Learn English Grammar with Mind Maps – Parts of SpeechCindy
Learning English grammar has always been a pain for many people. It’s true that grammar can be tough even for native speakers. Despite hearing the language from people around, grammar is seldom taken in their school curriculum. What`s more, what is acquired from their daily life is sometimes not correct. As is said by Robert Browning, “Less is more”, a meticulous grammar book might be good for advanced learners, but more detailed explanations usually come with more pages, thus making beginners give it up at the first sight.
Why Learning Grammar with Mind Maps is Better?
Understanding English Grammar must start with a bird’s eye overview and then drill into the details. Starting from a mind map is a better choice for most people. Mind maps make grammar learning no longer boring because those eye-catching colors, shapes, and icons will stimulate your desire to look into the radiant picture and find out the content.
A Mind Map on English Parts of Speech
Here I made a mind map on English parts of speech. Taking “Parts of speech” as the main idea, the mind map below is laid out with ten branches.
Break down each branch of the mind map a bit further, supplementing a more detailed catalog of every branch. Different from linear texts provided by grammar books, mind maps set all the points in a radiant structure, following the process that your brain works naturally. In this case, it’s quite easy for you to get the main content with a glance at the map.
Knowing how the map works in the first two steps, you may already figure out the next step – filling in your map with explanations on rules and uses of each point as well as corresponding examples. What is spread out on the map is all about English parts of speech. Each branch is unfolded as follow:
Make Full Use of the Mind Map
Since it’s a digital map, you can edit and adjust the style or add more content as you like. This map can also be printed out in one piece of paper so that you may stick it on the wall and take it anywhere to memorize them better.
What Mind Mapping Tool Should You Choose?
There are many mind map software you can choose from, such as Mind Meister, Xmind, Mind Manager, Edraw MindMaster, and Visio. A piece of good news is that all of them offer a one-month free trial. You can visit their website and download them for free. They worth trying out to create more templates for you.