For all of you who think that you need some special talent to learn English well
If you don't have linguistic ability you can never learn English well, is that right? No, that's wrong.
Hi, I'm Julia and this is Random Englishб a channel that is going to help you improve your English skills.
A lot of people - sometimes my students - tell me: I can never learn English well, I don't have the talent, I don't have any linguistic ability. Well, that's not true, because you - or they - already learned at least one language. You learned your native language.
Of course, learning a foreign language, English, is not the same as learning your mother tongue, or your native language. But if you already successfully learned one language you can easily learn the second one.
Yes, it is true that some people have a bit more language learning ability that others. For some people understanding languages is easier like, for example, for some people mathematics is easier to understand. But it doesn't mean that if your ability is not so high it doesn't mean that you can't learn English well.
The question is not your linguistic ability. The question is your motivation. There may be other things like finding time, finding the right resources or teacher but, in fact, the most important thing in learning a language is your motivation, how motivated are you to learn English. If you are motivated then you can find the time, you can excersise regularly, you can find the resurces - you can use some of the good resources that I recommend here at Random English - and you can learn English successfully.
So, please don't think that you don't have the talent. Don't think that you can't learn English well. Try to motivate yourself and everything will be great. And, of course, I'm here to help. You can definitely ask me questions, here or at the social networks, about motivation, about anything that is connected with learning English.
Well, that is it for today. I hope this video was at least a little bit motivational. I hope you stop thinking that you can't learn English well and start motivating yourself and excercising regularly. Thank you everyone for watching, liking and commenting. And I will see you around in the next video. Bye bye.
I don’t know why but making the video and editing was so hard today… I hope the video is not too bad. Watch it till the end for some great news 🙂
Hello, everyone! Did you miss me? I'm back again with a new video and at the end of this video there will also be some great news. Let's begin!
Hi! I'm Julia. Welcome to Random English - a channel that will help you improve your language skills. And today I would like to recomment you another great resource for learning English.
Have you heard about BBC - the British Broadcasting Company? If you are learning English you probably have. Well, it is not just a news resource, it is also a great language learning resource. If you go to bbc.co.uk/learningenglish you will find lots of great language learning materials. There is grammar, pronunciation, listening, there are adapted news stories and there are even whole English courses for different levels which you can follow. Isn't that great? This resource is completely free, high quality and very convenient - you can download the materials or study them at the BBC Learning English website. You can find the link to the resource in the description to the video below. Don't forget to check it out, I think it will be very useful for you.
And now to the news that I promissed to you at the beginning of the video. The first piece of news is that now I have a Skype chat group for the Random English community. The link is in the description to this video below, if you haven't joined it - do it. I am not always online but you can chat with other learners, and when I am online we can chat on different topics and of course you can also ask me questions about English.
The second piece of great news is that now thanks to a friend I have a completely new, totally awesome Random English website. The address is randomenglish.ru and there is also a link in the description to the video. Please, visit it. I hope you like it.
Well, that is it for today. I hope that the BBC resource will be useful for you. Don't forget to join the chat group or visit the Random English website. And I will see you around on Sunday. Bye bye.
Well, it was coming sooner or later: a video with me talking about my cats. So, here it is now 🙂 Even if you are not a cat person - it is still good listening practice.
I am not using my new microphone here because cats and wires together are not a good idea 🙂
Hi, everyone. So I just recieved this lovely t-shirt. This is now my favourite crazy-cat-lady t-shirt and I decided that it is finally time to tell you all about my cats. So, if you dislike cats, this video is probably not for you, but it will still give you some good English listening practice. Let's begin.
Ok, so, this is Alice. And she is my oldest cat. She is 7 years old. And, um, she was a stray cat, it means that she lived on the street before I found her and took her home. She is also the fluffiest from all my cats. And you can see that she doesn't like to be held, she really doesn't like to be in someone's hands - only sometimes, not very often, when she is in a very good mood.
This is Tosha. Or Anton, but we never call him that. He is the biggest cat in our family. He is five years old, and he is also the kindest, softest and cuddliest cat in the family. He really likes to be held, petted, cuddled and you will probably get tired from petting him faster than he will.
And the last but not the least - Fanny. She is also five years old and she is the smallest cat in the family. She is also the craziest cat, so if something crazy hapens in the house - probably, she did it. She also doesn't really like to be held and she often starts crying - you can hear her - not because she is hurt, but because she likes to cry.
Well, this is my little cat family. And they are really a family - Alice is the mother and the other two are the children. In the comments please tell me if you have any pets and what type of pet do you prefer: a cat, a dog or maybe something else.
Thank you everyone for watching, liking and commenting, and I will see you around in the next video.
Need some extra motivation in learning English? Let's see if I can help!
It is not easy to motivate yourself to learn English. Or is it? Let's talk about that.
Hi! I'm Julia and this is Random English, a channel that will help you develop your language skills. And today we are going to talk about motivation.
A lot of people, when I ask them why they are learning English, say that they learn it for work, for travelling, for self-development - and that's it. These are very good reasons but for some people or just sometimes when it gets hard they are not enough. But there are lots of other ways to motivate yourself to learn English or any other foreign language.
For example, English is a language of culture, a very rich culture. Do you like reading? If you do, probably at least one of the authors you like writes originally in English. And reading books in original is absolutely great. Do you like watching films? Well, there are a lot of great films which you can watch in English if you improve it.
Another thing. Do you have any hobbies? I think you do. And if you go online you can find lots of materials on different activities and hobbies, again, in English. There are video-lessons, master-classes, articles, even books which you can find online, presentations and so on. As English is an international language there are lots and lots of such materials in English. For example, when I was learning photography I found lots of great video-lessons and master-classes on photography in English.
Do you have a favourite actor or actress or, maybe, another famous person? Well, a lot of people have accounts on social networks today where you can read about their life in English and sometimes even communicate with them.
If you are not interested in celebrities but like reading news and following the situation in the world - again, there are a lot of great English sources like online newspapers and news websites.
Well and these are just some examples of how you can use English apart from working and travelling. Think about it. Sometimes these little things can motivate you quite a lot. For example, I started learning Spanish because I wanted to read some Spanish authors in original.
Well, that's it for today. Thank you for watching, liking and commenting. I hope this video motivates you a little bit more to study English.
I will see you around on Thursday.
Not a fan of getting up early? Let's see if my video can change your mind at least a little bit.
Is it better to be a night owl or an early bird? Let's talk about that!
Hi! I am Julia and this is Random English. And today I want to tell you a little bit about my experience with getting up early.
About a month ago I started getting up early. Not too early, but earlier than before. Now I get up at 6 a.m. on weekdays and at 8 a.m. at the weekend.
Why did I decide to do that? Well, I had some problems with my sleep and I thought that creating a routine would help. And it did, it really helped me.
I got two very big advantages (or benefits) from getting up early. First of all, my sleep improved. Improved means became better. Now I don't have problems falling asleep and I get up easily without hitting the snooze button every five or ten minutes.
And the second big benefit - my mornings are wonderful now. I have quite a lot of time before going to work and I can take a shower, have breakfast, play with my cats and I don't need to hurry so much, so my mornings are quite relaxing and enjoy them.
Well, this is my personal positive experience with getting up early. Of course, we all have different lives and it is probably not for everyone, but if you are having some problems with your sleep or just want to try something different - think about trying to get up a bit earlier every day.
Well, this is it for today. I hope this video will be at least a little bit motivational. Thank you, everyone, for watching, liking and commenting, and I will see you around on Sunday.
One of my shortest videos 🙂 Guess which of the hobbies are my real ones :))
What is your hobby? If you don't know how to answer this question then this video is for you.
Hi! I'm Julia and this is Random English.
Today I will teach you how to speak about your hobbies in simple but very useful phrases. Let's begin.
I like playing the guitar.
I am interested in photography.
I enjoy drawing.
I am keen on collecting coins.
In my free time I read.
These are some very simle phrases but you can use them to speak about a lot of different activities and things you like.
I hope this video was useful. Thank you for watching, liking and commenting. Don't forget to subscribe for more useful videos at Random English.
I will see you around on Wednesday.
This is what sometimes happens if you do things without thinking. Or without at least googling.
(Subtitles coming later. Maybe.)