Thursday, January 26, 2017

Reduce Your Accent: Part 2

Ways to Reduce Your Accent 
Part 2:
Ask someone! Make a list of the words that are hard for you to pronounce. Ask a native speaker to
say them for you so that you can hear how they are pronounced. Record these words, listen to them and then practice saying them.

Listen to books on tape! Listen and read at the same time. Record yourself reading some sections of the book. Compare your English to the speaker on the tape.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

3 Steps To Simplify You!

Did you know that the choices you make control "your calendar of life?" That's right -- every time you over schedule yourself or can't say no, cause you feel guilty, is a choice. That choice controls your calendar. Get this NOW! Your choices are MORE than your circumstances. No one is forcing your choices.

Aren't you tired of ALL the madness? It's time to simplify your life! Here's 3 ways to get you started.

1) Figure out your life purpose. What do you do well  -- teach, guide, lead? Once you figure out your life purpose, let your purpose guide you to your goal(s).

2) Organize your activities around your purpose. If your purpose is to "teach," look for activities where you can do that.

3) Find your harmony or balance. Once you figured out your purpose, and you've organized your activities to meet it, it's time to bring your activities into an agreement or "bridge" with your goals.

You only have today to live the life that you want and deserve. Let go of what doesn't work and focus on what makes you happy!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Asking For Help!

It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help or advice. In fact, it's foolish not to ask. Good advice from a trusted advisor can help you expand your alternatives and evaluate your choices.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

LQQK AT YOUR LANGUAGE!

How do you come across to other people? Do you make your mark or are you forgettable? Maybe your language needs a "tune up?" Yes, you read THAT right, your language may need a tune up!

Language is complicated. It's not just a bunch of words thrown together. It's a complicated process that is a result of your past and present life experience(s). It can be defined with the following terms: 1) content, 2) form and 3) use. Your content is the underlying meaning of what you say. Form is your vocabulary or grammar. Use is your communication purpose. All three processes are important and interconnect. You can't have one WITHOUT the other(s). 1) Content is ineffective when you can't follow detailed or complicated instructions or have trouble expressing yourself because of a limited vocabulary. 2) Form is ineffective when you use grammatically incorrect sentences.(Pay attention to sports figures. They are prime examples.) 3) Use is ineffective when you can't use vocabulary for specific situations and maintain the conversational topic.If any of this rings your "communication" bell, it's time for a "tune-up!"

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Monday, January 2, 2017

A Good Idea

Want a good way to improve your language skills? Read different types of books! Different books (and magazines) use different styles of writing that improve language and vocabulary. Take a break for the latest People and read the latest Reader's Digest. Watch what happens!

It's just a good idea (and it doesn't cost you a cent)!

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