You should be able to speak ENOUGH English in about 2 years. I think ENOUGH English is about 2,000 words (less than 3 words every day or 1 story every week). When you are learning the words, you can't just memorize them. If you try to memorize lists of words, you will probably forget many of them. You need to use a better system. You need to use my system. __________________________________
How can 2,000 words be ENOUGH when the dictionary is so big?
The Oxford English Dictionary has 615,000 words. Can you imagine trying to learn this list? Experts also say that the average educated-person knows about 80,000 words. Sure, I know this many words, however, I only use about 7,500 of them. That's right, I only use about 7,500 words.
Wait a minute, I told you that 2,000 words is enough. Many of the 7,500 words are not used very often. How many words do we use almost every day? Experts say that we use about 20% of the 7,500 words. We use 20% of the words to say 80% of what we want to say. So, 20% of 7,500 words is 1,500 words. Wow!! You can speak like a foreigner 80% of the time by using only 1,500 words. So, I think 2,000 words is even better. It's important to know what words you need to learn.
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