English is now a globally used language, its popularity is what makes many afraid to pursue the subject, but the time and globalization require one to have a knowhow of the same, as a result of which it has quickly gained much importance as a subject of interest in student's curriculum. The language in itself is quite simple and lucid given that one has a basic understanding of a few things. Intricacies of grammar can indeed prove to be difficult at times but it is something that can be fixed with practice and frequent use of the language, the more the familiarity the better the understanding in due time.
The English International Olympiad proves to be useful for various things from good communication to proper expression and writing in the said language because without correct knowledge of the grammar and understanding of the language, the usage of the language on a regular basis proves to be difficult, here are some tips on the basics of English to help you crack the English International Olympiad:
Develop a habit to learn :
Learn a few words every day, a habit of learning inculcates regularity and allows one to grow and develop with time.
Reading as a habit can help one go a long way in learning in terms of the usage of language and getting used to it.
Provide oneself with exposure to the target language:
It allows one to further familiarize themselves with the way it is used for expression and communication, adds to pronunciation as well.
It can be done with the help of audiobooks, documentary, music, interview clips and more.
Allow one to thoroughly learn the basics of the language:
When learning a language, knowing how it works is an important step to one better comprehending and understanding it.
The basic of English includes the parts of speech which are as follows:
Noun: referring to names, be it of a place, person, animal, activity, thing, quality, idea, feeling. It has five basic types and can be singular, plural, or possessive.
Pronoun: it can essentially be used to replace nouns in a sentence, includes words like 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'them' or 'they'.
Verb: these are used to depict actions, it is of two basic types- the main verb or a helping verb. These vary upon the usage of tense and verbs that link the subject to the predicate are called linking verbs.
Adverbs: these modify a verb and tell us more about it in terms of when, why, how.
Adjectives: these describe a noun and add to its factors of quality, quantity and more.
Prepositions: these express a relation between nouns or pronouns, often used with a noun to better help in expression be it in terms of direction, time, motion, manner and others. These include words like 'in,',' on', 'at' and more.
Conjunctions: are words that connect two phrases, or clauses. 'And', 'but', and 'or' are amongst the most commonly used examples.
Practice with relevant resources:
Regular practice greatly helps one to improve their grasp of the language.
One can make use of a wide variety of educational resources to keep up with the practice.
Dedicating a certain amount of time-based upon a schedule can help one gain productive outcomes.
One should frequently assess their progress using mock tests, model test papers, online quizzes and other resources in order to gain an idea of their progress.
Keeping quick notes handy helps one remember key points and aids in effective revision.
Learn from mistakes:
Self-assessment helps one keep a track of their mistakes these can be used to improve from thereon.
Basic mistakes that learners usually make are as follows:
Use of incorrect punctuation like misuse of commas, semi-colon and inverted commas and others.
Improper use of an apostrophe in a sentence and placement of the letter 's'.
Improper subject/ verb agreement.
Improper use of pronouns in a sentence.
Improper use of tenses.
Besides the above-mentioned tips, some essential suggestions to help one during exams include:
• Use the online resources to the best these cover all basic topics required for one to improve.
• Put the language to frequent use to gain a better understanding of it.
• Know the Olympiad syllabus well.
• Form an exam strategy.
• Know the question pattern well.
• Make a schedule.
• Add frequent breaks between study hours.
These were some tips to help you perform well in English Olympiads, we hope these prove to be of use.
The Indian Talent Olympiad has worked with more than 33,175 schools and millions of students across the nation, for over the span of eight-plus years, and has become one of the nation's best organizers of Olympiads, conducting the tests in both online as well as offline mode, for schools as well as individuals.
The organization is well versed with all the processes involved and hence, diligently continues to function even in the difficult times to make the learning experience easier for the willing students.
The Indian Talent Olympiads offers the following tests:
• International Science Olympiad (ISO)
• International Maths Olympiad (IMO)
• English International Olympiad (EIO)
• General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO)
• International Computer Olympiad (ICO)
• International Drawing Olympiad (IDO)
• National Essay Olympiad (NESO)
• National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO)
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• Last date of registration from schools- 30th September 2021
• Last date of registration by individual students- 15th November 2021
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