*Note: This my first transcription. This is a video of Let’s Talk channel of youtube and I hope that text help many people that study English.
Hey friends I’m Rachna,
And I am back but this time not with a new lesson. Well, I have something very interesting to tell you today. A lot of people feel that after studying English for any number of years they see no improvement and they feel this, I mean, feel that stagnant. They already started or probably they’ve learned a little and it is not improving. Oh yes, I’m sure you may have experienced this too, it is quite dishearting because you have been attempting this for a number of years and no improvement. Well there a lot of reasons for this, the first one is: You don’t spend enough time on it.
01 – You don’t spend enough time learning English
Now, when you are learning a new language you need to understand that it requires your time every single day. Well, I do understand that you are busy, you have busy schedules, you have a hectic life or traveling, you have projects at the university or what in you work that your occupies your entire day leaving you with exhaustion, and then you come home ready to hit the bed, and you probably believe, I have Saturday and Sunday to wake up and learning English, but you need to uderstand that if you are following that routine that is gonna take you a lifetime to learn English, alright? So what you need to do is remove a substantial amount of time every single day and dedicated it and allot to it to learning English. Probably an hour a day would be the ideal time that you should dedicated to learning English. I am sure once you have set this time and you give learning English top priority, you’ll surely see a lot of improvement in the way you speak English, alright? So remember, the first thing to do is it to remove time and dedicate it, speak English every day and give time to seek a considerably amount of improvement.
02 – You are too passive about learning English
The second reason is your too passive. Now what is passive mean? Well it’s exactly opposite of active, alright? So you can not be lazy and hoping that you will just learning English, probably just listening ok. Yes, that could help, but speaking is a form of active learning, ok. So you have to speak the language every single day. Now you may come up to me and say; well a lot of people do that, we don’t have for enough friends or probably your family does not speak English, that is a not an excuse, what do you need to do is to talk to yourself; no big deal, look into the mirror talk to yourself about anything, it could be an incident, it could be probably what you experience your entire day, it could, it could be your weekend plans, but you need to talk, even if to yourself, yes, speak the language to learn it fluently. So practice, practice and practice that you need to be active and not passive.
03 – You don’t review & revise what you have learned
The third reason is you don’t review. Well, this is one of the most important things that you need to do in the process of learning English ok. So say you’re came a across new word, for example procrastinate. You kind of know the meaning and you say. Ok I go home I look in to see what meaning is, day pass, weeks pass and next time read you almost forgotten, alright? That’s because you didn’t review. So when you learn something new to register it in your mind make sure your review, because this sends a signal to the brain, that you need to remember because this is really important. So, remember always review what you have learned.
04 – You rely on your native language too much
The fourth reason is you rely on your native language a bit too much. Now while learning English sometimes we do need translations to understand, say for example a passage just that in English, alright? Now, your native language helps you to understand what you have read, but that does not give you practice to speak the language, right? And you get to used to translating, so the next time you try to construct a sentence, probably, just thinking in your native language, yah, you try to ranslate, only to speak a sentence that is completely wrong, and that is because there is a difference in the rules in both languages. So, never try to translate while you are speaking ok. Leave your native language for a while and just concentrate on speaking English, alright? So, to speak fluently, to learn English do not rely on your native language too much.
05 – You are always focused on your mistakes.
Reason five! You are focused on mistakes. Of course the entire process of learning means making mistakes and correcting them, right? But, sometimes we focus so much on mistakes; obviously you like to know where you’re going wrong and where you making mistakes so you can rectify them. But you need to understand that don’t always focus on mistakes, because that’s gonna drain out your confidence and leave you feeling truly very shy. So every time you know intend to speak a sentence in English, ya gonna think times, you going to, up no have to fear of; What if I’m wrong? What if I make a mistake? What if people laugh? Alright? And gone your confidences entire out and down and then, you gonna feel shy, you gonna get nervous, and you back to square one. So don’t do that, don’t do always focus on mistakes, go ahead and speak confidently.
06 – You don’t put things in context nor implement.
The sixth reason is: You don’t put things in context! Now, say you learned a new word ok, opened the dictionary you know the meaning you jot it down and that is it, alright? You just know the meaning, but you really do not know how to use that word in a sentence; so has no context alright? So, just learning a new word and its meaning does not suffice, ok? So, always understand how to put things in context, probably how to they fit into to a sentence and practice it, ok? So don’t, just store a book and a collection of words hoping that you gonna improve your language; well, good for you if you’ve collected, but now put them into implementation practice and put them into context to speak fluently.
07 – You’ve advanced a bit in English.
The seventh reason, you are too advanced. Now probably when you started learning English, you struggle enough in your initial period and you’ve learned the most common words and expressions that enable you to speak fluently. So now you’ve moved into a territory where there are less common words, less common expressions and there are a lot of them out there, ok. So, the learning process has now becomes slow and steady. So, it is just natural to feel that you’re stagnant, you are there and you aren’t learn. Well, there have good news for you! Yes, you are learning and you are improving, so continue learning those new words, those new expressions and I’m sure that you English will improve.
So these are seven common reasons probably you are not, you no able to improve your English, identify which one is yours and you work on it. I am sure will English will improve, I wish you good luck. I’ll be back soon with a new lesson there take care and bye.