The 6 day English BOOTCAMP routine (with cross training!)

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Honestly, learning English is really no different to going to the gym, but instead of it being a physical thing, it’s a brain thing. Yes in the beginning you will feel tired and have sore muscles (brain muscles that is!), but once you set the pace and slowly increase your intensity, you will improve! I guarantee!

But of course like any gym workout, if you stop or feel lazy, everything will just go right back to what it was before, awkward, tired and flabby. (Sound like someone you know?)

So here is a 6 day English workout to really pump the iron!

Day 1 WARM UP: Go through the newspaper and find 5 words you don’t know. Write them 15 times on paper, then test your spelling.Look up each word in the dictionary also. 

CARDIO: Turn on the television in English for 5 minutes without stopping and try to understand everything that is being said.

 

WEIGHT TRAINING: Choose a common phrase (of at least 3 words or more) you have heard from the radio or television and repeat 15 times, rest then repeat 15 times, rest then repeat a final 15 times

 

WARM DOWN: Switch on some relaxing English music with English words. Lay flat on your back and allow yourself to relax your body into the rhythm of the music. Close your eyes. When the chorus comes again and if you think you can sing along with it, do so. Make sure you are stretching your body too, as the most important thing here is to relax. The song needs to be at least 3 minutes long.

Day 2 WARM UP: Turn on the radio to an English channel and sit back and simply listen for 5 minutes. When it has finished. Talk about what you have just heard, what were they talking about.CROSS TRAINING:

  1. Spell the five words from yesterday – repeat 15 x
  2. Read aloud a paragraph from an English book or newspaper. Repeat 3 x
  3. Record a short speech about yourself and listen and correct.
  4. Write a short 4 line paragraph about your family member. Write once only. (the second time around you can look at it and start correcting)

(Repeat No. 1-4 five times)

 

WARM DOWN: Turn on the television to an English channel and put your feet up and watch and listen. Try to work out what is happening. Relax with this for 5 minutes.

Day 3 WARM UP: Practice those 5 words from Day 1 and add another new word. (x15)

 

CARDIO: Turn on the television in English for 6 minutes without stopping and try to understand everything that is being said.

 

WEIGHT TRAINING: Practice the phrase from Day 1 doing 15 sets x 3. Choose another common phrase (of at least 3 words or more) you have heard from the radio or television and repeat 15 times, rest then repeat 15 times, rest then repeat a final 15 times

 

WARM DOWN: Switch on the same relaxing English music from Day 1 and close your eyes and relax and sing along with what you remember. Let this go for at least 5 minutes, repeat if possible.

Day 4 WARM UP: Turn on the radio to an English channel and sit back and simply listen for 7 minutes. When it has finished. Talk about what you have just heard.CROSS TRAINING:

  1. Spell the six words from yesterday – repeat 15 x
  2. Read aloud a new paragraph from an English book or newspaper. Repeat 3 x
  3. Record a short speech about your family member and listen and correct.
  4. Write a short 5 line paragraph about your country. Write once only. (the second time around you can look at it and start correcting)

(Repeat No. 1-4 five times)

 

WARM DOWN: Turn on the television to an English channel and put your feet up and watch and listen. Try to work out what is happening. Relax with this for 7 minutes.

Day 5 WARM UP: Practice those 6 words from Day 3 and add another new word. (x15)

 

CARDIO: Turn on the television in English for 7 minutes without stopping and try to understand everything that is being said.

 

WEIGHT TRAINING: Practice the phrase from Day 3 and the day before doing 15 sets x 3. Choose another common phrase (of at least 3 words or more) you have heard from the radio or television and repeat 15 times, rest then repeat 15 times, rest then repeat a final 15 times

 

WARM DOWN: Switch on the same relaxing English music from Day 3 and close your eyes and relax and sing along with what you remember. Let this go for at least 5 minutes, repeat at least once.

Day 6 Treat yourself to a full length English movie. Even if you can’t understand a word because they all speak too quickly, hang in there and make it to the end. That is all you need to achieve this week. You will be surprised how much you will take in by just listening. Relax and Enjoy.

 

So there you have it. You can see how the intensity of this programme increases over the days. If you keep this up for 1-3 months, slowly continue to increase the intensity and also make sure you are trying new things to read and listen to. After three months your English will definitely improve!

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