I'm Yumi, a JEEPA certified English conversation coach.
How are you doing?
It's 12 degrees and raining in Melbourne today.
The weather is like winter - even though it’s supposed to be spring!
Today, I'd like to introduce you to a video by Chika Biling girl, in which she interviews Mr. Takahashi,
How did you like it?
Here is a summary of the video in my own words.
Where should I start learning English Conversation?
How can I improve my English?
There are many details, but the following is to simplify it for you.
The process of learning English can be roughly divided into two parts.
1) Firmly understand the basics: grammar and vocabulary.
2) Do a lot of work. → Exposure to a lot of English. Try to use a lot of English.
Know your level. ←You need to be at the level of Eiken level 3 or middle school English.
↑If you don't have this level, you will get stuck in speaking and listening,
and your progress will be slow.
Grammar is the characteristic sentence structure that native speakers often use.
It is ranked in the top 50, and the more you know about the structures you use, the better.
Recommended material: English Grammar in use, Cambridge.
↑Because it is written in English, it is a good habit to think about English things in English.
When you understand grammar, it's like you have reached the fifth station on a mountain.
After that, you need to use it in conversation.
The problem is that we stop learning when we have only understood what we know.
What should I do to learn?
Read aloud the example sentences: Once you understand them, say them out loud.
The reason why English does not come out of your mouth in
2) Conversation with native speakers is a practice game.If you can't listen, you can't speak.
If you can't read, you can't listen. ←It is the same as reading English.
Effective English conversation materials
Conversations between Mr. A and Mr. B and their audio
Think of it like a car.
input= same as putting gasoline in the car
You can only use expressions that you have seen or heard somewhere before.
It is important to have lots of exposure to sample conversations.
Exposure to the same ones over and over again.
Here is a diagram of how the JEEPA exercise works.
JEEPA エクササイズ v1
↑You can see it from this link.
By doing this exercise, you will naturally learn the parts that Mr. Takahashi is talking about in 1) and 2).
If you are not sure about the grammar, you can download and check the explanations for each day of
You can also download the audio and listen to it repeatedly.
By continuing the exercises for 10 minutes every day for 90 days, you will naturally improve your
I have been living abroad for 24 years, but I still find it difficult at times to understand the conversations of
native English speakers.
However, since I started this exercise, I find it much easier to understand.
Shadowing and repeating what I hear are also effective.
In addition, JEEPA's exercises are checked for correct pronunciation by our pronunciation staff after you
In addition, JEEPA's exercises are designed so that you can check your pronunciation after you submit
The exercises are well thought out, so you can do them every day for 10 minutes.
The rest of the time, you can enjoy your favorite English materials.
Well, that's it for today.
I hope you all have a good weekend.