Good News 😄 A Study Plan that Works


If you’re not learning English as quickly as you would like to or if you feel like your Fluency is stuck at the same level then It is partly because of your study routine in this English lesson I am going to share with you how to improve your study routine to Facilitate your English learning so that you can learn English easier and much faster The best thing is that it’s actually enjoyable to have a good study routine and it’s free Creating a good study routine doesn’t cost anything So follow my advice if you’d like to improve your English speaking skills. I’m going to share my own suggestions for your English study routine I’m going to share a special formula that I’ve created for my own study routine and what a study routine should be and should not be if you’d like to learn more with me in the complete go natural English course for Fluency and confidence in English. The wait list to join is now open. You can join the waitlist at gonaturalenglish.com Pre-reg you’ll get information about the benefits of the course and a notification when registration opens now Let’s talk about your study routine. What’s really interesting is that study routines are? Really not talked about in most English classes or any kind of classes at all Yet they are so critically important to successfully learning any subject So this is a very important thing to master a study routine Means time that you set aside to study Consistently a routine means something that you do over and over so it’s not a one-and-done Activity a study routine could refer to how you study by the hour The day by the week the month the year, but hopefully you’re studying more than once a year So we’re gonna talk more about how to develop your daily study routine It’s proven to be more effective to study a little bit Every day than to cram once a week or before a big event The idea is to make your routine consistent over time so that it becomes a habit Something that is easy and automatic for you something that becomes part of your lifestyle Let’s talk about what a good study routine is and is not you might think that a study routine is painful and boring but it’s not a good study routine is actually enjoyable and easy Something that you can do consistently over time So it’s actually better to commit to less study time That would be easy for you to meet and exceed Rather than trying to commit to too much study time and set yourself up for failure So let’s set you up for success if you think that you could dedicate 30 minutes per day to studying English well Let’s start with 20 minutes a day because that’s something that I know you will be successful at and then if you exceed 20 minutes and study for 30 You’re gonna feel really good about yourself. So it’s better to start shorts or small with your study time and develop consistency so that each day builds on the last a good study routine means you’re focused on one thing only you’re not checking social media or email or Reading something while you’re listening to something else multitasking is Really bad during study time. So make sure you’re not talking to a friend on the phone or Unless they’re helping you study, but you really have to be focused on one thing and the really interesting thing Is that the more you focus the last? It takes to master that task your study sessions should be building up Towards a larger goal over time one big mistake that I’ve seen a lot of English learners make is that they just sit down at their desk during study time without any real goal and they say Okay. I’ve been sitting here for 20 minutes. That means I’ve studied for 20 minutes. Why am I not learning? Well, it’s because you don’t know where you’re going with your studies. You don’t have a goal in mind And so that’s why you’re not really learning Just having your butt in your seat at your desk is the first step, but after that We really need to have a plan I’m gonna talk more about that towards the end of this lesson and really your study routine should be enjoyable Some people think that studying has to be difficult. It has to be painful has to be a challenge Yes, it can be a challenge. But how about a good challenge? Have you ever enjoyed? Achieving something that was difficult I think actually we enjoy achieving things that are more difficult if it’s super easy Well, we still can enjoy them, but maybe not as much So anyway, you should make your study time enjoyable by having some Consistent enjoyable thing that you do while you study for example I enjoy having a cup of coffee or tea or maybe you start your study session with some music that you enjoy Preferably music that does not have lyrics in it because that can distract your mind while you’re studying so maybe some some classical music or electronic music that you enjoy a good study routine is not Actually super ambitious because this sets you up for failure Don’t write down in your calendar that you’re going to study for three hours every day when you know, that’s not realistic Make sure that your study time is super realistic and achievable For you in your present life Don’t try to do too much at once Because you might get burnt out and that is not the result that you want a good study session is not Just sitting at your desk. Remember we have to have a goal and a good study routine is Not painful. It should be something that you actually look forward to doing as I mentioned You can help train your brain to look forward to your study routine by involving a cup of coffee or tea or a song that you enjoy or Always have a special space that’s consistent for your study routine Maybe you make your desk really pretty by putting some pictures on it that you like for my own study routine I’ve created an acronym that spells used Too because I get used to my study routine and that makes it a habit. I Understand my bigger goals. I Schedule my studies for the same time each day that helps me to build a routine. I Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. I develop my skills over time I try new materials to challenge myself and I own my Results, I understand that I’m responsible for the outcome of my study sessions that spells used to So you could use this acronym if you find it helpful for you to here’s an example of how I would suggest You set up your English study time first write down your big English goals may be something like you want to be fluent in English so that you can give a presentation at school or at work or Whatever your big goal is don’t be shy write it down to break down that goal into weekly and daily Study sessions that will help you reach that bigger goal over time. Take your time with this again It’s better to write down your study sessions moving more slowly Than to rush yourself and maybe not give yourself enough time third choose materials that can help you reach your goals Watch go natural English videos or outside of go natural English. You could find TV shows movies Podcasts songs or other media in that help you to develop your vocabulary and fluency next test your understanding How much of these materials are you really understanding 5 try your own? Examples, of course when you’re learning English You don’t only want to be able to listen and read right? You want to be able to write and speak to express yourself as well? Now this is where you need help from someone else But there’s one way that I do suggest getting feedback on your own which is to record yourself Speaking because often when you listen to yourself on playback, you can catch your own mistakes similarly with writing you can Proofread your own writing and you often will catch your own mistakes This is a great way for you to give yourself feedback even before consulting your teacher next give yourself time to reflect on your Accomplishments how far you have come in English so far how much you have learned and then decide? what you want to learn tomorrow and Finally number 8 build each day after you reflect on your progress You can decide what you want to work on more tomorrow as you build a really successful great study routine be patient with yourself and Understand that when you enjoy the journey of building your English skills, you will be more successful More easily much faster it all comes down to building a good habit and a good study routine So, I hope that this was helpful for you. Thank you so much for watching Let me know if you have any questions if you’re watching here on youtube, and you haven’t yet? Subscribed to go natural English then click on that big red subscribe button So you don’t miss another great image lesson here. Thanks so much for watching. Bye for now

Study English – Series 1, Episode 3: Company Growth


Hello. I’m Margot Politis. Welcome to Study
English, IELTS preparation. Today we’re going to talk about businesses,
and different ways to discuss economic information. We’re going to listen to an interview with
the head of a large clothing company. Then we’re going to look at how he describes
the success of his company. Here’s Derek O’Neill. Well, we’ve said before that we’ve had consistent
growth over the last four to five years. We’ve delivered EPS growth in excess of 20% over
the last three years. You know, growing earnings at 25, 30, 35% forever becomes impossible.
I think we end up owning US GDP in about 2023 with 25% growth. We’ve registered that 15 per cent is our plan
and we think that’s a good target. We’re very happy with our level of sales.
We grew sales in the US in girls’ wear at 50 per cent and we think that’s a fantastic
performance, so we’ll stand by those numbers. We’ve had solid momentum in that market for
four or five years and we expect that momentum’s going to continue. OK. So today we’re going look at the language
of description, particularly describing economic information. In formal academic writing, it’s important
to use impersonal, objective language when describing things. Notice that in the interview, Derek O’Neill
often begins his sentences with We’ve, short for we have. Using phrases like I’ve or we’ve is very common
in spoken English. Well, we’ve said before that we’ve had consistent
growth over the last four to five years. We’ve delivered EPS growth in excess of 20% over
the last three years. He says:
We’ve had consistent growth. We’ve delivered growth in excess of 20 per
cent. We’ve had solid momentum in that market. How would you turn these sentences into more
formal descriptions? Take the first sentence: we’ve had consistent
growth. Generally the first person forms of I and
we are not used in more formal writing, or when describing economic data. We’d use an objective form: there is, there
are, there has been, or there will be. So, “We’ve had consistent growth,” becomes,
“There has been consistent growth.” Look at this one: We’ve delivered growth of
20%. That becomes: There has been growth of 20%. Now listen to him again. We’ve had solid momentum in that market for
four or five years and we expect that momentum’s going to continue. He said:
We’ve had solid momentum. We expect that momentum is going to continue. We’ve had, we expect. How could you write that information in a
formal way? We’ve had solid momentum.
There has been solid momentum. We expect that momentum is going to continue.
It is expected that momentum is going to continue. So looking for the use of the first person
is a good way to tell whether someone is discussing information in a formal or informal way. You should remember that in an academic context,
you always need to include evidence to support your opinions or descriptions. You should try to always include data to explain
and support what you’re saying. Data is information, especially facts and
figures – numbers, percentages, and dates. In formal language, you need to include data
to support your arguments. Listen to the data Derek uses. We’ve delivered EPS growth in excess of 20%
over the last three years. You know, growing earnings at 25, 30, 35 per cent forever becomes
impossible. I think we end up owning US GDP in about 2023 with 25% growth. We’ve registered that 15% is our plan and
we think that’s a good target. He mentions a variety of facts and numbers,
but he also describes how the data has changed – that is, the degree or type of change. To describe data, there is a variety of word
choices. You can use both adjectives and adverbs – words
that describe. Of course, adjectives describe things, and
adverbs describe actions. So you’ll need both nouns and verbs for your
descriptions. For example, you might use nouns like the
rise, the increase, or the growth. Listen to Derek again. Well, we’ve said before that we’ve had consistent
growth over the last four to five years. They’ve had consistent growth. He uses an adjective, consistent, with a noun,
growth. Let’s look at a table. To describe numbers going up, we can use nouns
like the rise, the increase, or the growth. And to describe numbers going down, we can
use the drop, the decrease. Then we’ve got adjectives to describe those
nouns – like rapid, slow, slight, dramatic, sudden or consistent. And we can put these together:
a sudden rise, a slight decrease, a sudden drop, a consistent growth. But, there’s another way of describing these
changes. We can use verbs and adverbs. Many nouns like the rise, the increase, the
growth can be used as verbs: to rise
to increase to grow
to drop to decrease And many adjectives can become adverbs –
rapidly slowly
slightly dramatically
suddenly consistently By using these new words, we can describe
data by using verbs and adverbs. We can say to rise suddenly, to decrease slightly,
to drop suddenly, to grow consistently. So look how these phrases change:
a sudden rise, becomes to rise suddenly a slight decrease, to decrease slightly a sudden drop, to drop suddenly And look at how sentences can be changed to
fit these different phrases: It has grown consistently
There has been consistent growth. It’s important to always use a variety in
your written work. Sometimes use verbs and adverbs to describe data, and sometimes use
adjectives and nouns. It will make your English sound much better. OK, listen to the clip again, and then we’ll
try to put together all the things we’ve looked at today. Listen for personal descriptions,
simple verbs, and descriptions of data. Well, we’ve said before that we’ve had consistent
growth over the last four to five years. We’ve delivered EPS growth in excess of 20% over
the last three years. We’ve registered that 15% is our plan and
we think that’s a good target. We’re very happy with our level of sales.
We grew sales in the US in girls’ wear at 50% and we think that’s a fantastic performance. He finishes by commenting on the data, and
its significance for the company. OK, let’s go back over the steps we’ve looked
at today. When you’re making an argument, it’s important
to support your case – you must include data or facts. Make sure you discuss this data – use objective,
impersonal language. Describe changes to data by using a variety
of noun/adjective, and verb/adverb combinations. And finally, comment on the data, using formal
objective language. And that’s all for Study English today. Don’t
forget to keep reading, writing, speaking and listening to English as much as you can.
And why not try to rewrite some conversational English into more formal academic styles. I’ll see you next time for more IELTS preparation.
Bye.

Work at, for, in, with, as – English prepositions with verbs


Hi guys and welcome to series English! Today I want to touch upon a very pressing and confusing issue: using different prepositions with the verb to work. There are quite many of them, and they can cloud your judgment and confuse you a lot. So let’s clear the air at last and find out when we are supposed to use which one. First of all to work for and work at are more or less equal. They have very similar meanings, but there are some variations some peculiarities here. Let’s clear the air! To work for – you can work for a company, you can work for McDonald’s, you can work for Microsoft, for BBC and so on – for a company. You can work for someone, a person if he or she is your manager, or your boss. In this meaning you can also use the preposition under so you can work under someone – a manager or a boss. I work under Sarah. She’s my boss. I work for Sarah. She’s my boss. I work for John. He’s my manager. Work under John. He’s my manager. Now, to work at can also mean to work at a company where you are an employee. So here this preposition is more or less connected with the place where this company is situated. However you can work for a company, but not be there geographically. An example. I work for Sydney University at their China campus. So geographically I’m in China, not in Australia not in Sydney. So that’s why I say I work for Sydney University, but I’m at their China campus. However some teachers might tell you that these are absolutely equal. Not quite so. However notice that native speakers from the United States might use for a lot, to work, for they might prefer this combination – work for. And as for native speakers from the United Kingdom they will use work at more. Now let’s move on to work in. Hopefully you do remember that this preposition is used when we talk about the place, geographical location. So that’s why we use work in when we talk about the location. To work in some place – in the city, in the country. I work in the United States, I work in France. I work in a bank – in the building. I work in a hospital. Here you might presuppose that you work for example in a hospital, but you are not a doctor. I work in a hospital, but I am a janitor. I work in a hospital in the building, but I’m not a doctor. So there are some hidden meanings sometimes so be careful. The professional field. I work in advertising. I work in teaching. Where do you work? So when you talk about your professional field use the preposition in. You can also work in a department, in a division, in a unit, in a team and so on. I work in the IT department of Yay for me! Okay, now to work with. Most commonly this combination is used when you talk about people, so you usually work with someone Here you can talk about your customers. You work with people, you sell something, you are a sales manager. You are a sales rep – representative. Or you can cooperate with someone in getting some job done. For example I work with Microsoft. We work with Microsoft on their advertising program. Now notice the difference between working for a company and working with the company. If you work for a company you are either an employee or you do some job for them. You do it alone, so you are not cooperating with the company. They are doing nothing. They are waiting for you to get this job done. But if you work with the company you are working as a team together. You are cooperating with them You are equals. Now the professional field is also possible here. I work with lasers. The preposition alongside can be used in the meaning of cooperating with someone. I work with Sarah on this project. I work alongside Sarah on this project. However this preposition is not very common I should say. Better use with, to work with. Do not forget that you can work with the person or with the company. Work with John on this project. Now to work as can be used with a job. You can work as an accountant, or as a teacher. But better formulate it in a shorter way and simply say – I am a teacher. I’m an accountant. Finally work on. You work on something on a project, on a report and things like that. I’m currently working on a report about studying Russian as a foreign language. Okay, that’s it. I hope that now you are able to find your way around all these prepositions with the verb to work. if you have any questions as usual feel free to write to me. And do not forget to like this video. If you press this little button it will help me a lot. Over here or here anyway, you can find it down there. Like, share and subscribe, and I hope to see you in my next video. Happy English and Russian practice! Bye!

Business English | Imitation Lesson | Idioms & Vocabulary


Hello! I’m Emma from mmmEnglish! Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about idioms and expressions that are commonly used in business and professional contexts. And I wanted to give you the opportunity to practise using them in context with the correct tone, pronunciation, intonation and facial expression. So this is an imitation lesson. Now you might have already practised with some of my other imitation lessons. There are several on my channel, which you can watch right here. Now these imitation lessons allow you to practise your speaking skills with me, out loud. If this is your first time practising with one of my imitation lessons, don’t worry. I’ll explain exactly what you need to do and later in the lesson, I’ll share one way that you can keep practising what you learn in this lesson with a native English speaker. So keep watching! So there are three very simple steps in my imitation lessons. Firstly, you just need to listen to me and read the text on screen. Then you’ll hear me say the same thing again but after each clause or sentence there’ll be a pause in the video where you can imitate me out loud. So that just means you’ll copy and repeat exactly what I said out loud. Lastly, I’ll invite you to shadow me which means speaking the words with me at the same time. That way, you can copy the natural rhythm in my voice. Ready to get started? Remember at first, you just need to listen and read the words on the screen. Well, actually I’m not even supposed to be attending this conference, but my boss offered me his ticket and I didn’t want to turn it down! I really need to brush up on my project management skills actually. I’ve taken on a new role in the sales team and I’ve been flat out ever since! I’ve even started giving weekly presentations to the board, but my workload is just getting a bit out of hand. I did yesterday’s presentation completely off-the-cuff! But, go back six months and it was a very different story.. I was seriously considering jumping ship! Really! Almost half the team had lost their jobs! Luckily, we’ve since got a new general manager on board and I think I told you about her, didn’t I? She’s been doing an amazing job so far; runs a very tight ship but I guess that’s how she turned things around! Anyway, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing but things are finally getting back on track! How are things with you? Did you notice that the words looked a little different on screen? The bold words are stressed words and the underlined vowels are stressed syllables in each word. These words and syllables sound stronger and clearer while the others reduce and become weaker. Paying close attention to them will help you to sound more natural when you speak. You can learn more about stress syllables here in this lesson. But right now, you’re ready to imitate me. Remember there will be a pause after each clause or sentence and that’s when you need to imitate what I said exactly as I said it, exactly how I said it. So try to copy the intonation and the tone in my voice even the expression on my face or the gestures I make with my hands. Well, actually, I’m not even supposed to be attending this conference, but my boss offered me his ticket and I didn’t want to turn it down! I really need to brush up on my project management skills actually. I’ve taken on a new role in the sales team and I’ve been flat out ever since! I’ve even started giving weekly presentations to the board, but my workload is just getting a bit out of hand. I did yesterday’s presentation completely off-the-cuff! But go back six months and it was a very different story I was seriously considering jumping ship! Really! Almost half the team had lost their jobs! Luckily, we’ve since got a new general manager on board and I think I told you about her, didn’t I? She’s been doing an amazing job so far; runs a very tight ship but I guess that’s how she turned things
around! Anyway, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing but things are finally getting back on track! How are things with you? Nice work! At this point, you might want to practise a few more times and that’s fine! You just need to go back in the video and practise again, practise as many times as you need to. In fact, you could even practise this script with a native English speaker, to check your pronunciation and expression and to get feedback on how you can improve. You could do this with one of the English teachers at Cambly. I’ve put the link in the description for you because your first fifteen minute lesson is free! May as well try it out! So are you ready to keep practising with step three now? This time, you need to shadow me and it’s a little more difficult to do because we’ll be speaking at the same time but it allows you to practise making the sounds and following the natural rhythm of my voice to help you sound much more natural while using English. Don’t worry if you make some mistakes, just try to relax and go with the flow! You can practise as many times as you need to. Well, actually, I’m not even supposed to be attending this conference but my boss offered me his ticket and I didn’t want to turn it down! I really need to brush up on my project management skills actually. I’ve taken on a new role in the sales team and I’ve been flat out ever since! I’ve even started giving weekly presentations to the board, but my workload is just getting a bit out of hand. I did yesterday’s presentation completely off-the-cuff! But go back six months and it was a very different story I was seriously considering jumping ship! Really! Almost half the team had lost their jobs! Luckily, we’ve since got a new general manager on board and I think I told you about her, didn’t I? She’s been doing an amazing job so far; runs a very tight ship but I guess that’s how she turned things around! Anyway, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing but things are finally getting back on track! How are things with you? That’s great! I’m sure you got a little tongue-tied there but don’t worry about it, keep practising with this video until you start getting the hang of it. Remember that you can claim your free lesson with one of the native English speakers on Cambly and get some personal feedback on your English pronunciation. Don’t forget to subscribe to the mmmEnglish Channel and keep practising right now if you want to with these lessons right here. I’ll see you next week for another English lesson here at mmmEnglish. Bye for now!

[English Speaking] English Replay Ep8 Key Expressions – With a Real Estate Agent



this time let's practice their key expressions from the dialogue first listen carefully I'm looking for an apartment that's easily accessible by public transportation are you buying or renting I'm looking to rent what are your non-negotiables I'd like an inn unit laundry as well as a dishwashing machine I'm looking for a studio or one-bedroom I was wondering if the apartment on 95th Street is still available would you be interested in seeing the apartment let me look into some options and see if we can visit some hang tight for a second what do you think of this unit it looks pretty cozy but walking up four floors was a bit of a hike do you not like walk ups I'm okay with walking up two to three floors I'll keep that in mind what other amenities do you want a doorman would be nice but I'm not too picky having a doorman would up your rent I'd like a house that has a lot of natural light and high ceilings you do have strong preferences when should I swing by to sign the lease I'll have everything ready by early next week do you need anything from me bring in a proof of your income and a bank statement I might need to see your ID but that's about it we'll also need a security deposit of $1,000 can I send you an electronic copy of my bank statement you can scan it and send it to me will my rent include utility and maintenance fees it's all-inclusive now listen again and repeat I'm looking for an apartment that's easily accessible by public transportation are you buying or renting I'm looking to rent what are your non-negotiables I'd like an inn unit laundry as well as a dishwashing machine I'm looking for a studio or 1-bedroom I was wondering if the apartment on 95th Street is still available would you be interested in seeing the apartment let me look into some options and see if we can visit some hang tight for a second what do you think of this unit it looks pretty cozy but walking up four floors was a bit of a hike do you not like walk ups I'm okay with walking up two to three floors I'll keep that in mind what other amenities do you want a doorman would be nice but I'm not too picky having a doorman would up your rent I'd like a house that has a lot of natural light and high ceilings you do have strong preferences when should I swing by to sign the lease I'll have everything ready by early next week do you need anything from me bring in a proof of your income and a bank statement I might need to see your ID but that's about it we'll also need a security deposit of $1,000 can I send you an electronic copy of my bank statement you can scan it and send it to me will my rent include utility and maintenance fees it's all-inclusive good job today join us again next time for more English expressions