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Ideas on learning from "Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong"

If you're a good reader in English, try to challenge yourself with this article from Wired magazine:

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

The article gives three main suggestions for improving your ability to learn:

  1. Interleave your studying. Rather than just focusing on one...

What's your favorite phrase?

Out of all the PhraseMix example sentences you've read, what's your favorite one? Why is it your favorite? Because it was new to you? Because it's funny? Because it perfectly fit a situation that you've encountered?

If you need to refresh your memory, here's the index of all the past PhraseMix...

Who would you like to speak like?

If you could sound like one particular English speaker, who would you want to sound like?

For me, I think it would be cool to have this guy's voice:

I've already explained in a past blog entry why you should try to do an impression of someone. So is there anyone special that you would like to...

The 5 levels of incorrect English

A shocked expression

What does it mean to say that something is "wrong" in English? Sometimes PhraseMix readers ask me things like "Is this sentence correct?" and I have trouble answering directly. That's because there are actually several different meanings of the words "correct"...

Good English learning habit: carry around a piece of paper

I find that I forget a lot of what I learn. Do you have that problem?

For example, if I watch a movie in a foreign language, I usually hear a few interesting new phrases. If I'm paying attention, I might even think, "Hey, I should remember this for later!". But a few minutes later, it's gone. If...


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