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Making goals for learning English

Goals are things you want to do in the future. Perhaps your goals for the future are to find a good job or to study for a qualification.

In order to do these things, first you will need to improve your English. How can you improve your English? One way to improve your English is to make some plans. These plans are our goals for learning English. Password asked three new migrants about the goals they have for improving their English.

Hossein (from Iran)

My goal this year is to learn more vocabulary. I have a part-time job in a supermarket so I can listen to lots of English. This is very useful. I have a notebook and I write down the new words that I hear. Each morning I look at the words in my notebook, I say them out loud and then try to write them from memory. During the day I try to use some of the new words. This helps me to remember them. Learning more informal vocabulary helps me to make Kiwi friends.

Yan (from China)

I learnt some English at university in China, but I did not have the chance to speak it. Also my listening is poor, so I don't have much confidence when speaking English. I feel very shy. My goal this year is to improve my speaking and listening. I will do this by talking to my neighbour every day. I will think of some questions to ask him about my neighbourhood. He is an old man and likes chatting. When he understands my poor English I feel really good.

Desta (from Ethiopia)

In the future I want to do a hairdressing course. The course has a lot of reading and writing, so my goal is to improve my reading and writing skills. This summer I enrolled in a special writing course. This really helped me. Each day there was homework and the teacher corrected my writing and showed me how to improve it. Now, every evening I write about my day. I keep a journal and write down interesting things that have happened. It will help me to get ready for the hairdressing course.

 
 
 
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