Reading, Writing and Fluency – Speak English Fluently – Advanced English Listening Practice – 55


hi there I’m drew badger the
hi there I’m drew badger the
world’s number one english world’s number one english
world’s number one english
fluency guide it is a pleasure fluency guide it is a pleasure fluency guide it is a pleasure
to welcome you to another to welcome you to another to welcome you to another
advanced listening practice advanced listening practice advanced listening practice
lesson today i wanted to talk lesson today i wanted to talk lesson today i wanted to talk
about let’s see what shall we about let’s see what shall we about let’s see what shall we
talk about today we’re going to talk about today we’re going to talk about today we’re going to
talk about reading writing and talk about reading writing and talk about reading writing and
fluency and how these things fluency and how these things fluency and how these things
work together and I want to give work together and I want to give work together and I want to give
also a bit of background about also a bit of background about also a bit of background about
education in general and kind of education in general and kind of education in general and kind of
why you’re watching these videos why you’re watching these videos why you’re watching these videos
hopefully this should be an hopefully this should be an hopefully this should be an
interesting video for you and it interesting video for you and it interesting video for you and it
will explain a lot about fluency will explain a lot about fluency will explain a lot about fluency
and what you can do what you and what you can do what you and what you can do what you
should do in order to get fluent should do in order to get fluent should do in order to get fluent
and how you can build those and how you can build those and how you can build those
skills with reading and writing skills with reading and writing skills with reading and writing
as well anyway let’s get into as well anyway let’s get into as well anyway let’s get into
the video so today i get the video so today i get the video so today i get
actually quite a few kind of actually quite a few kind of actually quite a few kind of
questions in general questions questions in general questions questions in general questions
and comments emails from people and comments emails from people and comments emails from people
when they’re asking about how when they’re asking about how when they’re asking about how
can i improve my reading or my can i improve my reading or my can i improve my reading or my
writing and also just to writing and also just to
writing and also just to
obviously about getting fluent obviously about getting fluent
obviously about getting fluent
in general but I wanted to in general but I wanted to in general but I wanted to
explain something kind of going explain something kind of going explain something kind of going
on dates it’s a it’s it’s almost on dates it’s a it’s it’s almost on dates it’s a it’s it’s almost
like a tricky topic but like a tricky topic but like a tricky topic but
something that has many something that has many something that has many
different pieces and hopefully I different pieces and hopefully I different pieces and hopefully I
can explain it in a very simple can explain it in a very simple can explain it in a very simple
way i’ll try to do that i might way i’ll try to do that i might way i’ll try to do that i might
not succeed but we’ll find out not succeed but we’ll find out not succeed but we’ll find out
so in general you kind of got so in general you kind of got so in general you kind of got
two paths for learning the two paths for learning the two paths for learning the
language you’ve got the native language you’ve got the native
language you’ve got the native
path for learning the language path for learning the language path for learning the language
and then you’ve got the and then you’ve got the and then you’ve got the
non-native path or the non-native path or the non-native path or the
traditional way that you would traditional way that you would
traditional way that you would
learn a language in school so learn a language in school so learn a language in school so
the traditional language the traditional language the traditional language
education versus the native way education versus the native way education versus the native way
of learning a language now the of learning a language now the of learning a language now the
native way of learning the native way of learning the native way of learning the
language is a holistic way of language is a holistic way of language is a holistic way of
learning so the word holistic learning so the word holistic
learning so the word holistic
just means that you’ve got all just means that you’ve got all just means that you’ve got all
of the things together as one of the things together as one of the things together as one
connected piece of information connected piece of information connected piece of information
or one connected system and this or one connected system and this or one connected system and this
means that you’ve got grammar means that you’ve got grammar means that you’ve got grammar
and phrases and the speed of the and phrases and the speed of the and phrases and the speed of the
language intonation language intonation language intonation
pronunciation all of these pronunciation all of these pronunciation all of these
things that you’re learning as a things that you’re learning as a things that you’re learning as a
complete unit as an example my complete unit as an example my complete unit as an example my
daughter now aria daughter now aria
daughter now aria
she is about one year and she’s she is about one year and she’s
she is about one year and she’s
a little over a year old at the a little over a year old at the a little over a year old at the
time of this video and so when time of this video and so when time of this video and so when
I’m speaking with her sometimes I’m speaking with her sometimes I’m speaking with her sometimes
I’m indicating a particular I’m indicating a particular I’m indicating a particular
words waiver vocabulary word words waiver vocabulary word
words waiver vocabulary word
like moon or bag or dog or cat like moon or bag or dog or cat like moon or bag or dog or cat
but when I’m talking with her i but when I’m talking with her i
but when I’m talking with her i
may give her a specific set of may give her a specific set of may give her a specific set of
instructions in these instructions in these
instructions in these
instructions about please stand instructions about please stand instructions about please stand
up or go over there bring a book up or go over there bring a book up or go over there bring a book
to me or do something to me or do something to me or do something
those things all come from they those things all come from they
those things all come from they
kind of begin with like oh look kind of begin with like oh look kind of begin with like oh look
it’s a book and i’m showing her it’s a book and i’m showing her it’s a book and i’m showing her
something but then i’ll use more something but then i’ll use more something but then i’ll use more
like could you bring me that like could you bring me that like could you bring me that
book over there could you bring book over there could you bring
book over there could you bring
me that book over there so I’m me that book over there so I’m
me that book over there so I’m
already from the very beginning already from the very beginning already from the very beginning
when I’m teaching her she’s when I’m teaching her she’s
when I’m teaching her she’s
almost learning the the quick almost learning the the quick almost learning the the quick
way to say something rather than way to say something rather than way to say something rather than
the opposite which is what a the opposite which is what a the opposite which is what a
non-native speaker would do non-native speaker would do non-native speaker would do
where they would begin with the where they would begin with the where they would begin with the
could you bring me a book or could you bring me a book or could you bring me a book or
could you please bring me a book could you please bring me a book could you please bring me a book
i’m already beginning and I’m i’m already beginning and I’m
i’m already beginning and I’m
doing that intentionally now doing that intentionally now
doing that intentionally now
most people when they’re most people when they’re most people when they’re
speaking with their kids they speaking with their kids they speaking with their kids they
don’t really realize they’re don’t really realize they’re
don’t really realize they’re
doing this but this is how we doing this but this is how we doing this but this is how we
teach children to speak and teach children to speak and teach children to speak and
understand native dialect and understand native dialect and understand native dialect and
native speed native native speed native native speed native
pronunciation intonation so what pronunciation intonation so what
pronunciation intonation so what
I’m saying hey could you bring I’m saying hey could you bring I’m saying hey could you bring
me a book could you bring me a me a book could you bring me a me a book could you bring me a
book that she understands the book that she understands the book that she understands the
she doesn’t even understand she doesn’t even understand she doesn’t even understand
grammatically what I’m saying grammatically what I’m saying
grammatically what I’m saying
but she understands this but she understands this but she understands this
complete phrases one thing where complete phrases one thing where
complete phrases one thing where
I’m saying hey could you bring I’m saying hey could you bring I’m saying hey could you bring
me a book and I’m indicating is me a book and I’m indicating is me a book and I’m indicating is
a book over there and she a book over there and she a book over there and she
understands this phrase i’m understands this phrase i’m understands this phrase i’m
using means i would like you to using means i would like you to using means i would like you to
bring me a book so grammatically bring me a book so grammatically bring me a book so grammatically
she doesn’t really understand she doesn’t really understand she doesn’t really understand
what each of the words are and what each of the words are and what each of the words are and
she obviously can’t speak really she obviously can’t speak really she obviously can’t speak really
well yet she can indicate or well yet she can indicate or well yet she can indicate or
even say specific words like even say specific words like even say specific words like
moon or dog or sound effects or moon or dog or sound effects or
moon or dog or sound effects or
if we look at a clock you know if we look at a clock you know if we look at a clock you know
I’ve taught her to say like I’ve taught her to say like I’ve taught her to say like
which is pretty cute so she can which is pretty cute so she can which is pretty cute so she can
look at that off together on a look at that off together on a look at that off together on a
video and do an update if you’d video and do an update if you’d video and do an update if you’d
like to see that let me know in like to see that let me know in like to see that let me know in
the comments below i’ll put a the comments below i’ll put a
the comments below i’ll put a
knot like an update video of re knot like an update video of re
knot like an update video of re
again how she’s doing again how she’s doing again how she’s doing
but anyway so when you’re kind but anyway so when you’re kind but anyway so when you’re kind
of teaching a child like that of teaching a child like that of teaching a child like that
most people don’t realize most people don’t realize most people don’t realize
they’re doing this because they’re doing this because they’re doing this because
they’re just native speakers and they’re just native speakers and they’re just native speakers and
they don’t really think about they don’t really think about they don’t really think about
the language but when they’re the language but when they’re
the language but when they’re
teaching their own children this teaching their own children this teaching their own children this
is what they’re doing they’re is what they’re doing they’re
is what they’re doing they’re
kind of doing these two things kind of doing these two things kind of doing these two things
one is explicitly teaching the one is explicitly teaching the one is explicitly teaching the
particular word for something particular word for something particular word for something
like water or toast or milk and like water or toast or milk and like water or toast or milk and
then they’re also using longer then they’re also using longer then they’re also using longer
phrases that because they use phrases that because they use phrases that because they use
them over and over again just them over and over again just
them over and over again just
become understood as one become understood as one
become understood as one
complete unit so could you bring complete unit so could you bring complete unit so could you bring
me a book or could you bring me me a book or could you bring me me a book or could you bring me
that book over there she that book over there she
that book over there she
understands what I’m talking understands what I’m talking understands what I’m talking
about about about
so there’s there’s kind of a so there’s there’s kind of a so there’s there’s kind of a
bridge between these two things bridge between these two things bridge between these two things
where you’re using maybe where you’re using maybe
where you’re using maybe
individual words to teach these individual words to teach these individual words to teach these
longer phrases but still year longer phrases but still year
longer phrases but still year
using the complete phrases using the complete phrases
using the complete phrases
you’re using them over and over you’re using them over and over you’re using them over and over
again because the child hears again because the child hears
again because the child hears
that they understand these that they understand these that they understand these
things so this is the kind of things so this is the kind of things so this is the kind of
foundational difference between foundational difference between foundational difference between
the way a non-native speaker the way a non-native speaker the way a non-native speaker
would learn and the way a native would learn and the way a native would learn and the way a native
speaker with learned so what I speaker with learned so what I
speaker with learned so what I
really want to make clear with really want to make clear with really want to make clear with
this video in addition to other this video in addition to other this video in addition to other
points i will make later is that points i will make later is that points i will make later is that
if you want to get fluent you if you want to get fluent you if you want to get fluent you
have to understand that you have have to understand that you have have to understand that you have
to learn the way native speakers to learn the way native speakers
to learn the way native speakers
learn in order to speak the way learn in order to speak the way learn in order to speak the way
native speaker speed so it makes native speaker speed so it makes native speaker speed so it makes
complete sense in anything else complete sense in anything else
complete sense in anything else
if you want to learn how to make if you want to learn how to make if you want to learn how to make
money go learn from people that money go learn from people that money go learn from people that
know how to make money don’t know how to make money don’t
know how to make money don’t
learn from people they don’t learn from people they don’t learn from people they don’t
know how to make money that are know how to make money that are
know how to make money that are
just talking about making money just talking about making money just talking about making money
so it’s the difference between so it’s the difference between so it’s the difference between
learning from a teacher vs learning from a teacher vs
learning from a teacher vs
learning the native way like and learning the native way like and learning the native way like and
that’s the way I teach as an that’s the way I teach as an that’s the way I teach as an
English fluency guide so I don’t English fluency guide so I don’t English fluency guide so I don’t
want to just give you a whole want to just give you a whole want to just give you a whole
bunch of rules because that’s bunch of rules because that’s bunch of rules because that’s
not how the that’s not how the not how the that’s not how the not how the that’s not how the
system works you have to learn system works you have to learn system works you have to learn
the whole thing as one unit but the whole thing as one unit but the whole thing as one unit but
kind of from a small simple way kind of from a small simple way kind of from a small simple way
and take steps to get from where and take steps to get from where and take steps to get from where
you are to where you want to be you are to where you want to be you are to where you want to be
so lots of people because so lots of people because so lots of people because
they’ve learned the traditional they’ve learned the traditional they’ve learned the traditional
way there now watching videos way there now watching videos way there now watching videos
like this on youtube and now like this on youtube and now like this on youtube and now
hopefully trying to retrain the hopefully trying to retrain the hopefully trying to retrain the
habits they have but kind of one habits they have but kind of one habits they have but kind of one
thing I’ll mention specifically thing I’ll mention specifically thing I’ll mention specifically
about this and this is something about this and this is something about this and this is something
I’m I kind of struggle with as a I’m I kind of struggle with as a I’m I kind of struggle with as a
teacher I know there are lots of teacher I know there are lots of teacher I know there are lots of
people around the world maybe people around the world maybe people around the world maybe
even including yourself if even including yourself if even including yourself if
you’re a teacher you’re a teacher you’re a teacher
maybe you’re a maybe you’re a maybe you’re a
non-english-speaking teacher non-english-speaking teacher
non-english-speaking teacher
maybe you you know the language maybe you you know the language maybe you you know the language
but you are not a native speaker but you are not a native speaker but you are not a native speaker
you’re not from America or you’re not from America or you’re not from America or
another english-speaking country another english-speaking country another english-speaking country
but you teach the language in but you teach the language in but you teach the language in
your country as well your country as well your country as well
these people can be like really these people can be like really these people can be like really
great sources of information great sources of information great sources of information
specifically for maybe let’s say specifically for maybe let’s say specifically for maybe let’s say
I am a a native Spanish speaker I am a a native Spanish speaker
I am a a native Spanish speaker
and I’m living animal maybe I’m and I’m living animal maybe I’m
and I’m living animal maybe I’m
in Argentina or you know Brazil in Argentina or you know Brazil
in Argentina or you know Brazil
or I’m living in Mexico and i’m or I’m living in Mexico and i’m
or I’m living in Mexico and i’m
speaking Spanish and i’m speaking Spanish and i’m
speaking Spanish and i’m
teaching English to my students teaching English to my students
teaching English to my students
now these teachers can do a now these teachers can do a now these teachers can do a
great job of saying like well great job of saying like well great job of saying like well
Spanish kind of has this piece Spanish kind of has this piece Spanish kind of has this piece
of information and maybe it’s a of information and maybe it’s a of information and maybe it’s a
bit more appropriate to learn it bit more appropriate to learn it
bit more appropriate to learn it
in a specific way but you have in a specific way but you have in a specific way but you have
to be really careful about this to be really careful about this to be really careful about this
because you want to make sure because you want to make sure because you want to make sure
that you’re not training your that you’re not training your that you’re not training your
students the opposite way where students the opposite way where students the opposite way where
your true we’re kind of teaching your true we’re kind of teaching your true we’re kind of teaching
them to translate in their head them to translate in their head them to translate in their head
before you speak or before they before you speak or before they before you speak or before they
speak so I I think it’s a great speak so I I think it’s a great speak so I I think it’s a great
idea to have lots of teachers idea to have lots of teachers idea to have lots of teachers
and even on youtube there are and even on youtube there are
and even on youtube there are
lots of teachers all over the lots of teachers all over the lots of teachers all over the
were there many teachers in like were there many teachers in like were there many teachers in like
Germany or Brazil or other Germany or Brazil or other Germany or Brazil or other
countries that are trying to countries that are trying to countries that are trying to
help their students are help help their students are help
help their students are help
people from their own country people from their own country people from their own country
learn the language but really learn the language but really learn the language but really
they can only do so much before they can only do so much before
they can only do so much before
you start trying to teach them you start trying to teach them you start trying to teach them
to translate in their head so if to translate in their head so if
to translate in their head so if
you’re using Portuguese to learn you’re using Portuguese to learn you’re using Portuguese to learn
English or using Chinese in English or using Chinese in English or using Chinese in
order to learn English you might order to learn English you might order to learn English you might
be doing it online but really be doing it online but really be doing it online but really
you’re just making the same you’re just making the same you’re just making the same
mistake that most people do so mistake that most people do so
mistake that most people do so
you can learn a lot of great you can learn a lot of great you can learn a lot of great
tips from teachers like that and tips from teachers like that and
tips from teachers like that and
if you are a teacher like that if you are a teacher like that if you are a teacher like that
I’m glad to have you like I’m glad to have you like
I’m glad to have you like
actually helping people learn by actually helping people learn by actually helping people learn by
helping them with that kind of helping them with that kind of helping them with that kind of
information especially if it’s information especially if it’s information especially if it’s
like one language to another one like one language to another one like one language to another one
but really the English language but really the English language
but really the English language
like any other language it can like any other language it can
like any other language it can
be taught without using any be taught without using any be taught without using any
other language as a support for other language as a support for other language as a support for
that thing that thing that thing
so the best really thing you can so the best really thing you can so the best really thing you can
do is to help people learn do is to help people learn do is to help people learn
English in English and that’s English in English and that’s English in English and that’s
why everything I do is in why everything I do is in why everything I do is in
English and like leaving the app English and like leaving the app
English and like leaving the app
that we’re making now scroll that we’re making now scroll that we’re making now scroll
phonics our ultimate guide to phonics our ultimate guide to phonics our ultimate guide to
pronunciation it takes pronunciation it takes pronunciation it takes
everything that were teaching everything that were teaching everything that were teaching
all the steps to pronunciation all the steps to pronunciation all the steps to pronunciation
all the vocabulary words lots of all the vocabulary words lots of all the vocabulary words lots of
things that you need to speak things that you need to speak things that you need to speak
and to be able to pronounce and to be able to pronounce and to be able to pronounce
things like a native speaker and things like a native speaker and things like a native speaker and
it teaches everything in English it teaches everything in English
it teaches everything in English
so even from the very first word so even from the very first word
so even from the very first word
the very first sound you get the very first sound you get the very first sound you get
there are no explanations in there are no explanations in there are no explanations in
another language of any kind another language of any kind another language of any kind
because we don’t want any of because we don’t want any of because we don’t want any of
that information to get into that information to get into that information to get into
your head and a lot of people your head and a lot of people your head and a lot of people
think that will you kind of have think that will you kind of have think that will you kind of have
to use the like the level one or to use the like the level one or
to use the like the level one or
like the the first level the like the the first level the like the the first level the
native level language to teach a native level language to teach a native level language to teach a
new one but it’s just really not new one but it’s just really not
new one but it’s just really not
true and all you do when you true and all you do when you true and all you do when you
learn that way is you train learn that way is you train
learn that way is you train
yourself to hesitate and yourself to hesitate and yourself to hesitate and
translate and that’s why so many translate and that’s why so many translate and that’s why so many
people have it’s like they want people have it’s like they want people have it’s like they want
to say something but then they to say something but then they to say something but then they
get stuck when they speak they get stuck when they speak they
get stuck when they speak they
say aah and that’s what happened say aah and that’s what happened
say aah and that’s what happened
to me when I was first learning to me when I was first learning to me when I was first learning
Japanese so i would be kind of Japanese so i would be kind of Japanese so i would be kind of
learning things like okay this learning things like okay this learning things like okay this
phrase means this and I would be phrase means this and I would be phrase means this and I would be
trying to translate that in my trying to translate that in my trying to translate that in my
head and I want to say something head and I want to say something head and I want to say something
and then I wouldn’t come out but and then I wouldn’t come out but
and then I wouldn’t come out but
when i stopped learning that way when i stopped learning that way when i stopped learning that way
and started learning japanese in and started learning japanese in and started learning japanese in
japanese and then just japanese and then just japanese and then just
practicing what I was learning practicing what I was learning practicing what I was learning
then everything became more then everything became more then everything became more
clear and I started to train clear and I started to train clear and I started to train
myself to actually speak the myself to actually speak the myself to actually speak the
same way a native Japanese same way a native Japanese same way a native Japanese
speaking child would speak speaking child would speak speaking child would speak
anyway so you’ve got two anyway so you’ve got two anyway so you’ve got two
different systems that are ways different systems that are ways different systems that are ways
of learning and I really want to of learning and I really want to of learning and I really want to
make it clear that it’s not you make it clear that it’s not you make it clear that it’s not you
as a learner that’s either a as a learner that’s either a as a learner that’s either a
good learner or a bad learner good learner or a bad learner
good learner or a bad learner
it’s just the system that you’re it’s just the system that you’re it’s just the system that you’re
using that makes you a using that makes you a using that makes you a
productive speaker or an productive speaker or an productive speaker or an
unproductive speaker so a lot of unproductive speaker so a lot of unproductive speaker so a lot of
people you know they learn the people you know they learn the
people you know they learn the
traditional way and then they traditional way and then they traditional way and then they
get really disappointed and get really disappointed and get really disappointed and
depressed and confused because I depressed and confused because I
depressed and confused because I
why can’t I speak the language why can’t I speak the language why can’t I speak the language
properly well it’s because the properly well it’s because the properly well it’s because the
system screwed you up it’s system screwed you up it’s system screwed you up it’s
because the system kind of made because the system kind of made because the system kind of made
it difficult and actually it difficult and actually it difficult and actually
trained you to do the opposite trained you to do the opposite trained you to do the opposite
of what you should be doing so of what you should be doing so of what you should be doing so
trained you to translating your trained you to translating your
trained you to translating your
head before you speak instead of head before you speak instead of
head before you speak instead of
actually getting yourself to actually getting yourself to actually getting yourself to
express yourself the way you express yourself the way you express yourself the way you
want to in an automatic way want to in an automatic way
want to in an automatic way
anyway so this is kind of a anyway so this is kind of a anyway so this is kind of a
background but to get back to background but to get back to background but to get back to
reading and writing specifically reading and writing specifically reading and writing specifically
just when i talked about earlier just when i talked about earlier just when i talked about earlier
about following native speakers about following native speakers about following native speakers
if you want to learn how to if you want to learn how to if you want to learn how to
speak like native speakers you speak like native speakers you
speak like native speakers you
can do the same thing with can do the same thing with can do the same thing with
writing now writing is a really writing now writing is a really writing now writing is a really
simple thing you can do by just simple thing you can do by just simple thing you can do by just
reading what other people have reading what other people have reading what other people have
actually written it’s like actually written it’s like actually written it’s like
native English content and native English content and native English content and
depending on the kind of content depending on the kind of content
depending on the kind of content
the the way you want to express the the way you want to express the the way you want to express
yourself maybe if you have a yourself maybe if you have a yourself maybe if you have a
very factual way of speaking and very factual way of speaking and very factual way of speaking and
you want to just pronounce you want to just pronounce
you want to just pronounce
everything and see everything everything and see everything everything and see everything
clearly and you’re not talking clearly and you’re not talking clearly and you’re not talking
about things like poetry or about things like poetry or about things like poetry or
novels you’re just trying to novels you’re just trying to novels you’re just trying to
give information then you could give information then you could give information then you could
read books that are like how-to read books that are like how-to
read books that are like how-to
books about you know books about you know
books about you know
self-development or how to fix a self-development or how to fix a self-development or how to fix a
car or anything else like that car or anything else like that car or anything else like that
and i want you to this is and i want you to this is and i want you to this is
exactly what you should be doing exactly what you should be doing exactly what you should be doing
literally copy that information literally copy that information literally copy that information
by hand so you would take a by hand so you would take a by hand so you would take a
pencil or a pen and write in a pencil or a pen and write in a pencil or a pen and write in a
notebook the actual words that notebook the actual words that notebook the actual words that
you’re reading you’re reading you’re reading
yes this takes time but this is yes this takes time but this is yes this takes time but this is
slowing down the language so slowing down the language so slowing down the language so
that it makes it much easier for that it makes it much easier for that it makes it much easier for
you to read that thing and to you to read that thing and to you to read that thing and to
speak that thing later on so speak that thing later on so
speak that thing later on so
when I talk about slowing down when I talk about slowing down when I talk about slowing down
the language this is the the language this is the the language this is the
difference between you have two difference between you have two
difference between you have two
people in the front of a car one people in the front of a car one
people in the front of a car one
is the driver and one is the is the driver and one is the is the driver and one is the
passenger now the driver and the passenger now the driver and the passenger now the driver and the
passenger are typically looking passenger are typically looking passenger are typically looking
at the same thing but it’s not at the same thing but it’s not at the same thing but it’s not
going into both of their minds going into both of their minds going into both of their minds
the like the information about the like the information about the like the information about
that is not going into their that is not going into their that is not going into their
minds in the same way because minds in the same way because minds in the same way because
the passenger knows that they the passenger knows that they the passenger knows that they
don’t have to think and they don’t have to think and they don’t have to think and they
don’t have to remember really don’t have to remember really don’t have to remember really
where they’re going they can where they’re going they can where they’re going they can
just kind of sit back and enjoy just kind of sit back and enjoy just kind of sit back and enjoy
the view maybe look at a book or the view maybe look at a book or the view maybe look at a book or
something else but the driver something else but the driver something else but the driver
has to actually pay attention has to actually pay attention has to actually pay attention
and nose and nose
and nose
we’re going so the reader of a we’re going so the reader of a we’re going so the reader of a
book in that case like the the book in that case like the the book in that case like the the
analogy here the person who’s analogy here the person who’s
analogy here the person who’s
reading a book versus the person reading a book versus the person reading a book versus the person
who’s writing the book they get who’s writing the book they get who’s writing the book they get
a much different experience of a much different experience of a much different experience of
that thing that thing that thing
so even if you read something so even if you read something so even if you read something
and then try to write something and then try to write something and then try to write something
different later it’s going to be different later it’s going to be different later it’s going to be
much more difficult in the same much more difficult in the same
much more difficult in the same
way that if you see it as a way that if you see it as a way that if you see it as a
passenger in a car and let passenger in a car and let passenger in a car and let
someone else drive you and then someone else drive you and then
someone else drive you and then
they say oh could you drive me they say oh could you drive me they say oh could you drive me
there tomorrow and you say i there tomorrow and you say i
there tomorrow and you say i
don’t know how to get there and don’t know how to get there and
don’t know how to get there and
it’s exactly the same process so it’s exactly the same process so
it’s exactly the same process so
you learn how to get there when you learn how to get there when you learn how to get there when
you actually start writing the you actually start writing the you actually start writing the
same thing they’re writing so if same thing they’re writing so if same thing they’re writing so if
you want to become a good writer you want to become a good writer you want to become a good writer
or a better writer such that it or a better writer such that it or a better writer such that it
will also help you become better will also help you become better will also help you become better
as a fluent speaker then you as a fluent speaker then you as a fluent speaker then you
should actually take a pencil should actually take a pencil should actually take a pencil
and paper just take like 20 and paper just take like 20 and paper just take like 20
minutes find maybe one page of a minutes find maybe one page of a minutes find maybe one page of a
book and actually write that book and actually write that book and actually write that
down down down
so again try to pick whatever it so again try to pick whatever it so again try to pick whatever it
is you’re interested in it could is you’re interested in it could is you’re interested in it could
be like i was saying before how be like i was saying before how be like i was saying before how
to or if you like poetry than to or if you like poetry than
to or if you like poetry than
right like poetry or if you want right like poetry or if you want right like poetry or if you want
to learn how to sell better than to learn how to sell better than to learn how to sell better than
right sales letters like right sales letters like right sales letters like
actually go online and find actually go online and find actually go online and find
copies of advertisements and copies of advertisements and copies of advertisements and
sales letters and physically sales letters and physically sales letters and physically
copy those and that’s what kind copy those and that’s what kind copy those and that’s what kind
of trains you to think in a of trains you to think in a of trains you to think in a
particular way the kind of way particular way the kind of way particular way the kind of way
of the language the flow of the of the language the flow of the of the language the flow of the
language for that particular use language for that particular use language for that particular use
and that will help you become a and that will help you become a and that will help you become a
much better speaker so even much better speaker so even much better speaker so even
myself I am a native speaker but myself I am a native speaker but myself I am a native speaker but
I was a horrible writer until I was a horrible writer until I was a horrible writer until
halfway through college so up halfway through college so up halfway through college so up
through maybe like high school I through maybe like high school I
through maybe like high school I
was a really bad reader i hated was a really bad reader i hated was a really bad reader i hated
reading and even up until reading and even up until reading and even up until
college I was a really bad college I was a really bad college I was a really bad
writer until I just started writer until I just started writer until I just started
writing over and over again and writing over and over again and
writing over and over again and
I think I told this story I think I told this story I think I told this story
recently but I talked with a recently but I talked with a recently but I talked with a
professor of mine and I asked professor of mine and I asked professor of mine and I asked
him if I could write extra work him if I could write extra work him if I could write extra work
over the summer one year because over the summer one year because over the summer one year because
I just wanted to practice more I just wanted to practice more I just wanted to practice more
and actually improve that I felt and actually improve that I felt and actually improve that I felt
stupid in class that I couldn’t stupid in class that I couldn’t stupid in class that I couldn’t
I couldn’t write better so i I couldn’t write better so i
I couldn’t write better so i
felt like i needed more time and felt like i needed more time and felt like i needed more time and
he was happy enough to help me he was happy enough to help me he was happy enough to help me
do this do this do this
so in that case when you’re so in that case when you’re
so in that case when you’re
taking the opportunity to try to taking the opportunity to try to taking the opportunity to try to
do something more to try to add do something more to try to add do something more to try to add
more information to try to make more information to try to make more information to try to make
use of something like that it use of something like that it use of something like that it
can actually help you a lot so can actually help you a lot so
can actually help you a lot so
in that case he was fortunate in that case he was fortunate in that case he was fortunate
enough well I was fortunate enough well I was fortunate enough well I was fortunate
enough i should say that he was enough i should say that he was enough i should say that he was
willing to help me out and willing to help me out and
willing to help me out and
because i was able to write more because i was able to write more because i was able to write more
trained me to become a better trained me to become a better trained me to become a better
writer so it’s one of those writer so it’s one of those writer so it’s one of those
things that like you things that like you things that like you
can’t get beyond the practice of can’t get beyond the practice of can’t get beyond the practice of
it and this is one of the most it and this is one of the most it and this is one of the most
fundamental things to understand fundamental things to understand fundamental things to understand
about learning languages it’s about learning languages it’s
about learning languages it’s
not knowledge that you get any not knowledge that you get any
not knowledge that you get any
just put in your head and you just put in your head and you just put in your head and you
think I ok I understand that think I ok I understand that think I ok I understand that
grammar . logically it’s almost grammar . logically it’s almost
grammar . logically it’s almost
like an emotional thing it’s a like an emotional thing it’s a like an emotional thing it’s a
thing that’s a connective thing thing that’s a connective thing
thing that’s a connective thing
in your mind that you have to in your mind that you have to in your mind that you have to
train yourself just like train yourself just like train yourself just like
learning an instrument or learning an instrument or learning an instrument or
learning to play a sport because learning to play a sport because
learning to play a sport because
if you don’t do that then you if you don’t do that then you if you don’t do that then you
won’t actually be able to use it won’t actually be able to use it won’t actually be able to use it
so i might understand if I go so i might understand if I go so i might understand if I go
watch like that like a baseball watch like that like a baseball watch like that like a baseball
training camp i might say I training camp i might say I training camp i might say I
might hear from someone hey might hear from someone hey might hear from someone hey
here’s how you throw a curveball here’s how you throw a curveball here’s how you throw a curveball
and he just he shows me the and he just he shows me the and he just he shows me the
motion and I think okay motion and I think okay
motion and I think okay
logically I understand what he’s logically I understand what he’s logically I understand what he’s
talking about that’s pretty easy talking about that’s pretty easy talking about that’s pretty easy
that took me five minutes but it that took me five minutes but it that took me five minutes but it
might take me you know two years might take me you know two years might take me you know two years
to master the actual throwing of to master the actual throwing of
to master the actual throwing of
a curveball just because i have a curveball just because i have a curveball just because i have
to watch somebody doing at first to watch somebody doing at first to watch somebody doing at first
but then I have to spend all the but then I have to spend all the but then I have to spend all the
time practicing and getting time practicing and getting time practicing and getting
myself to the point where i can myself to the point where i can myself to the point where i can
do it automatically or fluently do it automatically or fluently do it automatically or fluently
so fluent just refers to being so fluent just refers to being so fluent just refers to being
able to do something without able to do something without able to do something without
thinking about it and so it’s thinking about it and so it’s thinking about it and so it’s
the same thing with reading and the same thing with reading and the same thing with reading and
writing so writing is really the writing so writing is really the writing so writing is really the
first step you can read first step you can read first step you can read
information but I say even begin information but I say even begin information but I say even begin
writing more information first writing more information first writing more information first
but actually copy just a mean but actually copy just a mean
but actually copy just a mean
you take your favorite book you take your favorite book you take your favorite book
whatever it is you want to do whatever it is you want to do whatever it is you want to do
and then right you know lines of and then right you know lines of and then right you know lines of
harry potter or some other harry potter or some other harry potter or some other
how-to book and that will help how-to book and that will help how-to book and that will help
you get better not only at you get better not only at you get better not only at
writing the information but it writing the information but it writing the information but it
reading the information much reading the information much reading the information much
faster as well because one of faster as well because one of faster as well because one of
the things that native speakers the things that native speakers the things that native speakers
can do and you can do this in can do and you can do this in can do and you can do this in
your own language is you your own language is you your own language is you
anticipate what other people are anticipate what other people are anticipate what other people are
going to say maybe what will going to say maybe what will going to say maybe what will
happen in a movie or what will happen in a movie or what will happen in a movie or what will
happen in a book we pretty much happen in a book we pretty much happen in a book we pretty much
have formulas for things and as have formulas for things and as have formulas for things and as
you start writing and reading you start writing and reading you start writing and reading
more you get much faster and you more you get much faster and you more you get much faster and you
become much better at become much better at become much better at
anticipating what people will anticipating what people will anticipating what people will
say so you begin with writing say so you begin with writing
say so you begin with writing
and reading the things that and reading the things that and reading the things that
you’re interested in reading and you’re interested in reading and you’re interested in reading and
when you’re reading something when you’re reading something when you’re reading something
typically you should be reading typically you should be reading typically you should be reading
something that you understand at something that you understand at something that you understand at
least eighty to ninety percent least eighty to ninety percent least eighty to ninety percent
of and that way you can of and that way you can of and that way you can
understand all the new understand all the new understand all the new
information maybe one or two information maybe one or two information maybe one or two
words on a page or maybe a few words on a page or maybe a few words on a page or maybe a few
words more than that but you can words more than that but you can
words more than that but you can
understand all that from context understand all that from context understand all that from context
without having to look at a without having to look at a
without having to look at a
dictionary so you want to be dictionary so you want to be dictionary so you want to be
able to read information that’s able to read information that’s
able to read information that’s
at your level and then level up at your level and then level up
at your level and then level up
to start improving and then it to start improving and then it
to start improving and then it
prove your fluency that way so prove your fluency that way so
prove your fluency that way so
in the same way when you’re in the same way when you’re in the same way when you’re
actually getting to fluency your actually getting to fluency your
actually getting to fluency your
training yourself with these training yourself with these training yourself with these
lower levels by writing and lower levels by writing and lower levels by writing and
reading but then you actually reading but then you actually reading but then you actually
have to take the next step of have to take the next step of have to take the next step of
going out and practicing and going out and practicing and
going out and practicing and
this is what I’ve talked about this is what I’ve talked about
this is what I’ve talked about
before in this series about before in this series about
before in this series about
stumbling forward where you stumbling forward where you stumbling forward where you
don’t necessarily know exactly don’t necessarily know exactly don’t necessarily know exactly
how you’re going to say how you’re going to say how you’re going to say
something but you begin opening something but you begin opening something but you begin opening
your mouth and just start your mouth and just start your mouth and just start
speaking about something so this speaking about something so this speaking about something so this
is something i do in Japanese is something i do in Japanese
is something i do in Japanese
and i recommend you do in and i recommend you do in and i recommend you do in
english as well you might not english as well you might not english as well you might not
know exactly what you want to know exactly what you want to know exactly what you want to
say or be able to even say it say or be able to even say it say or be able to even say it
correctly but you just start correctly but you just start correctly but you just start
speaking and you develop the speaking and you develop the
speaking and you develop the
flow of speaking in the language flow of speaking in the language flow of speaking in the language
and then over time you begin and then over time you begin and then over time you begin
developing a like a good developing a like a good developing a like a good
understanding of the way you understanding of the way you understanding of the way you
should be speaking but often you should be speaking but often you
should be speaking but often you
can get this just by shadowing can get this just by shadowing can get this just by shadowing
people so in the same way that people so in the same way that people so in the same way that
you would be reading a book or you would be reading a book or you would be reading a book or
writing the actual like writing the actual like writing the actual like
transcribing another book again transcribing another book again transcribing another book again
just take a page take maybe five just take a page take maybe five
just take a page take maybe five
or ten minutes a day and do that or ten minutes a day and do that or ten minutes a day and do that
I promise you see a lot of I promise you see a lot of I promise you see a lot of
improvement if you’re willing to improvement if you’re willing to improvement if you’re willing to
take the time I bet a lot of take the time I bet a lot of
take the time I bet a lot of
people watching this will want people watching this will want people watching this will want
to improve but they will not to improve but they will not to improve but they will not
take the time take the time take the time
hey I can’t help you if you hey I can’t help you if you hey I can’t help you if you
don’t work but for the people don’t work but for the people don’t work but for the people
that do you really going to see that do you really going to see that do you really going to see
a lot of improvement very a lot of improvement very a lot of improvement very
quickly so in the same way that quickly so in the same way that quickly so in the same way that
you would copy that you would you would copy that you would you would copy that you would
watch movie scenes or watch me watch movie scenes or watch me watch movie scenes or watch me
even speaking right now and just even speaking right now and just even speaking right now and just
try to take maybe a couple lines try to take maybe a couple lines try to take maybe a couple lines
from what I’m saying right here from what I’m saying right here from what I’m saying right here
and try to speak along with me and try to speak along with me and try to speak along with me
and if you can do that you get and if you can do that you get and if you can do that you get
the tone of my voice and you can the tone of my voice and you can the tone of my voice and you can
get the flow of my language and get the flow of my language and
get the flow of my language and
this will help you become a much this will help you become a much this will help you become a much
more fluent speaker again we more fluent speaker again we
more fluent speaker again we
have patterns in the way that we have patterns in the way that we have patterns in the way that we
communicate Chinese as a communicate Chinese as a communicate Chinese as a
different general pattern than different general pattern than different general pattern than
english and other languages as english and other languages as english and other languages as
well so if you listen more to well so if you listen more to
well so if you listen more to
english and you actually start english and you actually start english and you actually start
using it you have to become the using it you have to become the using it you have to become the
driver of the car not the driver of the car not the driver of the car not the
passenger of the car in order to passenger of the car in order to
passenger of the car in order to
get fluent anyway i hope this get fluent anyway i hope this get fluent anyway i hope this
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information and hopefully give information and hopefully give
information and hopefully give
too much i tend to give too much too much i tend to give too much too much i tend to give too much
information there’s a lot of information there’s a lot of information there’s a lot of
things i want to share because things i want to share because things i want to share because
really there are a lot of things really there are a lot of things really there are a lot of things
required to get fluent but required to get fluent but required to get fluent but
hopefully you have enjoyed it hopefully you have enjoyed it hopefully you have enjoyed it
anyway i look forward to seeing anyway i look forward to seeing anyway i look forward to seeing
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