Skip to main content

#3: How to listen -1

    The first step you should do to begin to speak your second language is to listen a lot. But how much time do you have to listen. In general, it is said that children listen to their native language about 2,000 ~ 3,000 hours to start speaking and I have listened to my second language English for more than 1,000 hours. However, I am now thinking that it is enough to listen about 100 ~ 200 hours for you to start speaking your second language. If you just start to speak your second languae, you don't need to listen a lot. I have already listened more than 1,000 hours, so it is only my speculation.
    And now I am thinking that if you once start speaking your second language and you want to speak more fluently, you might as well listen a lot. Maybe after you start speaking, you need to listen more than 1,000 hours. The more you listen, the better you speak.

    After finishing my #11video making, I realize that I need to listen more to speak English fluently because though I was surely able to begin to speak English, I can't speak it well.

My YouTube channel is ESPINMC


Popular posts from this blog

Book Quote Review -2

『最強の英語上達法』 岡本浩一著
    I agree with you on this point. And the point is that in our second language learning we cannot memorize things consciously as the long-term memory. In my opinion, we cannot deal with the long-term memory of our own will. And this is why "repetition is absolutely incapable of accounting for learning". Maybe we should not try to memorize something in our second language learning.

English Speaking Practice In Minecraft #467

B.Q.R. -34 『日本で一番親切な英語学習法』



    I agree with you on this point. If we consult a dictionary when we see someone dancing on the stage and try to say to the person "お尻振って~!! in English", we can find the English equivalent of "尻" is "buttock" or "hip". So most of us Japanese who are studying English may say to the dancing person "Shake your buttock!" or "Shake your hip!"
    However, maybe these expressions are unnatural, aren't they? Maybe we should say "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!"
    But I have not heard someone saying "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!". I have heard something like this. "Shake your booty!!" So I feel that the expression "Shake your booty!!" is more natural than the others.
    By the way, even if we consult a dictionary for the word "尻", it is diffi…