Listening Stories To Learn English Powerful

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June 30, 2013 by
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This is another Effortless English video lesson. In this video AJ Hoge is takling about listening stories is more powerful than textbook. Watch below video and then you will find another bonus lesson set to download. That is the most powerful way to learn English.

Hello, this is AJ Hoge of EffortlessEnglish. Today we are going to talk about stories and why they are such a powerful way to learn English. So our title today, Why listening to stories is powerful?

Babies and children listen mostly to 1: Their family and 2: stories. Why are stories powerful? Stories are ancient. (Ancient means very very old) for thousands of years, humans learned through stories. Before writing, people learned history, science and religion with stories.

Reason number 1: stories are very easy to remember.  Stories give a context to information. Context means a natural situation a connection.

In other words, the information in a story is connected. For example, new vocabulary is connected to the characters, the action, the images in the story. You don’t learn the new word alone. You learn the new English word connected to the story.

When you think of the new word you can imagine the part of the story it is connected to. So you remember new English vocabulary much faster when you learn it from a story.  The same is true with English grammar and pronunciation.

Reason 2: Stories are naturally emotional. Even a simple story has some emotion. Stories can be funny, scary, surprising, frustrating, happy. And when we connect emotion to information, we learn English it faster and we remember it longer.

Reason 3: Stories are more interesting and enjoyable. Because stories have emotion, characters, conflict (that mean fighting or struggle or difficulty) they are naturally interesting to us. Obviously, it is much more fun to listen a story than to study a textbook.

Because it’s more fun you want to do it more often and for a longer time. With stories you listen longer and more often, learn faster, remember longer and enjoy it more. That’s why listening to stories is the best way to learn English.

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4 Comments on Listening Stories To Learn English Powerful

  1. sahin aktar on Tue, 27th Aug 2013 02:41
  2. i will lern to spoking english

  3. bala on Fri, 27th Sep 2013 18:37
  4. english speech

  5. Chantelle Clark on Thu, 19th Dec 2013 04:43
  6. I find it slightly hilarious that the title of this post states, “Listening Stories to Learn English Powerful,” the verbs and nouns of this blog title are completely wrong. It should read, ” Learn powerful English by listening to stories,” this presents the context of what you are talking about in a clearer manner.

    As for the actual content of this blog post – I agree. If you are able to listen to stories in English, understand them, and then respond to them in a timely fashion, then it will definitely help you further your understanding of the English Language.

    Try listening to audio books in English of favourite stories that you know the story of. That way you can focus on the words of the story rather than the plot.

  7. admin on Thu, 19th Dec 2013 08:56
  8. Hello Chantelle, Thanks for your comments.

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