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  • - Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

  • About a week ago, I asked my viewers to answer six questions

  • about how they study the English language.

  • And I thought all of you

  • might be interested in the responses.

  • I've taken all of the data and I've compiled it

  • and I'd like to share that with you today.

  • But before we get started, if this is your first time here,

  • don't forget to click that red subscribe button over there

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

  • just a little bit more English.

  • The first question I asked was,

  • how many English vocabulary words do you learn each week?

  • And so from the information that I got

  • from 985 people, by the way,

  • I'm really happy that almost 1,000 people

  • decided to answer all six questions in the survey.

  • But question one was about how many vocabulary words

  • do you learn each week?

  • If you look at the pie chart that I've put on the screen,

  • you'll notice that 52.6% of you, over half of you,

  • learn about 10 vocabulary words per week.

  • 21.3% of you, if you look at the red,

  • learn about 20 English vocabulary words per week.

  • And if you look at the orange, 14.4% of you

  • learn about 30 English vocabulary words per week.

  • So what do I think about this?

  • I think that learning 10 words per week

  • is probably not enough words.

  • I know half of you are learning 10 words per week,

  • but I want to encourage you

  • to kind of bump that up a little bit.

  • If I take all of the data and if I average it out,

  • if you look on the screen now, you'll see that

  • the average English learner

  • is learning about 22.44 words per week,

  • which we should probably round down to 22.

  • So that's probably a good amount.

  • I would challenge you though

  • if you are learning 20 or 30 words a week,

  • to maybe bump that up a bit.

  • Try to get closer to 35 or 40 words per week.

  • I think that will just help your overall progress

  • over the next year.

  • So anyways, when it comes to how many

  • English vocabulary words are people learning per week,

  • it looks like people are learning about 22.

  • The second question I asked was,

  • how many hours do you spend each week studying English?

  • So in this question, I was saying,

  • how many hours do you spend reading, writing, listening,

  • speaking, learning vocabulary, learning grammar?

  • Add it all up and tell me how many hours per week

  • do you spend studying English?

  • If you look at the pie chart

  • that I've just put on the screen,

  • you'll notice that the orange section on the bottom left

  • says that 21.1% of you

  • spend about five hours per week studying English.

  • If you look at the red part of the pie chart to the right,

  • you'll see that 16.6 of you

  • said that you spend about two hours a week studying English.

  • And if you look at the top left,

  • you'll see that 15.1% of the people who responded,

  • of the 985 people,

  • spend about 10 hours per week studying English.

  • I think that's probably the best number.

  • I think if you can spend between five and 10 hours a week

  • studying the English language, it will really help you.

  • But let's combine the data.

  • If you look on the screen, you'll see that

  • the average of everyone who responded

  • is 9.94 hours per week of studying English.

  • I think that's probably a good amount.

  • If you can find a way to spend almost 10 hours per week

  • studying the English language,

  • I think your progress will just be awesome.

  • The third question I asked is,

  • which of the following is your favorite part

  • of learning English?

  • And if you look at the pie chart

  • that I'm going to put on the screen,

  • you'll notice that in the orange section,

  • 61.7 of you said that listening

  • was your favorite thing to do

  • when you were learning the English language.

  • If you look at the top right

  • where there is a green part to the pie chart,

  • you'll see that 21.1% of you

  • said that speaking was your favorite thing to do.

  • You'll notice in the blue section, 14.2% of you,

  • said that reading was your favorite thing to do.

  • And in the red little tiny red part of the pie chart,

  • which is actually 2.9%.

  • 2.9% of you said that writing was your favorite thing to do.

  • So what do I think about this?

  • I think the pie chart for you,

  • no matter what your favorite thing to do,

  • the pie chart should be spread equally

  • or split equally into 25% in each quadrant.

  • So even though most of you obviously love listening,

  • you should be spending, as I've said many times,

  • probably an equal amount of time, listening, reading,

  • writing, and speaking.

  • So try to get your personal pie chart divided up evenly.

  • The fourth question I asked was,

  • do you have an English speaking partner?

  • And this was an interesting result.

  • I thought more of you

  • would have English speaking partners than you did.

  • If you look at the pie chart that I'm putting on the screen,

  • you'll notice the red section,

  • 74.8% of you do not have an English speaking partner.

  • And if you look at the blue,

  • 25.2% of you have an English speaking partner.

  • So this is totally understandable and it's not easy to fix.

  • Having an English speaking partner usually costs money.

  • I've suggested ways to try and do this for free.

  • Find an exchange partner,

  • someone who wants to learn your language

  • while you're learning English from them.

  • But generally, this, I guess doesn't surprise me,

  • but I wish it was easier for all of you

  • to find an English speaking partner.

  • So for the 25.2% of you

  • who have an English speaking partner, that's awesome.

  • For the 74.8% of you that don't,

  • I really hope you find a way

  • to find an English speaking partner in the future.

  • I just hope you can.

  • I know it's difficult, I know it's challenging,

  • but I wish you all the best because it's very helpful.

  • It's so helpful to have an English speaking partner.

  • The fifth question I asked was why are you learning English?

  • And this to me is the question

  • where I was the most interested in the results.

  • I'm always curious to know why someone has chosen

  • to learn the English language.

  • If you look at the graph

  • I'm putting up on the screen right now,

  • you'll see that the number one response

  • at just over 30% was,

  • "I'm learning English because I enjoy it."

  • So that's really cool.

  • I know some of you are close to retirement

  • or you're just looking for a hobby

  • and English is something you're learning just for fun.

  • The second response at just under 20% was,

  • "I'm learning English

  • so I can move to an English speaking country."

  • The next response was, "I'm learning English to get a job."

  • The next response was,

  • "I'm learning English for my current job,

  • and then I'm learning English

  • so I can visit an English speaking country."

  • And then other, and then the last and smallest response was,

  • "My parents are making me learn English."

  • So there's your results.

  • I found the very interesting and very cool.

  • I'm always curious though, what other means.

  • So if you have the time,

  • if you were someone who responded other,

  • can you let me know in the comments below

  • why you are learning the English language?

  • If it's not one of those top five or even that last one,

  • just let me know, because I'm really curious to know why.

  • The sixth question I asked was,

  • do you like learning English grammar?

  • This question wasn't originally

  • going to be part of the survey,

  • but I just sort of threw it on for fun at the end

  • while I was making the survey form.

  • And so I was really curious

  • to see what the responses would be.

  • If you look at the graph that I'm putting up on the screen,

  • you'll see that overwhelmingly,

  • most people responded with five or higher.

  • So to the left, if you said one,

  • it means you don't like learning English grammar

  • and to the right, if you said 10,

  • it means that you love learning English grammar.

  • So I thought this was a very positive and cool response.

  • You'll notice that most people responded with a five,

  • a six, a seven, eight or a 10.

  • And in fact, 197 people or 20% of you responded with a 10.

  • So I thought that was pretty cool.

  • It's cool to hear that a lot of you actually do like

  • learning the English language.

  • Well, hey, I'm Bob the Canadian.

  • Thank you so much for watching kind of the results show

  • for the survey I did last week.

  • I teach English here on YouTube if you didn't know.

  • If you are not subscribed,

  • you should click that red button there

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

  • just a little bit more English.

  • And if you have some time,

  • why don't you stick aroun and watch another video.

  • (smooth music)

- Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

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    洪子雯 posted on 2020/11/11
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