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.

Transcript:

Hi everyone!

I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.

In this episode:

  • I’ll talk about the importance of moving and studying English.
  • After that, we’ll practice grammar with a point-of-view story.

Ok, let’s get started!

Let me ask you a question. Imagine a person learning English. He or she’s preparing to study a new lesson. How do you picture the scene? Perhaps this person’s sitting at home or in a quiet library with an open textbook, a dictionary, and a notebook. Maybe this person has been sitting for hours, almost motionless, trying to learn and memorize the content.

At least that’s the typical image that pops into my mind whenever I imagine an English student following the traditional method.

Now let’s visualize a different scene. Imagine someone walking around. Their whole body’s moving. The feet transmit movement to the legs and to the entire body. The arms are swinging slightly, and the brain receives more oxygen. You can’t be too lethargic when you walk, can you?

For me, this second state is the perfect one for learning. The brain’s more awake, and it can acquire new knowledge faster.

And there’s no need to carry around any textbooks, notebooks, dictionaries, pencils, etc. That wouldn’t be practical at all while you’re walking. And people might start pointing you on the street as if you were some lunatic.

I’m sure that if you’ve been following me for some time now, you already know that there’s a much more efficient way to learn English.
You can now improve your English considerably by listening to interesting audios!

There’s no need to sit in a chair and listen to my podcast or my audio lessons. The only thing you need is your cell phone and your favorite earphones. Start taking a nice walk every day and improve your English skills at the same time.

In fact, the question and answer (Q&A) lessons are designed in such a manner so that you can simulate a conversation in English wherever you can and whenever you get some spare time.

You’ll learn English faster than ever, and you’ll get in great shape too! You can’t ask for more, can you? 

Still not convinced?? Let me tell you about famous people who did remarkable things while they were talking a walk:

Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher, instructed his students while strolling.

His students were called peripatetics, which means walking about in Greek.

Charles Dickens got to know London while he was walking every day for five hours. These walks also helped the author relieve anxiety.   

Beethoven, famous composer

Regardless of the weather, enjoyed taking long walks. These walks were essential for his creativity. He would always carry a pen and 

sheets of music paper.

Sigmund Freud: sometimes treated his patients during long walks.

Nietzsche considered walking a necessary pre-condition for his writing. Every day, he would set off on a two-hour walk with his notebook. 

Einstein often felt like he needed to take a long walk on the beach to work out complex problems in his head. 

Steve Jobs was famous for his long walks, which he used for exercise, contemplation, problem-solving, and even meetings. Jobs found that his meetings away from the office helped him concentrate on the meeting and nothing else.

Now that you’ve got inspired by all these great men, start learning English while doing something positive for your health.

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