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  • Hey everybody, this is JR.

  • Here I'm at VoiceTube today. This sounds interesting. I guess.

  • I grew up in the States and I came back to Taiwan when I was in fourth grade.

  • And I always remember, in English class, our teachers would make us recite the textbooks, like 背課文.

  • It was really a pain in the *bleep* (I'll just screen it myself, ok?)

  • I'm not saying that it's useless.

  • It's actually quite useful in various ways.

  • It helps you memorize the vocabulary, the sentences and stuff.

  • But it's just simply boring.

  • It's really really boring,

  • and I think a lot of students stop liking the language since that point on.

  • Just choose something that you like. Some fun stuff.

  • Music, that's one thing; a certain talkshow that you like, sit-coms...

  • and just put it on, watch it, listen to it, and just make yourself forget that you're actually learning.

  • Once you have the conscience of you're learning something, you don't get to learn it actually.

  • You just have to take it easy and relax. Chill.

  • You know, just start with any genre that makes you feel comfortable, any genre that you like personally:

  • electronic music, country music, pop, rock...

  • I personally like rock, like, you know... no? You don't? Nah forget it.

  • There are certain genres that I wouldn't suggest you to learn from, like rap, 饒舌

  • not because it's not good, but because sometimes it's really hard for you to understand what they're singing about.

  • "I'm in love with the co..." sorry it's just a bit inappropriate.

  • But anyways, as I said, just start with any genre that makes you feel comfortable.

  • And that will come easy, come naturally.

  • The artists that I like are usually positive, their lyrics are positive, their songs are good.

  • The songs usually have a story behind the lyrics, and the lyrics are more descriptive, the sentences are more intact,

  • so it's easier for you to pick up.

  • So for instance, I like Jordan Feliz in The Rising Star, Sidewalk Prophets, Lifehouse, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood...

  • those are my specific favorites.

  • So is there any SOP to learning English with music?

  • The answer is no.

  • Next question.

  • Well first, you've got to subscribe to my channel, which is "JR Lee Radio",

  • and Jerry, you're gonna put the subtitles right here, the link over here, you gotta make it a little bit bigger

  • so people can notice... maybe here... that big... is that good enough? Or maybe on my face? Ok.

  • Remember to subscribe to my channel. That's the first step always. Just kidding.

  • Step one. You've got to choose a song, and an artist that you like. A song that you like.

  • And second, you gotta let it grow on you.

  • You gotta make sure that there's enough English in the song that you can learn from, and then let it grow on you.

  • So when you're in the shower, you're having a shower, that's right, and the song hits you.

  • And when you're walking on the streets, the song hits you.

  • All of a sudden, it comes up to your mind.

  • That's how you learn English with music. Just naturally.

  • I do know quite a few free platforms which you can learn English with,

  • like my good friend's YouTube channel: Ray Du English 阿滴英文.

  • Is he gonna give me money for this? No? Don't mind

  • Don't learn from this. It's actually not that good.

  • There's also VoiceTube.

  • I'm not saying this because they're inviting me here today, but VoiceTube is actually a really good platform.

  • I use it sometimes myself, because it has the English and Chinese subtitles

  • and it has all kinds of topics which you can choose from on YouTube.

  • So, I personally use VoiceTube. And I'm not advertising for them. They're not giving me money,

  • which I'm really unhappy about actually.

  • And also, you can look at my channel, if you want to, JR Lee Radio, here... here... yeah that's right.

  • Those are free stuff, but if you really want to get deep, as I said, I personally like TIME magazine,

  • there's just so many topics that you can learn from,

  • and it's really up to date, so I personally like magazines.

  • And talkshows, as I said, Conan O'Brien, he's kind of weird though, but...

  • if you're weird too, you can choose that, okay? Like me.

  • But anyways, just to sum up for you, first of all, you gotta give yourself a very very good incentive.

  • It's a very strong motive for you to learn the language.

  • Then you have to have some good tools.

  • You can use music, talkshows, sit-coms, all kinds of stuff, as we've mentioned in the video.

  • Last but not least, always remember to use VoiceTube. And they did not pay me for that.

  • And subscribe to my channel.

  • I'm gonna see you guys next time, with my next video.

Hey everybody, this is JR.

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