№11 How I study English

{“en”:”Welcome to Series English! Today I won’t teach you any vocabulary or grammar, I’m just going to tell you my story – how I have been studying English. So let’s start from the very beginning, I studied English at school. I started learning it when I was in the fifth grade. However as long as I am from a teeny-tiny town, you can guess that the teaching was not actually very good, to put it mildly, and I didn’t get profound knowledge of English.

However when I turned 13 or 14 my father decided to study English, and he got me and my sister involved. He did a really good job and he is a very good disciplinarian. So that’s why we studied English for like… We had been studying English for three to four hours a day! Can you imagine that? Well, yeah, that’s true. And, well, as long as you think that learning a foreign language is a piece of cake, well, it’s not actually. If you want to do it very quickly and you want to become a fluent speaker then you have to work really hard. So during our lessons, I guess, we did almost everything! We started from picking up some basic vocabulary and learning the pronunciation.

Of course it was funny, since we tried to pronounce these words and letters, I mean sound over and over again. And we sounded a little bit silly, I guess, but still. In addition we studied grammar of course. Unfortunately now I can’t recover the title, but if I find it, I will give you the title. So, what else?.. Of course we read a lot and we also listened to different tapes. For that purpose we listened ‘The voice of America’ podcasts, we read them, we listened to them, it was very useful! In addition to that we used… we read different fiction books like Harry Potter, yeah, I read all seven books in original, it was really enjoyable and useful I guess. Also we used video material, at first we watched the video course called ‘Follow me’. Maybe you have heard of it, it is a very interesting, funny course. And in addition to that we also watched different films, like ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘Six days and seven nights’.

We watched ‘Shrek’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’, However we didn’t just watch these films. Of course, at the beginning we watched them for a couple of times to remember the chain of events but after that my father would create mp3 files and we would listen to these parts of the film over and over again. And we would read and translate the script, we would learn and pick up some new vocabulary. It was really interesting and useful. So we studied really hard, and that is the reason why when I finished school I realized, that I want to make linguistics my profession. I want to choose it as my profession and so I did. However I had to pull up treas in order to enter the university, and… however in the end I managed to do that. And well I studied there. At the university we also studied different aspects, However my profession is not only a linguist, but also a translator and an interpreter. So that’s why we practiced translating and interpreting a lot. But it’s also quite useful for language studies. In addition to that we did a lot of listening. We listened to BBC and translated it.

Orally, that was… we interpreted it. It was a tough assignment at first, but then we got used to it. We read a lot of texts, analyzed them, translated them. We did a lot of good stuff, which was really useful. So and I got a lot from my university, of course. And I guess that starting from the third year I started watching TV series and films in English. My first TV series was ‘Scrubs’, and to tell you the truth it was quite hard at the very beginning. I couldn’t understand a lot. However when I kept doing that I realized that it’s getting more and more understandable for me. It’s getting easier and I enjoyed the process. As you can guess I’m crazy about series, and that is actually a very good way to study a foreign language. And I should also add that, well, they say, that teaching is also a way of learning a foreign language. So as long as I teach English I practice it all the time and revise a lot of grammatical topics and issues.

And well this is also studying. OK, I guess that’s it, by the way, speaking about the university, I graduated from it with flying colours, so all excellent marks. However it’s not so important nowadays. I got some perks of course, but this video is not about that. Well actually I’m going to tell you a little bit more about the learning process. And I’m going to devote two more videos… The first one is going to be devoted to beginner and elementary, and the second is going to be devoted to intermediate and higher.

So that I could give you some pieces of advice, because here I didn’t give you anything, I just told you about my experience. And of course, there were some drawbacks, there were some advantages. However now I’m able to analyze this process, and understand what was not right, what was good. And that’s why I’m ready to give you my tips. So don’t forget to follow me, subscribe to my YouTube channel. And watch my other videos. Keep up, ask questions, as usual. I really enjoy answering… I feel really confident when I get your feedback.

So don’t forget to give me your heart as well – like my videos. And hope to see you soon! Happy English practice! Bye-bye!. “}

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HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH FLUENTLY AND CONFIDENTLY Motivational video by Sandeep Maheshwari FAN

{“en”:”As you have chosen to watch this video, that means you can understand English. But the problem is fluency. When it comes to speak in English in front of someone we become conscious, a little bit scared. So here the lack of confidence is our main problem. There can be many solutions in supervision level, that you learn more about the grammar or join some coaching institution, they will teach you that are noun, this is adjective and finally the things will become more complicated for you. So, that is not a permanent a solution, let us find the root. Have you ever noticed, whenever you speak in your mother tongue, you think also in your mother tongue. But in case of speak in English, first we think in our mother tongue, then we translate it into English and then we speak up. That is the problem. Every time first we translate our thinking into English and then we speak up, that kills the fluency. We have some words in our mother tongue associated with every actions or things, we have English words also, but our habit is to think in our mother tongue.

If we can change our habit to think in English, then we can easily escape the translation phase. So, the main key here is our habit. Try to remember how you had learnt your mother tongue, and if you can apply those same techniques here also, you can easily learn English. If you observe deeply there were two steps in learning our mother tongue. The first step was observation and the next was practice. Now, let us come to the first step that is observation. Every child is a very deep observer. As they have nothing to do, they just keep seeing things very carefully around them, and then they try to copy others.

A child watches his parents to fight with each other, he learns to show anger, and basically whatever they see they try to do. They fail, they practice, again they fail, and this way slowly the communication becomes fluent. Now how can you observe someone speaking in English, because there is no one around whose primary language is English. Here comes the benefit of internet & television. You need to watch something related to daily life in English. Maybe you can watch English movies with subtitle or maybe you can watch some TV series in English like friends or maybe game of thrones. The main idea is to observe. This way more English words will get associated in your mind with every action & emotion. The next step is practice. This one is more bigger problem. How can we practice? Our friends will make fun of us if we try practice with them, family members can’t speak English properly.

So where & how can we practice? One way is you can write a daily journal. To write first you have to think in English, so this can help you a lot. And after few years when you will look back to those dairies it will also become an entertaining thing for you. Another way is you can practice by talking to yourself in your mind in English. As you know the main problem is our habit to think all the time in our mother tongue. Suppose you are thinking about something sitting on your study table, your current habit is to think it in your mother tongue, just change it, instead of that try to think it in English. Thoughts are actual sayings. The things you keep on saying to yourself the whole day are more important than what you speak to someone else. So at first try to speak in English with yourself, you can even mix English with your mother tongue at first, here you have full control, the best thing is in this way you need no one to practice, then gradually you will see, the way you are thinking, that way you will start talking, automatically English words will come out from your mouth, if you want you can do it easily.

If you don’t practice to think in English at first, and try to speak directly with someone else, for sure you will fumble, and they will make fun of you and as a result finally you will give-up. So don’t try to escape this step, if you really want to speak English fluently with confidence. Another way is, we can call the customer care, you just need to create an imaginary problem related to that product, then feel it and call up, try to make them understand what you are trying to express. The job of your friend is to point out your mistakes, but their job is to understand you, so I think that’s a great idea. Another great way can be finding the solution of the biggest problem of your life by thinking in English. Suppose there is a mother who is saying “oh Iufffdm very tired today. I canufffdt move today that much”, but the moment her child is in danger, the mother releases her all energy to protect her child. Whenever there is a problem that is huge, the mind releases its energy to find out a solution, & mind has the power to do anything & everything.

So, try to find out the solution of the biggest problem in your life in English, then you will be so busy & so occupied that you will not be concerned about whether you are right or wrong. That will take care of this problem of your learning English, so you will don’t need any effort, you will learn English automatically. Now let us discuss about what are the real problems in case of practicing.

I think the biggest problem is the fear, “oh they will make fun of me” You see, my English is also not that good, if you check out my earlier videos, you will see they were worst, but what does it matter, if there are people making fun of you, they are just giving boost to their own ego, if you go and speak English with a foreigner, they will never make fun of you, because for them it is not important whether you are right or wrong, what is important to them is, whether they are able to understand what you are trying to express.

Initially whatever we will try to do we will be wrong, don’t want to be right, this a big trap, even if you are wrong nobody is going to kill you, at max what can happen, somebody can make fun of you, so what is happening, they are smiling, so is it a problem or is it a good thing? Of course good thing, whether they are laughing on your joke or whether they are laughing on you how does it matter, they are smiling because of you and I think that’s the big thing. Just keep trying & trying. Remember “Practice makes perfect” At last, if you find this video useful then please share with your friends & loved ones and hit the like button below. More likes, more motivation for me. For more videos click on the subscribe button. Thanks for watching.

It’s easy!. “}

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10 Ways to Motivate Yourself When Learning English

Want to speak real English from your first lesson? Sign up for your free lifetime account at EnglishClass101.com. Hi, everybody, and welcome back to Top Words. My name is Alisha, and today we’re going to talk about 10 ways to motivate yourself when learning English. Let’s go! The first way to motivate yourself is to imagine that one day you will live in the United States. So to do this, imagine what is your day going to be like when you live in the US, where will you go, who will you meet, where will you shop, and so on.

Imagine your day in the United States. Ok, the second way to motivate yourself when you’re studying English is to study other aspects of the culture, too, which makes it more rewarding to study English. Ok, so this means, of course, studying English as a language but if there’s a specific country that you’d like to visit or a specific part of that country’s culture, try to learn about that too. If you like music, if you like the food, if you like the history; try to find something about a specific country or a specific part of that country’s culture that you enjoy in addition to studying the language. Ok! Way number 3 to motivate yourself is finding funny words in English. Ok, so finding a word that sounds funny or a word that you enjoy using, or a phrase that you enjoy using can really increase your motivation for using that word and for interacting with people.

So if you can find those phrases that you think are funny or are fun, they can be really really helpful for you as you learn your language. The next way to motivate yourself is to make friends with people who speak English. So of course, if you don’t have any friends who are English speakers, especially native English speakers, it’s a really good idea to make some friends. This way you can practice with them, you can learn from them, and you can just see maybe what their life is like and how their life is different from yours. So this is a great way to practice, a great way to learn, and a great way to think more internationally as well. The next way to motivate yourself is watching youtube videos of other people who have successfully learned English. So you can listen to people what worked for them, how did they study, where did they go, what materials did they use, what did they find not helpful.

So you can try to find a strategy that works well for you through using resources like YouTube, for example. It’s a great way to find people that maybe match with what you need. Ok, the next way to motivate yourself is by watching English movies and TV shows and enjoying the feeling when you can understand a word or a sentence. Yeah, I do this too. When you enjoy something, when you find entertainment value in something, like music, movies, TV, and you there’s that moment when you pick up, or when you understand what your favorite character said, or you understand that like a key point in the story, it’s a really really good feeling.

It makes you want to continue watching, I think. So that’s a really really nice feeling, I think, and you can do that by enjoying media so it’s a fun way to learn and it’s a fun feeling to experience. Ok, the next way to motivate yourself is by reading English news articles, blogs, and magazines to get a feel for formal and casual language. So the style that we use here, like EnglishClass101 and on the videos on this channel, is quite casual most of the time, or at least in these videos it’s very casual, but the way that I speak in the way a newspaper is written, the way a magazine is written, the way a newscaster presents the information, these are all different ways of communicating.

We’re using the same language, yes, but there are different styles, so it’s important to try to understand those differences and to become familiar with them. So try to find a few different things that you can enjoy. The next way to motivate yourself is after dinner you write about your day in a journal in English. Ok, this is an interesting idea. So just take a few minutes after dinner or before you go to bed to write something in English about what you did that day, or maybe so you have a chance to talk about future tense, or to use the future tense, you can use you can talk about your upcoming plans or the things you’re going to do the next day. So you can talk about past tense, what you did that day, maybe present tense, how you’re feeling as you’re writing your journal for the day, and future tense to talk about your upcoming plan.

So journaling can be a really effective exercise for motivating you. Okay, the next way to motivate yourself is by practicing with flashcards of useful words and phrases for 15 minutes every day on the train. I actually do do this, I use, but I use an application to study in Japanese to study Kanji, and 15 minutes every day adds up over the course of a week, you can learn a lot of information in a short period of time. And if you live in the country where your target language is spoken, then you might even find the word you studied on the train, you see it, like, after you leave the train you might see that word later on in your day.

So you can immediately feel like an extra sense of motivation by knowing that this thing you’re studying is applicable, it’s something you can use right away, it’s a really cool feeling. So this is a tip, I honestly, I use this. Last, I make sure to thank anyone and everyone who corrects my English. Yeah, I think this is really important because people are really nice, they don’t want to correct you when you make a mistake; but sometimes, people do, they’re really polite about it, and they tell you the more, tell you a more natural way, or they give you a suggestion for how to improve your English, make sure you say thank you. Like, repeat after them and then say thank you. So that’s, you know, it’s motivation for them to tell you again in the future, to help you again in the future.

So make sure to say thank you to anyone who helps you with your English. So that’s the end! So those are 10 ways that you can motivate yourself when you learn English. If you have a different strategy for how you like to motivate yourself to learn English, please let us know in the comments. Please be sure also to like this video and subscribe to our channel if you haven’t already. Thanks very much for watching I hope this video motivated you to keep studying, we’ll see you again soon with more fun stuff, bye!.