A number of studies have consistently demonstrated that those who have an ad-vanced knowledge of the English language are much more likely to enhance their ca-reers. In addition to this, these studies have also shown that no matter what career is chosen, whether it is Economics or History, a strong command of the English language will lead to well-paid jobs, more social mobility, and a great deal of social success.
Most of us are familiar with how people feel about appearances, but the manner in which you speak is also important. Even if you are dressed nicely, using poor gram-mar will show that you are wolf in sheep’s clothing. You might look nice on the out-side, but you are not so nice on the inside. To succeed, you must focus on your appear-ance as well as your manner of speaking.
As people will judge you by the way you speak, your vocabulary will need to be equal to those who are in the same career field. However, if you want to make yourself more marketable, you will need to improve your English skills, and make them superior to the other people who work in the same field.
To achieve it, you will need to overcome some barriers.
Most people underestimate the importance of mastering English. This is even true for people who live in English speaking countries such as the United States or Great Britain. Since they are brought up speaking the language, they do not feel that it is all that important. They think they can get by on the basic language classes they took in school while they were children.
However, only having a basic knowledge of English will not open career doors. If you speak only an average level of English, people will think you are average. If you speak in a manner that is eloquent, this will create a powerful impression.
The first barrier to overcome is the belief that Basic English is enough. Under Basic English, we understand the English that most Americans speak on a daily basis. While the English language is comprised of about 700,000 words, the typical American only uses 50,000 in their day to day conversations. Most educated people who have earned a degree in college, or who read lots of books, will have a vocabulary that is closer to 100,000, twice the amount of the average American. These people are much more likely to get well-paid jobs. To be successful, it must be your goal to learn 100,000 words or more.
Many people have a poor command of the English language because they do not read. These people do not realize that they are destroying their chances of being eco-nomically successful. Not only does reading allow you to build up your vocabulary, but it also allows you to become more informed, learning things about the world around you.
So, reading can increase your IQ. Watching television cannot do this, and some would even argue that it does the opposite. The first step in speaking English properly is to learn more words. And when you learn a new word, you should take the time to use it in a sentence. By using the word in your everyday speech and writing, the word will be saved in your long term memory. Studies have shown that you will need to repeat the word at least seven times before it «sticks«.
In addition to learning new words, it is strongly recommended to read everything you can get your hands on, whether it is fiction or non-fiction. Focus on things you normally would not read. This will allow you to learn new words that you normally would not be exposed. Increasing your English skills can become very lucrative.
Despite the fact that English is often referred to as being a global language, most people will never learn even 35% of the words that comprise the language. However, learning as much as you can will allow you to stand out from the crowd, and it will open up opportunities that will be closed to others.
To conclude, when you increase your vocabulary, you will impress people. De-pending on who you impress, a number of doors can open, doors that would be closed to someone who uses a normal vocabulary level. People will see you as being someone with intelligence, and it will be obvious that you are also a person that is well informed.