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How to be a REMARKABLE English User

July 22, 2014 , by Dr Julian Northbrook

In anything, there are people who get good, and people who get REALLY good.

There has been a lot of research into why people get REALLY good at something.

Including English.

Today I’m going to talk about something else.

Not English.

Playing the violin.

In 1993 a group of scientists (Anders Ericsson, Ralf Krampe Clemens Tesch-Römer) decided to try and find out why some violinists become good, but others become REMARKABLE.

They found that people who get good practise a lot.

But people who get REALLY good practise in very focused, very intense sessions.

They know what to do. And how to do it.

This is what having a consistent system, a structure does for you.

It is like a plan, or a map. You know EXACTLY what to do, how and why.

I made a video about this. I compare learning English to this research, and to muscle training.

Watch it here:

That’s the basic idea.


Julian Northbrook
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