Never Say These 5 Phrases to Your English Teacher


Shh! I have a secret to tell you. But you
cannot tell your English teacher! In this episode, I’m going to share the five
things that you should never say to your English teacher, even if you’re thinking them. So
is it okay? Can I share them? Can we keep it a secret? Okay. Awesome!
Just before I share these five phrases, I want to let you know that you can come to
gonaturalenglish.com and I have a free training for you. The Seven Steps to Fluency Training
will help you start improving your English… now, today, immediately! So, be sure to check
that out. Now, I want to share these five things to
never say to your English teacher. First of all, never, ever, ever say, “I’m
too busy to study.” Why? Maybe it’s true. Maybe you’re really busy. But why should we
not say this? “I’m too busy to study.” Well, we’re all busy. Teachers, especially, are
super busy. So, I’m not sure if your teacher would feel sorry for you. Maybe. But the thing
is, we make time for our priorities. So, if you do want to improve your English, you have
to make it a priority and give it some time in your day.
Okay. Number two: Never ever say, “Yes, I understand,” if you don’t understand. This
is very important for you because it doesn’t help anyone to lie. If you don’t understand
something, it’s much better to say, “I don’t understand. Could you explain? Could you help
me?” Teachers usually like to help their students and, of course, it’s better for you to have
a full understanding of the point or the phrases that you didn’t really understand. So, I know
it can be a little embarrassing sometimes to say, “I don’t understand”, but it’s okay.
Just understand it’s a good thing to ask for help. So, don’t be shy to do that.
Okay, the third thing that you should never say to your English teacher is anything not
in English. I’ve had students come up to me and ask me questions in their native language
– like in Japanese. And my Japanese is not very good and I couldn’t respond in Japanese
to my students’ question. Actually, English class is a time for English. So do everything
in English. Do not revert to your native language. This is a time for you to try out new things,
to make mistakes. So go ahead and even if you’re not sure or you’re not comfortable
about how to say something in English, just try it in class. It’s a great time to experiment.
Okay, next. Another thing that you should never say to your English teacher is, “I’ll
never use this tense.” Okay, a lot of people don’t like to learn grammar, right? It can
be boring. It can be dry. But just understand that your English will sound so much better
if you use the compound tenses. So, you can probably communicate just fine if you use
simple tenses, but if you want to sound like a professional in English, like you’re fluent
in English, then you need to know all the tenses and you’ll definitely find times when
you can use them. Finally, the last thing that you should never
say to your English teacher is, “Since I only need to write emails, I don’t need to learn
how to speak in English.” Or it could be vice versa. Maybe you might say, “Oh, I only want
to learn to speak, so I don’t need to learn how to write.” Well, this is not really a
good idea to tell your English teacher, because your English teacher wants to help you with
your all-round fluency. And in order to have really good English fluency, you need to know
all the skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking. Now, if you’re doing more speaking
than writing, you could focus more on those skills. Like at Go Natural English, I focus
mainly on listening and speaking because those are the skills that help you to connect with
people on a daily basis. Of course, you want to use writing and reading every day, too.
But it’s really important to know each skill and then you can focus on learning what you
like according to your goals. Alright! So I hope that you enjoyed these
five points not to say to your English teacher. And remember, you can come visit gonaturalenglish.com
to learn Seven Steps to Fluency, a free training that you can start right now. So, if you’re
ready to get fluent, let’s go! I’ll see you there.
Bye for now!

100 Comments

  1. Wow its awesome.First time i study like these things,I cant speak English but i learning on Youtube.Thanks for sharing..

  2. can't decide whether to fix my gaze on the forefront, housing the host of the video, or on the background on that shelf housing quite a few books whose titles i'm trying hard to make out hahhaha
    both are equally enticing!
    sorry i said it aloud.

  3. REPRESENT YOUR LANGUAGE and help others by contributing subtitle translations here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=tJHWOve3VWU&t=14s

  4. Hi, teacher! How are you doing? So, I'm from Brazil and I'm learning English since more or less one year ago!
    I'd like meeting someone who's want to practice their English as well!

  5. I don't know of something. When you speaking English i understand you completely what are you talking about. But when i wanted to speak English with someone especially outside. I forget all the words.in this between i don't know why and what's the problem. Can you tell me what's the problem with me guys.that's why i want to help me. ….???????

  6. your void is really clear and i love ur void, so easy to listening.
    I want to improve my Enlgish listening skills. so Ill listening more and more. thanks for your lesson. Ill seek some others lesson vodeos on your channel///

  7. Anyway,I have to say it’s definitely awesome.It is so fortunate that i could watch this video.i would be much better if i had watched it

  8. Hi! I like your videos. Everything is clear, but I have one problem. In this this video you tell us that sound T changes to sound D. But for me it sounds like R like "gerit". Could you please explain the prononsiation?

  9. I searched for English teacher on YouTube and what I found that you’re the best English teacher.

    Thanks for your all lessons.

  10. yeah I enyoy listen you talk . the thing I really want improve my english but here in my country not to much people talk en English .for that reason is because I really enjoy listen you talk .😀🌷

  11. thanks it is really usefull to follow your classes you speak so comfort that l can clearly understand you teacher

  12. Hi, I'm colombian I follow you since a few time ago, Your methodology I like it a lot, I have to learn so much with all your lesson and can be able to understand when anybody talk to me, I love your channel I have to improve my listening skills. My next goal is improve my conversational english skills. I'm very thankful with you for to share your knowlegde and all your wisdom with the world. Ah, I love your blond hair, you should come back to use it.

  13. شكرا أستاذة …
    هذه معلومات رائعة …
    اتمنى لك التوفيق والنجاح دائما …

  14. You are my good and best English teacher , why I liked your English video because your pronunciation is very good and you can speak very fluently in English ,ok so love you forever my English teacher

  15. Hi Gabby ! From now on , you and I are friends . I spend more time with you ( your videos ) than any other persons . All your subjects are interresting .I ve got a real appetite to english , espacially the american pronounciation. Have a good day !

  16. Could you explain me one thing ? Why can I understand perfectly each and every word you are saying in this video , with no need of legends , but I can't understand many others native english speakers ?

  17. Ok Gabby I totally understood it and I'll do it , I'll never say it to my English Teacher , great tips 😍

  18. I am very good in English speaking but I am looking for someone to speak with me, Can Anyone help me to speak with me, Thanks

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