Best Videos and Articles on English Harmony in 2015 + Happy New Year!
Hello my dear fellow foreign English speakers! It’s been another year in business for me, and to be honest with you – this year has just flown by! It only feels like yesterday when I published a blog post about the advantages of using headphones when consuming audiovisual content in English. Guess what though? It was back in January – 12 months ago! And when I look at the article where I’m discussing the merits of recording your speech on a camcorder, I actually find it hard to believe it happened in February! But while we’re at it, we may as well look at other interesting articles I’ve published this year, and the next one I want you to read is the 25 English sentence starters. Starting sentences is something that a lot of us, foreigners, are struggling with, so it goes without saying that being able to use a number of sentence starters will come in handy for you you as a foreign English speaker! Next up – an article from the month of April is about trying to impress other people with your English skills and how it can quickly turn against you. To be honest with you, I still have to fight the urge to impress others at times, and I know for a fact that plenty of other foreigners are finding themselves in the same situation, so you should definitely read this article – especially if you’re among those having this issue! (more…)
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Did You Realize That Being Tired Affects Your Fluency?
You might not have thought about it before, but the simple fact of the matter is that your mouth is a muscle and as such it’s prone to you being tired. When you’re tired, your physical performance suffers – but you don’t see it as something weird because it’s just natural, right? Now, when you find it harder to gather your thoughts and verbalize them properly, does it ever occur to you that it could also be related to your energy levels and physical ability to perform? Probably not! You see – the thing is that if it happens when we speak in our native language, we don’t even realize it’s happening and even if we do, we don’t give it any conscious thought. When it happens when we speak in English, however, we immediately start blaming ourselves for that, we start freaking out, as a result our fluency goes down the drain and we end up feeling miserable without any realization as to why it’s happening! In reality EVERYONE, yes – even native English speakers! – find it a bit harder to express themselves when they’re tired, so if you want to find out more about it, watch the video above! Cheers, Robby, Your Fluency Gym Coach
This English Stuff Is Too Easy, Give Me Something More Difficult!
Video Transcript Below: Hi guys and welcome back to Robby's English Harmony video blog! And currently I'm having my evening coffee. As you may know by now it's decaffeinated coffee. That's the way I roll. I only have two cups of real coffee during the day. One in the morning, one for lunch and then I roll with the decaf coffee because that's better for my health. Anyway, today's subject is something that was brought to my attention by one of my customers when he contacted me and he said that this whole English stuff that I'm giving him – basically it's all the English Harmony System's content that he was referring to – he says that “all this stuff is too easy. Give me something more difficult!” And I think that this kind of approach highlights a specific type of issue that a lot of foreign English speakers have. Basically, you may think that just because you can easily understand something that you read or something that you hear, you may think that that's something that you already possess, that that's the knowledge you possess, and there's no reason to dwell on it and there's every reason to move on to something more complicated, more difficult, something that you don't know yet. Okay? (more…)