What could be feared more than death?
Apparently, for some people, it is public speaking!
The fear of public speaking has its own term: glossophobia.
You might understand this fear if you are an English language learner who …
A picture is worth a thousand words.
But do you know what’s even better?
A picture with words!
This simple idea was used to create comic books more than a 100 years ago. Today, the comic book is one of …
English learners live in two completely separate worlds.
One could be called the “Study World.” Time can feel painfully slow here. There’s usually a specific (and unexciting) goal, like getting to the next chapter or passing a test.
In “Study …
Do you know that amazing feeling after a long run?
Physical exercise is great for the body.
It makes you feel strong, calm and refreshed.
The same principle applies to the mind, especially when it comes to language learning.
You’re sitting in class, listening to your professor.
Everything seems to make sense.
You’re nodding along and writing your notes.
But things change when you get back home.
Suddenly, your notes aren’t so clear.
You glance at your next reading …
You can feel your eyes getting heavy.
It’s so hard to concentrate.
You’re not interested in studying English right now.
You need to learn, but you’re so bored it’s making you sleepy.
You’d rather just play around on your laptop…
Little things are often the most useful.
Take buttons, for instance.
Napoleon may have lost a war because of them.
It is thought that while he was invading Russia, the buttons of his army’s coats may have fallen apart …
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