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Steve's Youtube Videos - General Language Learning, Want to Learn English? Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English

Want to Learn English? Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English

Steve: Hi Gabby.

Gabby: Hi Steve.

Steve: So, I'm very happy to have with me today Gabby of Go Natural English because very often we talk about learning languages other than English, although English, of course, is the language that is the most widely studied in the world. In fact, many of my viewers, I know many of you out there, like to listen to me speak English. You can even import from YouTube. Study it from LingQ if you want. It's just content for learning English. In fact, first, I'll let Gabby introduce herself and then I have some questions.

Gabby: Perfect! Well, it's a pleasure to be here. Thank you so much for having me. I love your channel. I love how you help people to learn all languages. And, yes, Go Natural English is to help people learn English specifically, although we talk about language learning in general as well.

Go Natural English is a YouTube channel and our website and a premium course that I started in 2011, so several years ago when I was teaching English in an American corporation in Japan just after I had finished my masters in TESOL. It came out of my desire to help my students learn more. They were having some problems learning from old textbooks and kind of old teaching methods and I wanted to help them more with the conversational English that they want and need for work.

Steve: And you have quite a large number of subscribers, I believe.

Gabby: Oh, yes, almost two million, almost. So if you want to come over and subscribe and help us get there, that would be great.

Steve: Please do so. We will leave a link in the description box.

Gabby: Thank you so much.

Steve: You may be aware that I like having these discussions with these language entrepreneurs who are helping people via the internet to learn languages in ways that are different than the more traditional ways of learning languages.

So, English. People learning other languages, typically, they're attracted by the culture, Korean drama or they want to travel to South America or Italy, Japan or anime. But English is a need. People need English. They have to have English if they want to go to school in North America or for their job, so what are some of the problems? If you were to try to identify problems, not so much with the language, we'll get into that later, but as people learning English, what are the obstacles that they face?

Gabby: I think because it is seen as such a necessary task. English learning feels like something you have to do whether you want to or not and it loses some of its allure. You feel like you have to do something and then you don't want to do it. It's a problem. I think this comes from when we were forced to learn English maybe in high school or college. Maybe now if you want to advance in your career you feel like you have to do this. You go to a class and they use kind of old teaching methods where you're expected to be perfect and listen to lectures and not get to speak very much and then when you do speak you make a mistake and your teacher says bad. Mistakes are bad and you're left feeling frustrated. This is not fun. This is not something I want to do, but I have to do it. It's not fun anymore and that's, I think, a big problem in English learning in general, maybe language learning, maybe for other languages as well.

I mean, I remember when I was learning Spanish in college and I felt similar. I couldn't make a mistake. I couldn't try new vocabulary words to see how they might work in conversation because my teacher might say, well, that's not right. I encourage English learners and language learners to make more mistakes because that's how we learn. But to answer your question, I think it's kind of a challenge or a problem that we're starting from this mindset of, oh, English is something I have to do and don't really want to. Where is our motivation then? Our motivation is lacking in that situation.

Steve: It's a bit like if I think of school children in Canada who have to learn French and they don't really need the French to communicate. So if you live in Japan you don't really need the English that much, even though your employer wants you to have a score on TOEIC of whatever. Why am I learning this? There's no one around me that speaks English, why do I have to learn it. How do you overcome that?

If we exclude the sort of immigrants in North America, most English learners don't need it on a daily basis and they don't have an opportunity to use it on a daily basis. They might be in Brazil. They might be in Russia or somewhere, China, Korea. How do you overcome that?

Gabby: It's very frustrating because you don't need it on a daily basis and you don't hear it on a daily basis, but when you do need it, like in a business meeting or an interview, it's really important and it's high pressure, so how do you overcome that.

A lot of it is mindset because we've developed kind of a negative mindset around English that mistakes are bad and I'll never be good at English. I can't speak English. This kind of mindset. A lot of English learners start a conversation saying, hi, my name is Gabby and my English is very poor, for example.

Steve: Yes.

Gabby: This is a very negative way to think about your skills, to think about English and so the number one step, even though it may seem kind of silly, but the number one step is to break that mindset and decide I can speak English. I will be a fluent English speaker. Yes, I'm deciding right now that this is my identity. I am an English speaker. Maybe I don't speak perfect English, but we don't need to tell people that and we also don't need to focus on that. Instead, we can think, ah, every day I'm improving a little bit. That is how we start with a positive mindset. After we change our mindset and start thinking more positively, then we can talk more about language acquisition. But the first step so important and often overlooked is your mindset and deciding yes, I can speak English.

Steve: I think listening comprehension is extremely important, obviously. In that regard, I should point out that I watched some of your videos and you speak very, very clearly. I try to speak clearly here. Obviously, not every native speaker speaks clearly. Eventually, we have to get used to understanding people who don't speak so clearly, but while people are learning it's an advantage to be able to access the language spoken clearly. It doesn't have to be spoken slowly, but it should be at least spoken clearly. I think that's a big plus at your channel. You speak at a normal speed, but you speak very, very clearly.

Gabby: Thank you. I'm glad you said that because a lot of people ask me in the comments, are you speaking slowly? Is this normal? I'm speaking clearly. I'm speaking in a professional way that I might make a presentation in. No, I'm not speaking in a super fast way. I might with someone I'm very close to like when I'm hanging out with my friends and joking around. But, yeah, it is normal, so I'm glad you said that.

Steve: Yeah. No, that's good. Before we go to the sort of specific difficulties of the English language and they are many, starting with the spelling, are there any particular tips? Okay. Have a positive attitude. Believe you can do it. These are things that I say quite often and I totally agree with. It's amazing how the brain, our emotional state, can influence our success, but are there specific tricks or tips that you like to give your English learners?

Gabby: Yes. I have a five-step process. The first step is to decide that you can, the mindset, and then second is to make sure you're getting a lot of input. Meaning, you are consuming English. You're listening to English. You're watching shows with English. Maybe you're watching this interview in English, for example. It could be a number of different things, but make sure that you have input and it should be at an appropriate level. So if you're an intermediate English learner, it's fine to start listening to native speaker content.

After listening, we want to copy what we're hearing and use it. So practice and really do this as soon as you can. Not necessarily speaking quickly, but as soon as you start listening to more English start saying what you're hearing out loud. It's called shadowing. You can select a phrase that you like and start repeating that to yourself. You don't need to have another person in front of you to start speaking. You can just talk to yourself, so practice.

Okay. So we have the mindset. We have the input. We have practice. The fourth step is it is important to get feedback on your English. This could be talking to someone else and seeing if they understand you. If you see this glazed over look in their eyes like I have no idea what you're saying, well, okay, then you go from there.

It could be even talking to something electronic like Siri or Google Voice and see if it understands you in English. It could be working with a teacher or a tutor and getting feedback and corrections. That is really important to see where you're making mistakes. I will mention, also, you could record yourself. I get really excited about this step. There's a lot of ways to get feedback listening to yourself on your recording.

The fifth step is repeat all of the previous steps, it's important with your mindset. Every day, remind yourself I can do this. It's not something you just do once. It's really important to continue and repeat this whole process.

Steve: I agree with you, too, about hearing yourself because I think a lot of our mistakes we find ourselves. In a way, we don't need to have them pointed out. If we listen to ourselves, we'll see where we make mistakes. Every time I make a video in another language and I watch that video I see my mistakes.

Gabby: It's awful, isn't it?

Steve: Not that I will then correct them, unfortunately. I'm condemned to make that same mistake a few more times before I manage to avoid it. Okay, let's talk a bit about English. What are the big problems? If people come to you and say, look, I'm having trouble with this aspect of English or that aspect of English, is there sort of a list of the most common problems people have with English?

Gabby: Yeah, I get a lot of the same questions over and over. One that's really interesting is about the th sound in English. I thought it was just in English, but I guess it's in some other languages. You have two th sounds, the "th" and the "th" and a lot of English learners ask me about how to make the sound or they say it's very difficult to make the sound. It's interesting that this is a question I get asked a lot because it's not necessarily super important to make this sound perfectly in order to be understood. It's kind of a nice thing to have in your toolbox to sound more like a native speaker, but it's not the most important thing.

Another question I get asked a lot is how can I make longer sentences, more complex sentences? I guess we're thinking okay, this means I'm more advanced if I can make long sentences. But, again, it's not necessarily a good thing because sometimes when you have these long, drawn out, run-on sentences it's not clear at all what you're saying, right? It's kind of funny. It's not necessarily better communication to make a longer sentence.

Steve: Yeah. No, those are both excellent. Writing is a great way to start outputting and it's obviously easier to make shorter sentences. I think people tend to overuse the sort of and or whatever connector and they end up with a great long sentence and they'd be better off with each little thought, stop, start a new sentence, stop. It's better from every point of view. Yeah, so that's good.

English is a little different from learning these other languages because it's perceived as more of a necessity rather than a romantic adventure. You're there to help people, so we're leaving a link in the description box. This discussion, too, I think we'll make it available as a lesson at LingQ. If not, people can go to YouTube and with the browser extension we have you can bring that in as a lesson in LingQ. Certainly, Gabby speaks very clearly and I like to think I speak clearly, so it could be a good place for people to practice their listening comprehension.

So, thank you very much, Gabby, and congratulations on getting close to two million subscribers. It might take me a while to get there, but that's a great achievement. Thank you very much.

Gabby: Thank you so much, Steve. Thank you.


Want to Learn English? Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English Want to Learn English? Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English

Steve: Hi Gabby. סטיב: היי גבי.

Gabby: Hi Steve. גבי: היי סטיב.

Steve: So, I'm very happy to have with me today Gabby of Go Natural English because very often we talk about learning languages other than English, although English, of course, is the language that is the most widely studied in the world. סטיב: אז, אני מאוד שמח להיות איתי היום את גבי מ-Go Natural English כי לעתים קרובות אנחנו מדברים על לימוד שפות שאינן אנגלית, למרות שאנגלית, כמובן, היא השפה הנלמדת ביותר בעולם. スティーブ:それで、今日はギャビー・オブ・ゴー・ナチュラル・イングリッシュと一緒にいられてとてもうれしいです。英語以外の言語を学ぶことについて話すことがよくあるからです。もちろん、英語は世界で最も広く研究されている言語です。 In fact, many of my viewers, I know many of you out there, like to listen to me speak English. 実際、私の視聴者の多くは、私が英語を話すのを聞くのが好きな人がたくさんいることを知っています。 You can even import from YouTube. אתה יכול אפילו לייבא מיוטיוב. YouTubeからインポートすることもできます。 Study it from LingQ if you want. It's just content for learning English. 英語を学ぶためのコンテンツです。 In fact, first, I'll let Gabby introduce herself and then I have some questions. למעשה, ראשית, אתן לגבי להציג את עצמה ואז יש לי כמה שאלות.

Gabby: Perfect! גבי: מושלם! Well, it's a pleasure to be here. さて、ここにいることは喜びです。 Thank you so much for having me. どうもありがとうございました。 I love your channel. אני אוהב את הערוץ שלך. I love how you help people to learn all languages. And, yes, Go Natural English is to help people learn English specifically, although we talk about language learning in general as well. Und ja, Go Natural English soll Menschen helfen, speziell Englisch zu lernen, obwohl wir auch über das Sprachenlernen im Allgemeinen sprechen. וכן, Go Natural English נועד לעזור לאנשים ללמוד אנגלית ספציפית, למרות שאנחנו מדברים על לימוד שפות באופן כללי.

Go Natural English is a YouTube channel and our website and a premium course that I started in 2011, so several years ago when I was teaching English in an American corporation in Japan just after I had finished my masters in TESOL. Go Natural English ist ein YouTube-Kanal und unsere Website sowie ein Premium-Kurs, den ich 2011 begonnen habe, also vor einigen Jahren, als ich Englisch in einem amerikanischen Unternehmen in Japan unterrichtete, kurz nachdem ich meinen Master in TESOL abgeschlossen hatte. Go Natural Englishは、YouTubeチャンネルであり、ウェブサイトであり、2011年に開始したプレミアムコースです。数年前、TESOLでマスターを終えた直後に、日本のアメリカ企業で英語を教えていました。 Go Natural English是YouTube频道,也是我们的网站,也是我于2011年开始的高级课程,所以几年前,当我完成TESOL硕士课程后,我正在日本的一家美国公司教英语。 It came out of my desire to help my students learn more. Es entstand aus meinem Wunsch, meinen Schülern zu helfen, mehr zu lernen. They were having some problems learning from old textbooks and kind of old teaching methods and I wanted to help them more with the conversational English that they want and need for work. 彼らは古い教科書やある種の古い教授法から学ぶのにいくつかの問題を抱えていたので、私は彼らが仕事に必要としている会話英語で彼らをもっと助けたいと思いました。

Steve: And you have quite a large number of subscribers, I believe.

Gabby: Oh, yes, almost two million, almost. So if you want to come over and subscribe and help us get there, that would be great. Wenn Sie also vorbeikommen und sich anmelden und uns dabei helfen möchten, dorthin zu gelangen, wäre das großartig.

Steve: Please do so. We will leave a link in the description box. 説明ボックスにリンクを残します。

Gabby: Thank you so much.

Steve: You may be aware that I like having these discussions with these language entrepreneurs who are helping people via the internet to learn languages in ways that are different than the more traditional ways of learning languages. スティーブ:インターネットを介して人々が言語を学ぶ従来の方法とは異なる方法で言語を学ぶのを助けているこれらの言語起業家とこれらの議論をするのが好きだということをあなたは知っているかもしれません。

So, English. People learning other languages, typically, they're attracted by the culture, Korean drama or they want to travel to South America or Italy, Japan or anime. But English is a need. People need English. They have to have English if they want to go to school in North America or for their job, so what are some of the problems? 北米の学校や仕事に行きたいのなら英語が必要ですが、何が問題なのでしょうか? If you were to try to identify problems, not so much with the language, we'll get into that later, but as people learning English, what are the obstacles that they face? 言語の問題ではなく、問題を特定しようとすると、後でそれについて説明しますが、英語を学ぶ人々として、彼らが直面している障害は何ですか? 如果您要尝试找出问题,而不仅仅是语言问题,我们将在稍后进行探讨,但是随着人们学习英语,他们面临的障碍是什么?

Gabby: I think because it is seen as such a necessary task. ギャビー:そういう必要な仕事だと思っているからだと思います。 English learning feels like something you have to do whether you want to or not and it loses some of its allure. 英語学習は、やりたいかどうかにかかわらず、あなたがしなければならないことのように感じ、その魅力の一部を失います。 You feel like you have to do something and then you don't want to do it. あなたは何かをしなければならないと感じ、それからあなたはそれをしたくありません。 It's a problem. I think this comes from when we were forced to learn English maybe in high school or college. これは、高校や大学で英語を学ぶことを余儀なくされたときのことだと思います。 Maybe now if you want to advance in your career you feel like you have to do this. たぶん今、あなたがあなたのキャリアを前進させたいのなら、あなたはあなたがこれをしなければならないと感じます。 You go to a class and they use kind of old teaching methods where you're expected to be perfect and listen to lectures and not get to speak very much and then when you do speak you make a mistake and your teacher says bad. あなたはクラスに行き、彼らはあなたが完璧であると期待され、講義を聞いてあまり話せないような古い教授法を使用します、そしてあなたが話すときあなたは間違いを犯し、あなたの先生は悪いと言います。 Mistakes are bad and you're left feeling frustrated. 間違いはひどく、あなたは欲求不満を感じたままになります。 This is not fun. Das ist kein Spass. This is not something I want to do, but I have to do it. It's not fun anymore and that's, I think, a big problem in English learning in general, maybe language learning, maybe for other languages as well. それはもう面白くありません、そしてそれは私が思うに、一般的な英語学習、多分言語学習、そして多分他の言語にとっても大きな問題です。

I mean, I remember when I was learning Spanish in college and I felt similar. I couldn't make a mistake. I couldn't try new vocabulary words to see how they might work in conversation because my teacher might say, well, that's not right. 新しい語彙を試して、会話でどのように機能するかを確認することはできませんでした。先生がそうは言えないからです。 I encourage English learners and language learners to make more mistakes because that's how we learn. 私は英語学習者と言語学習者にもっと間違いを犯すことを勧めます。それが私たちの学習方法だからです。 But to answer your question, I think it's kind of a challenge or a problem that we're starting from this mindset of, oh, English is something I have to do and don't really want to. Aber um Ihre Frage zu beantworten, ich denke, es ist eine Art Herausforderung oder ein Problem, dass wir von dieser Denkweise ausgehen, oh, Englisch ist etwas, was ich tun muss und nicht wirklich will. しかし、あなたの質問に答えるために、私たちがこの考え方から始めているのは一種の挑戦または問題だと思います。ああ、英語は私がしなければならないことであり、本当にしたくないことです。 Where is our motivation then? Wo ist dann unsere Motivation? では、私たちの動機はどこにありますか? Our motivation is lacking in that situation. Da fehlt uns die Motivation.

Steve: It's a bit like if I think of school children in Canada who have to learn French and they don't really need the French to communicate. スティーブ:カナダの学校の子供たちがフランス語を学ばなければならず、コミュニケーションをとるのにフランス語を本当に必要としないのと少し似ています。 So if you live in Japan you don't really need the English that much, even though your employer wants you to have a score on TOEIC of whatever. ですから、あなたが日本に住んでいるなら、あなたの雇用主があなたにTOEICのスコアを何でも持って欲しいと言っていても、あなたはそれほど英語を必要としません。 Why am I learning this? There's no one around me that speaks English, why do I have to learn it. 私の周りには英語を話す人は誰もいません。なぜ私は英語を学ばなければならないのですか。 How do you overcome that? どうやってそれを克服しますか?

If we exclude the sort of immigrants in North America, most English learners don't need it on a daily basis and they don't have an opportunity to use it on a daily basis. Wenn wir die Art von Einwanderern in Nordamerika ausschließen, brauchen die meisten Englischlerner es nicht täglich und sie haben keine Gelegenheit, es täglich zu verwenden. 北米の移民を除外すると、ほとんどの英語学習者は日常的にそれを必要とせず、日常的にそれを使用する機会がありません。 They might be in Brazil. Sie könnten in Brasilien sein. 彼らはブラジルにいるかもしれません。 They might be in Russia or somewhere, China, Korea. How do you overcome that? Wie überwindet man das?

Gabby: It's very frustrating because you don't need it on a daily basis and you don't hear it on a daily basis, but when you do need it, like in a business meeting or an interview, it's really important and it's high pressure, so how do you overcome that. ギャビー:日常的には必要なく、日常的にも聞こえないので非常にイライラしますが、ビジネス会議やインタビューのように必要なときは、それは本当に重要であり、高いです圧力、それであなたはそれをどのように克服しますか。

A lot of it is mindset because we've developed kind of a negative mindset around English that mistakes are bad and I'll never be good at English. Vieles davon ist Denkweise, weil wir in Bezug auf Englisch eine Art negative Denkweise entwickelt haben, dass Fehler schlecht sind und ich niemals gut in Englisch sein werde. 私たちは英語を中心に、間違いはひどく、私は決して英語が得意ではないという否定的な考え方を発達させてきたので、それの多くは考え方です。 I can't speak English. Ich kann kein Englisch. This kind of mindset. Diese Art von Denkweise. A lot of English learners start a conversation saying, hi, my name is Gabby and my English is very poor, for example. 多くの英語学習者が会話を始めます。たとえば、私の名前はギャビーです。私の英語はとても下手です。

Steve: Yes.

Gabby: This is a very negative way to think about your skills, to think about English and so the number one step, even though it may seem kind of silly, but the number one step is to break that mindset and decide I can speak English. ギャビー:これはあなたのスキルについて、英語について考えるための非常に否定的な方法です。それはちょっとばかげているように見えるかもしれませんが、一番のステップですが、一番のステップはその考え方を打ち破り、私が英語を話せると決めることです。 I will be a fluent English speaker. Yes, I'm deciding right now that this is my identity. はい、これが私のアイデンティティであると今決めています。 I am an English speaker. Maybe I don't speak perfect English, but we don't need to tell people that and we also don't need to focus on that. 私は完璧な英語を話せないかもしれませんが、それを人々に伝える必要はなく、それに集中する必要もありません。 Instead, we can think, ah, every day I'm improving a little bit. 代わりに、ああ、毎日少しずつ改善していると考えることができます。 That is how we start with a positive mindset. それが私たちが前向きな考え方から始める方法です。 After we change our mindset and start thinking more positively, then we can talk more about language acquisition. 考え方を変えて前向きに考え始めたら、言語習得についてもっと話すことができます。 But the first step so important and often overlooked is your mindset and deciding yes, I can speak English. しかし、とても重要で見過ごされがちな最初のステップは、あなたの考え方と「はい」を決めることです。私は英語を話すことができます。

Steve: I think listening comprehension is extremely important, obviously. Steve: Ich denke natürlich, dass Hörverständnis extrem wichtig ist. スティーブ:もちろん、聴解は非常に重要だと思います。 In that regard, I should point out that I watched some of your videos and you speak very, very clearly. In diesem Zusammenhang sollte ich darauf hinweisen, dass ich mir einige Ihrer Videos angesehen habe und Sie sehr, sehr deutlich sprechen. I try to speak clearly here. Obviously, not every native speaker speaks clearly. Eventually, we have to get used to understanding people who don't speak so clearly, but while people are learning it's an advantage to be able to access the language spoken clearly. 最終的には、あまりはっきりと話さない人を理解することに慣れなければなりませんが、人々が学んでいる間、はっきりと話されている言語にアクセスできることは利点です。 It doesn't have to be spoken slowly, but it should be at least spoken clearly. ゆっくり話す必要はありませんが、少なくともはっきりと話す必要があります。 I think that's a big plus at your channel. You speak at a normal speed, but you speak very, very clearly.

Gabby: Thank you. I'm glad you said that because a lot of people ask me in the comments, are you speaking slowly? コメントでたくさんの人から聞かれるのでゆっくり話してくれてうれしいです。 Is this normal? I'm speaking clearly. I'm speaking in a professional way that I might make a presentation in. 私はでプレゼンテーションをするかもしれない専門的な方法で話している。 我以专业的方式发言,我可能会发表演讲。 No, I'm not speaking in a super fast way. いいえ、私は超高速で話しているわけではありません。 I might with someone I'm very close to like when I'm hanging out with my friends and joking around. Ich könnte mit jemandem zusammen sein, der mir sehr nahe steht, wenn ich mit meinen Freunden rumhänge und herumalbere. 友達とぶらぶらして冗談を言っているとき、私はとても近くにいる誰かと一緒にいるかもしれません。 But, yeah, it is normal, so I'm glad you said that. しかし、ええ、それは正常なので、あなたがそう言ってくれてうれしいです。

Steve: Yeah. No, that's good. いいえ、それは良いことです。 Before we go to the sort of specific difficulties of the English language and they are many, starting with the spelling, are there any particular tips? 英語のある種の特定の難しさに行く前に、それらは多く、スペルから始めて、何か特別なヒントはありますか? Okay. Have a positive attitude. Believe you can do it. These are things that I say quite often and I totally agree with. これらは私が頻繁に言うことであり、私は完全に同意します。 It's amazing how the brain, our emotional state, can influence our success, but are there specific tricks or tips that you like to give your English learners? 私たちの感情状態である脳が私たちの成功にどのように影響するかは驚くべきことですが、英語学習者に提供したい特定のトリックやヒントはありますか?

Gabby: Yes. I have a five-step process. The first step is to decide that you can, the mindset, and then second is to make sure you're getting a lot of input. 最初のステップは、できること、考え方を決定することです。次に、多くの入力を確実に取得することです。 Meaning, you are consuming English. つまり、あなたは英語を消費しています。 You're listening to English. You're watching shows with English. あなたは英語で番組を見ています。 Maybe you're watching this interview in English, for example. Možná se díváte například na tento rozhovor v angličtině. たとえば、このインタビューを英語で見ているかもしれません。 It could be a number of different things, but make sure that you have input and it should be at an appropriate level. さまざまなことが考えられますが、入力があり、適切なレベルになっていることを確認してください。 So if you're an intermediate English learner, it's fine to start listening to native speaker content. したがって、中級の英語学習者であれば、ネイティブスピーカーのコンテンツを聴き始めるのは問題ありません。

After listening, we want to copy what we're hearing and use it. 聞いた後、聞いていることをコピーして使用したいと思います。 So practice and really do this as soon as you can. ですから、練習して、できるだけ早くこれを実際に行ってください。 Not necessarily speaking quickly, but as soon as you start listening to more English start saying what you're hearing out loud. 必ずしも速く話す必要はありませんが、英語を聞き始めるとすぐに、大声で聞いていることを話し始めます。 It's called shadowing. You can select a phrase that you like and start repeating that to yourself. あなたが好きなフレーズを選択して、あなた自身にそれを繰り返し始めることができます。 You don't need to have another person in front of you to start speaking. 話し始めるのに、目の前に他の人がいる必要はありません。 You can just talk to yourself, so practice. 自分と話すだけなので練習してください。

Okay. So we have the mindset. We have the input. We have practice. 練習があります。 The fourth step is it is important to get feedback on your English. This could be talking to someone else and seeing if they understand you. これは、他の誰かと話し、彼らがあなたを理解しているかどうかを確認している可能性があります。 If you see this glazed over look in their eyes like I have no idea what you're saying, well, okay, then you go from there. Wenn Sie diesen glasigen Blick in ihren Augen sehen, als hätte ich keine Ahnung, was Sie sagen, na gut, dann gehen Sie von dort aus. あなたが何を言っているのかわからないように、これが彼らの目に釉薬をかけているのを見たら、まあ、大丈夫、あなたはそこから行きます。

It could be even talking to something electronic like Siri or Google Voice and see if it understands you in English. SiriやGoogleVoiceのような電子的なものと話していて、英語であなたを理解しているかどうかを確認することもできます。 It could be working with a teacher or a tutor and getting feedback and corrections. Es könnte mit einem Lehrer oder einem Tutor zusammenarbeiten und Feedback und Korrekturen erhalten. 教師や家庭教師と協力してフィードバックや修正を得ることができます。 That is really important to see where you're making mistakes. Das ist wirklich wichtig, um zu sehen, wo Sie Fehler machen. これは、どこで間違いを犯しているのかを確認するために非常に重要です。 I will mention, also, you could record yourself. Ich werde auch erwähnen, dass Sie sich selbst aufnehmen könnten. I get really excited about this step. Ich freue mich sehr über diesen Schritt. 私はこのステップに本当に興奮しています。 There's a lot of ways to get feedback listening to yourself on your recording.

The fifth step is repeat all of the previous steps, it's important with your mindset. 5番目のステップは、前のすべてのステップを繰り返すことです。これはあなたの考え方にとって重要です。 Every day, remind yourself I can do this. 毎日、私がこれを行うことができることを思い出してください。 It's not something you just do once. それはあなたが一度だけすることではありません。 It's really important to continue and repeat this whole process. このプロセス全体を継続して繰り返すことが非常に重要です。

Steve: I agree with you, too, about hearing yourself because I think a lot of our mistakes we find ourselves. Steve: Ich stimme dir auch zu, wenn es darum geht, dich selbst zu hören, weil ich denke, dass wir viele unserer Fehler selbst finden. スティーブ:私たちの過ちの多くは私たち自身が見つけたと思うので、私もあなた自身を聞くことについてあなたに同意します。 In a way, we don't need to have them pointed out. In gewisser Weise müssen wir sie nicht hervorheben. ある意味で、彼らに指摘してもらう必要はありません。 If we listen to ourselves, we'll see where we make mistakes. 自分の言うことに耳を傾ければ、どこで間違いを犯しているのかがわかります。 Every time I make a video in another language and I watch that video I see my mistakes. 別の言語でビデオを作成し、そのビデオを見るたびに、自分の間違いがわかります。

Gabby: It's awful, isn't it? ギャビー:ひどいですよね?

Steve: Not that I will then correct them, unfortunately. スティーブ:残念ながら、それを修正するわけではありません。 I'm condemned to make that same mistake a few more times before I manage to avoid it. Ich bin dazu verdammt, diesen Fehler noch einige Male zu machen, bevor ich es schaffe, ihn zu vermeiden. 私はそれを回避する前に、同じ間違いをさらに数回犯したと非難されています。 Okay, let's talk a bit about English. Okay, lass uns ein bisschen über Englisch reden. What are the big problems? Was sind die großen Probleme? 大きな問題は何ですか? If people come to you and say, look, I'm having trouble with this aspect of English or that aspect of English, is there sort of a list of the most common problems people have with English? 人々があなたのところに来て、「私は英語のこの側面または英語のその側面に問題を抱えています」と言った場合、人々が英語で抱える最も一般的な問題のリストのようなものはありますか?

Gabby: Yeah, I get a lot of the same questions over and over. One that's really interesting is about the th sound in English. I thought it was just in English, but I guess it's in some other languages. 英語だけだと思ったのですが、他の言語だと思います。 You have two th sounds, the "th" and the "th" and a lot of English learners ask me about how to make the sound or they say it's very difficult to make the sound. 「th」と「th」の2つの音があり、英語学習者の多くが音の作り方を聞いてきたり、音を出すのがとても難しいと言ったりします。 It's interesting that this is a question I get asked a lot because it's not necessarily super important to make this sound perfectly in order to be understood. 理解するためにこの音を完璧にすることは必ずしもそれほど重要ではないので、これが私がよく聞かれる質問であるのは興味深いことです。 It's kind of a nice thing to have in your toolbox to sound more like a native speaker, but it's not the most important thing. ネイティブスピーカーのように聞こえるようにツールボックスに入れるのはいいことですが、それは最も重要なことではありません。

Another question I get asked a lot is how can I make longer sentences, more complex sentences? 私がよく聞かれるもう1つの質問は、どうすればより長い文、より複雑な文を作成できるかということです。 I guess we're thinking okay, this means I'm more advanced if I can make long sentences. 私たちは大丈夫だと思っていると思います。これは、長い文章を作ることができれば、私はより進んだことを意味します。 But, again, it's not necessarily a good thing because sometimes when you have these long, drawn out, run-on sentences it's not clear at all what you're saying, right? しかし、繰り返しになりますが、これは必ずしも良いことではありません。なぜなら、これらの長く引き出された連続した文章があると、何を言っているのかまったくはっきりしないことがあるからです。 It's kind of funny. It's not necessarily better communication to make a longer sentence. 長い文章を作ることは必ずしもより良いコミュニケーションではありません。

Steve: Yeah. No, those are both excellent. いいえ、どちらも優れています。 Writing is a great way to start outputting and it's obviously easier to make shorter sentences. 書くことは出力を始めるための素晴らしい方法であり、短い文章を作ることは明らかに簡単です。 Schrijven is een geweldige manier om te beginnen met uitvoeren en het is natuurlijk gemakkelijker om kortere zinnen te maken. I think people tend to overuse the sort of and or whatever connector and they end up with a great long sentence and they'd be better off with each little thought, stop, start a new sentence, stop. 人々はある種のコネクタやその他のコネクタを使いすぎる傾向があり、非常に長い文になってしまうので、少し考えて、止めて、新しい文を始めて、止めたほうがいいと思います。 我认为人们倾向于过度使用“和”或“连接器”之类的东西,并且他们的句子长而冗长,因此,每经过一点思考,停下来,开始一个新句子,停下来,他们就会变得更好。 It's better from every point of view. それはあらゆる観点からより良いです。 Yeah, so that's good.

English is a little different from learning these other languages because it's perceived as more of a necessity rather than a romantic adventure. 英語は、ロマンチックな冒険というよりも必需品として認識されているため、これらの他の言語を学ぶこととは少し異なります。 You're there to help people, so we're leaving a link in the description box. あなたは人々を助けるためにそこにいるので、説明ボックスにリンクを残します。 This discussion, too, I think we'll make it available as a lesson at LingQ. このディスカッションも、LingQでのレッスンとして利用できるようになると思います。 If not, people can go to YouTube and with the browser extension we have you can bring that in as a lesson in LingQ. Certainly, Gabby speaks very clearly and I like to think I speak clearly, so it could be a good place for people to practice their listening comprehension. 確かに、ギャビーはとてもはっきりと話しますし、私ははっきりと話すと思うので、人々が聴解を練習するのに良い場所かもしれません。

So, thank you very much, Gabby, and congratulations on getting close to two million subscribers. だから、ギャビー、そして200万人の加入者に近づいてくれてありがとう。 It might take me a while to get there, but that's a great achievement. そこにたどり着くまで少し時間がかかるかもしれませんが、それは素晴らしい成果です。 Thank you very much.

Gabby: Thank you so much, Steve. Thank you.