English Learning for Curious Minds

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It's time to take a look at the most common mistakes people make when learning English, and how to avoid them.

From how to get over the fear of opening your mouth to why you shouldn't speak too fast.

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

It's time to take a look at the most common mistakes people make when learning English, and how to avoid them.

In today's episode we cover:

  • πŸ“ Strategic vs. Specific mistakes
  • πŸ“• Why you shouldn't use traditional language learning content
  • πŸ‘€ Why you shouldn't judge your progress against that of others
  • πŸ“ˆ Are there really any English learning hacks?
  • 😍 How to embrace the English learning process
  • 🀞 How to get over your fear of making mistakes
  • πŸ‘¨πŸ» Francesco, the fearless Sicilian English learner
  • πŸ—£ Why you shouldn't speak too fast
  • 🧠 Barack Obama as an orator
  • πŸ” Sneak peek at Part 2

Key vocabulary: Deviation, Avoiding, Specifics, Strategic, Pat on the back, Disheartened, Hacks, Squeeze, Boosting, Specific, Without further ado, Artificial, Staged, Motivate, Chore, Dulled down, Over and above, Small-talk, Motivation, Pace, Engage, By all means, Tactics, Zero-sum, Endlessly, Core, Caught up, Shiny, Pains me, Prominent, Miraculously, Minimise, Framing, Embrace, At ease, Tedious, Relish, Elusive, Degree, As useful as being hit in the face with a wet fish, Patronise, Literate, Nod, In all probability, Scholarship, Implausible, Aptitude, Moustache, Prestigious, Single out, Equate, Orators, Hesitate, Comes across, Proxy, Linguistic, Nuanced, Accomplished, Bite-sized, Call this a day, Sneak peak, Detrimental, Momentum

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More about Leonardo English and the English for Curious Minds podcast

Learning English shouldn't be boring. It should open your mind.

English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast aimed at intermediate level English speakers and above, where listeners learn fascinating things about the world while learning English.

There's no small-talk, no boring grammar exercises or vocabulary drills.

You'll learn English by listening, by hearing real conversations and real English, spoken by native speakers, and at a speed you can understand.

Listeners can subscribe to Leonardo English to get a copy of the transcript and key vocabulary for every podcast.

It's English learning, but for curious minds.

What is English Learning for Curious Minds?

Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English?

English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world.

Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand.

Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind.

Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com