English Speaking Journal

ESL Tips

Are You Practicing Enough English?

Many people with money problems are told to use a journal to keep a record of everything they spend during a week. This way they will be able to discover their spending patterns and understand why they are in serious debt. This is a good exercise for ESL students since many students believe their English skills are not improving even though they seem to be practicing a lot of English each day.

During a period of one or two weeks, carry an English speaking journal with you and, after each conversation, write down how many minutes you spent speaking English. The results at the end of the week might be surprising and will help you focus your efforts in learning English.