Easy Daily Study Routine to Improve English - DO THIS DAILY for FAST results!

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2020-09-10・ 45787

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I show you an easy, daily study routine that you can use to improve your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in English. Many students find a study routine helps them feel more motivated to learn English! Sign up to the Lingoda Language Sprint here: http://bit.ly/LucyLastcall_Sprint (Use my code SCHOOL107 for €10 off your deposit) Ad - Thank you to Lingoda for sponsoring this video! DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE EMAILS FROM LUCY? Sign up here: https://bit.ly/EmailsFromLucy Don't forget to turn on subtitles if you need them! This is how I generate my subtitles (you can get a $10 subtitle coupon too): https://www.rev.com/blog/coupon/?ref=lucy (affiliate) Visit my website for free PDFs and an interactive pronunciation tool! https://englishwithlucy.co.uk​ MY SOCIAL MEDIA: Personal Channel: http://bit.ly/LucyBella​​​ (I post subtitled vlogs of my life in the English countryside! Perfect for listening practice!) Instagram: @Lucy http://bit.ly/lucyinsta​​​​​​​​​​ My British English Pronunciation Course is now LIVE: https://englishwithlucy.co.uk/pronunciationcourse (use code YOUTUBE10 for a 10% discount!) Do you want to improve your pronunciation? I have launched my British English (Modern RP) pronunciation course! I’ll train you to read phonetic transcriptions, and produce each sound that comprises modern received pronunciation. I’ll also teach you how to implement the correct use of intonation, stress, rhythm, connected speech, and much more. We’ll compare similar sounds, and look at tricky topics like the glottal stop and the dark L. Technically, I need to mark this as an AD even though it is my own company so - AD :) Want to get a copy of my English Vocabulary Planners? Click here: https://shop.englishwithlucy.co.uk - The best offer is the 4-book bundle where you get 4 planners for the price of 3. This product is very limited - don't miss out. The English Plan will be shipped from early August, from me here in England to you across the world! We ship internationally! Watch my explainer video here: https://bit.ly/TheEnglishPlanVideo Practice speaking: Earn $10 free italki credit: https://go.italki.com/englishwithlucy... (ad affiliate) Improve listening! Free Audible audiobook: https://goo.gl/LshaPp If you like my lessons, and would like to support me, you can buy me a coffee here: https://ko-fi.com/englishwithlucy FREE £26 Airbnb credit: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/c/lcondesa (ad - affiliate) Email for business enquiries ONLY: [email protected] Mentioned in the video: Listening Skills: 1. BBC Coronavirus Global Update Podcast: http://bit.ly/coronaglobalpodcast 2. BBC News on Radio 4: http://bit.ly/LucyRadio4 3. Luke's English Podcast: http://bit.ly/LukesPod Speaking Skills: 1. Lingoda Offer: http://bit.ly/LucyLastcall_Sprint (code SCHOOL107 for €10 off) 2. Idioms video: https://youtu.be/Hm-n-_uqCvQ (no gaps, but useful for repetition) 3. Adjectives video: http://bit.ly/Lucy400adjectives (with gaps) 4. Nouns video: http://bit.ly/Lucy100nouns Reading Skills: 1. The Happy Newspaper: https://bit.ly/positivenewspaper 2. Short Stories in English by Olly Richards: https://geni.us/shortstoriesinenglish Writing Skills: 1. Bullet Journal: https://geni.us/Lucybulletjournal 2. 'Snail mail' penpal website: http://bit.ly/realpenpal Listening Skills Once Again: 1. Calm app: http://bit.ly/bedtimestoryapp Edit by Connor Hinde - hin[email protected]

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- Hello, everyone and welcome back to "English With Lucy."
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Today, I have brought you to my favourite window
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and outside of this window is my favourite tree.
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It's a willow tree.
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Many of you might not know this about me.
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Some of you might know this,
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but I live on a farm in England
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and I thought it would be nice for you to see
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some of the surroundings in the farm
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whilst we do this lesson.
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Let me know if you like it
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or if you find it distracting.
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Now in this lesson,
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I'm going to talk to you about motivation,
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but importantly, about the perfect study routine.
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I know that lots of you feel that you lack motivation,
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and one thing that can really, really help
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is implementing a good study routine.
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But that can feel quite daunting.
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Daunting means intimidating
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or something that seems very difficult or scary.
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In this video, I am going to help you out.
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I'm going to show you how you can incorporate
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and include every English language skill
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into different parts of your day.
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We will start with the morning,
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move on to the daytime, then to the afternoon,
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and then to the evening.
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The link is in the description box.
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So shall we get started? (laughs)
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So let's start with the morning.
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Now, are you a morning person?
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That's the first question.
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A morning person is someone who is great in the mornings.
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You can also call them an early bird.
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The opposite of this would be a night owl,
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somebody who thrives in the nighttime.
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Tell me if you're an early bird or a night owl.
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My problem is that in the mornings,
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my eyes are blurry and I can't read anything,
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I can't watch anything on the TV.
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So I think that the best skill to practise in the morning
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is your listening skills.
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And this is a good thing to do because for many students,
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the listening skills
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are their least favourite skills to learn.
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It's the skill that they struggle the most with.
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I know this because I learned Spanish and Italian
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and I was always petrified,
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really, really scared of the listening exams.
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Can anyone else relate to this?
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Reading up here, speaking, maybe here,
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writing up here, listening down here.
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It's hard skill, it really, really is.
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So don't beat yourself up about it.
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Don't give yourself a hard time.
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Instead, make your listening skills
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the thing that you practise every single morning.
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I love it when my students ask
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for listening practise recommendations
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because I have so many recommendations
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and I'm going to put them in the description box,
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but I'll talk about some of them here.
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A great one is to find a daily podcast,
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a nice, short podcast,
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something that you enjoy listening to in English
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and make a habit of listening to it,
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first thing every morning.
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Maybe you're in bed, maybe you've just got up
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and you're having a coffee.
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One that's really relevant at the moment,
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the BBC have a global coronavirus update every morning,
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and it's only around six minutes long
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and it covers the world.
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So you could know what's going on
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with the coronavirus around the world.
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That's a good recommendation
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if you want to know relevant vocabulary.
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Another is BBC News, I especially like Radio 4,
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another really great one is Luke's English Podcast.
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This is one I often recommend to my students.
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I will leave his website down there as well.
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He started that podcast in 2009 and he has made
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so many fantastic episodes.
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One thing I will recommend if you're listening
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to a shorter episode, try to listen to it twice.
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I know it can be boring, but it's so helpful
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if you can do that.
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And if you can find one with a transcript,
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listen to it with no transcript first
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and then read along with it the second time.
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This is more appropriate for the shorter podcasts.
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Right, so I recommend listening skills for the morning.
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Obviously, you can mix these around.
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These are just really good ideas
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for incorporating English practise into your daily life.
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This is what I would ideally do
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if I were learning a language,
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but let's move on to speaking skills.
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You can do this at anytime of the day.
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I prefer to do it in the daytime.
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Now this little segment of the video
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What are you waiting for?
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So we've covered speaking with a partner there.
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What about practising speaking alone?
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Because that's something I know a lot of people
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have been asking about throughout the pandemic, especially.
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Well, there are so many options
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and resources available for you, many of them free.
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Something that I loved doing
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when I was learning Spanish and Italian,
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Spanish in particular, was mimicking people.
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And they have no idea that I did this,
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but I found someone with an accent that I liked
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and I would pause it and repeat it
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and pause them and repeat it.
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I have actually uploaded quite a few videos with space
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for you to repeat the word after me or the phrase after me,
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I think I've done done common idioms, common objectives,
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common nouns as well recently.
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I'll link those down below, but definitely, take advantage
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of the space I leave afterwards to repeat after me
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'cause it does work.
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Another thing that I really love to do
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is to narrate what I'm doing.
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I act as if I'm in a movie and that somebody
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is narrating my life,
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but there is one very specific situation
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where I do actually explain out loud what I am doing
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as I'm doing it in another language.
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So for you, this is probably English,
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for me, it's normally Spanish.
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I like to create my own personal cooking shows.
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I live on a farm, I'm marrying a farmer.
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I spend a lot of time alone.
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So when I cook, I try to make it
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a little more exciting for myself.
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And I explain to an invisible audience
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and invisible TV camera what I'm doing.
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And it is so good for practising your speaking.
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Honestly, try it.
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And if you dare, film yourself.
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I'll watch you later, hilarious.
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Those videos will go with me to the grave.
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That means that I will die with these videos.
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No one else will see them.
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Right, so we move on to the afternoon. (laughs)
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So in the afternoon, I recommend that you practise
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your writing and your reading skills.
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I just feel that this is the perfect relaxing time of day.
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If you are a student, you can take a break from studying.
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If you have a job and you work throughout the day,
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and I'm talking about taking a short break or doing this
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when you get home from work.
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Now reading's quite an obvious one.
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I can recommend any sort of media like books,
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fiction, nonfiction, newspapers.
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One thing that I've discovered recently
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that I absolutely love is the "Happy Newspaper."
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I was getting really, really down and depressed about
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all of the negative news in the world.
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And whilst I still think it's important to read that news,
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I needed something that I could have for a bit of me time,
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a bit of positivity.
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And there is a newspaper called the "Happy Newspaper."
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I've checked and it's available internationally.
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It's a small newspaper that shares only happy, good stories.
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And so that could be a really nice option for you
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if every afternoon you just sit down
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and choose a number of good, happy stories
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that you are going to read.
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It could be five, it could be seven,
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they're quite addictive (laughing)
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or you could time yourself and say,
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right, I'm gonna do 10 minutes of happy reading.
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I will link that particular newspaper down below.
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I am a subscriber, let me know if you go for it
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because I'd love to share opinions on the stories.
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I absolutely love it.
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What a great idea.
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Now obviously, there are books as well.
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I feel like I should make a separate video on books
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that are appropriate for each level of English,
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but there is one in particular that I will mention.
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And it's actually a series, it's Olly Richards'.
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He runs the website, IWillTeachYouaLanguage,
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and he has a series of books called "Short Stories"
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in so many languages.
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There is one in English.
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I've just ordered the Swedish one as well
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because I'm feeling particularly drawn
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to that language at the moment.
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So they're stories for beginners,
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but you can read at a nice pace, pick up new vocabulary.
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They're really, really fantastic.
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Again, link down below.
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I just think it's so lovely
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that there are short stories available
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for any beginner in a language.
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Now let's move on to writing.
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So in the afternoon or potentially the evening,
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I feel like some people might prefer the evening.
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It depends on how chaotic your household is.
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If you have a more peaceful time in the afternoon,
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then the afternoon is best.
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One thing I really recommend is looking
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into bullet journaling.
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This is something that has been talked about
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extensively on YouTube.
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There was a real trend a couple of years ago
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with people showing their bullet journals,
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but don't discount how effective this can be
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for language learning.
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You can use bullet journals to track your exercise,
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your sleep, your food,
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but I would use it to track your vocabulary
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and your language skills that you've picked up
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and how you've been feeling when speaking
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in the other language and documenting what you've practised.
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Another thing I will recommend is real pen pals, okay?
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So a pen pal is somebody who you write to.
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And now there are lots of language exchange websites
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which are fantastic, I also recommend that you do that.
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But one thing that must not be forgotten is the power
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of a written letter and how it can make you feel
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and how it can motivate you.
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Receiving a letter that somebody has written to you by hand
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and having to write a written response,
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it almost provides an obligation to you.
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You feel that you must understand it completely
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and you must respond adequately.
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Sometimes in English, when we want to refer to postal mail,
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not email or anything online,
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we call it snail mail 'cause it takes such a long time
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to travel like a snail.
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And there's a website called globalpenfriends.com,
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and you can use that website
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to find a physical snail mail pen pal.
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See if you can find an English speaking pen pal
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or maybe another pen pal that is also learning English
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and start a pen friendship with them.
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You can send gifts, postcards, talk about where you're from,
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what you like to do.
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It's a really fantastic way of practising your writing.
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And if the other person agrees to it,
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you can ask them to send back your letter with corrections,
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but only if they are up for it.
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If they are writing to you in your language
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that they are learning, you can also return the corrections
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Right back to the evening.
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I really, really recommend going back to listening skills.
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You want to rest your eyes and just have something
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that will help you drift to sleep.
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And I found a fantastic app for this.
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It's called Calm.
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A friend actually recommended this app to me
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because I was having some trouble with some stress
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and I was struggling to go to sleep.
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I was struggling to let go of my phone as well.
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So now I can use this app,
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put my phone away and just listen.
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This app Calm has guided meditations and relaxing music,
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but most importantly, it has bedtime stories in English.
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And sometimes these stories are read by celebrities
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with very appealing voices.
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And as soon as I heard these stories,
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I just thought of my students, what a lovely way
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to go to sleep with English in your brain,
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but in a relaxing way, one final bit of language practise
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before you hit the pillow.
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There are also many other apps
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that have bedtime stories as well.
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I'm sure you can search for those,
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but I found calm very good.
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Right, that's it for today's video.
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I hope you enjoyed it.
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I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite tree,
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but do let me know if you found it distracting
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or if you didn't like it.
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I won't do every video like this,
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but I enjoy showing you a little bit more about
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where I am and what I do.
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If you are interested in what I do in my daily life,
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then you can follow my vlogging channel.
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It's called "Lucy Bella."
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I've put the link down there as well,
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and I show my life on a farm in the English countryside.
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Don't forget to check out Lingoda to as well.
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Click on the link in the description box to check the dates
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for the latest Sprint and to sign up
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and use my code, SCHOOL 107 for 10 euros off.
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Don't forget to connect with me on all of my social media.
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So you can receive emails from me.
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I will see you soon for another lesson.
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