When the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it’s an ideal time of year to concentrate on practice your English Speaking skills. If you want to build your language skills during the holiday season, try these five fun ways of improving your English this winter.
Watch a Christmas movie
In most English-speaking countries, the holiday season is a time for movies and there are loads of great ones to choose from. Some of the most popular movies about this time of year are: It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas and Home Alone.
Make new friends at an office party
If you work in an international company, social events are an ideal time to practise your English skills. The holiday season is the most common time of year for parties in English-speaking companies, so make the most of this time by talking to colleagues and practising your conversion skills.
Sing in English
We’ve looked at the [benefits of singing in English (link to previous post on this topic)] and the holiday season has so many fun songs for you to choose from. You could even get a group of friends together and go carol singing if you have a good voice.
If you are in an English-speaking country, see if any of your friends are celebrating during the holiday season and ask if you can join them. If you are not in an English-speaking country, you can still get some friends together and celebrate. If you have any English-speaking colleagues, invite them for dinner and practise speaking English with them.
Send out some cards
The holiday season isn’t just about getting together with friends, it’s also a good reason to write to people you haven’t seen for a long time. Send out some [greetings cards in English to friends(link to other post on this topic)] and practise your English writing skills. You could even slip a letter into the card if you want to write a more detailed message.
So, which of these ways do you think you would enjoy most? Let us know or share your own methods for improving your English this winter using the comments section below.