And you know English?Ya never paid attention to how there is a lot of English around us. We, living in Russia, every day we face this European language. On the way for work, missing in a stopper or just walking down the street, we can see big billboards (the word which became current from English) with bright and unclear inscriptions of type - must have. Actually the translation of this phrase is rather simple - “ has to have “.
In the everyday life we use more and more foreign words and in most cases we do not even suspect about it. At work and after it, communicating with friends and using the Internet, reading magazines and watching movies, we face English everywhere.
All these examples show that presently without English anywhere. Even if you are not connected with it directly, it is already indirectly connected with you. You face it every day, and you need to learn it to keep up to date. Most likely, some of you, having read these lines, in the affirmative nodded meaning that it would be absolutely quite good to learn English. The others smiled enough meaning that business is already made: time (and in most cases and money) is already spent and English is based in brain depths for a long time, expecting an hour of triumph to be used.
And you are sure that you know English?
I asked this question to many people. And, strangely enough, in most cases received the affirmative answer. Probably, only those people who at schools and institutes learned other foreign languages without any fluctuations answered - no.
On it my curiosity did not calm down, and the first question was followed by the second, also not differing in complexity: “ and you tell in English? “. And at this moment, the same people who surely nodded a moment ago on a question of knowledge of English showed full uncertainty in what they tell in English now. “ How it is possible? “ - mentally I was perplexed. And, as if reading my mind, interlocutors at once began to explain that they can read (to write) with the dictionary, understand what to them is told by the chief (the colleague, the subordinate, the got lost foreigner conducting news in the TV), know all grammatical times and can choose the correct answers in the test on English, and here cannot speak almost. But it it does not matter, they assured me. “ in principle “ they know English, and for free colloquial English they simply lack a little practice .
As a result my curiosity was replaced by surprise. I could not understand how in a century of computers and the Internet practice in communication can not be enough for people. There is at all no need to go to the country of the learned language behind practice. Only it is necessary to turn on the computer, and you already have a foreign interlocutor (so to speak “ with home delivery “). The answer, to be exact, responses to this surprise were very simple.
Really, the easiest way to communicate to the foreigner is to find any chat (here they, the English words in Russian!) on the Internet, as my interlocutors in search of practice did. But communicating with foreigners, people just could not be at suitable loss for words. Without having remembered a proper word, they were forced to address the dictionary. But except that it took away time, it also brought a resentment and disappointments. Why? Yes because it became clear that all these words were passed in school. Foreigners, in turn, did not want to waste time and to communicate with those who could not connect also two words. As a result interesting contacts were lost, discussion of the interesting subjects stopped, interest in further communication vanished. And here we come to what began with - “ in principle I know English “.
At first sight can seem that it is a vicious circle - how to communicate with foreigners if except the simple and learned phrases you can tell nothing any more? Here in it function of English language courses consists in the English as a Second Language centers - to teach you to to communicate in language. To communicate so that in the future on a question: “ And you tell in English? “ you could answer with confidence and without hesitation shortly and accurately: “ Yes! “.
As there is a process of trainings of communication in English what to do to achieve result quicker and that it was steady, it is possible to learn at free fact-finding lessons of English. And even if you do not know so far the uniform word in English, begin to be engaged already now, and by next summer you have a remarkable chance to become the person who is quite knowing English.
trainer of a course of English
of Applied Education