Tips for Improving English Skill

Tips for Improving English Skill

Tips for Improving English Skill

Tips for Improving English Skill

        In this occasion we would like to share about Tips for Improving English Skill because we think that it very important for us to have skill of English as it is as the window of the world. (also read : How to make students interested in learning)

Below are some Tips for Improving English Skill:

  1. Always read

        Always read newspaper, magazine, or other reading material printed in English every day. It doesn’t matter whether you are expert in English or not. Don’t be boring for reading which. It is also not necessary to read every page and article; it is time-consuming and, sometimes, boring. However, you should most definitely look for articles that interest you.

  1. Bring dictionary on you.

        Wherever or whenever you are, it is necessary to bring dictionary. It can be a pocket dictionary. They are cheap, compact and useful. There are many words you will find on a day-to-day basis that you do not know, and carrying a pocket dictionary everywhere allows you to look up these words immediately so that the matter would not slip off your mind later. And nowadays you can find your dictionary by adding application on your cellular phone or android so it can be easier for finding difficult words in understanding the meaning from your android. (Also read other article at : The World Is Full Of Love Words) read more

Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion

Asking and Giving Opinion

        Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion. Our opinion about something is what we think or believe about it. In communication sometime we need someone’s opinion to overcome our problems since we feel difficult to solve.

    Below are some expressions we can use to ask someone’s opinion and give our opinion to someone else. We will need to use these expressions in a discussion activity. For the information about Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion, let’s discuss about it.

Asking for Opinion

What do you think?

What’s your opinion?

What are your ideas?

Do you have any thoughts on that?

How do you feel about that?

Do you agree?

Have you got any comments on …..

Do you have any idea?

Do you have any opinion on ……

Would you give me your opinion on……….?

What is your reaction to ……

What is your opinion about……….?

What are you feeling about………….?

What are your views on……….?

Please give me your opinion ….

What do you think about … (this)?

Do you think that’s right? read more

Reported or Indirect and Direct Speech

Reported or Indirect and Direct Speech

Direct and Indirect Speech

Reported or Indirect and Direct Speech

       In communication we often have to give information about what people say or think. In order to do this we can use direct / quoted speech, or indirect / reported speech. (Also read : Pattern and Function Past perfect Tense)

Direct Speech

       When we say about ourselves information directly to someone, it is called direct speech (sometimes called quoted speech). And when we use direct speech in writing, we place the words spoken between quotation marks (” “) and there is no change in these words.


She says, “What time will you be home?”

She said, “What time will you be home?” and I said, “I don’t know!”

“There’s a fly on my soup!” screamed Rita.

Bandi said, “There’s a goat outside the window.”

Indirect Speech

       When we say to someone about what another person has said to us, it is called Indirect Speech (sometimes called reported speech). And when we use indirect speech in writing, we don’t use quotation marks to enclose what the person said. (Also read other article at : Rindu Diantara Rinai Hujan) read more

Asking and Giving Suggestion or Advice

Asking and Giving Suggestion or Advice

Asking and Giving Suggestion

Asking and Giving Suggestion or Advice

       In daily communication, we often suggest or advice someone for doing something. Suggestion is also called advice. Suggestion or advice Expression is the statement for giving suggest or advice to make someone better next time. For example, parents suggest or advice to their child, a friend advises to other friend or to us. It happens while someone has got bad condition or certain occasion. (Also read : The Way to Express Gratitude)

       We should know what expressions are usually used for asking and giving advice or suggestion. Here are some ways to ask and give advice or suggestion someone for doing something and also the ways to accept or reject suggestion.

Asking and giving suggestion

Asking Suggestion or Advice

Giving Suggestion or Advice

Do you have any suggestion for me?

Will you give me some suggestion, please?

Shall I come back later?

Any idea?

Where do you think I can get something nice?

Can you tell me what happened?

Please tell me what should I do?
What would you advise us to do?
Do you have any suggestions?
What do you think I should do?
What do you suggest?
Would you like to…..?
Shall we go….   ?

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You’d better….

You could (might)….

I suggest that you….

I recommend that you

You really should….

I strongly advise you to….

I think you should….
Maybe you should …
Why do not you …

I’d like to suggest that …….
I advise ……….
You should……..
It’s better for you …………..
You must ………
Perhaps you should lie down
It’s best to ….
You need/ought to
Make sure you ….

Accepting and rejecting suggestion

Accepting Suggestion or Advice

Rejecting Suggestion or Advice

That’s a good/nice/wonderful idea.

Yeah, sure.

Thank you. I’ll try that.

Why didn’t I think of that?

I think you’re right.

That’s sounds good.

Sure. I’ll do that.


I don’t think so.

I tried that, but it didn’t work.

Thanks, but that won’t help because….

I don’t want to do that because….

That’s a good idea, but….

I’m afraid I can’t do that.

I think it can’t solve my problem.

Example in dialogue

Dialogue 1

Ramlan : Hi Renny , would you like to do something with me this weekend ?
Renny : Sure . What shall we do ?
Ramlan : I do not know . Do you have any ideas?
Renny: Why do not we see a movie?
Ramlan : That’s sounds good to me . Which movie shall we see?
Renny: Let’s see “Iron Man 4”.
Ramlan: I’d rather not. I do not like violent films. How about going to “Mad Doctor Brown“? I hear it’s quite a funny movie.
Renny: OK. Let’s go see that. When is it on?
Ramlan : It’s on at 8 o’clock at the Rex . Shall we have a bite to eat before the movie?
Renny: Sure, that sounds great. What about going to that new Italian restaurant “Wong Jowo” ?
Ramlan: Great idea ! Let ‘s meet there at six .
Renny: OK . I’ll see you at “Wong Jowo” at six . Bye .
Ramlan : Bye . read more

Expression of Greeting and Leave Taking

Expression of Greeting and Leave Taking

Expression of Greeting and Leave Taking

Expression of Greeting and Leave Taking

       In communication it is normally to start and also finish our communication when we meet someone. There are many expression that we use to start communication and finish communication. Here I want to share about it. (Also read : Asking for and showing attention)


  1. Greeting

      When we meet someone we know, we usually greet him/her whatever formal or informal.

      The formal greetings are usually used when we meet someone whom we respect.

      Informal greeting is used when we meet someone we already know each other, like classmates, close friend, or friend. The greeting expression, are:

Formal Greetings

Good morning

Good day/noon

Good afternoon

Good evening


Good morning

Good day/noon

Good afternoon

Good evening


Informal Greetings







      Greeting is usually followed by asking the condition of someone. (Also read other article at : Fear Away from True Friend)

Asking / Questions

How are you?

How is life?

How do you do?

How is everything with you?

How are you doing


I’m fine

Not bad, thanks

How do you do?

Pretty well. Thanks

I am very well thanks

  1. Leave taking/partings

      Leave taking usually used if we part with someone we know. It’s divided into formal and informal parting. (Also read other article at : Contoh Judul Skripsi Bahasa Inggris)

Formal Partings

Good night

Nice to see you

It’s nice to meet you

Good bye


Good night

Nice to see you, too

Nice to meet you, too

Good bye

Informal Partings



See you later

See you tomorrow

Good luck

Take care




See you

See you

Thank you

You too


  1. Good morning: since get up in the morning until have lunch (00.00 – 12.00)
  2. Good day/noon at about 12.00
  3. Good afternoon: since 12.00 up to 18.00
  4. Good Evening: since 18.00 up to 24.00(00.00)
  5.  Good night is used before sleeping.
  6. P.m. (post merediem) = 12.00 up to 24.00
  7. A.m (Ante merediem) = 24.00 up to 12.00

Examples of Greeting and leave taking : read more

Kinds of Question Word

Kinds of Question Word

question word

Kinds of Question Word

       We will not be separated in using statement or question when we make interaction during communication.

     To ask certain types of questions, we usually use question words. We often refer to them as WH words because they include the letters WH (for example WHy, WHat, WHen, HoW, etc.).

The following explanations are about Question Words

Based Question Words

  1. What

This function is for asking for information about something. (Also read : Explanation about Question Tag)


What is in your bag?

What is your name?

This is also for asking for repetition or confirmation


What? I can’t hear your voice. You did what?

The other function is for asking about activity.


What is she doing in your house?

  1. Where

This function is for asking for information about place.


Where do you study?

Where did she go last night?

  1. Who

This function is for asking for information about person or people (subject).


Who knocked the door?

Who kicked the ball?

  1. When

This function is for asking about time. (Also read other article at : Cinta Diantara Desiran Angin) read more