When it comes to studying English, many people fear that it is tough but in reality, it is just another way to express your opinions and emotions in front of others. Class 7 English is trouble-free. You only need to keep a few points in your mind to ace English, not only for your exams but also for your future.
Here are few suggestions to help you achieve your dream score:
- Follow a practical approach. Try doing things that make you feel more interested in the subject. There is no need to learn a new word every day, instead, you can learn one new word every week. Then, try to inculcate that word in your conversations or written content. Attempt using that word in your answers as well. This way, the word will be used extensively and will be added to your regular vocabulary.
- Take part in different poetry recitations competitions and panel discussions. This will help you get rid of public speaking fear and will be beneficial for your speaking assessment. Also, these co-curricular activities will train your brain and help you improve a lot in English.
- Keep revising grammar rules once every month. Focus on those which are included in your syllabus. This will help you tackle any problem in the editing and omissions section in your exam. Also, revising grammar rules will help you answer the long answer type questions.
- For your writing section, follow the prescribed structure. Follow the intro-bo-co rule i.e introduction about the topic, then the main body and the conclusion which should be affirmative and encouraging. Try to practice different topics beforehand. If you take part in activities as suggested earlier, you will already have an upper hand.
- As far as the reading section is concerned, if you read all the chapters of your English coursebook properly at least once or twice, it will enhance your reading ability. You can underline important points in the paragraph. Sometimes, a few important statements have a special meaning in general life as well. Mark those points because they can be potentially asked in the exam. For example, explain the meaning of this statement with reference to the chapter, or what the writer wants to convey through these statements. These types of questions require in-depth knowledge of the chapter.
- During the English exam, unseen passages are easy and understandable. While attempting the passage, read the questions first and then the paragraph. This way, it will be easy to find the answers, and when you locate them, underline them. Read the passage at least twice to confirm your answers. If you are asked to find antonyms and synonyms, write those which are closest to the paragraph.
- Do not waste time in the reading section if you are attempting it first. Move on to the next question if you are stuck somewhere.
- For the writing section, if you are given choices, choose the topic you think you are comfortable writing or about which you have an idea.
- In your answer, underline all the main points, to make it look more organized.
- Stick to the word limit. There is no need to write unnecessary statements. Write in crisp and clear language. Do not beat around the bush.
- Also, avoid making spelling mistakes. If you don’t know the exact spelling, do not write it in your answer. Write only if you are hundred per cent sure. In this digital era, we rely more on auto-correction of our spelling mistakes. Do not rely on that while you are giving an online exam. Try to do it on your own.
- In the literature section, while preparing, learn the names of the authors and poets with the name of all the chapters as well. In most cases, at least one question is asked about the author or poet.
- If you can’t answer a question in the literature section, write a summary of the chapter and link it to the question simultaneously. This might fetch you marks in the exam.
- Focus on your handwriting. It doesn’t need to be beautiful. You just need to write neatly. Maintain proper gaps between your words. They should not be too long or too short. Maintain the inclination of your text. If you are writing in a slanting position, all your answers should be written like that. Keep your handwriting uniform.
- Cross-check your answer with the question number after you finish writing your exam. Do not write your own numbering, follow the question paper numbering. Recheck if you have written the correct options in multiple-choice questions.
- Read good quality content to improve your vocabulary and communication skills. Read and listen to short stories. You can also try to write something. If possible, submit your articles or stories to the editorial board in your school and request them to publish them in your school magazine. This will act as a practice session for your examination. You can also read other works of the authors that are included in your English course.
- Always answer your questions in a positive and affirmative tone. In the writing section, try writing positive stories and articles to create a good impression on the examiner and score good marks.
- Whenever you are practising the writing part, aim to be original and avoid copying content from the internet. You can try reading different quotes of famous personalities. This will enhance your vocabulary and create a lot of difference in your writing skills.
If you try to inculcate these suggestions in your exam and studies, you will pass with flying colours. Whenever you will take part in a conversation or speaking assessment, you will feel more confident and impress everyone with your communication skills.