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hello i'm julian norfolk from doing randy porsche

the dead now maybe for about a decade

American computer scientist famously

said if you don't get the fundamentals

right the fancy stuff isn't going to

work nothing could be further from the

truth really when it comes to anything

and kind of skill any kind of activity

any kind of pursuit if you haven't taken

the time to master the fundamentals the

anything that you layer on top of that

ready just isn't gonna work very well

this is especially true for something

like speaking English as a second

language a lot of people will make the

mistake of believing that because

they've got to a certain point if they

want to go beyond that if they want to

reach the so called advanced stage of

speaking English as a second language

what they need to do is start to study

advanced English big complicated

sounding words rare grammar

constructions and what they actually do

is completely the opposite of what

they're intending to do they actually

make themselves just sound confusing and

actually show themselves up as

non-native speakers of English and sound

more unnatural than they did in the

first place because not only are they

using these big complicated words that

even not a lot of native speakers really

aren't short about sure about and

grammar constructions that are pretty

rare which means they end up sounding

unnatural as well but because they

haven't mastered the fundamentals that

he also make a lot of mistakes that are

very very basic and again just really

just show themselves up as being far far

lower level than they want to be

advanced knowledge is not about learning

advanced stuff I'll put it another way a

basic knowledge of advanced English does

not make you advanced an advanced

knowledge of basic English does nail

down the fundamentals really master the

basics and that will take you much much


in point this is just an example because

unless you're already a member you don't

have access to this but recently in my

extraordinary English speakers group

where every week I do a new lesson to to

study basically we take dialogues and

conversations and I analyze those in my

new detail explaining all the phrases in

a practice the chunks of English and the

social dynamics that are happening

between people and how they are using

language to do certain things in those

conversations and recently I've been

working on a new series that I am

tentatively loosely calling an advanced

to look at the basics and when we did

the first one which was essentially a

conversation between a person in the

supermarket and the lady on the till

that's the the rigid the register the

check out for those of you in the US I

guess we call it the checkout here any

in Ireland the UK as well but on the

till and a couple of my members

commented when I first saw this lesson I

thought Jim what do you what are you

doing like this is far below us this is

far too basic for us like you know we

don't need a lesson that teaches you how

to speak English like in the supermarket

but those same people said that when

they actually went through the lesson

and they realize just how deep and some

of the subtle things that were doing in

those conversations that they never knew

about never noticed previously that they

realized that actually they even these

basic conversations go much much much

deeper than you would actually first

realize because native speakers are

doing a lot of things in conversations

very very subtle things to build rapport

with other people to make connections

with other people to again do certain

things in conversations in language is a

huge part of how we do this so

understanding what people are saying and

really knowing how to understand them

and engage with them in conversation

that's two very very different things

and just learning a load of fancy

sounding words ain't gonna help you to

do that no it's about nailing them mouth

during the fundamentals and only then

can you start to layer on more you know

difficult sounding stuff knowing when

it's appropriate to do so and exactly

what it's going to do in that

conversation so if you want to speak

advanced English master the basics

master the fundamentals now if you're

interested in extraordinary English


if you don't know how to join already

you're probably not eligible you've got

to finish my master English fast

accelerator course before you can join

extraordinary English speakers really

it's the graduate program is for people

who graduate metha and want continued

help support lessons over time from me

however if you're interested in metha or

you're interested in my lessons courses

methods in general head over to doing

English comm slash free training and

check out my free introductory training

which is really just gonna teach you I

guess the fundamentals of everything

that I teach in my courses that's doing

English comm such free training this is

me Judy in Northbrook signing out from

this video bye-bye how do I stop is


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