Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What's Driving You Crazy???

If I ask you to list out all the things that have been driving you crazy, I guess it would be infinity....

But one thing for sure, MOTIVATION is one of them. Am i right or am i right? LOL.
Motivation is what drives you to take action. It's your inspiration for doing something. Without motivation, you would accomplish very little.

FYI, there are TWO types of motivation:

What do they mean??


When you are willing to do something without being forced or having someone pointing a gun to your head, it gives you such pleasure. You don't feel reluctant at all. In fact, you are happy although you will not get any rewards in return.

1. Volunteering to clean the house because you enjoy volunteering.
2. Exercising because you enjoy the rush you get from working out.


Having the urge of doing something that you dislike and expecting something as the outcome, it shows that you are extrinsically motivated.


1. Helping your parents with the house chores just to get extra allowance.
2. Scoring As in all subjects in order to get a smartphone.

Which one describes you best?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Be like JC or better than him

Have you heard Jackie Chan speaking in English in the Hollywood movies??
Since he is chinese, his accent is not exactly the same like the native speakers.
The question is, How did he do it?

In case if you forget, all male and female actors who act in a movie are required to memorize their lines from the provided script. Basically, if the actors do not speak English, they just keep on practicing their lines until they can somehow memorize the pronunciation and the intonation of the words properly. Once the movie is published, you would see the lines are well rehearsed and to certain extent, the actors' dialogues seem very authentic and almost native like. Speaking of practices make perfect. 

So what are you waiting for?
Start memorizing the lines taken from your favourite English movies. 
Stand in front of a mirror and read out the lines by heart. 
Next time when someone invite you to join a conversation in English language, you would know how to response effectively. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012



Welcome to  my page. I hope your learning process will be more fun and effective this semester.
 Let's work it out together for the best. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dictionary a.k.a Best Buddy Ever

I laughed when I was told by my lecturer to always keep my Mr. Dicky a.k.a Dictionary by my side. In fact, i have to make it as my BFF...the bestest ever! Well, to think about it over and over again, i guess the idea is not that bad after all. You NEED to improve your VOCABULARY but at the same time you are way TOO LAZY TO READ english reading materials right? The easiest way to do is of course to read and memorize the words listed inside the English-English dictionary instead. You heard me. You got nothing to lose by the way. So when someone come sneaking behind you and smirking, you tell them that "If you have nothing better to say, buzz off! I am more interested to put my nose in the dictionary rather than looking at your face!" Hah! Suit yourself.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Make a Mirror as your BFF

Low self-esteem and lack of self-confident are always be the main reasons of deficient conversing in English language among language learners. This could be due to the fear of being the laughing stock in class or elsewhere if making any silly mistake in terms of pronunciation and constructing sentences. This should not be the case if a mirror is to be made as their BFF (Best Fantabulous Foe Friend). Why is this so? A mirror is a perfect friend to ease away your nervousness and shyness when speaking. A friend that could reflect your facial expression. A friend that listen without criticizing. A friend that allow such hesitation as well as out-of-sense conversation. Interesting isn't it? Listen attentively to your own voice and take your time to look up for suitable words in constructing a sentence. It would be best if you could record your own speech. Start practising now and test yourself with real listeners. You'll see the difference. Better late than never.

Let YoUr tOngue Get TwisteD

Have you heard of any tongue twister before? One of the most popular tongue twisters is
She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

You do know that one right? There are many more of the tongue twister collections that you can get from the internet. For instance
If you understand, say "understand". If you don't understand, say "don't understand". But if you understand and say "don't understand". How do I understand that you understand? Understand!

Training your tongue to pronounce each word as fast as you can will enhance your vocalization and if practise often, you will not experience tongue-tied when having a conversation in English language. Let your tongue get twisted. Have fun!!