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  • Let's think in English. When you can build  a habit for your brain thinking in English,  

  • it'll make expressing yourself, English  conversation so much easier and faster.

  • There are steps you can take to  build this habit in your brain  

  • and today we're going to do exactly that.

  • I'm also going to give you an assignment  so you can keep going with this practice.  

  • Together, we're going to make  awesome things happen for you.

  • And don't forget, if you like this  video or you learn something new,  

  • please give it a thumbs up and don't  forget to subscribe with notifications.

  • Did you know that there are actually  step by step exercises that you can do  

  • to build your brain's habit of thinking in  English. You can practice anywhere because  

  • well, it's thinking, it's in your head. It's  not like you need to practice out loud. Today  

  • we're focusing on training your brain to  quickly go to English by focusing on words.  

  • Sometimes we do whole phrases but today we're  just doing words. And if ever you can't think  

  • of one of the words, you don't know itno problem. We'll go over everything.

  • Let's just start with me. For ten  seconds, think of every word you can  

  • that describes what you see in EnglishThey can be very basic words. Ready? Go.

  • There's so many things you could have said.

  • Woman, hair, gray hair, gray streakshirt, white with blue pattern,  

  • plain background, eyebrow, hairline, nostrilear, ear lobe, neck, chin, jaw, lips, smile.

  • Maybe you went into words that describe things  you can't see like teacher. Maybe even you use  

  • the word friend. Were any of these words new to  you? Watch this part again, pause at the new word  

  • and make up a sentence using it. Close your  eyes, think of a sentence, think the picture.  

  • This will help you remember. Now, the same  thing only not me, do yourself. Think words in  

  • English that describe your  appearance. What you're wearing. Ten seconds. Go.

  • Now we'll look at my environment, where I am nowmy office. It's a little bit messy, it always is  

  • no matter how hard I try. So this is a little  seventeen second clip, a scan of my office.  

  • Let your mind bring up all the  English words for what you're seeing.

  • Now let's go over some of  the words you may have said.

  • Tree, window, window sillwindow pane, office chair,  

  • storage cube, light switch, blinds, power  lines, tree, shelves, books, plants, planters,  

  • cactus. I have a lot of plants don't I? Maybe you  notice I have some of them up on two yoga blocks.  

  • And some on mixing bowls I turned upside  down. I even have a pair of tiny dumbbells  

  • so I can do a quick little ten-minute arm  workouts when I need a break from work.

  • Laptop, door, door knob. What's thisIt's a sign I put outside my door when  

  • I don't want to be disturbedIt's like a do not disturb sign,  

  • only since my kids can't readit's just an X. What else?

  • Hinge, floor, baseboard, corner, ruglights, equipment, cords, outlet, ring light,  

  • overhead lights, pull cords for my ceiling fanmagazine, glasses case, poster, flowers, vase,  

  • desk, stamps, tissues, paperscalendar, water bottle, hard drives,  

  • candle, lamp, coaster, computer, daybedpillow, duvet, vent, wall, ceiling, fan.

  • And maybe you saw some things  that I didn't even notice.  

  • Maybe some of the things you sawyou didn't know the English word for.  

  • And now you do. Now, you're going to do  this for yourself, your own environment.

  • An exercise like this is great because it's simple  and it can have a couple of benefits. First,  

  • when you tell yourself I'm going to think  of these things in English. It trains your  

  • brain to do just that. To think in English without  having to translate from your own native language.

  • The other benefit is you're building  vocabulary that is incredibly useful  

  • to you. Because you're using words in your  life relevant for you. For example, the word  

  • ring light. From my office is  not relevant to most people.  

  • But around you, everything is a word that it  would be useful for you to know in English.

  • First, do the exercise for just ten seconds  where you name things in English, go!

  • Now take a minute to look around your environment  more, is there anything that you don't know how  

  • to say in English? Think just three of these  things and look them up in a translator. Get  

  • the English word, think it a few times or say  it. Look at the object. Close your eyes and  

  • visualize yourself making the scan around your  room again. And thinking the word in English.  

  • If you have a method of tracking and learning  vocabulary, add these new words to your list.

  • Now, let's take a scene from a movie. We're  going to watch it together. It's a short scene,  

  • it's full of objects. Tell your mind now, name  the things you see in English. Let's watch.

  • Oh, hello.

  • Oh, hello.

  • Hi, how are you?

  • Fine.

  • This scene by the way is from the movieGood  Will Hunting”. A few days ago, I posted on  

  • Instagram asking you to suggest movies, TVeven specific scenes to use to learn English  

  • and Good Will Hunting is a movie that came  up. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

  • Let's go back now and name some objects.

  • Okay, we have a lot of people. They all  seem to be men in this shot. We're in a bar,  

  • I see a lot of baseball caps or baseball  hats. He's wearing a jacket, these are taps,  

  • they're for pouring draft beer out of a kegWe have a lot of glasses. This looks like it  

  • might be an ashtray. You can't smoke in doors  in the US anymore but this movie is pretty old.  

  • Pendant lights. There are a couple of neon  signs. A string of colored lights. This  

  • guy has on a watch. He just grabbed a glass of  beer. We start to see another character. Woman.  

  • She's wearing a tank top. It could also be called  a camisole. When a shirt or dress has really thin  

  • straps like this, we call them spaghetti  straps. She has her hair on a ponytail.

  • Now we see another character. She has  a bar barrette and you can see the part  

  • of her hair. She has on a T-shirt, it's  striped. The flag above also has stripes.  

  • He has a cut on his face. He has a logo  on his shirt. You can see her collarbone.

  • You can get very detailed. And don't  forget to look up words you don't know.  

  • This is such a great way to build  your vocabulary. Your assignment is:

  • Do this at least once tomorrow whether you're  at home or somewhere totally new. Take a minute  

  • to think of the names of things around you In  English. Then put in the comments below where  

  • you were when you did this exercise. And  if you love it, do it every day. The more  

  • consistent you are with asking your mind to think  in English, the easier for your mind to go there  

  • and respond in English. Now, we'll review all  the words we went over together. See the object,  

  • read the word and think the word in  your head. Build that connection.

  • Thanks for learning with me, I really love  teaching you. Keep your learning now with  

  • this video and don't forget to subscribe with that  notification bell, I make new videos every Tuesday  

  • and I love to see you back here again. That's it  and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

Let's think in English. When you can build  a habit for your brain thinking in English,  

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