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    Hi all,

    I'm an Asian student for LLM program this year. I'm excited to study in the UK but unconfident about myself. Although my IELTS score is not bad (overall band 7.5, R8.5, L8.5, W6.5, S6.5), English-speaking environment is tough for me - I read cases very slow (I haven't done so much reading before, for I'm not from a common law country), I write like a primary school pupil, I don't know how to chat with you guys as fluent as native speakers do. Many of my senior friends graduated from British universities say they are used to it. But I want to make a little change (at least change myself). Could you please give me some advice about that? A bunch of thanks!
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    I think you already know what to do, if you're a slow reader - read more books, there is no magical 'hack' that could make you be good at something overnight. Same with writing - write as much as possible, whenever possible. Other than that I really don't know what else to suggest, maybe take up a short-term English course?

    What worked for me was speaking online via skype with my English friends, maybe you could try that for now? But if you're brave enough, try to socialise as much as possible with locals good luck!
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    Thanks Anna!!!
    I will have a try as you suggested
 
 
 
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