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Secrets to Learning English

Listen to Secrets to Learning English

(by Dr. Jeff McQuillan, ESL Podcast)


A. Basic Principles
  1. We improve our language skills when we understand what we read or hear.
  2. If you don't understand something, you won't acquire (pick up) any language from it.
  3. What does it mean to understand?
  4. How can people help you understand language?
  5. What can we do to understand English better?
  6. How much do you need to understand to acquire (pick up) more language?
  7. Why is it so important to understand what you read or listen to?

B. Practical Things You Can Do
  1. Spend time reading or listening to things you understand.
  2. Suggestions for choosing things to read or listen to.

Listening Questions

After you finish listening, think about these questions. Click on the links below to answer them and see what others are saying.
  1. In your words, what are the main ideas?
  2. What are one or two practical ways that you, or someone else, could use or apply this information?
  3. What questions do you have? Is there something you didn't understand? Is there something that you would like to know more about?

Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Question 1: What are the main ideas? wediger wediger 0 68 Mar 21, 2009 by wediger wediger
Question 2: How can we use it? wediger wediger 0 58 Mar 21, 2009 by wediger wediger
Question 3: Your Questions wediger wediger 0 56 Mar 21, 2009 by wediger wediger
Other Comments wediger wediger 0 53 Mar 21, 2009 by wediger wediger

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