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What things stop you from working? What can you do to study better?

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Azanor 14 May, 2016 - 10:05

Nowadays our attention can be easy dawn away by our environment, that’s why we often have troubles
with our studying. Mobile phones, pets, music, internet, social nets, and a lot of other things which can diver
our attention.
As for me, I think that there are a lot of things, which can draw away my attention while I’m studying.
For example phone messages. They are diverting my attention and, I can’t concentrate on my study.
So I’m trying to do my best and here are my tips how not to distract from studying:
1. First of all you need to turn off your music and mobile phone.
2. You mustn’t enter your social websites, chat or watch news.
3. Everything you need on your table is: a glass of water, an apple and, of course, textbooks and workbooks.
4. If you have a pet like a cat or a dog you should put it outside.
However first of all you must have a desire to make your homework well done.

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Jonathan - Coor... 12 May, 2016 - 03:53

Hi Mohsin2000. Here are some tips!

  • Read the transcript. Click on the blue 'Transcript' bar and you can read the text.
  • Don't listen just once. Listen two or three times.
  • Use the pause button. Stop sometimes so you have time to think.

If it's really too difficult, don't worry! You can go to Listening skills practice and click on A1. A1 is easier than this level (this level is A2). Good luck :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Valeria_3K 2 May, 2016 - 12:25

Hello, everybody,
Nowadays, most of the teenagers are easily diverted from their studies. I think
it is well-known there are a lot of unnecessary things at studying.
For instance a mobile phone, it can be full of instant messages. Also a computer sometimes distracts us from important things, because there are social nets or some exciting computer games. Even my sister has it and plays the whole day. But we need the Internet to look up some information.
We need to say sometimes our pets draw us from doing our homework. We play and pat them. For example, my cat often lies on my books or copybooks. I can't help patting her.
The weather is fantastic now. The teenagers want to walk with their friends and have an amazing time. So it diverts too.
I can often draw away from doing my homework easily. Firstly my cats and Rabbit divert me from my studies. I play and care about them. Also I can do lessons and see a book, then I just start to read it and my school assignment is delayed for a few hours.
Now there is a desire to go for a walk some more because of the amazing weather. Sure, the computer sometimes distracts me because I can watch interesting films on it.
In my opinion, to focus completely on studying teenagers should do out their rooms. They should feel comfortable. Then they ought to turn off their mobile phones. And their computers should be turned off too, but a teenager can switch it on only if necessary. In addition, I'm sure young people must have some break themselves during their work. For example, they can do some sport exercises, go for a walk a little.

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Ken 5 May, 2016 - 13:23

Hello Valeria, I agree with the tips to go out their rooms.
As for the computers, my grandpa often says that it's an age-old debate that teenagers are apt at making an excuse not to study hard due to new gadgets! What we ought to be aware that we may be becoming narrowed thanks to the personal gadget....!?
=͟͟͞͞⊂( ’ω’ )=͟͟͞͞⊃

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Jonathan - Coor... 3 May, 2016 - 08:32

Hi Valeria_3K. I agree with all of your tips. Thanks for sharing :) If you think it's better to study outside your room, where do you study? Personally, I quite like studying in the library because it's quiet and there are no distractions. Everybody around me studying hard seems to have the same effect on me. How about you?
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Valeria_3K 10 May, 2016 - 14:26

Hello, Jonathan. I agree with you too. Sometimes , I go to the library in my district. There, I'm not diverted by somethig and I dive fully into my studies. In addition, I like to do my homework, for example, in my yard. To think is better in the open air:)

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VictorBr 23 March, 2016 - 15:35

I think there are a lot of things stop me from studying. I still remember that time I was studying my mom's friends went to my house. They was talking very loudly while I was studying. First time I thought OH IT 'S OK I wouldn't be effected by it. But I am wrong. Few minutes later I didn't want to study anymore. So I decided go out and listen to them.Although tomorow I have a test, I can't keep myself concentrate on my lesson An dthe result was I couldn't do my exam. I got 8 point so I feel sad about it. I think to study better I should keep calm don't listen some one when they come to my house

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prabhani 16 March, 2016 - 10:59

My friends always call me and send text messages,so my phone is always ringing ,therefore i can't study well because it keeps on disturbing me . I think these tips are very good and even I tried them and it was really useful.

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Muslimgirl65 13 March, 2016 - 18:36

I can't study dark and dusk place.Rarely i can study noisy place because i give all my concantrate to my lesson but generally i cant do this.I can study easily with piano sound (or bird sound) also it is relaxing.My study place must be clean otherwise i cant give care.But most important thing is 'want' and 'responsibility' for me if you dont want you can produce a lot of excuses ..

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yenthan 10 March, 2016 - 01:55

I stop working when anyone makes some noise, i have my feelings, stress, ...I offen study in a quiet room, have some breaks after 1 hours plus go out to breath air fresh, move my body, and drink some water or eat cake or candy that i like, I always see trees that help eyes relax.

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Ken 10 March, 2016 - 08:54

Thank you huyenthanh, great tips!
Sounds like once you go outside, you will come back late! In a nutshel, we should stop working whenever we feel worn out!?
凸(>皿<)凸

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horalka 5 March, 2016 - 11:03

I get distracted very easily. For exampel when my sister comes into the room I get distracted. Also when my mobile phone rings I can't work. So the best thing to do is: shut my door, turn off the music and my mobile phone and to focus completely on my homework. A good strategy to study is to underline what you need to learn, or to summerize it.

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gianggiang 5 March, 2016 - 06:28

Hello everyone,
I have some useful advice which can help you study better.
1) Buy a small clock and place it on the studying table
2) Say good bye to all social network sites and electronic devices, people remind themselves to visit sites for 5 mins, but in fact, 5mins=50 mins. If you cannot fulfill this, you should stop here because my comment is not helpful for you :)
3) Do not leave your room until you accomplish the homework.
4) Have a five-minute break after studying 30 mins, have a thirty-minute break after studying 2 hours, and remember not to use mobile devices while you are at recess.
5) Finish your homework carefully. Although the sky is falling down, do your homework carefully:)You don't have much time, this doesn't mean you do assignments carelessly. If you can give a credible reason for handing your homework late, teacher will forgive and you submit your exercises later. Take not this tip !
6) Shouldn't consider Sunday completely a holiday, I encourage you to get up early and stduy at least 2 hours. If you do want to hang out with your friends, finish homework before going out, Do not go out before your homework is done.
So, I've give you some advice, I hope this help but I'm not surprise if my advice doesn't work for you. It's up to you, do you have enough courage, determination, efforts to eliminate your bad habits or do you still hesitate to change.

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Elsa007 5 March, 2016 - 08:07

Hi Giangiang thanks for the tips to study better!
By the way, what does the sky is falling down mean?
I like the last sentence! ☆

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gianggiang 5 March, 2016 - 17:23

Hi, Elsa :D
Actually, I am not sure ( ?), I learned from a song " No matter what happen, even the sky is falling down, I still love you". So, I've imitated " No more what happen, even the sky is falling down, you have to finish your homework carefully" Am I stupid and weird ?

And, in fact, my full last sentence is " I've given you some useful tools which can help you become a keen soldier, but do you have enough determination, effort , courage and patience to join in the battle of exercise or you still hesitate to change. But, one thing for sure is that " My dear friend, you are very patient, because you can read until the last sentence of my comment". LOL

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0124 12 March, 2016 - 16:16

Hi,gianggiang, I admire you, I have some questions to answer and want you to help me:
how the ability to write English well so your back?
I have a lot Page studied English but my writing ability is not very well
expect you help yourselves, thank you very much

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Elsa007 6 March, 2016 - 12:27

Aha ha, gianggian!
You're funny, huh?
To be honest, I'm not patient at all!
Your good writing has just led me to the last!☆

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