Make English Language Learning Fun

Make English Language Learning Fun

What are the activities you consider to be fun? Playing with your siblings, going on a trip with your friends, watching a movie? Or ice skating, paragliding, bungee jumping? All of these are definitely those that get you excited and happy from the beginning to the end. Now, have you ever wondered if language learning can be made fun? Well, here is how you can have a lot of fun while learning the English language.

English, unlike many other languages, is not a fully evolved language. Every other day, new words, colloquial expressions and trending usages become a part of the language. What is interesting is that even SMS language can be found in every English dictionary. You would probably know the meaning of LOL, TTYL, ASAP, ROFL, etc. If you explore, you will be surprised to find out the number of such acronyms there are in the English language. Listed below are some of the acronyms used commonly by young adults and teenagers all around the world.

Table 1 

AcronymMeaning
LOLLaugh Out Loud
ROFLRolling On the Floor Laughing
TTYLTalk To You Later
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
TBHTo Be Honest
NVMNevermind
LMKLet Me Know
OOTDOutfit Of The Day
IDKI Don’t Know
IMOIn My Opinion

English is often thought to be a difficult language, mostly because of multiple similar sounding words and words having the same spelling and/or pronunciation. This is not something that makes the language tough, but rather the factors that make the language learning process a lot more interesting. If done correctly, you can enjoy learning homophones and homographs and using them in your everyday conversations. However, they can also bring a lot of confusion when used in writing. To give you a head start, here are a few of the most commonly used homophones and homographs. 

Table 2

Homophones
NewKnew
WholeHole
StealSteel
MailMale
DeerDear
BearBare
GreatGrate
SeeSea
EyesIce
HourOur

Table 3

HomographsMeaning
BearAn animalSupport/Sustain/Possess
AimIntention/GoalPoint towards a target
CaveA hole or gapSurrender/Collapse
NeedA requirementWant/Require
RingA circular objectSurround/Girdle
WatchAn instrument that shows timeLook/view
TearA drop of liquid from one’s eyesTo destroy by pulling apart
LeftThe left sidePast tense of leave meaning to go away
BankAn institution to place/borrow money or loansThe edge of a lake or a river
ParkA place of recreation Halt or store in a particular space

Did you enjoy going through the acronyms, homophones and homographs? They are nothing compared to the volume of such words present in the English language. If you simply love learning languages just because you enjoy acquiring as many languages as possible, the English language will not disappoint you. The more you learn, the more there will be to be learnt. Now that you have had a taste of it, why wait? Start learning English today.

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