Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary and how to learn English more effectively.
Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques.
- In the first part of today’s episode, I’ll show you how you can benefit from creating habits that help you with your English.
- And in the second part of this episode, you’ll learn English grammar without studying any rules with an exclusive point of view story.
All right, let’s get started!
The first thing we have to keep in mind is that willpower is not as important as it seems. In fact, it’s quite limited.
It’s impossible to do anything consistently with willpower alone. We are not designed that way. We are creatures of habit, and essentially our life consists of a sum of habits. For example, think for a moment what you do when you wake up in the morning. Maybe you brush your teeth, make a cup of coffee and turn on your cell phone to check the social networks.
I’m sure that I have mentioned in one of the previous episodes that I speak different languages. Let me tell you now what I do to maintain and improve different languages through habits.
I don’t know about you, but I enjoy taking a walk every day. And every time I open the door I put on my air-pods, I press play, and I start listening to an audiobook or a podcast in German, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.
If I don’t like what I hear, I simply select another content.
What’s important is that I do this action almost without thinking, automatically. Of course, I don’t always listen to audiobooks or podcasts. Sometimes I just wanna relax and listen to music or not listen to anything at all. 🙂
And I don’t only listen when I go for a walk. I also listen to audiobooks or podcasts while I drive my car or even when I’m doing my chores at home.
Recently I realized that in the last few years I’ve have been listening to about 2000 hours of podcasts and audiobooks in several languages. That’s amazing! Right?
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