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  • Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

  • If you've watched some of my other English lessons

  • here on YouTube, you'll know that I'm often recommending

  • that people who are learning English like you

  • do the following,

  • you should be reading in English.

  • You should be writing in English.

  • You should be listening to something in English.

  • You should be speaking English

  • and you should be learning new vocabulary.

  • In this video, though,

  • I'm going to take that to another level.

  • I'm going to show you a few things you can do

  • to start to combine those different areas of study

  • so that every minute you spend learning English

  • is just more powerful.

  • (upbeat music)

  • Well, hey, welcome to this English lesson.

  • Before we get started, if you are new here,

  • please click that red subscribe button

  • and give me a thumbs up if this video helps you learn

  • just a little bit more English.

  • Well, let's start by looking at three ways

  • that you can combine reading and listening.

  • The first thing that I recommend that you do

  • is to find YouTube videos

  • that have perfect word for word English subtitles.

  • Then you should do the following.

  • Watch the video once with the subtitles on

  • and actively read the subtitles.

  • Then watch the video a second time

  • with the subtitles off and actively listen

  • to what the people in the video are saying.

  • If you know how to get the transcript of the video,

  • you could also read the transcript

  • before you watch the video.

  • By the way, shameless plug here.

  • I have another YouTube channel, I'll put a link up there,

  • where I do four English lessons a week

  • and they have professionally made

  • perfect word for word English subtitles.

  • And the full transcript is in the description of each video.

  • So if you wanted to try this method,

  • you can try it over there.

  • The second thing that I recommend you do

  • is to pick a new English song every week,

  • but to read the lyrics at least four or five times

  • before you start listening to the song.

  • Or listen to the song a lot,

  • read the lyrics once in a while

  • and listen to the song again.

  • It's just a really good way

  • to combine reading and listening.

  • The last thing that I recommend that you do

  • is if you are reading a book in English,

  • see if you can find the audiobook of that same book,

  • then read one chapter and listen to the next chapter

  • and then read the next chapter

  • and listen to the next chapter.

  • These three things,

  • finding good YouTube videos with good subtitles,

  • reading lyrics before listening to the song,

  • and alternating between reading and listening

  • when you are reading a book are just great ways

  • to combine reading and listening.

  • Let's look at three ways

  • that you can combine reading and writing.

  • The first thing that I recommend you do

  • is if you are reading a book

  • that you write out the first paragraph of every chapter.

  • So when you get to chapter one,

  • write out the first paragraph.

  • When you get to chapter two,

  • write out the first paragraph.

  • The second thing that I recommend that you do

  • is if you are reading the news or reading a book,

  • take some time after you read to summarize in English

  • what you have read.

  • When you summarize something,

  • it means you write a shorter version

  • of what you have just read.

  • So first thing you should do,

  • write out the first paragraph of every chapter.

  • The second thing you should do

  • is summarize the things that you have read.

  • The third thing you can do to combine reading and writing

  • goes back to music again.

  • When you find a song you like,

  • maybe take the time to write out the lyrics to the song

  • five times as you read them.

  • This is a great way,

  • not just to be reading and writing the lyrics,

  • but to begin memorizing them

  • for a later step I'm going to show you

  • at the end of the video,

  • which I call the ultimate super power move

  • when you are learning English.

  • So let's look at three ways

  • that you can combine reading and speaking.

  • The first thing that I recommend that you do is this.

  • When you are reading a book, read every other page out loud,

  • so read one page quietly

  • and then read the next page out loud.

  • Don't do the out loud part at a library.

  • You're going to have to be at home when you do this,

  • but certainly read some of the book quietly

  • and read some of the book out loud.

  • The second thing I recommend that you do

  • is find a play and then read the script of the play

  • with a friend who is also learning English.

  • You can do this over the phone.

  • You can do this over the internet.

  • You can do this in person,

  • but find a play that has speaking parts for two people,

  • and then read the play out loud with a friend

  • who is also learning English.

  • The third thing that I recommend that you do

  • to combine reading and speaking

  • is to find a really good English poem

  • or to find some really good quotes in English

  • and memorize them.

  • And then whenever you are driving or by yourself,

  • say them out loud.

  • So actively look for small little things in English,

  • like poems or quotes, memorize them as you read them.

  • And then when you have time, say them out loud.

  • Maybe when you're driving is a good time,

  • maybe on the subway is not a good time.

  • But this is another good way

  • to combine reading and speaking.

  • Let's look at three ways that you can combine

  • writing and listening.

  • The first thing that I recommend that you do

  • is find a YouTube video that you like

  • and play it back at a slower speed

  • and try to write down every word that you hear.

  • This is incredibly difficult.

  • You will probably need to pause the video from time to time.

  • You'll probably need to rewind the video,

  • but certainly give this a try,

  • play a video and try to write down every single word.

  • If that doesn't work for you.

  • If that's too difficult, try this second thing.

  • If you can get the transcript for the video,

  • remove some of the words and then listen to the video

  • and try to fill in the blanks.

  • Try to write in the words that you removed.

  • Both number one and number two

  • are great ways to practice your listening

  • and your writing at the same time.

  • The last thing that I recommend

  • is that if you listen to a news article,

  • that you very quickly afterwards try to write down

  • what the news story was about.

  • Don't do this during the story.

  • Listen actively to the news story,

  • and when it is done then try to write down

  • what you have heard.

  • Let's look at two things you can do

  • to combine writing and speaking.

  • And these are kind of inverse of each other.

  • They're the opposite of each other.

  • The first thing you can do is you can

  • say something out loud in English and then write it down.

  • The second thing you can do

  • is you can write down something in English,

  • and then you can say it out loud.

  • Try to do this about things that you have done that day.

  • Try to say a sentence about something you did that morning,

  • and then write it down.

  • Try to say out loud a sentence about something

  • you're going to do later that day, and then write that down.

  • And then the inverse,

  • try to write down a little bit about your day,

  • write a little bit about what you did that morning

  • and a little bit about what you're going to do that evening

  • and then read them out loud.

  • So this is a great way to combine writing and speaking.

  • Let's look at three ways to combine listening and speaking.

  • The first way is to shadow someone.

  • When you shadow someone in English,

  • it means that you play a portion of a song

  • or you play a portion of a video, and then you hit pause

  • and you say what the speaker has just said.

  • This can be done very easily with YouTube videos,

  • and it's a great way to combine listening and speaking.

  • The second thing you can do

  • is to memorize your favorite parts

  • of all of your favorite songs.

  • Then when you are listening to the song

  • and that part of the song begins, you then sing out loud.

  • Again, this is something better done while you are driving

  • or when you are by yourself,

  • but certainly memorize parts of songs that you really like.

  • And then when you listen to that song,

  • then make sure you sing that part out loud

  • when that part starts to happen.

  • And the third thing is kind of a simple recommendation.

  • The best way to practice listening and speaking

  • is of course, to have a conversation.

  • So if you can, find an English tutor.

  • There are various websites

  • where you can find English tutors.

  • I recommend Preply, there's a link in the description below.

  • But one of the best ways to practice listening

  • combined with speaking is of course,

  • to just have a real English conversation.

  • There are of course, many more ways to combine reading,

  • writing, listening, and speaking.

  • And I'm sure that you know a few yourself.

  • If you do, please let us know in the comments below.

  • But I want to give you a power move.

  • I want to give you a way to combine

  • all four of these into one.

  • And it has to do, again, with songs.

  • If you like listening to music,

  • make sure you read the lyrics to a new song.

  • Make sure you write the lyrics out five or 10 times

  • so you can memorize them.

  • Make sure that when you are listening to the song,

  • there are parts of the song where you sing it out loud.

  • So that way you have combined reading,

  • you have combined writing,

  • you have combined listening and you have combined speaking.

  • And just the last thing here before I go.

  • During all of these things,

  • you should be working on the fifth and very important thing,

  • which is learning new vocabulary.

  • Whenever you are reading,

  • whenever you are writing,

  • whenever you are listening and whenever you are speaking,

  • you should be actively maintaining a personal dictionary

  • and learning new words and phrases.

  • Anyways, Bob the Canadian here,

  • I hope this video was helpful for you.

  • Again, if you are new here,

  • please hit that red subscribe button.

  • Give me a thumbs up, if this video helped you learn

  • just a little bit more English.

  • And if you have a little bit of time,

  • why don't you stick around and watch another video?

  • (bright music)

Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

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    洪子雯   posted on 2020/08/18
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