I made handwritten notes of the lesson but in the end I didn't need them; I found I already knew it all!
How many times have you experienced this yourself? How often have you heard another person make a similar remark?
The fact is that writing by hand helps you learn facts far more easily than listening or typing, and sometimes the act of writing is enough in itself so it is unnecessary even to read through what you've written.
To approach native-speaker level in a foreign language, or to reach the highest level in your native language, it is essential that you practise writing the language by hand as often as possible.
At English on the Level we have prepared a series of worksheets to improve your English grammar, spelling and punctuation and broaden your vocabulary. More are underway. Master the information in the worksheets and you will find that your English automatically steps up to the next level.
Either print the sheets and write the answers in the spaces provided or view them on-screen and write the answers on a blank sheet of paper. Either way, it is important that you write the answers by hand. Repeat the activity regularly until everything is committed to memory. Permanently.
Written activity booklets available
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Podcast Plus Wordsearches
To help you learn the vocabulary from each edition of the English on the Level Podcast Plus, we have made wordsearch (findaword) puzzles for you, covering all the important words.
200 words have been taken from each Podcast Plus and placed into 10 wordsearch puzzles of 20 words each. Repeat this activity often to help commit those words to memory. DOWNLOAD ON THE PODCAST PLUS PAGE.
Conditional Sentences 1
Sentences containing two clauses connected by the word 'if' are known as conditional sentences, and these have always presented serious problems both for learners of English and native speakers alike.
Here you are given 80 sentences, some of which are correct while others contain mistakes in verb tenses or word order. You decide whether each is a Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 Sentence (full explanation given) and then, if necessary, make your corrections.