Take Your English to the Next Level [Secret #1]

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Take Your English to the Next Level [Secret #1]

Here is our first tip for taking your English to the next level. The only tools needed are a notebook, a pen or pencil (or any other writing tool), and your imagination.

  • tool = ferramenta
  • writing tool = ferramenta de escrita

If you want to, you can try to fill in the blanks below and then read the script and translation below.

  • if you want to = se quiser
  • fill in the blanks = preencher as lacunas

When you're finished, please leave a comment below.
Good luck with your studies!

How to Take Your English to the Next Level - Tip #1

Fill In the Blanks (Preencha as Lacunas)

DICA: Clique no primeiro botão "Imprima com PrintFriendly" no final deste texto onde diz "Share the Knowledge" para gerar uma formatação mais simples para impressão.

Hello, This is Tim Barrett. And I'm coming to you every week now with these videos where I'll give you another secret or tip on how to take your English to the next level.  So today I want to talk about something very simple. You need to keep a notebook - a notebook where you _______ _______ any new expression, any new vocabulary, any new word that you _______ _______. And my tip for you would be... in this notebook, just to write the word down (maybe you could put the date up on _____). _______ the word _______ . Always make sure you put a sentence or a phrase that uses this word so you know exactly how to use it. And just remember: It's your notebook so you can use it the __________ you want to. You can use colors, mindmaps, pictures, __________ works for you. And don't forget to review it every _______ and _______. And I guarantee you, if you do that, you'll start seeing improvement in your English. So, what are you waiting for? Grab that notebook and start ________ things _______.  Maybe you learned a few phrasal verbs and expressions today with me that you can write in this notebook.  Another idea: Go to the Internet, go to google, and type "lexical notebook"; because that's what this kind of notebook is called.  You also might want to go to Denilso de Lima's blog where he talks about that.   I'll put the link below the video here. Ok? So, that's my tip for today. And expect me next week with another tip on how to take your English to the next level. I hope you liked it. Bye bye.

* Phrasal Verb that begins with the letter C

http://www.domineingles.com.br/products-page/phrasal-verbs/phrasal-verbs-with-the-letter-c/

How to Take Your English to the Next Level - Tip #1 (SCRIPT)

Hello, This is Tim Barrett. And I'm coming to you every week now with these videos where I'll give you another secret or tip on how to take your English to the next level. So today I want to talk about something very simple. You need to keep a notebook - a notebook where you write down any new expression, any new vocabulary, any new word that you come across. And my tip for you would be... in this notebook, just to write the word down (maybe you could put the date up on top). Write the word down. Always make sure you put a sentence or a phrase that uses this word so you know exactly how to use it. And just remember: It's your notebook so you can use it the way you want to. You can use colors, mindmaps, pictures, whatever works for you. And don't forget to review it every now and then. And I guarantee you, if you do that, you'll start seeing improvement in your English. So, what are you waiting for? Grab that notebook and start writing things down. Maybe you learned a few phrasal verbs and expressions today with me that you can write in this notebook. Another idea: Go to the Internet, go to google, and type "lexical notebook" ; because that's what this kind of notebook is called. You also might want to go to Denilso de Lima's blog where he talks about that. I'll put the link below the video here. Ok? So, that's my tip for today. And expect me next week with another tip on how to take your English to the next level. I hope you liked it. Bye bye.

http://denilsodelima.blogspot.com/lexical-notebook

Como Levar Seu Inglês Até o Próximo Nível - Dica #1 (Tradução)

Olá. Aqui é o Tim Barrett. Vou estar com você cada semana agora com estes vídeos nos quais eu vou dar algum outro segredo ou dica de como levar seu inglês até o próximo nível. Então hoje quero falar sobre algo bem simples. Você vai precisar manter um caderno - um caderno no qual você possa escrever/anotar [write down, phrasal verb] qualquer nova expressão e novo vocabulário e qualquer nova palavra com a qual você se deparar [come across, phrasal verb]. E minha dica para você seria... neste caderno, somente escreva/anote (no caderno) a palavra. (Talvez você possa colocar a data acima.)  Certifique-se sempre de colocar a sentença ou a frase que usa esta palavra para você saber exatamente como usá-la. E lembre-se: É o seu caderno. Então você pode usá-lo da maneira que você quiser. Você pode usar cores, mindmaps, desenhos, qualquer coisa que funcione para você. E não se esqueça de revisá-lo de vez em quando. E garanto-lhe, se fizer isto, você começará a ver progresso (melhora) em seu inglês. Então, o que você está esperando? Pegue (agarre) aquele caderno e comece a anotar. Talvez você tenha aprendido alguns phrasal verbs e expressões comigo hoje, os quais você pode escrever/anotar neste caderno. Mais uma idéia: Va até a Internet, vá até Google e escreva "lexical notebook"; porque este é o nome dado para este tipo de caderno. Você também pode ir para o blog do Denilso de Lima onde ele fala sobre isto. Vou colocar o link abaixo do vídeo aqui. Ok?  Então, esta é minha dica por hoje. E me aguarde semana que vem com outra dica sobre como levar seu inglês ao próximo nivel. Espero que você tenha gostado. Tchau.

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304 comments “Take Your English to the Next Level [Secret #1]”

Hi guys let me ask you something that I always get confused! “Here is our first tip for taking your English to the next level” Why is “for taking” and is not “to take ?
Thank you guys!

It’s just the way we say it, Patricia. It’s most common to say that you have a great/valuable/helpful/practical tip FOR something. Since FOR is a preposition, you must use any verb after it in its gerund form (-ing).

I think it's because after a  preposition, in this case "for",  the verb must be used with "ing", have u got it?
😉

Yes, that’s correct, Tatiane.

"Hello, This is Tim Barrett" is something than " hello, here is Tim barrett" ?

Yes, but in English it's more common to say, "Hello, this is Tim Barrett."

Tim, I loved your video. I´m an old woman .I´m 80´s year old and I`m always learning something. I didn´t receive your e-book Thank you Gemma

Thank you for writing, Gemma! I'm so glad you are enjoying the tips. You're not old!!! We're NEVER too old to learn new things and enjoy life. I already sent the e-book to your e-mail address.


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