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What's going on guys? Happy New Year! (It's
the) first video of the New Year. I have a

question here from Hazes Mosnur Rahman. I
hope I said that right. (I) probably didn't.

In fact, I'm certain I didn't. Anyway, Haze,
you had this question. Okay, so he asks, "I'm

weak in English vocab and pronunciation. What
can I do.

So, I'm going to try and make it a New Year's
resolution of my own to try and answer more

of your questions and create videos like this
for you guys. But Hazes okay, poor vocab and

pronunciation. We'll tackle vocab first.
So, vocab wise, my advice is always, once
you're at the intermediate to advanced language-learning

stage, whether it's English or any other language,
you need to find resources that you enjoy.

You also need to make sure that these resources
are at your level or above. Preferably above,

but not too far that they're unenjoyable.
Okay? So, you need to find resources that

you enjoy.
They can be TV shows, they can be movies,
documentaries, they can be podcasts, they

can be TV shows, TV shows I said, magazines,
books, anything that is... that has English,

that is made of English, that is written in
English, spoken in English, whatever it is,

you need to find something you enjoy. You
need to find something you enjoy so that it's

easy to watch and it's easy to watch, or consume,
read, whatever it is, listen to, multiple

times. Okay? So, the key there is find something
you enjoy so that you can, two, consume it

multiple times, and then three make sure,
especially if it's a podcast, something you're

listening to, if it's a a movie or a TV show
or something you're watching, that there are

either subtitles below or that there's a transcript
that you can read.

So, this is important because you want to
be able to see all the words that may have

gone over your head whilst you were just listening.
This happens to all of us. It even happens

to me sometimes with natives if that they
speak too quickly. Maybe my concentration

lapses for a moment. But you want it down
below or you want it on a transcript also

so that you can then take note of any of the
words that you have never seen before; that

you have seen before, but just can't remember
what they mean; that you have seen before,

you have a vague idea of what they mean, but
you want to clarify what they mean. And you

want to take these down on a notepad. Okay?
So, I normally suggest small notepad that

you can fit in your pocket so that you can
do this anywhere, any time. But I'd be doing

that.
I would then go and look these words up, find
the definitions. But most importantly find

examples sentences. After that, I would write
these examples sentences out and I would speak

the example sentences out loud as well. Beyond
that, I would find examples where I can use

them. Maybe I'll write something, just you
know a bit of abstract writing about whatever

you want, your day, and try and work the new
vocab in them. Try and have a conversation

with someone, even if you've got the notepad
here, and try to use the words that you've

practicing. The point there is that you need
to be actively using the new vocab for it

to be maintained in your active vocabulary.
Otherwise, it's going to be passive, and you're

just going to recognise it when you see it
or hear it. Okay? So, that's what I would

suggest with learning vocab.
There are really good apps out there like
Anki. I've mentioned that a few times. And

I think Fluent Forever now has a new app that
might be able to help you, but it might be

a little for beginners, it might be a little
not advanced enough for you guys.

Anyway. That's what I would suggest vocab
wise.

Find something you enjoy. Take note of the
vocab that you don't understand; recognise

but don't really remember; or have never seen
before. Look it up, write down examples sentences,

and then practice speaking that aloud, or
in conversation, or with writing. But you

need to practice it, especially, if you want
to be using this effortlessly like a native

speaker. Okay? So, that's vocab, and it transitions
into pronunciation.

Pronunciation wise, you need to either recognise
yourself the parts of the pronunciation you're

having trouble with, or you need to get a
private lesson with someone, it could be me

could be anyone or just talk to a friend,
someone who speaks English as a native, and

ask them to pick up on the words that you're
mispronouncing. You need to take note of these

words, or at least the aspects of these words
that you're having trouble pronouncing, and

then you need to look these words up or words
with this aspect up. You need to be able to

hear these words if possible. So, you could
have a teacher like me, or you could have

a friend, record themselves pronouncing these
words, or you can use websites like Forvo.com

to find native speakers who said these words
in English. And you can click on them and

listen so that you get it right.
The key thing there though is that you want
to try to identify the parts of the language

you're finding difficult to pronounce, and
then practice pronouncing them, again and

again. You might have to do this five minutes
a day for a month, maybe a year. It's an ongoing

process. But you need to do this again and
again and again if you really want to nail

the pronunciation of these tricky words. So,
I guess that's it for today.

I hope it helps, mate. Keep at it. I'm sure
you're going to level up your vocab, and just

keep pronouncing words, keep looking for these
words that you want to pronounce. Keep speaking

out loud. Talk in your room by yourself. Talk
with friends. But just keep using English,

and she'll be apples, mate. She'll keep improving.
So, I hope that helps Haze, and I hope you
guys have a great day. See ya.

G'day guys, (it's) Pete here again. In order
to help you learn this sort of stuff, I've

created the Aussie English Classroom. Each
week you get access to the course that goes

with the expression episode from the podcast.
You can open up the course in the old courses

section. You get six or more lessons with
each course that you can carry out as you

choose. You can select any of these lessons
and complete them. Here in the listener and

read one, you can open up the transcript,
you can listen to the podcast whilst you read.

You can scroll all the way down. You'll get
to see the vocab list with all that tricky

vocab in today's transcript. You can then
go to the quiz at the bottom and complete

the quiz to test your listening comprehension.
In this case, we have quizzes for other exercises

or lessons as well. It's a weekly program
that tries to cover all these bases, and it

will definitely help you with pronunciation
and vocab.

So, get in there, give it a go, and let's
start levelling up your Aussie English, guys.

It's a dollar for your first month. I'll see
you in class.

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