During your first few weeks in the U.S. you may be confused about some of the things you hear due to different accents, phrases and slang. Most likely, depending on which region of the U.S. you live in, there will be words or phrases that are not familiar to you. Remember that the new surroundings and culture shock will have an effect on your language skills.
Whether you are learning English for the first time or improving your fluency in English, spending an abundant amount of time with native speakers will get you accustomed to writing and speaking English the way locals do. Be confident enough to ask the people around you about the things you are not familiar with. The best way to truly become fluent with the language is to ask questions about things you donít know. Motivating yourself and setting achievable goals will help you improve your English skills.