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English Conversations with Cliff LMA004, LJILJANA w CLIFF #7.1

LJILJANA w CLIFF #7.1

We started our conversation talking about how your master classes are going and how you feel like you are accumulating enough information to make a full and minute presentation in two weeks but that you are spending most of your time with that Master Class during your commute so you listen much more than you read. Then we moved on to talk about my favorite topic, which is writing. We talked about the process of writing, how my process is to break things down into smaller and smaller steps so that I am never overwhelmed with the entirety of the project. Even though I am writing a book, I am only writing the outline, or today I am only writing the chapter notes for the next three chapters, or today I am only taking notes and making a very rough draft out of it. Or today I am only taking the rough text and cleaning it up.So every day I am doing some writing, but it is a small thing in my head. We talked about how to get better at anything. I told you about an interview that I saw with Michael Phelps in which he gave advice on how to be a better swimmer, about what exercises somebody could do to become a better swimmer and Michael Phelps said “try swimming.” Stephen King said the same thing about writing: if you want to be a good writer, you have to write. You were telling me How English is almost like a native language at work, that so much of is in English, and so getting these skills is very important. And among those skills is learning how to extract meaning from scientific papers that are written in English, and that it's not just the words but the expressions that you need to gain familiarity with. But you are developing a process and working through that. So after having a few different conversations about process and skill development, we agreed that we will talk again tomorrow about how the initial implementation of these things went for you today because it gives me an excuse to talk with you more about writing and I just love doing that.



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LJILJANA w CLIFF #7.1

We started our conversation talking about how your master classes are going and how you feel like you are accumulating enough information to make a full and minute presentation in two weeks but that you are spending most of your time with that Master Class during your commute so you listen much more than you read. Мы начали наш разговор с разговора о том, как проходят ваши мастер-классы и как вы чувствуете, что накапливаете достаточно информации, чтобы сделать полную и подробную презентацию за две недели, но что вы проводите большую часть своего времени с этим мастер-классом во время ваших поездок на работу. слушайте гораздо больше, чем читаете. Then we moved on to talk about my favorite topic, which is writing. Затем мы перешли к разговору о моей любимой теме — писательстве. We talked about the process of writing, how my process is to break things down into smaller and smaller steps so that I am never overwhelmed with the entirety of the project. Мы говорили о процессе написания, о том, как мой процесс состоит в том, чтобы разбивать вещи на все более мелкие этапы, чтобы я никогда не был перегружен проектом в целом. Even though I am writing a book, I am only writing the outline, or today I am only writing the chapter notes for the next three chapters, or today I am only taking notes and making a very rough draft out of it. Несмотря на то, что я пишу книгу, я пишу только набросок, или сегодня я пишу только примечания к следующим трем главам, или сегодня я только делаю заметки и делаю из них очень черновой набросок. Or today I am only taking the rough text and cleaning it up.So every day I am doing some writing, but it is a small thing in my head. Или сегодня я только беру черновой текст и подчищаю его. Так что каждый день я что-то пишу, но это мелочь в моей голове. We talked about how to get better at anything. Мы говорили о том, как стать лучше во всем. I told you about an interview that I saw with Michael Phelps in which he gave advice on how to be a better swimmer, about what exercises somebody could do to become a better swimmer and Michael Phelps said “try swimming.”  Stephen King said the same thing about writing: if you want to be a good writer, you have to write. Я рассказал вам об интервью, которое я видел с Майклом Фелпсом, в котором он давал советы о том, как стать лучшим пловцом, о том, какие упражнения можно делать, чтобы стать лучшим пловцом, и Майкл Фелпс сказал: «Попробуйте плавать». Стивен Кинг сказал то же самое о писательстве: если вы хотите быть хорошим писателем, вы должны писать. You were telling me How English is almost like a native language at work, that so much of is in English, and so getting these skills is very important. Вы говорили мне, что английский почти как родной язык на работе, что так много на английском, и поэтому очень важно получить эти навыки. And among those skills is learning how to extract meaning from scientific papers that are written in English, and that it's not just the words but the expressions that you need to gain familiarity with. И среди этих навыков есть умение извлекать смысл из научных работ, написанных на английском языке, и что вам нужно познакомиться не только со словами, но и с выражениями. But you are developing a process and working through that. Но вы разрабатываете процесс и работаете над ним. So after having a few different conversations about process and skill development, we agreed that we will talk again tomorrow about how the initial implementation of these things went for you today because it gives me an excuse to talk with you more about writing and I just love doing that. Итак, после нескольких разных разговоров о процессах и развитии навыков, мы договорились, что завтра снова поговорим о том, как первоначальная реализация этих вещей прошла для вас сегодня, потому что это дает мне повод поговорить с вами больше о писательстве, и я просто люблю делая это.

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