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Study Habits
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Study Habits
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Date: Nov 30 2012

Themes: School

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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Have you ever been studying for a test in a library and suddenly found yourself asking, “What’s that noise?” It turns out the person at the desk next to you is blasting music through her headphones. It’s driving you crazy. You ask her to turn down the music. She says, “But I can only study with music on!”

People can have very different study habits. Some of us need complete silence, while others need noise. Some of us get distracted if there are other people around, while others can’t focus when they’re alone. Get the room just how you like it to study English and learn about Jason and Vanessa’s study habits in this English lesson.

你是否曾为应对考试而在图书馆苦读,继而会突然自言自语道“是什么噪音?”结果发现噪音来源于你的邻桌,此刻她正带着耳机倾听震撼力十足的音乐。这让你感到抓狂。你要求她调低音量。她却说:“我听着音乐才能学习!”

人们的学习习惯千差万别。一些人需要完全安静的环境,而其他人则需要嘈杂的环境。有些人当其他人在周围时会分心,而另一部分人独自学习时则不能专注。找一间适合你学英文的房间,看看在本节课中詹森和瓦内萨的学习习惯。

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Vanessa

Vanessa

Jason

Jason

Vanessa:  Hey, what are you doing over there? Are you studying?

Jason:  Uh, yes. Yes!

Vanessa:  Do you mind if I put on some music?

Jason:  I actually would prefer if you didn’t. I find it easier to study in complete silence.

Vanessa:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah.

Vanessa:  Wow. You sound pretty particular about when you study. What else do you need?

Jason:  I try not to be too hungry, or too full. I like to be by myself. I don’t like to study in a library or anything. There’s even too many distractions for me in a library you know, people walking around. What do you do?

Vanessa:  Well, usually I’ll just pull an all-nighter, you know? Just try to cram and get whatever facts I can in before the sun comes up. You know, I’ll make flashcards, but if I’m just studying for one night that doesn’t happen.

Jason:  That sounds kinda crazy! I try to stay ahead of the game, you know, study things…Maybe if I’m studying for a test I’ll start a few days before the test and just brush up at the end.

Vanessa:  Hmm. It sounds like you have more discipline than I do when it comes to studying.

Jason:  Speaking of… I think I’m gonna get back to it.

Vanessa:  Oh. Alright.

 

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Vanessa asks Jason what he’s up to, and if he’d mind if she turned on some music. Jason does mind, because he’s studying, and he prefers to study in complete silence.

Vanessa is surprised by this, and she wonders what other study habits Jason has. He likes to make sure he’s eaten just the right amount of food, and he doesn’t like to study in a library, or any place where there might be distractions.

These are very different from Vanessa’s study habits. Vanessa usually just studies the night before. Jason can’t imagine studying so last-minute. He’s very disciplined. In fact, he’s so disciplined that he wants to quit talking about studying and get back to work.

What are your study habits? What do you do if someone interrupts you when you’re studying? How would you like to change or improve your study habits?

 

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smouhi

Morocco

this topic is very important to discuss it in this time,so,i hope to work with a group give it the fruit of revision

03:07 PM Nov 30 2012 |

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bellaboo2422

Pakistan


today’s topic is getting intresting due to nice comments of all of you guys. panaceas are really nice and i’m enjoing the parlance of all. so its just great.

zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

prefere to underline important matierias or take notes i can concentrate it doesnt matter silence or noisy place,i dont like someone intrrupts me but if so,i study later.i like to concentrate more l

01:52 PM Nov 30 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

SEIF, agree , concentration is the key , good point, 

01:10 PM Nov 30 2012 |

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Jalal166

Jalal166

Saudi Arabia

with respect to my study habits, there are many things I often prefer to be done before and during study. When study,  I like the light to be little bit over, complete silence, sitting in a comfortable chair, putting the book on a large desk and speaking what I am reading audibly. During the study, I usually take 10 minutes  break after 2 hours of continuous studying and chatting with my parents or siblings. Also having caffeinated drinks is important for me during study and eating fresh fruits as well. Interruption when I’m concentrating on studying is a terrible problem for me as it is difficult to return back with the same attention and eagerness. But you know the only condition I like somebody distract or interrupt me is when he/she wants to tell me a happy news. :D


Actually, I would like to change my bad habit in studying. As I mentioned I get used to have 10 minutes interval as a break but sometimes I can’t get control of myself that I extend it to more than half an hour. I also would like to improve my concentration by not getting bored after  long period of studying.


 


At the end I’m saying god luck to all and stay blessed.

 julito

julito

Argentina

Lesya, i wouldn´t  object your chatter and graphomanics , unless if we ever met ,difficult as it is though,  you don´t let me put in  a few words in exchange. lol

01:08 PM Nov 30 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Julito, you say you are a chatterbox??? You would call yourself a silent if you knew what a chatterbox I am. Moreover I have a bad habbit (except of alcohol :D) I have got a graphomania :( ( this is the same as to be a chatterbox but by typing)

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Yeah, Julito exactly :D I look at this as if I watch a silent film :D and ask myself: when will be the end?

12:53 PM Nov 30 2012 |

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julito

Argentina

LESYA,  I was totally clueless that is not supposed to  talk loudly  in a cyber, but what can I do ? I am a chatter !!!! 

12:53 PM Nov 30 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Julito, tell me please why have you decided to go to the cyber cafe knowing in advance that this is not a place for catching up with friend ? :( What about an usual traditional cafe? 

12:51 PM Nov 30 2012 |

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julito

Argentina

LESYA,  so funny, all those collegues shouting  and gesturing  ,mad at each other  and you looking at them and thinking, whats going on here, shall we call the police.   .jejeje

12:47 PM Nov 30 2012 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

I got into a habit to work with children. Thus any interruption doesn’t matter for me. It’s okay.


Still if I do something very important and need to be concentrating on it , I prefer to stay alone and be absorbed in my work. If somebody still interrupts me at the very moment I’ m very busy with my work, I won’t be angry and listen to a person. Nothing bad will  happen! At least I will not kill him.:)


I’m  not going to change my study habits as I think it’s good for me – to study when I feel like that. If I do some work about the house, I also do it when I want. I never make myself work under pressure. No use of doing anything grudgingly.

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Dear Julito, noise-cancelling earplugs is an idea! ;) How could I forgot about them???:) 


Many co-wokers  in the company I work use the ear-phones instead of earplugs on purpose to avoid the shouts and fights of their colleagues with boss or other office roomates :D In this case noise is a rescue :)

12:42 PM Nov 30 2012 |

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Irene Forever

Ukraine

aysan16 I understand you because I’m very active at nighttime and can study till morning without stopping.

12:30 PM Nov 30 2012 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

sepehr, haha what a cool place for studying! No wonder you acquire a subject while lying in bed.:) You must feel comfortable and cosy. Haven’t you tried to learn anything while sleeping? They say there is such a method.:)

12:27 PM Nov 30 2012 |

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julito

Argentina

Dear Lesya, may I suggest  you try  using  noise-cancelling earplugs. :))) silly me !!! 

11:40 AM Nov 30 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

I didn´t know that I am such an “annoying” person,  I was visiting a friend in Washington  State  and to treat him  with a coffee , I invited him to a cyber cafe, most patrons were absorbed  in their lap tops  , I only wanted to chat and catch up  with my  friend after a  year of not seeing each other. After a time , Jim told me to tone down the pitch of my voice, the cybernauts around were shooting at us  coleric glances. I can´t keep quite,therefore  I don´t like to go to a public library , silence is not for me, but if I have to study  I prefer it .

8312016

8312016

Switzerland

when i took a part in entrance exame university i study so hardi some days i study 15 hours its so hard imagine for me now hahaha.


one point here is very important if u wana study at first search the best of source and then start to study its my experience


good luck 

11:02 AM Nov 30 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Jason helped me to comment on this lesson. :) His study habbits and mine are absolutely alike. ;)


“What do you do if someone interrupts you when you’re studying? ” – it depends on the kind of interruption ;) Usually  it annoys  when there are  lots of silly interruptions incoming  at the moment  of the  highest concentration.


The improvement of my study habits is in my goal to overcome my character sooner or later, i.e. I wish I was not so sensitive and demanding towards the surrounding I’m in during my studying or sleeping. I wish I could ignore noise and people around and continue learning with the achieving high percent of the memorization then. :) I tried many times to learn in noisy public places to overcome my passion to the calm surrounding but the result of the studying is much lower than if I studied in the calm room. :) 



aysan16

aysan16

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i can study at night…i never remember my lessons in the morning so i most study my lesson after8 or 9 o’clock…

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