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Writing habits in English



Do you ever write notes? In an agenda, shopping lists, future projects, personal diaries, and so on? You can start doing it all in English, no matter whether it is on paper or digital.

This way, you'll force yourself to learn words and expressions that are more relevant to you than those you find in regular books or English textbooks.

How to remind yourself to write in English

In the case of paper, I would recommend you to take all your notes in the same notebook or agenda. Write a small E, standing for English, on the corner of every paper. This will be your reminder, whenever you have you take down some note.  .

As to the digital world, you can get started by thinking of an image that reminds you of English and setting it as your desktop wallpaper. It can be a UK or US flag, a monument like the Big Ben or the Statue of Liberty.

Use online dictionaries such as Google Translate, WordReference or The Free Dictionary when you are not sure on how to write certain expressions. Like me, you may end up having a messy desktop is full of text files for personal projects and ideas that never gets cleaned up.

Remember: Learning a language takes many hours using it in a real context, so you'd better take up some of these habits!