Happy Halloween! It's Halloween at the time of recording this, and it's a time for strange and spooky stories. Something strange and spooky happened to me a few years ago, and I want to share this story with you on this episode.
I will tell you about the time I saw a ghost in my room, what I did, and how it felt to experience this thing. Listen for new vocabulary and expressions during my story and use them in your stories.
What about you?
Has anything like this ever happened to you? I'd love to hear about your story.
Instead, focus on ONE goal and plans of action to accomplish that goal.
Your goal should be:
- SPECIFIC - you can check off yes/no if you did it
- CONCRETE - include an amount or time frame
- REALISTIC - you should be able to achieve this goal
Jesse talks about this and more in this episode of the More Than English Podcast.
Visit sweedacademy.com/podcast for show notes and more.
I would like to take you through a typical first lesson with one of my students. Typically, for a first lesson, we look at your goals. Let's look at your goals. I will teach you how to set goals, and how to use English to make a plan to accomplish those goals.
This is going to be an interactive episode, so I'd like you to get a pen and a piece of paper to get ready to write down your goals. Also, take a photo of your goals and tag me on Instagram @SweedAcademy
You don't have to make 3 goals. If you only have one goal, do these exercises for that goal!
How to make goals
Here are some important things to keep in mind when creating your goals.
You should be able to check off your goals.
Goals should be:
Ex. NOT "I want to improve my listening." ---> "I will be able to understand a Ted Talk."
Ex. NOT "I will improve the guitar." ---> "I will learn 2 barre chord songs."
Ex. NOT "I will be successful." ---> "I will make 10,000€ in the first quarter."
Goals are NOT "I want to..."
Your goals SHOULD be written "I will..."
Write your goals down and post them somewhere you can see on a REGULAR BASIS.
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