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Hi, everybody, and welcome back to Top Words.
My name is Alisha, and today we're going to talk about 10 ways to motivate yourself when
The first way to motivate yourself is to imagine that one day you will live in the United States.
So to do this, imagine what is your day going to be like when you live in the US, where
will you go, who will you meet, where will you shop, and so on.
imagine your day in the United States.
Ok, the second way to motivate yourself when you're studying English is to study other
aspects of the culture, too, which makes it more rewarding to study English.
Ok, so this means, of course, studying English as a language but if there's a specific country
that you'd like to visit or a specific part of that country's culture, try to learn about
If you like music, if you like the food, if you like the history; try to find something
about a specific country or a specific part of that country's culture that you enjoy in
addition to studying the language.
Ok! Way number 3 to motivate yourself is finding funny words in English.
Ok, so finding a word that sounds funny or a word that you enjoy using, or a phrase that
you enjoy using can really increase your motivation for using that word and for interacting with
So if you can find those phrases that you think are funny or are fun, they can be really
really helpful for you as you learn your language.
The next way to motivate yourself is to make friends with people who speak English.
So of course, if you don't have any friends who are English speakers, especially native
English speakers, it's a really good idea to make some friends.
This way you can practice with them, you can learn from them, and you can just see maybe
what their life is like and how their life is different from yours.
So this is a great way to practice, a great way to learn, and a great way to think more
internationally as well.
The next way to motivate yourself is watching youtube videos of other people who have successfully
So you can listen to people what worked for them, how did they study, where did they go,
what materials did they use, what did they find not helpful.
So you can try to find a strategy that works well for you through using resources like
YouTube, for example.
It's a great way to find people that maybe match with what you need.
Ok, the next way to motivate yourself is by watching English movies and TV shows and enjoying
the feeling when you can understand a word or a sentence.
Yeah, I do this too.
When you enjoy something, when you find entertainment value in something, like music, movies, TV,
and you there's that moment when you pick up, or when you understand what your favorite
character said, or you understand that like a key point in the story, it's a really really
It makes you want to continue watching, I think.
So that's a really really nice feeling, I think, and you can do that by enjoying media
so it's a fun way to learn and it's a fun feeling to experience.
Ok, the next way to motivate yourself is by reading English news articles, blogs, and
magazines to get a feel for formal and casual language.
So the style that we use here, like EnglishClass101 and on the videos on this channel, is quite
casual most of the time, or at least in these videos it's very casual, but the way that
I speak in the way a newspaper is written, the way a magazine is written, the way a newscaster
presents the information, these are all different ways of communicating.
We're using the same language, yes, but there are different styles, so it's important to
try to understand those differences and to become familiar with them.
So try to find a few different things that you can enjoy.
The next way to motivate yourself is after dinner you write about your day in a journal
Ok, this is an interesting idea.
So just take a few minutes after dinner or before you go to bed to write something in
English about what you did that day, or maybe so you have a chance to talk about future
tense, or to use the future tense, you can use you can talk about your upcoming plans
or the things you're going to do the next day.
So you can talk about past tense, what you did that day, maybe present tense, how you're
feeling as you're writing your journal for the day, and future tense to talk about your
So journaling can be a really effective exercise for motivating you.
Okay, the next way to motivate yourself is by practicing with flashcards of useful words
and phrases for 15 minutes every day on the train.
I actually do do this, I use, but I use an application to study in Japanese to study
Kanji, and 15 minutes every day adds up over the course of a week, you can learn a lot
of information in a short period of time.
And if you live in the country where your target language is spoken, then you might
even find the word you studied on the train, you see it, like, after you leave the train
you might see that word later on in your day.
So you can immediately feel like an extra sense of motivation by knowing that this thing
you're studying is applicable, it's something you can use right away, it's a really cool
So this is a tip, I honestly, I use this.
Last, I make sure to thank anyone and everyone who corrects my English.
Yeah, I think this is really important because people are really nice, they don't want to
correct you when you make a mistake; but sometimes, people do, they're really polite about it,
and they tell you the more, tell you a more natural way, or they give you a suggestion
for how to improve your English, make sure you say thank you.
Like, repeat after them and then say thank you.
So that's, you know, it's motivation for them to tell you again in the future, to help you
again in the future.
So make sure to say thank you to anyone who helps you with your English.
So that's the end!
So those are 10 ways that you can motivate yourself when you learn English.
If you have a different strategy for how you like to motivate yourself to learn English,
please let us know in the comments.
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