In this first episode of the More Than English Podcast, I talk about the format of this show. In the podcast, I speak in a NATURAL way, so you can hear real English about a variety of topics. I will talk about things directly related to English learning, but also about life in general. After each episode, I will have an expressions breakdown where I will review some of the useful expressions in the podcast, so you can LEARN them and USE them.
In this episode...
I talk about the common saying, "practice makes perfect" and how that is not exactly true. Basically, you could practice something 1,000 times, but if you practice it wrong, you will just learn how to do it wrong. This does not lead to perfection... or even growth! Practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect! I will tell you my ideas on how you can do perfect practice during your time studying or practicing any skill because it's not just English... it's More Than English. Let's go!
VOCABULARY and EXPRESSIONS
(The words and terms are in order of when you will hear them)
Venture – A business project where something is risked to hope to gain a reward.
- “Thank you for joining me in this venture.”
All the time – Another expression to say ‘always’
- “Students ask me all the time.”
In response to – An expression to explain responding to somebody.
- “I ask the same question in response to this every time.”
How often to you ______? – PRON /ofen/
… isn’t it? – Question tag (intonation going up to ask a question)
- “It’s kind of logical, isn’t it?”
Nonsense – something that is silly or doesn’t make any sense.
- “Read blogs, read news articles, read science journals, read sports articles, read
A trick – a small hint or hack to do something better.
- “Here’s the trick. Here’s the secret.”
Alliteration – form of speech where a group of words all start with the same letter or sound.
- Practice makes perfect.
To engrain – to permanently fix or establish something in the mind
- “If I practice the wrong way, I’m just engraining the wrong way in my head.”
To solidify something – the act of making something solid; to make something stronger.
- “You’re solidifying it in your mind.”
Fossilized errors – when you learn something the wrong way so much that you know and use it
the wrong way.
Broadly – (adv.) broad (adj.)
- Once we see the way broadly, we can see all ways.
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