007.Rule 6

007.Rule 6



Hi again :) It's me, your English teacher... with another rule!
I want you to think about something today: You have studied English for
more than 4 years- why do you still have trouble understanding native
Nothing is wrong with you. Something is wrong with the schools you
went to, and the textbooks you used. English textbooks and audio tapes
are horrible.
You never learned REAL English.
You learned TEXTBOOK English.
**How To Understand Native Speakers
Megdelio studied English for 5 years in Venezuela. Teachers said he
was an advanced student.
When he came to the USA he felt good. He was excited to meet
Americans. He was ready. He wrote:
"One day I tried to talk to an American woman and everything changed.
The woman started talking-- and I couldn't understand her. Not at all!
Her pronunciation was totally different than the textbook tapes and CDs I
listened to. She used idioms, slang, and many casual phrases.
I was totally confused. That's when I realized I needed to learn real
**You Must Learn Real English
I taught Megdelio to learn with real English materials-- learning the
English we use everyday in conversations, books, movies, TV shows,
comic books, audio books, articles, newspapers, magazines, and
**Stop Learning Textbook English
If you want to understand native speakers, you must stop learning English
from textbook tapes and CDs.
To learn real English, you must listen to English that native speakers
listen to. You must watch what they watch. You must read what they
Listen only to real English
Listen only to real English
Listen only to real English
How do you learn Real English? It's easy. Stop using textbooks. Instead,
listen only to real English movies, TV shows, audio books, audio articles,
stories, and talk radio shows. Use real English materials.
After 6 months of real English, Megdelio could speak easily. He could
understand real English from real native speakers. You will too.
**RULE 6: Only Use Real English Lessons & Materials
You learn real English if you want to understand native speakers and
speak easily. Use real magazines, audio articles, TV shows, movies, radio
talk shows, and audio books.
Learn Real English, Not Textbook English
Learn Real English, Not Textbook English
**The Final Rule
In the next email, I will tell you the final rule. I'll teach you how to speak
2-3 times faster.
Until then, have a great day and enjoy learning English!
Good luck,
A.J. Hoge
Effortless English
PS: Ana Rodriguez wrote:
"I'm finally enjoying English! I'm finally talking to Americans! Thank