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每週常用英文練習句:  What’s your plan for the weekend?  你週未有什麼計畫? 



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線上英文發音網站英文發音練習英文句子發音

http://youglish.com/

這個網站Yougilsh可以幫助同學在youtube中搜索關於你想查詢的英文單字英文片語的真人發音

如你想聽 What's up 這句英文道地的美國真人發音 

可以點選 上面的 US(美式發音 ) 就可以聽到 超過2000個影片 裡有What's up這個發音的影片

你也可以馬上輸入 I Love You 試試喔 滿有趣的免費英文學習網站

而且影片底下還有英文字幕可以看,滿適合初級英文學習者可以觀看練習

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神力女超人Wonder Woman幫我背單字:包含wonder的單字

文章版權所有 Just Eng Time助英台英文教學網 
 
神力女超人Wonder Woman是最近在熱映中的電影,這部電影有許多特別之處,
其中一個特色就是:大部分的超級英雄電影主角和導演都是男性,
而神力女超人的主角和導演都是女性。
現在就讓我們看看這部片的預告吧!
 
接下來讓我們看看wonder這個字的意思:
 
v. 想知道
n. 驚奇
adj. 奇妙的
 
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圖片來源:WarnerBros
以下我們也整理了一些包含wonder的單字,相信在知道wonder的意思之後,
對這些單字會更有感覺!
 
wonderful adj. 絕妙的
wonderland n. 仙境(愛麗絲夢遊仙境就是Alice in Wonderland)
wonder child n. 神童
 
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菲律賓學英文?一個適合短期衝刺的學習好方法!

最近常常聽大家提到,如果想出國學好英語,除了到歐美遊學外,菲律賓遊學是個好選擇。到底菲律賓遊學有什麼獨特的魅力,能夠吸引大家趨之若鶩前往學英文呢?幫大家整理如下:

理由一:相對便宜親民的費用

菲律賓遊學的生活費用,平均一個月花費需要4萬,而依據所選在地區的不同,價格也有所不同),但是其費用包含基本的學雜費、宿舍費、餐費、清潔費、校內設備使用等,相對於歐、美、加、澳的遊學費用來說,真的便宜不少。

理由二: 一對一的教學體制

相較於歐美的語言學校,由於歐美的人力資本較貴,多數都是採取小班制的授課方式,然而菲律賓學英文則採取不同的作法,相較於一般的歐美語言學校,這裡的採取的是較為特別關照的一對一教學,主要是配合學生需求進行課程上的調整與設計,對於許多學生來說,這是讓他們自由調配、掌握近度的絕佳做法。

舉個實例來說,如果你想成為一位說著一口流利的美麗空服員,你可以真的航空考試累相關的英文,又或是你可針對你的口說與老師討論課程上的安排與協助,老師可以協助你準備教材,又或是你可以主動找尋資料與老師討論,彈性程度非常高,因此適合許多人需要彈性教學的朋友。

菲律學英文魅力三:學宿合一的管理

菲律賓語言學校,多數都是直接採取強制住宿的方法,上課與住宿都是在同一個校園環境,因此學生的幾鐘與專注度較高,較能專心在自己的英文能力培養,同時學生也不必擔心打掃等等的相關議題,是個專心學習的好場所。

但相較於歐美的語言學校,學生大多是採取寄宿家庭的方式,而自由度較高,上課、住宿、交通等等的開銷金額較高,而少數自制力較差的朋友,可能就會因為犯懶而常常翹課了!

那菲律賓學遊學課程又有什麼特色嗎?

菲律賓的學習有幾種有趣的特色,一種為斯巴達式的軍隊是學習方式,一種是半斯巴達式的學習方式,學生可以依據自己的需要來選擇這兩種不同的學習型態:

A.半斯巴達課程介紹

上課時數:一天約莫8-7小時不定,有的更少。

自由時間:約莫4-6小時

適合族群:英文基底不好的朋友。

B.斯巴達課程介紹

上課時數:一天約莫10小時

自由時間:約莫4小時以下

適合族群:英文基礎較好的朋友。

那我在台灣學英文不行嗎?

當然不是不行,其實菲律賓學英文並不是每個人都適合的,菲律賓的密集式學習,對于那些短期有英語龐大需求進步者有較大的用處,密集式的訓練有助於斷其達成目標,根據研究,一個人若要把英文學好,至少要學習超過10000小時,而這樣瘋狂的目標又該如何達成呢?

這就是菲律賓密集英文的強項所在平均一週就達到40-50小時的全英語課程,且既使下了課一就是只能使用英語的刻苦環境底下,你想不進步我想都有一定程度上的困難吧!因此對於有英語口說、英語需要快速突破的學員來說,這真的是最佳的一個選擇方法之一了!

(下圖參考資料:30雜誌:http://www.30.com.tw/article_content_31874.html)

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去逛街買衣服的時候,總是不知道要怎麼形容衣服嗎?? 我要一件穿起來舒服又涼爽的?? 我想要一件穿起來酷酷的?? 我想要一件比紅色還要深的?我想要一件比黃色還要亮的? 等你形容完,可能店員都快昏倒啦! 今天就跟著小編來學習多益閱讀中常考的一些衣服材質款式的英文,保證下次你到服裝店就可以非常輕鬆買到你想要的衣服喔~

首先,衣服有很多材質,我們先來看看有那些:

1.衣服材質:

  • cotton ➩ 棉質
  • denim ➩ 單寧
  • silk ➩ 絲質
  • wool ➩ 羊毛
  • velvet ➩ 絲絨
  • cotton blend ➩ 混棉
  • satin ➩ 緞質
  • spandex ➩ 彈性人造纖維
  • linen ➩ 亞麻
  • flannel ➩ 法蘭絨
  • leather ➩ 皮
  • composition leather ➩ 合成皮
  • suede ➩ 麂皮

【補充】 如果你需要形容一件衣服的話,就可以這樣說:a leather jacket(一件皮外套); a flannel shirt (一件法蘭絨襯衫); a denim jeans (一件單寧牛仔褲)。材質後面直接加上你需要的衣服款式就好了!

 

接下來要介紹的就是衣服的顏色,這可是各位小資女的特別才藝,可能對男生來說,紫紅色和紅色都是一樣的,不過對於女生們來說這可是相差的天南地北呢,一些常見的衣服顏色怎麼說呢:

2.衣服顏色:

  • burgundy ➩ 酒紅色
  • maroon ➩ 褐紫紅色
  • pink ➩ 粉紅色
  • sunflower ➩ 亮黃色
  • lime green ➩檸檬綠
  • teal ➩ 藍綠色
  • kelly green ➩ 鮮綠色
  • forest green ➩ 暗綠色
  • sky blue ➩ 天藍色
  • navy ➩ 深藍色
  • turquoise ➩ 土耳其藍
  • light blue ➩ 淺藍色
  • off-white ➩ 米白色
  • khaki ➩ 卡其色
  • violet ➩ 紫羅蘭色
  • gray(美式)/grey(英式) ➩ 灰色

【補充】
■ 深藍色navy還有海軍的意思。像是以狙擊賓拉登之役而聲名大噪的美國海豹部隊,原名為Navy Seals (SEa,Air,Land)

■ 英文中有很多關於顏色的idioms (俚語),提供一些比較常聽到的:
green thumb (綠色大拇指) - 園藝技巧精湛  Ex. James likes planting. He really has a green thumb.
blue blood (藍色血液) - 貴族血統  Ex. Jacky is a real blue blood.
black sheep (黑羊) - 害群之馬 Ex. John is the black sheep in his basketball team; he lost more than 20 points.
white lie (白色謊言) - 善意的謊言 Ex. Sometimes we are forced to tell white lies.
gray/grey area (灰色地帶) -模稜兩可 Ex. There is a gray/grey area in this law. 
golden  opportunity (金色機會) -絕佳的機會 Ex. Jack has a golden opportunity to win the championship.

還有最重要的花樣,當然也要一起學

3.衣服花樣:

  • plain ➩ 無花紋的
  • solid ➩ 單色的
  • patterned ➩ 有圖案的
  • striped ➩ 有條紋的
  • pinstriped ➩ 細條紋
  • plaid ➩ 格子圖案的
  • embroidered ➩ 繡花紋的
  • flowered/flowery/floral print ➩ 碎花圖案的
  • polka-dotted ➩ 有(小)點點的
  • spotted ➩ 有(大)點點的
  • camouflage ➩ 迷彩的  

最後,當然要補充一下,服飾店裡面會出現的英文單字用法:

4.服飾店英文

  • window display ➩ 櫥窗展示
  • salesperson ➩ 銷售人員
  • fitting/dressing room ➩ 試衣間
  • check-out counter ➩ 結帳櫃檯
  • cash register ➩ 收銀機
  • hanger ➩ 衣架
  • security sensor ➩ 防盜感應器
  • security tag ➩ 防盜標籤

【補充】
常見的日常服飾店用語:

■ Clerk: May I help you ?   Answer: I'm just looking around    店員:需要幫忙嗎   回答:我隨便看看
■ May I try this on?      我可以試穿這件嗎?
■ Where is the fitting room?     請問試衣間在哪裡?
■ It doesn't fit me/ It's not my size. 我不適合/不是我的size
■  Can I have the next size up/down ?    我可以試大/小一號的嗎?

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學校課程及費用介紹

一位大人+一位小朋友 報名一個月課程

白天 小朋友4節課(3堂1對1+1堂團體)  大人2節課 (2節1對1)
晚上 大人 小朋友 各二節團體課

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常用英文Blog 優惠價 : $2288 USD  

現省約 $300USD

 

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菲律賓語言學校的優點

1.第一點當然是價格學費價格當地生活物價(除非你硬要吃百貨公司),目前低價無可厚非,菲律賓語言學校如果你可以有一定程度自已報名,可以省更多錢,像機票、護照自已買之類的,像我來的時候機票跟護照自已搞定差不多一萬左右(機票7000+護照換照1200+59天簽証1200),而語言學校便宜的可以找到40000PESO一個月包吃住(單人房一天4節1對1,和1Group的套餐組合)等於3個月差不多花10萬吧。

2.全天候密集的1對1訓練,這真的是別的國家很難做到的優點,如果你真的可以吸收的來的話,聽說有學校有12小時的密集課程,我是不知道這樣學習的效果如何,我個人是完全無法接受的,因為有人一直對你說你聽不懂的話,不要說12小時,1小時我大概就受不了,我想科學一點應該是一天5~6小時就夠了吧,我個人極限是4小時就ok了,僅供參考.

3.我想距離是最佳的考量,如果你想找一個至少第二語言是英文的國家,菲律賓算是最近的國家了,一趟只要3小時,不用長途轉機,而且15年12月17日後,宿霧航空將會有直航服務,如果你選擇的學校是宿霧,就不用再從馬尼拉轉了。

4.各種不同的旅遊方式,這個就有點跟學英文沒什麼關係了,就是多見廣識,旅遊就是享受途中的風景或者是遇到不同的人事物的學習,必竟菲律賓有些地區還是比較落後的地方,所以其實可以當作是一種人生的歷練過程,試著帶著體驗不同生活的方式來菲律賓你會過的更輕鬆。

 

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愚人節快樂愚人節英文

 

愚人節英文即是 Happy April Fool's day

April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool.

愚人節快樂、愚人節英文  

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"千里之行,始於足下" 的英文怎麼說?

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."千里之行,始於足下"

今天是2016的最後一天,以此英文俚語為開始也結束今年 : )

 

常用的生活俚語300句

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本文出處: http://twpeach.com/pumpkin-carving/

How to Carving Pumpkins? Easy 6 Steps!

1.Select your own lovely pumpkin!
2.Cut out the top!
3.Scoop out the seeds and pulp.
4.Draw a pattern on the clean pumpkin.
5.Follow your pattern as you cut all the way through the pumpkin.
6.Jack’o’lantern!!!

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堃爸爸英文繪本週記

堃爸爸英文繪本週記  

堃爸爸英文繪本週記

 

作者:

我是個台灣出生、在紐西蘭受教育並住了15年的假ABC,經常被老婆虧我的中文和英文一樣爛,現在回來台灣工作並結婚育有一個可愛、調皮的baby boy,為了從小塑造一個雙語的環境,在家裡很堅持老婆只對兒子說中文、我只說英文,在兒子一歲多的時候已經可以似懂非懂的用中文回答老婆、用英文回答我yes、no簡單的問題,最好氣又好笑的地方就是每次我用英文責備兒子的時候,當我用英文問;「Do you know what you did wrong?」他就一直傻笑的說;「Yes,yes」,真的每次都差點讓我破功,快要笑出來。

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作者長期旅外,且有多年的英文教學經驗,特別將個人多年利用繪本教學的經驗,整理成一個英文教學Blog,會定期寫出各優選英文繪本的心得,供讀者免費閱讀。

範例:

描述親情可貴的英文繪本The Relatives Came

The Relatives Came是Cynthia Rylant和Stephen Gammell創作的英文繪本,以親戚們從遠方千里迢迢的來拜訪和聚會時看似無聊的小事,探討親情的可貴和對親戚的思念。

夏天到了,當親戚準備離開維吉尼亞州踏上旅途來拜訪書中的主角時,親戚家的葡萄還沒有成熟,親戚們將休旅車裝滿行囊和零食,從凌晨四點出發,翻山越嶺,從早開車到晚上,直到他們抵達我們家,接下來的就是接連不斷的擁抱,以及吃飯、睡覺等看似平凡無奇但又充滿了混亂的場面,白天時親戚們又協助整理主角家中的大小家事、不停的吃喝和不間斷的歡笑,直到親戚們將休旅車裝滿行囊和零食後出發,翻山越嶺,從早開車到晚上,心中滿載對我們的思念,直到他們回到維吉尼亞州的家,回到等待著他們的成熟的葡萄。

家族聚會是生活中的一部分,而這本書很成功的將親戚來拜訪的每個看似平凡的細節都敘述出來,文字中充滿了愛和對親人的思念,如果和小寶貝一起讀這本書一定能讓小寶貝建立正確的家族觀念,知道親情的重要性。

如果要和小寶貝用The Relatives Came學習親情的意義,可以從以下的連結購買這本書陪妳的寶貝學英文。The Relatives Came是Cynthia Rylant和Stephen Gammell創作的英文繪本,以親戚們從遠方千里迢迢的來拜訪和聚會時看似無聊的小事,探討親情的可貴和對親戚的思念。

夏天到了,當親戚準備離開維吉尼亞州踏上旅途來拜訪書中的主角時,親戚家的葡萄還沒有成熟,親戚們將休旅車裝滿行囊和零食,從凌晨四點出發,翻山越嶺,從早開車到晚上,直到他們抵達我們家,接下來的就是接連不斷的擁抱,以及吃飯、睡覺等看似平凡無奇但又充滿了混亂的場面,白天時親戚們又協助整理主角家中的大小家事、不停的吃喝和不間斷的歡笑,直到親戚們將休旅車裝滿行囊和零食後出發,翻山越嶺,從早開車到晚上,心中滿載對我們的思念,直到他們回到維吉尼亞州的家,回到等待著他們的成熟的葡萄。

家族聚會是生活中的一部分,而這本書很成功的將親戚來拜訪的每個看似平凡的細節都敘述出來,文字中充滿了愛和對親人的思念,如果和小寶貝一起讀這本書一定能讓小寶貝建立正確的家族觀念,知道親情的重要性。

如果要和小寶貝用The Relatives Came學習親情的意義,可以從以下的連結購買這本書陪妳的寶貝學英文。

 

 

以上內容出處:

堃爸爸英文繪本週記

http://www.readtomybaby.com/

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I always feel happy, You know why?
Because I don't expect anything from anyone,
Expectations always hurt..
Life is short, So love your life, Be happy.. Keep smiling.
Just Live for yourself &
Before you speak,Listen.
Before you write, Think.
Before you spend, Earn.
Before you pray, Forgive.
Before you hurt, Feel.
Before you hate, Love.
Before you quit, Try.
Before you die, LIVE.
 
By Shakespeare
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

莎士比亞說:
我總是感到快樂,你知道為什麼嗎?
因為我從沒有對任何人抱著期望,
期望總是讓人受傷......

生命是短暫的,所以愛你的生活,
要快樂..&保持微笑。
只為自己而生活

在你說話之前,先傾聽。
在你寫字之前,先想想。
在你花費之前,先賺錢。
在你祈禱之前,請原諒。
在你受傷之前,先感覺。
在你憎恨之前,先去愛。
在你放棄之前,先嘗試。
在你死了之前,先活著。

 

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知足常樂  

英國微小說大賽 只用6個英文單字感動人心

出處:百度

sorry soldier, shoes sold in pairs.
對不起,士兵。我們的鞋子是按雙出售的。

 

Dad left, a flag came back
離開的是爸爸,回來的是一面國旗。

 

The smallest coffins are the heaviest.
小小的骨灰盒,卻是世間最沉重的。

 

Mom taught me how to shave
媽媽教我如何刮鬍子。

 

Siri,deleted Mom from my contacts
Siri,把媽媽從通訊錄裡刪掉吧。 (母親逝世)

 

Birth certificate. Death certificate. One pen
出生證明。死亡證明。同一支筆。 (新生兒夭折,或者理解為妻子難產而死。)

 

He bottle-feeds his wife’s killer.
他用奶瓶餵養著殺妻兇手。 (妻子難產而死。)

 

Introduced myself to mother again today.
今天我又一次向媽媽介紹了自己。 (阿爾茨海默病,俗稱失憶症)

 

Son hit me. Grandson watched carefully.
兒子在打我,小孫子在一旁注視著。

 

Finally spoke to her.Left flowers.
終於可以和她說上話了,並給她留下了一束花。 (在墳前)

 

Strangers. Friends. Best friends. Lovers. Strangers.
陌生人。朋友。好朋友。愛人。陌生人。

 

I met my soulmate. She didn’t.
我遇見了那個她,但她卻沒有。

 

"Go away!" That’s all she said.
“滾遠點。”這是她唯一的話。

 

New start. New you. Not you.
新的開始,新的對象,卻不是你。

 

Jumped. Then I changed my mind.
跳下去的剎那,我改變了主意。 (no zuo no die,why you try?- -||)

 

"Wrong number." said the familiar voice.
同一個聲音,說了句:“你打錯電話了。”(分手)

 

The photos laughed, the eyes cried
照片在笑,眼睛在哭。

 

First Friend. Then Lover. Lost both.
先是朋友,然後是愛人。最後,失去彼此。

 

Everytime she smiled,His world stopped.
每次她的笑容 總讓他的世界暫停

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實習生英文菲律賓語言學校學生經理中文經理打工換宿打工渡假

 what is the intern  

 

     什實習生?英文我們可以稱為Intern,在菲律賓因為有不同語言地區的學生必需服務的需求,所以一些英文語言學校會想要藉由顧佣實習生的方式,來招攬新的學生,早期宿霧地區因為大多是韓國人經營,所以大多顧用韓國的學生經理,但近期因為華語市場和日本市場掘起,開始招攬不同語言的學生經理,早期擔任學生經理是會有一些基本薪資或者是佣金可以拿,但事過境遷,目前因為報名Intern的人愈來愈多,在自由競爭的市場下,開始學校開出的條件也愈來愈嚴坷,目前現在大多採沒有薪水的交換方式,大多如下

徵中文經理或打工遊學英文:

  1. 提供一天3~5節的免費英文課
  2. 免費的住宿包括三餐
  3. 提供水電全免及SPP或打工簽證(各家學校不同規定)
  4. 額外的招生佣金

 

工作內容大多如下:

Blog撰寫、學生接機、學生生活幫助、雜事協助翻譯簡單文件

        而有些比較嚴格的學校則會有簽半年合約及招生的業績壓力,甚至有些工作成本,還希望你可以自行負擔,如手機聯絡費用,或過多的交通費,及生活雜費只有半價優惠等。

所以同學在出發或者在面試的時候一定要問清楚所有的工作條件,多比較一下。

        而大多數的同學都會想要詢問,英文能力會很重要嗎?其實菲律賓語言學校會想要招攬實習生,主要也是要幫助招生目的,所以大多數在英文面試都是一些基本的英文問題,並不會很難,而採用面試的方式也是用通訊軟體,所以基本上是不會有很大的困難,除非你要應徵的是非常知名的學校,但我想應該也很少英文很厲害的同學還會想要去打工交換住宿或英文課程,所以同學們倒不用太擔心英文能力問題,基本上可以溝通就可以了頂多來之前多多學習英文單字

若有同學看到這裡,對於擔任語言學校Intern或中文經理,有興趣的話可以寫信或留言詢問,目前一間宿霧的日資語言學校剛好有需求,應徵時間是即日起到2016.2月底。另外增加2016暑假短期打工換宿生。

若有興趣的同學歡迎來信或留言詢問davytw@pchome.com.tw(請附上個人基本資料)

延伸閱讀:

 

菲律賓學英文-常用英文遊學優惠行程

 

 

 

 學習英文的正確步驟適合學習英文的卡通/動畫片英文書籍國小畢業必需學會的300英文單字

 

 

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How To Put An Elephant In A Fridge

A student playing with his teacher’s intelligence asked thus:
STUDENT: Sir, can I ask a question?
TEACHER: Yes!
STUDENT: How can one put an elephant inside the fridge?
TEACHER: I don’t know.
STUDENT: It’s easy, you just open the fridge and put it in
there. I have another question!TEACHER: Ok, ask.
STUDENT: How can one put a donkey inside the fridge?
TEACHER: It’s easy, you just open the fridge and put it in
there.
STUDENT: No sir, you just open the fridge take out the
elephant and put it in there
TEACHER: Ooh… ok!
STUDENT: If all the animals went to the lion’s birthday party
with one animal missing, which animal would it be?
TEACHER: The lion of course because it would eat all the
animals.
STUDENT: No sir, it’s the donkey because it’s still inside the
fridge.
TEACHER: Are you kidding me?
STUDENT: No sir, one more last question.
TEACHER: Ok!
STUDENT: If there’s a river of crocodiles and you want to
cross, how would you?
TEACHER: There’s no way, I would need a ladder to cross.
STUDENT: No sir, you just swim and cross it because all the
animals went to the lion’s birthday party.

 

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 英文好文分享-「人生頌」By蒲公英希望月刊

 

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If I had only changed myself first

 

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world.
As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
And now, as I lie on my death bed, I suddenly realize:
If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.

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譯文:
當我年輕的時候,我的想象力從沒有受到過局限,我夢想改變全世界。
當我長大後,我發現我不能改變這個世界,所以我將目標縮短了一些,決定只改變我的國家。
當我進入暮年後,我又發現我要改變國家真的不簡單,我最後決定我只想改變我的家庭。但是,這居然也不可能。
當我躺在牀上,臨終之前、我突然意識到: 如果一開始我僅僅去改變我自己,然後作爲一個榜樣,我可能改變我的家庭;在家人的幫助和鼓勵下,我可能爲國家做一些事情。然後誰知道呢?我甚至可能改變這個世界。


The  words are said to be written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey in London, England.

 

 

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 英文好文分享-10句讓心轉彎的「好」話By蒲公英希望月刊

 

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菲律賓學英文菲律賓旅遊菲律賓旅遊推薦書

菲律賓學英文  

本書購買網址:
http://www.ugocebu.com/#!top-ten-islands-in-central-philippines/clri

最近有沒有想到菲律賓學英文的同學們、有一本旅遊書你一定要帶著去,作者田善妃小姐有多年居住在菲律賓豐富經驗,提供給去菲律賓遊學或者單純旅遊的同學們參考,本書的特色請看以下列表。

增加語言競爭力又不想花大錢?想在景色優美的渡假村裡愉快學英文,同時又有人料理日常起居與三餐?這麼好康的學習環境很像不太可能,是吧?其實不然,許多菲律賓的語言學校就能輕鬆滿足你的需求!多年來,菲律賓早已成為日韓學生出國學英文的主要國度。

書名-菲律賓中部十大名島遊

◎ 本書包羅萬象動靜皆宜,從頂級奢華到背包窮遊、從吃喝購物到平價按摩,從與鯨鯊共舞到和眼鏡猴同遊、從世界遺產到人煙罕至的遺島樂園,《菲律賓中部十大名島遊》將告訴讀者所不知的驚奇。
◎ 菲律賓在台辦事處白熙禮大使寫序推薦。
◎ 作者超過8年菲律賓在地求學、生活與工作經歷,用最節省的旅遊方法、最詳盡的介紹,讓您也能輕鬆當個背包客。嘗試自己上網訂票,開啟完全自己來的自助旅行,走走旅行團不會到的度假村和觀光客不知曉的景點。
◎ 本書內容涵蓋菲律賓中部的觀光旅遊、歷史紀實、食衣住行與購物玩樂等主題,並超過400張珍貴圖片。作者詳實地將心路歷程記錄下來,讓讀者體驗最深入、最真實的鄉土民情。

目錄

一、海島度假

宿霧(Cebu):南方皇后鎮
馬克坦(Mactan):渡假天堂島
蕃薯島(Camotes):南方消失的地平線
邦塔陽(Bantayan):渡假小天堂
長灘(Boracay):世界十大最美沙灘
薄荷(Bohol):巧克力山和小小眼鏡猴(Tarsier)
巴拉望(Palawan):叢林中的美樂地
蘇里高(Surigao):島嶼探險之都
錫基赫爾(Siquijor):菲律賓神秘島
西亞頓(Siaton):融入自然的榖倉

二、文化名勝巡禮與必經歷活動

奧斯樂博(Oslob):鯨鯊共舞
莫伯(Moalboal):水肺潛水必遊的朝聖地
娜魯蘇安(Nalusuan):一島一飯店
蝦膏(Siargao):菲律賓的衝浪勝地
怡朗(Iloilo):雅緻之都、微笑之城 & 世界文化遺產:米亞高
獨魯萬(Tacloban):麥帥登陸之城
著名節慶:Bacolod Mask
宿霧的仙奴諾節(Sinulog)
西班牙文化遺產
必嚐美食&吃吃喝喝
放鬆享受:購物、按摩Spa

 

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菲律賓學英文-語言學校心得

 

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今天朋友傳LINE來的英文短語 滿有趣的 收錄一下  XD

At age 4 success is not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is having friends.
At age 16 success is having a drivers license.
At age 20 success is having sex.
At age 35 success is having money.
At age 50 success is having money.
At age 60 success is having sex.
At age 70 success is having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is having friends.
At age 80 success is not peeing in your pants.

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在4歲時的成功是不會尿在褲子。
在12歲的成功是有朋友。
在16歲的成功是有駕駛執照。
在20歲時成功是破處做愛。
在35歲的成功是很有錢。
在50歲的成功是還有錢。
在60歲的成功是還有愛做。
在70歲時成功是還有駕駛執照。
在75歲的成功是還有朋友。
在80歲時的成功是不會尿在褲子上。

 

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手拿包晚宴包海軍藍淺藍寶石藍

 

死馬當活馬醫的英文怎麼說?A drowning man will clutch at a straw

 

今天拿了肖想很久的手拿包出門

而且顏色還是我愛慘的海軍藍😍😍😍😍

但是男人拿手拿包最怕變成女人拿晚宴包的姿態(抖)😩😩😩

會太妖嬌😝😝😝

但不得不說下雨天拿手拿包真的很不方便

我覺得我手都不夠用😳

我們先來看看跟今天包包有關的基本英文

1⃣️手拿包:clutch
2⃣️晚宴包:evening bag
3⃣️海軍藍:navy blue
4⃣️淺藍:baby blue
5⃣️寶石藍:royal blue

其中「clutch」除了有手拿包的意思外,還有「抓」的意思

有一句小蛋糕主人很常在生活當中說的話來跟大家3⃣️8⃣️分享一下

"A drowning man will clutch at a straw."

例如我們可以說:
He believes drinking soy sauce everyday can cure his baldness. You know, a drowning man will clutch at a straw. (他竟然相信每天喝醬油可以幫助他再生頭髮不再當禿頭👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻!你知道嘛,他現在只能死馬當活馬醫了!」

"A drowning man will clutch at a straw"字面意思是「溺水的人看到稻草也會胡亂抓一通」,就引申為中文說的「死馬當活馬醫」「無魚🐟蝦也好」的語感。

話說小蛋糕主人一次買了同款兩色

一個是圖片上的海軍藍,一個是海綿寶寶亮黃色

我現在有點苦惱穿什麼衣服褲子拿黃色才不會突兀

同事說我可以兩色一起拿

我說我不要,因為看起來會很像去IKEA買的😝😝😝

 

 

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珍珠奶茶英文怎麼說粉圓的英文黑糖英文

 

今天迋臉書的時候,有英文老師分享一個不錯的英文學習臉書粉絲團給我!  Ricky//英語小蛋糕  立馬聯繫作者Ricky老師是否可以分享文章到Blog,想不到Ricky老師二話不話說上回應說好!

 

以後常用英文Blog的讀者有福了! 若Ricky老師有那些有趣的英文學習文章,我會儘力分享上來給大家!!當然同學們也可以直接加Ricky老師的臉書喔

Ricky//英語小蛋糕臉書連結https://www.facebook.com/RickyEnglishCake

 

Ricky英語小蛋糕  

 

Ricky//英語小蛋糕英文學習文章! 8/31 

下雨的星期一一早起床嘴有點饞👄 

煮了一些粉圓,但單純用糖水感覺太無趣 

於是把粉圓加進了一些燕麥裡

要記得先用黑糖熬煮適當的糖水,不要用白糖,因為白糖只有甜味而沒有黑糖的香味哦

但因為星期一可惡要上班覺得需要好心情且又稍嫌甜度不夠

於是又加了2湯匙的Baileys😝😝😝

星期一酗酒的概念😳😳😳

粉圓照片裡看起來不太完整但煮好後有放進半冰半涼的水急速讓粉圓收縮

所以口感是很讚的科科😍😍😍

說了這麼多我們來看看星期一一早的甜點可以學到什麼英文說法

1⃣️燕麥:oat
2⃣️粉圓:pearl(本身也可以當作珠寶中的「珍珠」的意思)
3⃣️白糖:white crystal sugar
4⃣️黑糖:brown sugar(要記得不要說成black sugar了)
5⃣️貝禮詩奶酒:Baileys Irish Cream(不要傻傻說成milk wine喔)

所以台灣之光「珍珠奶茶」我們可以說成1⃣️pearl milk tea或是2⃣️bubble tea

那我們再來看看有關pearl其中一個很生活化的說法"cast pearls before swine"(cast是拋丟的意思,swine則是豬🐷

例如我們可以說:
Teaching your 17-year-old daughter to use a lifejacket is just like casting pearls before swine since tomorrow is her due date!(教你1⃣️7⃣️歲的小女兒👧🏻要使用小套套根本就沒用嘛!明天就是她的預產期了啊👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻)

所以cast pearls before swine就很像中文說的「對牛彈琴」「肉包子打狗」的意思,說白一些就是對著聽不進去的人說一些金玉良言,毫無成效😩😩😩

還有暑假要結束了,成年小朋友們如果真的要跟情人在房間裡脫光光呼嘎瞎嘎的話,記得lifejacket小套套一定要使用,因為就像lifejacket的原始意思「救生衣」的情形一樣

有穿就不會鬧出人命,沒穿肯定會鬧出三胞胎的人命👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻

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死馬當活馬醫的英文怎麼說?A drowning man will clutch at a straw

 

今天拿了肖想很久的手拿包出門

而且顏色還是我愛慘的海軍藍😍😍😍😍

但是男人拿手拿包最怕變成女人拿晚宴包的姿態(抖)😩😩😩

會太妖嬌😝😝😝

但不得不說下雨天拿手拿包真的很不方便

我覺得我手都不夠用😳

我們先來看看跟今天包包有關的基本英文

1⃣️手拿包:clutch
2⃣️晚宴包:evening bag
3⃣️海軍藍:navy blue
4⃣️淺藍:baby blue
5⃣️寶石藍:royal blue

其中「clutch」除了有手拿包的意思外,還有「抓」的意思

有一句小蛋糕主人很常在生活當中說的話來跟大家3⃣️8⃣️分享一下

"A drowning man will clutch at a straw."

例如我們可以說:
He believes drinking soy sauce everyday can cure his baldness. You know, a drowning man will clutch at a straw. (他竟然相信每天喝醬油可以幫助他再生頭髮不再當禿頭👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻!你知道嘛,他現在只能死馬當活馬醫了!」

"A drowning man will clutch at a straw"字面意思是「溺水的人看到稻草也會胡亂抓一通」,就引申為中文說的「死馬當活馬醫」「無魚🐟蝦也好」的語感。

話說小蛋糕主人一次買了同款兩色

一個是圖片上的海軍藍,一個是海綿寶寶亮黃色

我現在有點苦惱穿什麼衣服褲子拿黃色才不會突兀

同事說我可以兩色一起拿

我說我不要,因為看起來會很像去IKEA買的😝😝😝

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 外語很難 只要六個月,就能學得會    

How to learn any language in six months -Chris Lonsdale 

今天朋友在臉書傳了一篇標題為開口說外語很難?只要六個月,就能學得會」影片給我參考,作者Chris很康概的分享他在大陸學中文的經驗,也在演講中指出,台灣一些頂尖學校的美國留學生,剛到美國因為英文能力問題,甚至被同學質疑是否為耳聾,這問題其實對於大部份的台灣英文教育環境來說是很大的問題,同學們可以聽看看該演講影片內容,並一起在語言學習上參考探討!

 

 "A woman I know from Taiwan did great in English at school, 
she got A grades all the way through, 
went through college, A grades, went to the US 
and found she couldn't understand what people were saying. 
And people started asking her: "Are you deaf?" 
And she was. English deaf. "(Chris Lonsdale)

(台灣的英文學習環境真的很有問題?)

原文出處為「TEDxTaipei

 

影片來源TEDxTaipei

該作者建議的語言學習方法如下:

五招打通語言神經通路

1.注意和你有關的事物,就能加速學習和記憶

2.從學習的第一天開始,就讓新語言成為溝通的工具

3.當你開始理解時,就會不知不覺學會語言

4.學語言就像練身體,多活動就會練得快

5.保持身心健康,才能快樂學習

七式練成一口流利外語

1.多聽

2.先了解意義,而非單字

3.混搭單字組句子

4.專注常用的核心單字

5.找到你的語言家長

6.模仿「怎麼說」

7.直接連結圖像和感受

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原文演講英文稿-

 

(Chris Lonsdale) The people in the back, can you hear me clearly?
OK, good.
Have you ever held a question in mind
for so long that it becomes part of how you think?
Maybe even part of who you are as a person?
Well I've had a question in my mind for many, many years
and that is: How can you speed up learning?
Now, this is an interesting question
because if you speed up learning, you can spend less time at school.
And if you learn really fast, you probably wouldn't have to go to school at all.
Now, when I was young, school was sort of OK but...
I found quite often that school got in the way of learning
so I had this question in mind: How do you learn faster?
And this began when I was very, very young,
when I was 11 years old,
I wrote a letter to researchers in the Soviet Union, asking about hypnopaedia,
this is sleep-learning, where you get a tape recorder, you put it beside your bed
and it turns on in the middle of the night when you're sleeping,
and you're supposed to be learning from this.
A good idea, unfortunately it doesn't work.
But, hypnopaedia did open the doors to research in other areas
and we've had incredible discoveries about learning that began with that first question.
I went on from there to become passionate about psychology
and I have been involved in psychology in many different ways
for the rest of my life up until this point.
In 1981 I took myself to China
and I decided that I was going to be native level in Chinese inside two years.
Now, you need to understand that in 1981, everybody thought
Chinese was really, really difficult and that a westerner could study for 10 years or more
and never really get very good at it.
And I also went in with a different idea
which was: taking all of the conclusions from psychological research up to that point
and applying them to the learning process.
What was really cool was that in six months I was fluent in Mandarin Chinese
and took a little bit longer to get up to native.
But I looked around and I saw all of these people from different countries
struggling terribly with Chinese,
I saw Chinese people struggling terribly to learn English and other languages,
and so my question got refined down to:
How can you help a normal adult learn a new language quickly, easily and effectively?
Now this is a really, really important question in today's world.
We have massive challenges with environment,
we have massive challenges with social dislocation,
with wars, all sorts of things going on
and if we can't communicate, we're really going to have difficulty solving these problems.
So we need to be able to speak each other's languages,
this is really, really important.
The question then is: How do you do that?
Well, it's actually really easy. You look around for people who can already do it,
you look for situations where it's already working
and then you identify the principles and apply them.
It's called modelling and I've been looking at language learning
and modelling language learning for about 15 to 20 years now.
And my conclusion, my observation from this is
that any adult can learn a second language to fluency inside six months.
Now when I say this, most people think I'm crazy, this is not possible.
So let me remind everybody of the history of human progress,
it's all about expanding our limits.
In 1950 everybody believed that running one mile in four minutes was impossible
and then Roger Bannister did it in 1956 and from there it's got shorter and shorter.
100 years ago everybody believed that heavy stuff doesn't fly.
Except it does and we all know this.
How does heavy stuff fly?
We reorganise the material using principles that we have learned
from observing nature, birds in this case.
And today we've gone even further...
We've gone even further, so you can fly a car.
You can buy one of these for a couple 100.000 US dollars.
We now have cars in the world that fly.
And there's a different way to fly which we've learned from squirrels.
So all you need to do is copy what a flying squirrel does,
build a suit called a wing suit and off you go, you can fly like a squirrel.
Now most people, a lot of people, I wouldn't say everybody
but a lot of people think they can't draw.
However there are some key principles, five principles that you can apply
to learning to draw and you can actually learn to draw in five days.
So, if you draw like this, you learn these principles for five days
and apply them and after five days you can draw something like this.
Now I know this is true because that was my first drawing
and after five days of applying these principles that was what I was able to do.
And I looked at this and I went:
"Wow, so that's how I look like when I'm concentrating so intensely
that my brain is exploding."
So, anybody can learn to draw in five days
and in the same way, with the same logic,
anybody can learn a second language in six months.
How? There are five principles and seven actions.
There may be a few more but these are absolutely core.
And before I get into those I just want to talk about two myths,
I want to dispel two myths.
The first is that you need talent.
Let me tell you about Zoe.
Zoe came from Australia, went to Holland, was trying to learn Dutch,
struggling extremely, extremely... a great deal
and finally people were saying: "You're completely useless,"
"you're not talented," "give up," "you're a waste of time"
and she was very, very depressed.
And then she came across these five principles,
she moved to Brazil and she applied them
and in six months she was fluent in Portuguese,
so talent doesn't matter.
People also think that immersion in a new country is the way to learn a language.
But look around Hong Kong, look at all the westerners
who've been here for 10 years, who don't speak a word of Chinese.
Look at all the Chinese living in America, Britain, Australia, Canada
have been there 10, 20 years and they don't speak any English.
Immersion per se does not work.
Why? Because a drowning man cannot learn to swim.
When you don't speak a language you're like a baby
and if you drop yourself into a context
which is all adults talking about stuff over your head, you won't learn.
So, what are the five principles that you need to pay attention to?
First: the four words,
attention, meaning, relevance and memory,
and these interconnect in very, very important ways.
Especially when you're talking about learning.
Come with me on a journey through a forest.
You go on a walk through a forest
and you see something like this... Little marks on a tree,
maybe you pay attention, maybe you don't.
You go another 50 metres and you see this...
[image of bear footprint] You should be paying attention.
Another 50 metres, if you haven't been paying attention, you see this...
[image of roaring bear] And at this point, you're paying attention.
And you've just learned that this [marks on tree] is important,
it's relevant because it means this [roaring bear],
and anything that is related, any information related to your survival
is stuff that you're going to pay attention to
and therefore you're going to remember it.
If it's related to your personal goals
then you're going to pay attention to it,
if it's relevant, you're going to remember it.
So, the first rule, first principle for learning a language
is focus on language content that is relevant to you.
Which brings us to tools.
We master tools by using tools and
we learn tools the fastest when they are relevant to us.
So let me share a story.
A keyboard is a tool.
Typing Chinese a certain way, there are methods for this. That's a tool.
I had a colleague many years ago
who went to night school; Tuesday night, Thursday night,
two hours each time, practising at home,
she spent nine months, and she did not learn to type Chinese.
And one night we had a crisis.
We had 48 hours to deliver a training manual in Chinese.
And she got the job, and I can guarantee you
in 48 hours, she learned to type Chinese
because it was relevant, it was meaningful, it was important,
she was using a tool to create value.
So the second principle for learning a language is to use your language
as a tool to communicate right from day one.
As a kid does.
When I first arrived in China, I didn't speak a word of Chinese,
and on my second week I got to take a train ride overnight.
I spent eight hours sitting in the dining car talking to one of the guards on the train,
he took an interest in me for some reason,
and we just chatted all night in Chinese
and he was drawing pictures and making movements with his hands
and facial expressions and
piece by piece by piece I understood more and more.
But what was really cool, was two weeks later,
when people were talking Chinese around me,
I was understanding some of this
and I hadn't even made any effort to learn that.
What had happened, I'd absorbed it that night on the train,
which brings us to the third principle.
When you first understand the message,
then you will acquire the language unconsciously.
And this is really, really well documented now,
it's something called comprehensible input.
There's 20 or 30 years of research on this,
Stephen Krashen, a leader in the field,
has published all sorts of these different studies
and this is just from one of them.
The purple bars show the scores on different tests for language.
The purple people were people who had learned by grammar and formal study,
the green ones are the ones who learned by comprehensible input.
So, comprehension works. Comprehension is key
and language learning is not about accumulating lots of knowledge.
In many, many ways it's about physiological training.
A woman I know from Taiwan did great in English at school,
she got A grades all the way through,
went through college, A grades, went to the US
and found she couldn't understand what people were saying.
And people started asking her: "Are you deaf?"
And she was. English deaf.
Because we have filters in our brain that filter in
the sounds that we are familiar with
and they filter out the sounds of languages that we're not.
And if you can't hear it, you won't understand it,
if you can't understand it, you're not going to learn it.
So you actually have to be able to hear these sounds.
And there are ways to do that but it's physiological training.
Speaking takes muscle.
You've got 43 muscles in your face,
you have to coordinate those in a way
that you make sounds that other people will understand.
If you've ever done a new sport for a couple of days,
and you know how your body feels? Hurts?
If your face is hurting, you're doing it right.
And the final principle is state. Psycho-physiological state.
If you're sad, angry, worried, upset, you're not going to learn. Period.
If you're happy, relaxed, in an Alpha brain state, curious,
you're going to learn really quickly,
and very specifically you need to be tolerant of ambiguity.
If you're one of those people who needs to understand 100 per cent
every word you're hearing, you will go nuts,
because you'll be incredibly upset all the time, because you're not perfect.
If you're comfortable with getting some, not getting some,
just paying attention to what you do understand,
you're going to be fine, you'll be relaxed and you'll be learning quickly.
So based on those five principles, what are the seven actions that you take?
Number one: Listen a lot.
I call it brain soaking.
You put yourself in a context where you're hearing tons and tons and tons of a language
and it doesn't matter if you understand it or not.
You're listening to the rhythms, you're listening to patterns that repeat,
you're listening to things that stand out.
(Speaking Chinese) 泡腦子 (pào nǎozi)
(Speaking English) So, just soak your brain in this.
The second action is that you get the meaning first, even before you get the words.
You go: "Well how do I do that? I don't know the words!"
Well, you understand what these different postures mean.
Human communication is body language in many, many ways, so much body language.
From body language you can understand a lot of communication,
therefore, you're understanding, you're acquiring through comprehensible input.
And you can also use patterns that you already know.
If you're a Chinese speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese and you go to Vietnam,
you will understand 60 per cent of what they say to you in daily conversation,
because Vietnamese is about 30 per cent Mandarin, 30 per cent Cantonese.
The third action: Start mixing.
You probably have never thought of this
but if you've got 10 verbs, 10 nouns and 10 adjectives,
you can say 1000 different things.
Language is a creative process.
What do babies do? OK, "me", "bath", "now".
OK, that's how they communicate.
So start mixing, get creative, have fun with it,
it doesn't have to be perfect, just has to work.
And when you're doing this, you focus on the core.
What does that mean?
Well any language is high frequency content.
In English 1000 words covers 85 per cent
of anything you're ever going to say in daily communication.
3000 words gives you 98 per cent
of anything you're going to say in daily conversation.
You got 3000 words, you're speaking the language. The rest is icing on the cake.
And when you're just beginning with a new language,
start with your tool box. Week number one,
in your new language you say things like:
"How do you say that?" "I don't understand,"
"repeat that please," "what does that mean?"
all in your target language. You're using it as a tool, making it useful to you,
it's relevant to learn other things about the language.
By week two you should be saying things like:
"me," "this," "you," "that," "give," you know, "hot,"
simple pronouns, simple nouns, simple verbs, simple adjectives, communicating like a baby.
And by the third or fourth week, you're getting into what I call glue words.
"Although," "but," "therefore," these are logical transformers
that tie bits of a language together, allowing you to make more complex meaning.
At that point you're talking [stressed].
And when you're doing that, you should get yourself a language parent.
If you look at how children and parents interact, you'll understand what this means.
When a child is speaking, it'll be using simple words, simple combinations,
sometimes quite strange, sometimes very strange pronunciation,
other people from outside the family don't understand it.
But the parents do.
And so the kid has a safe environment, gets confidence.
The parents talk to the children with body language
and with simple language they know the child understands.
So you have a comprehensible input environment that's safe,
we know it works otherwise none of you would speak your mother tongue.
So you get yourself a language parent, who's somebody interested in you as a person
who will communicate with you essentially as an equal,
but pay attention to help you understand the message.
There are four rules of a language parent. Spouses by the way are not very good at this, OK?
But the four rules are,
first of all, they will work hard to understand what you mean even when you're way off beat.
Secondly, they will never correct your mistakes.
Thirdly, they will feed back their understanding of what you are saying
so that you can respond appropriately and get that feedback
and then they will use words that you know.
The sixth thing you have to do, is copy the face.
You got to get the muscles working right,
so you can sound in a way that people will understand you.
There's a couple of things you do.
One is that you hear how it feels, and feel how it sounds
which means you have a feedback loop operating in your face,
but ideally if you can look at a native speaker and just observe how they use their face,
let your unconscious mind absorb the rules, then you're going to be able to pick it up.
And if you can't get a native speaker to look at, you can use stuff like this...
(Female voice) Sing, song, king, stung, hung.
(Chris Lonsdale) And the final idea here, the final action you need to take
is something that I call "direct connect".
What does this mean? Well most people learning a second language
sort of take the mother tongue words and the target words and go over them
again and again in their mind to try and remember them. Really inefficient.
What you need to do is realise that everything you know is an image inside your mind, it's feelings,
if you talk about fire, you can smell the smoke, you can hear the crackling, you can see the flames,
so what you do, is you go into that imagery and all of that memory
and you come out with another pathway. So I call it "one sample, different path".
You come out of that pathway and you build it over time,
you become more and more skilled at just connecting the new sounds
to those images that you already have, into that internal representation.
And over time you even become naturally good at that process, that becomes unconscious.
So, there are five principles that you need to work with, seven actions,
if you do any of them, you're going to improve.
And remember these are things under your control as the learner.
Do them all and you're going to be fluent in a second language in six months.
Thank you.

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