FLUENT ENGLISH

Let's enjoy English!

Sunday 30th September ~ It's raining, it's pouring...

"Raindrops keep fallin' on my head" or "I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain" seem like the appropriate background music to be playing right now, as Typhoon #17 is passing-through. My mum would always say when I was a kid: "Don't forget to wear your 'wellies' and take a 'brolly', and stay dry" ~ I was trying to stay as dry as I could by wearing my wellington boots (wellies) and carrying and umbrella (brolly).

I hope you do, too ~ be safe.

Related Entries

It's coming . . .

Besides Typhoon #17 and the wet 'n windy weather, your improvement in smoother conversation AND listening and reading ability will come . . .

Unlike the weather and 'waiting for change to happen' -> YOU BE THE CHANGE!

You have heard (or read ;-) me say "Nothing changes, if nothing changes" ~> I want to speak like a native is NOT going to happen just by thinking it and waking up one day! You being the change and come rain or shine, practice something everyday, learn something new everyday, read something everyday and IT WILL HAPPEN...!

Be safe and stay dry . . .


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

I'm here ~

THANK YOU FOR WAITING :-)

So, after a rather long day that went from the crack-of-dawn on Wednesday morning until Thursday night, I am finally here in the cooler weather of autumn in Japan.

I hope all my friends will stay dry and safe through typhoon #17 and #18 that are passing through as we speak ~


Until tomorrow ...

Related Entries

He Flies . . .

I will see you all soon, as I'm coming back to Japan -> leaving at the crack-of-dawn tomorrow morning (Florida-time), so keep a look out for me waving from the sky!

Keep plugging-away ~ your hard efforts and determination to study and practice as well as you do WILL pay-off down the road ...



Robin


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes ~

This is for everything in your life: your studying, your fitness, your health, your relationships ~ EVERYTHING!

Excuse the brief comments but THINGS ARE CHANGING ~ my Florida-life is ending and I am moving back to Japan, so bear with me for a couple of days and then I will get back to things with a new air of freshness.

Until then, "If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes", so if you don't change the way you study and practice -> Nothing Will Change and you will stay the same! If you want Change, if you want Better, then YOU have to be the change => want it, do it, BE IT ...


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Hellos and soon goodbyes from Florida ~

I am actually preparing to move back to Japan again, so I have numerous things rolling around my mind as I am doing ten things at the same time getting everything ready. During all of these goings-on, a few unique English terms/phrases (for what reason I have not idea) popped into my mind that I wanted to share with you...

Adam and Eve Verb. Believe. Cockney rhyming slang. E.g."I don't Adam and Eve it, it's not true!"

aggro Noun. Aggressive troublemaking, violence, aggression. Abb. of aggravation.

airy-fairy Adj. Lacking in strength, insubstantial. {Informal}

all fur coat and no knickers Phrs. Of a woman, all superficial appearance and no real substance beneath.

all mod cons Noun. All the fixtures and fittings necessary and expected - an abb. of all modern conveniences.

bad egg Noun. A miscreant, a corrupt person, an untrustworthy person. Cf. 'good egg'.

bad hair day Noun. 1. A day when one is unable to arrange one's hair into a satisfactory and pleasing style. 2. Used figuratively for a problematic and difficult day.

bang on Adj./Adv. Exactly, correct. {Informal}

Good luck using them ...

にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Practice Speaking what you hear!

Reading, listening, and speaking are the most important aspects of any language. The same is true for English. However, speaking is the only requirement to be fluent. It is normal for babies and children to learn speaking first, become fluent, then start reading, and then writing. So the natural order is 1) listening, 2) speaking, 3) reading, then 4) writing.

First Problem
Isn't it strange that schools across the world teach reading first, then writing, then listening, and finally speaking? Although it is different, the main reason is because when you learn a second language, you need to read material to understand and learn it. So even though the natural order is listening, speaking, reading, then writing, the order for ESL students is reading, listening, speaking, then writing.

Second Problem
The reason many people can read and listen is because that's all they practice. But in order to speak English fluently, you need to practice speaking. Don't stop at the listening portion -> when you study, don't just listen => speak out loud the material you are listening to and practice what you hear. Practice speaking out loud until your mouth and brain can do it without any effort. By doing so, you will be able to speak English fluently.


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Submerge yourself ~

AN OLDIE BUT A GREAT IMPORTANT REMINDER TO HELP YOU ...

Being able to speak a language well is not related to how smart you are. Anyone can learn how to speak any language ~ this is a proven fact by how many different countries and languages there are in the world. Everyone can speak at least one language. Whether you are intelligent or lacking some brain power, you are able to speak one language.

This was achieved by being around that language at all times ~ hearing and speaking it constantly. You will notice that many people who are good English speakers are the ones who studied in an English speaking school. They can speak English not because they went to an English speaking school, but because they had an environment where they could be around English speaking people constantly.

There are also some people who study abroad and learn very little. That is because even though they went to an English speaking school, they found friends from their own country and so didn't use or practice English.

You don't have to go anywhere to become a fluent English speaker. You only need to surround yourself with English. You can do this by making rules with your existing friends that you will only speak English. You can also carry around an iPod or other device and constantly listen to English sentences. As you can see, you can achieve results by changing what your surroundings are. Submerge yourself in English and you will learn several times faster.


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Self Study Thoughts ~

I'm in a 'thinking mode' and so want to share these with you ~ they are great to learn the meaning but to also "live them" . . .

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."

Henry Ford



“If you will Search, you will find it”

AND

“In order to Find, you must search ~ ”

* You have to go to libraries and read to see if you can find it...
* You have to listen to CDs to see if you can find it...
* You have to go to seminars and learn, to see if you can find it...
Then you’ll find some ways to get that promotion, you’ll find some good ideas to change your future and change your income ...

* You will find it - > IF YOU SEARCH ~
** Results are the name of the game ~
*** If you Search, you WILL find some good ways to better your Health and your Wealth ~

**** DON’T BE SATISFIED WITH ANYTHING BUT THE “BEST” FOR YOU! ****

Jim Rohn


Every once-in-a-while we need to let our Heart dream and be at-peace with all that is going on around us ~ whether that be listening to an old Love Song, a walk in the park or on the beach, writing a Love Letter that never gets sent or simply looking at some happy photographs, this will relax your inner soul and rejuvenate your Love and Desire For Love . . .



にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Travelling Words ~

I am preparing to move back to Japan again, so I have numerous things rolling around my mind at the moment but these points came-to-mind and I wanted to share them ~ a list I found of useful :

To express positive words
magnificent
grandeur - The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand, the quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct
magnanimous - The quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct
fantastic
fantastical
phenomenal
wonderful
extraordinary
marvellous
superb
good
fine
great
avid - Emotionally desirable
avid ambition to succeed
excellent
spectacular
prodigious
grand
brilliant
glorious - Bringing great happiness and thankfulness
illustrious - Widely known and esteemed
notable - Worthy of notice
respected
impressive
splendid
splendiferous - Having great beauty and splendour
resplendent - Having great beauty and splendour, Richly and brilliantly colourful
flamboyant - Elaborately or excessively ornamented, Richly and brilliantly colourful
redoubtable - Having or worthy of pride
formidable - Extremely impressive in strength or excellence
prowess
superior
terrific
tremendous
wondrous - Extraordinarily good
wonderful
sublime - Inspiring awe, Lifted up or set high
flair - natural talent
knack - A special way of doing something
outshine - Attract more attention and praise than others
paramount - Having superior power and influence
predominant
preponderating
prevailing

Use them wisely ...

にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

DO YOU USE THESE WORDS?

Or do you even know them?

55. Do –> Party
56. Uni –> College/University
57. Starkers –> Naked
58. Bits ‘n Bobs –> Various things
59. Shambles –> bad shape/plan gone wrong
60. I’m Off to Bedfordshire –> Going to bed
61. Her Majesty’s Pleasure –> To be in prison
62. Plastered –> Drunk
63. Chav –> White trash
64. It’s (as cold as) monkeys outside –> it is very cold
65. Stag Night –> Bachelor Party
66. Ace –> Cool!
67. Plonker –> Idiot
&
68. Rubbish –> Garbage or ‘That’s crap!’

Throw me a comment or two with a few of these in ...


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

MORE FUNNY WORDS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ~

See if you can grab on to any of these ...

23. Nicked –> Stolen
24. Nutter –> Crazy Person
25. Knackered –> Tired
26. Gobsmacked – Amazed
27. Dog’s Bollocks –> Awesome
28. Chap –> Male or friend
29. Bugger –> Jerk
30. Bog Roll –> Toilet Paper
31. Bob’s Your Uncle –> There you go!
32. Anti-Clockwise –> We Say Counter Clockwise
33. C of E –> Church of England
34. Pants –> Panties
35. Throw a Spanner in the Works –> Screw up
36. Zed –> We say ZZZZZZZ
37. Absobloodylootely –> YES!
38. Nosh –> Food
39. One Off –> One time only
40. Shambles –> Mess
41. Arse-over-tit –> Fall over
42. Brilliant! –> Great!
43. Dog’s Dinner –> Dressed Nicely
44. Made Redundant –> Fired from a job
45. Easy Peasy –> Easy
46. Up the Duff –> Pregnant
47. DIY –> Do It Yourself home improvements
48. Chat Up –> Flirt
49. Fanny –> Vagina (Americans say ‘Fanny Bag’ for a “waist bag”)
50. Don’t Get Your Knickers in a Twist –> Don’t Get worked up
51. The Telly –> Television
52. Bangers –> Sausage
53. Chips –> French Fries
54. Daft Cow –> Idiot


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

FUNNY WORDS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ~

I was actually listening to the radio today and the DJ was definitely from the UK. He had a very strong Cockney-accent and was using a lot of ‘slang’ words while he was talking, so I was actually wondering how much of the audience was understanding what he was saying. It then struck me that I needed to share a few ‘slangy’ words with you, in order for you to have some idea of what they mean if/when you hear a couple of natives chatting-away with each other.


These are in no particular order:

1. Give You A Bell –> Call you
2. Blimey! –> My Goodness
3. Gutted –> Devastated
4. Chuffed –> Proud
5. Fancy –> Like
6. Sod Off –> Piss off
7. Fortnight –> Two Weeks
8. Hoover –> Vaccum
9. Kip –> Sleep or nap
10. Bee’s Knees –> Awesome
11. Know Your Onions –> Knowledgeable
12. Dodgy –> Suspicious
13. Wonky –> Not right
14. Wicked –> Cool!
15. Whinge –> Whine
16. Tad –> Little bit
17. Tenner –> £10
18. Fiver –> £5
19. Quid –> £
20. Taking the Piss –>
21. Screwing around
22. Pissed –> Drunk
23. Loo –> Toilet

Have fun with them ~

にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH #2 ~

Okay ~ so happy Sunday to you :-)

This one is "hot off the press", as I just finished a lesson with one of my younger students and felt it very necessary to share it, as his "Dedication" and "Want" and "Desire" are flowing out from him!

His motivation is not just a simple 'I would like to get better", it is WHAT DO I NEED TO DO, TO GET WHERE I WANT TO BE? This dedication and want from the heart makes such a huge difference, not only from his side for him but it shines across to me too, making me also want to share in his dedication and help make it happen for him...!

Yes "Want" is important and will make a difference in your outlook on your studies but that alone is sometimes not enough. Having the "Dedication" to acually go do it, makes a world of difference.

So my important point for you today, is be like Jin and show your dedication, show your want and desire to achieve what is vital to you; think it, show it, believe you can do it and we will make it happen . . .

YOU ROCK JIN!

にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ENGLISH ~

We talked about the importance of this a while back ~ I am going to re-do some of the vital things that 'WILL REALLY HELP', because to get you where you want to be in your speaking and comprehension abilities, you need to do this ...


Being able to speak a language well is not related to how smart you are. Anyone can learn how to speak any language ~ this is a proven fact by how many different countries and languages there are in the world. Everyone can speak at least one language. Whether you are intelligent or not, you are able to speak one language.

This was achieved by being around that language at all times ~ hearing and speaking it constantly.

You will notice that many people who are good English speakers are the ones who studied in an English speaking school. They can do this not because they went to an English speaking school, but because they had an environment where they could be around English speaking people constantly.

Then again, there are also some people who study abroad and learn very little. That is because even though they went to an English speaking school, they found friends from their own country and so didn't use or practice English.

You don't have to go anywhere special to become a fluent English speaker. You only need to surround yourself with English. You can do this by making rules with your existing friends that you will only speak English. You can also carry around an iPod or other device and constantly listen to English sentences. You can make a nice comment when you see a ‘gaijin’ and this may strike-up a conversation.

As you can see, you can achieve results by changing what your surroundings are. Immerse yourself in English and you will learn several times faster.


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

OPEN ARMS ~

It just occurred to me today ~ men are kinda slow, so bear with me ;-) all this time I have been writing and telling you good suggestions to practice this way and learn that way and try this way etc etc but I have not (until now) asked if you have any questions!

So go ahead and write some Comments or Questions, as I am here with ‘open arms’ and will gladly help you out with your dilemmas ...

Hope you have a great rest of a TGIF ~


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH ~

OK ~ today is a quickie but some good words from one of my best students ...

Today we were having some great conversations with a wide variety of topics and then when I asked Noriko to give me a couple of things that have REALLY HELPED in her studies, she mentioned about using a “Voice Recorder” - -> hello, does that ring a bell???

She explained it was a little hard/strange at first when listening to her own voice but it clearly showed her her good points and her weak points, so it was a tremendous help.

Go out and get a Voice Recorder; record yourself talking to people, reading something and even pretend to be a BBC or CNN ‘announcer’. Listen to what you have recorded and critique yourself => IT REALLY DOES HELP!


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

DEDICATION ~

Today is 9/11 here in the USA, so many places had ceremonies for those people who lost their lives in the terrible catastrophe that day 11 years ago.

This morning I was at a special breakfast networking meeting of business people and the speaker mentioned the ‘dedication’ of all the Emergency people and Fire Fighters etc on that terrible day. That word ‘dedication’ reminded me of something I wrote about a month ago and want to share it again, as you understanding your own commitment and ‘dedication’ to your improvement WILL help progress you to the next level of what to do ~> read on ...

Let me ask you this ~ How dedicated are you to ...

~ improving your English?
~ writing better?
~ speaking more naturally?
~ being fluent?

What are you doing everyday to make that result happen?

Are you spending 1 hour everyday doing this?
Are you spending 1 hour per week or 15 minutes every 2 weeks? Anything and everything is fine BUT you need to decide what you are wanting, by when you are wanting it, and then make the dedication to make that happen.

This goes for everything in your life; family, relationships, English, Russian or whatever language you are studying, cooking, guitar, work, health, whatever you want to do. As an example - > you want to be fit and healthy, that’s great but going to the gym once a month and still eating junk food will not make that happen. The thought and desire are there but you must add the determination and dedication to make it happen. You will get much better and faster results by dedicating a little time everyday -> 1 hour everyday is so much better than 7 hours once a week!

Think about the things you want and make that dedication to get the results that you want ... this WILL get you to the next level ~


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

WHY???

I wanted to quickly go over your “WHY?” with you today ~ なぜなら、これがすごく大事です!

Yes, to be able to understand English better would be nice ~ yes, to speak better would be wonderful ~ yes, to be able to converse smoothly would make you very happy -> that is all great and very possible BUT WHY DO YOU WANT THAT?

Being specific in your ‘goal’ will definitely help and give you motivation to do the right things to get you there...! If you want to communicate with more of a ‘natural flow’, you do not need to be sitting down and studying Grammar, for example. If it is to be able to speak proper business-level English in order to do seminars, then you do not want to be studying with a High School student -> that may be good practice but will not solve your purpose.

My whole point here is for you to sit down and re-write your goals and make a date ‘by when’ you want to be at that level. By doing this and writing an actual date on your calendar, this will help with a plan, with motivation and dedication to make it happen.

GO FOR IT ...

にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

REALLY, THAT MANY?

THIS ONE IS ALSO WORTH RE-READING ...

You mean that there are THAT MANY opportunities for me to practice speaking? Really?? WOW!?!

Yes, it’s not only going to a school to learn (though they are very good and help a lot - I do strongly recommend them), nowadays there are so many places to go and things to do that will also help to improve your fluency.

There are tons of foreigners living and working in Japan - that you will see out and about (I will be one again very soon...) - and hordes of tourists wanting to know how to get to their destination or simply to find a nice restaurant to eat. And when you can’t see any ‘live’ people near you, you can always jump on the Internet to watch or listen and repeat what you hear -> THIS IS IMPORTANT!

Like I mentioned yesterday, here are a couple of web sites that I prefer; the ‘BBC’ site not only has news but a lot about travel and studying and children’s games etc - you could spend days looking through all the great information they have. Another site (mainly for news) I will often checkout is ‘CNN’ - both are good options for you:

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/

You won’t get stuck on things to do, so just go out and look and take advantage to say “Hello”, help someone, have a short conversation and make their day ~ by helping them, you will be helping you ...

にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Practice ~

Wanting to get better, hoping to be able to speak English (or Japanese or any language) is a great start and important decision that needs to be made but STARTING is what must happen ...

You don’t need to spend a lot of time or a lot of money everyday to do this but you DO need to spend a little bit of time “practicing” every single day.

It doesn’t matter what you do - actually mixing it up and having variety is a good thing, to make it fun and interesting - try BBC English one day : http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish
and then American the next: http://www.cnn.com

Practice your listening, practice your speech, practice your writing and grammar ~ mix it around ~ but do something everyday -> THAT is the important thing!

By getting into the routine of practicing everyday, you will make yourself better and better. So for your own improved ability, as I know you can do it ~ PRACTICE EVERYDAY . . .


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Challenge ~

So what is the big ‘Challenge’ you ask? YOU is the answer -> I will explain ...

This is for you, about you, so that you will be able to see where you currently are and what you need to improve, in order that you can reach the goals you want to reach.

First-off, (I have mentioned this before) I want you to record yourself:

1) Talking with someone
2) Reading a loud
3) Giving a speech of some sort

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT so you will have great results!

You be the judge and critique the recorded audio, as though it was from your top student --> give comments on their ability and suggestions on what they need to do to reach a higher level.

Take all of these comments and suggestions, put them to immediate use and practice until you improve to where you want to be.

Try these two simple things (recording and critiquing) - they may not be easy at first but they are actually simple to do - and you will then see how well your communication ability improves more and more by doing this on a regular basis ...

Let me know how it goes ~

にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Study correct material ~

I WANTED TO PUT THIS OUT THERE AGAIN, AS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU ...

Everyone knows the phrase "Practice makes perfect" ~ but it is incorrect and far from the truth!
Practice only makes what you are practicing permanent. If you practice an incorrect sentence, you will have perfected saying the sentence incorrectly. Therefore, it is important that you study material that is commonly used by most people and learn from a good Native Speaker, in order to learn correctly.

Studying English with a friend who is not a native English speaker is both good and bad ~ you should be aware of the pros and cons of speaking with non native speaking friends.

Practicing with a non native person will give you good practice.
You can also motivate each other and point out basic mistakes.

** But you might pick up bad habits from one another if you are not sure about what are correct and incorrect sentences. So use these practice times to practice the correct material you studied, not to learn how to say a sentence. **

In short, study English material that you can trust, that is commonly used, and that is correct. Use these rules and they will help you achieve your goal of speaking English fluently.


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Time ~

Time is something very important, as we can never get it back. With that in-mind, I value your time for reading my Column everyday and hope to continue sharing vital and useful information...

As ‘time’ is so special and valuable, don’t just diddle-daddle here and there and learn a bit when you feel like it. PLAN YOUR TIME; whether you decide to study everyday from 06:45~07:15am or 8:00~8:45pm or whatever time works for you, make sure you get into that daily habit and you will see tremendous improvements happen.

Without a plan, you plan to fail!


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Change ~

If nothing changes, nothing changes!

Whether that is in Japan or England or wherever you are in the world and also related to whatever you are doing; be that wanting to get fit and healthy, learn a trade or learn a language. Thinking it, wishing it and wanting it is a good start but you actually putting one foot forward to commence that ‘movement’ is what is needed to be done...

Your continual effort will begin a ‘momentum’ in progression, leading to positive results and improvement, and then the ball just won’t stop ~> you will be learning and absorbing and improving with these continuous steps, as once you are ‘rolling’, it is so much easier to keep that movement going!

Yes it is hard, yes it is nerve-wracking, yes you will make mistakes but the final results ARE WORTH IT ~> make that first step and make things change for the better ...

If nothing changes, nothing changes!


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Edifying ~

A little bit of added knowledge for you ~

So here is a word that I was using today and explained it to both an American friend and Japanese friend of mine ~ neither of them knew of the meaning; to 'edify' someone. The dictionary explanation sounds like this:

EDIFYING:
adjective instructive, improving, inspiring, elevating, enlightening, uplifting, instructional

The way I was using it was "to edify a person" -> therefore improving and elevating that person ~ what they have done, what they can do, to make them sound special and important. It can be used for an object or a person.

Just a added point to help improve your knowledge ~ keep it up ...


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Improvement ~

School starting ~

Japan and England both start a new ‘school year’ at the beginning of September. In the USA they usually start summer holidays in June and therefore go back to school in the middle of August.

School is not just for little kids ~ the educational system is there for anyone of any age who wants to improve him or herself, in whatever way and whatever language. This can be done by yourself, with a tutor, on-line or at a school. The results of all your hard work and commitment to studying and trying and practicing will be incremental improvements in your knowledge and ability, culminating is a more natural fluency in speech and use of the language.

Restart YOUR dedication to a new year of studying and improving yourself -> you will be glad you did ...


にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries

Smart Sunday ~

Today I want you to concentrate on one specific thing ~ that could be pronunciation, grammar, listening, speech practice, slang words, business presentation, interview answers, whatever it is ~ and do it, do it, do it until you have confidence in what you are doing.

Yes, you will make mistakes along the way -> no problem => I’m British and I make mistakes, you may make mistakes writing a Kanji character once in a while, it’s no big deal. Don’t “live in the mistake” and feel bad about it ~ you simply accept that you made a little mistake, learn from it for next time and move on...

The important thing to remember is that you are trying, you are getting better and constantly improving your English ability little by little everyday.

Believe in yourself, as I believe in you ~> KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ... !

にほんブログ村 英語ブログへ にほんブログ村 英語ブログ 英語学習法へ
にほんブログ村  ランキングに参加中!Thank you for your click!

Related Entries