence and fluency than ever before, and even started dreaming in the language, eventually going on to achieve great success in his various careers. From world champion bodybuilder to Hollywood star!

And Governor of California.

So you see, my friends, a positive attitude towards learning English can make all the difference. With a little bit of determination, a willingness to learn from your mistakes, and a healthy dose of optimism, you too can achieve your language-learning objectives.

Rule #2: Think Multi-dimensionally:

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Think ye not that language learning be merely the act of memorizing words and phrases. Nay, it requires a multi-dimensional approach, wherein learners must also comprehend the culture, customs, and context in which the language is used.

Tis not just about knowing the words, but understanding how they be wielded and in what manner. Consider, for instance, someone studying the tongue of the English for business purposes. Not only must they comprehend the language, but they must also grasp the business etiquette and cultural practices of the English-speaking countries with whom they will interact.

This be no easy feat, for it involves exploring the many facets of the language, from suitable greetings and communication styles to dress codes and more. So think multi-dimensionally, dear learner, and you shall be better equipped to navigate the linguistic and cultural landscapes that lie ahead.

Rule #3: Feel The Language

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In the grand scheme of language learning, one cannot simply limit their focus to words and their meanings.
One must learn to embody the language, to feel it in every fiber of their being.
By truly feeling and expressing the emotion behind the words, learners can communicate more effectively and truly understand the intricacies of the language.
This is why it’s so important to practice using intonation and facial expressions when speaking, as it can convey emotions that mere words cannot.
Through these expressions, learners can convey excitement or disappointment, or any other feeling they wish to express. This not only makes speech more engaging, but it also helps learners understand how the language is used in real-life situations. It’s a crucial part of language learning that shouldn’t be overlooked. To truly master a language, one must feel it, embody it, and express it in all its glory. Please don’t wear a mask when you are talking in English!

Rule #4: Open Your Mind

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To better thy English skills, one must needs be open-minded and receptive to new ideas and experiences. Tis by exposing oneself to the many forms of the tongue – be they British, American, Australian, or regional dialects – that one can expand their lexicon and gain a deeper understanding of the language.
For instance, viewing television programs or moving pictures from various English-speaking countries can aid in the acquisition of new accents and slang words.
Tis a means of submerging oneself in the language, of allowing the words to flow and the phrases to be absorbed. So do not limit thyself to one form of the tongue, dear learner. Nay, be adventurous and explore the many facets of this wondrous language.
Tis only by opening oneself to new experiences that one can truly unlock the secrets of the English tongue.

Rule #5: Be Stylish

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To speak the tongue of the English in a manner most stylish and elegant is a sure way to stand out and impress one’s audience.
Tis in the careful attention paid to pronunciation, intonation, and word stress that one can elevate their English-speaking skills to new heights.
Consider, for instance, the effect of mastering a British accent, which can add a touch of sophistication and class to thy speech.
Or, on the other hand, the mastering of American slang can make one sound more relatable and casual, a true man of the people.
There is also the English spoken in Edinburgh and Dublin;
with their own unique intonation patterns and rhythms,
they can often seem imbued with a distinct musical quality.
Ah, the magic of English!
But do not be content with these mere examples, dear learner.
Nay, there be a world of possibilities to be explored, a wealth of styles and dialects to be uncovered.
So practice with diligence and care, and soon ye shall speak the tongue of the English with a fluency and grace that shall surely leave all in awe.

Rule #6: Be Daring

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To truly excel in English, it’s important to step out of your comfort zone and take risks. Mere memorization of vocabulary and grammar structures can only take a learner so far. 

Take Risks. It is only by taking risks such as speaking up in group discussions, giving presentations in English, or participating in public speaking events that a learner can truly flourish in their language abilities.
Through these bold challenges, a learner gains confidence and improves their fluency in English.
Attending an English-speaking event or meetup, for example, can provide an opportunity to practice conversational skills while also forging new friendships.
However, the ultimate test of one’s mettle may be starting up a language exchange with someone from Glasgow or Newcastle, for example.
Have Courage
This formidable challenge requires a great deal of courage and determination but promises significant rewards in terms of language acquisition and cultural understanding.
Therefore, for those who seek to excel in the English language, it is imperative to take on daring challenges, step out of one’s comfort zone, and push the boundaries of one’s abilities.

Rule #7: Be Inventive

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In order to enhance your mastery of the English tongue, it is essential to unleash your creativity and break free from the shackles of traditional language learning. Simply memorizing grammar rules and vocabulary will not suffice. One must explore novel ways of manipulating the language, and give free rein to one’s imagination.
Create Your own Path
By forging your own path and inventing new ways of using words, you can enhance your fluency and make the learning experience more engaging. For instance, fashioning your own sentences and weaving intricate tales using new words or complex grammar structures can instill these into your psyche and make them easier to remember.
Be courageous
Inventing new ways of using language requires courage and a willingness to take risks, but it is also an immensely rewarding and satisfying experience. This approach will not only enhance your language skills but also hone your creative abilities and make you stand out from the crowd.

Rule #8: Experiment

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Ah, me dear learner, ye’re on a quest to master the English tongue, are ye? Well, then ye better buckle up and prepare for a wild ride, for the path to English proficiency is not for the faint of heart!
Be adventurous
Now, if ye truly want to excel in the language of Shakespeare and Wilde, ye must be willing to venture beyond the beaten path of textbooks and grammar drills. Nay, ye must be bold enough to embrace the wonders of modern technology and explore all the wild and wacky ways to learn English.
You can start by playing English word games, joining a drama club, or even chatting with AI chatbots. Yes, ye heard me right! These machines may not have a soul, but they can help ye improve yer writing and thinking skills in no time.
Take advantage of the vast array of online resources at your disposal. From language learning apps to YouTube channels, there’s no limit to the ways ye can immerse yourself in the English language. Just remember to experiment with different approaches to find the ones that suit your learning style. Who knows, ye might even discover a newfound love for English that will stay with ye for life!

Rule #9: Recycle in Novel Ways

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Ah, recycling and reviewing, a task that can make your brain feel like it’s stuck in a never-ending loop. But worry not, dear learner! You can spice things up by recycling in novel ways, like a mad scientist experimenting with new combinations. Rather than mindlessly repeating old material, try using it in new and unexpected contexts.
Be imaginative
Perhaps you could write a poem or a story using only vocabulary words from a recent lesson. Or, imagine yourself in a bizarre situation where you must use specific grammar structures to survive. Who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself stranded on a desert island with only your English skills to keep you company.
Be creative
By recycling in creative ways, you’ll not only solidify your understanding of the material but also make it more memorable. So, let your imagination run wild and transform your recycling routine into an exciting adventure!

Rule #10: Explore the Possibilities

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Rule #10: Explore the Possibilities
Ah, me darlin’, have you ever considered that you may be limiting yourself by only sticking to what you know and like? To truly excel in English, you must explore the uncharted territories of the language. Don’t just read the same old books or listen to the same old music, but step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Maybe even try to understand and use the slang and expressions of different regions, so you can be confident in your ability to speak like a local.
Move out of your comfort zone
And when it comes to expressing your opinions, don’t just stick to your comfort zone. Play the Devil’s Advocate every once in a while, and challenge yourself to see things from a different perspective. This can broaden your understanding of the language and also help you to become more persuasive in your arguments. Remember, the possibilities of the English language are endless, so explore every avenue and expand your knowledge and skills.

Rule #11 : Persevere

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Ah, the arduous task of mastering a new tongue. It’s like trying to climb a mountain with a bag of rocks strapped to your back. But fear not, dear friend, for I have some sage advice to impart.
Be Persistent
Firstly, don’t be deterred by the trials and tribulations that come with language learning. Remember Sisyphus? That poor chap had to push a boulder up a hill for all eternity. But you, my friend, only have to push through the difficulties until you reach fluency.
Repeat, Repeat and Repeat
Take pronunciation, for instance. It’s a beast in itself, especially concerning some words containing consonant clusters or diphthongs and triphthongs. You may well find yourself having to repeat the same word or phrase a multitude of times before a native speaker can decipher your babbling. But don’t lose heart, keep at it until you sound like a seasoned pro.
And let’s not forget the dreaded phrasal verbs, a minefield for any language learner. But don’t throw in the towel just yet. Bite the bullet and persevere, my friend. Before you know it, you’ll be using them like a native.
Be Determined
Remember, language learning is not for the faint-hearted. But with grit, determination, and a touch of humor, you can conquer it all.

Rule #12 : Make Use Of Your Mental Power

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The art of language learning isn’t just about picking up a book and reading a few pages. Nay, it requires a sharp mind and a hearty dose of discipline.
If you want to be a master of the English tongue, you need to exercise your brain muscles. It’s like going to the gym, except instead of lifting weights, you’re lifting words and phrases. Try using some mnemonic devices to remember new vocab, like making up silly rhymes or associating them with something memorable.
Practise, Practise, Practise
And let’s not forget about good study habits.
You can’t just waltz into language learning without a plan. Set aside a dedicated study time each day, just like you would for a hot cuppa tea.
Practice reading, writing, listening and speaking until you feel like you’re about to sprout wings and fly away.
Use It Or Lose It
Above all, don’t worry! It’s not all doom and gloom.
With a bit of mental power, you can achieve your language learning goals and impress your friends with your newfound eloquence.
So flex those brain muscles, my friend, and show English who’s boss!

Closing Remarks


Well, that’s all for now, folks. I do hope you found some rules that resonated with you. Whether they did or not, it doesn’t really matter. 

Just remember!

When it comes to rules, it’s all about taking the good with the bad, the sweet with the sour, and the tears with the laughter. Some are meant to be followed while others are meant to be ignored.

I wish you a happy, safe and prosperous English learning journey. If you liked the video and want to hear about more ways to be awesome in English, click on the like and notification button.

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