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Discuss with a partner three ways to learn a foreign language and then explain which one has helped you personally the most.
"ditch class" = not to go to school when you should attend
"It is impossible to pass the class if you ditch school all the time."
"learn the hard way" = to learn about something through your mistakes and sometimes negative experiences
"He learned the hard way that you shouldn't ask certain questions in that culture."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
His new book, Learning a Language over Eggs and Toast, has been on the best seller list for the past six weeks.
Welcome to our program. It sounds like a news program.
Dr. Adams: Well, one of the most important keys to learning another language is to establish a regular study program, like planning a few minutes every morning around breakfast time.
Dr. Adams: Well, as I just mentioned, people need to plan out their study by setting realistic and attainable goals from the beginning.
Talk Show Host: Well, Dr. Adams. What is your learning style? Dr. Adams: Well, I'm a very tactile learner. Talk Show Host: You mean one who learns through hands-on experience? Dr. Adams: Exactly.
Share your opinions with other students on your experiences of learning a language. Ask others students and teachers these questions. Report your findings to the class: