Learning Advanced English and How to Speak without Thinking or Translating


– Hello, this is Jack from tofluency.com. Now, when I make a new
video here on YouTube or when I give a live lesson on Instagram or Facebook, I usually get a comment from somebody askin’ me to teach them advanced English. What people normally mean by this is English that isn’t
taught in basic lessons. Advanced grammar, words and phrases that
native speakers use, like idioms and slang
terms and phrasal verbs. In fact, I received a
message from somebody on Instagram the other day, talking about advanced English. But listen to this, because he told me that
he has a high level, that he has been following
my method for months now, but he doesn’t have the
confidence when speakin’ because he feels like he
can’t used advanced English, that he isn’t usin’
advanced English enough. And I understand that, because
we want to impress people. It’s something that we
want to do naturally. And when it comes to English, you want to impress
people with your level, to use words that are
going to impress people. But look at what my friend Jonathan, who is also an English teacher, said on one of my live lessons recently. “Most conversations in English
are based on basic English “that sounds natural and automatic.” “Most conversations in English
are based on basic English “that sounds natural and automatic.” Think about that. Native speakers or advanced speakers use basic phrases, but they do so in a way that is natural, and also they can do it automatically. And this means that people aren’t thinking about grammar rules, or they’re not translating while speaking. And they’re using the
right sounds of English, the right intonation, rhythm, and stress, because what some people
think is a basic phrase is better thought of as
a commonly used phrase. Or basic vocabulary is just commonly used vocabulary. For example, think about
the phrasal verb get up, to get up. This is something that is taught in the first lesson of a language school. This is something that is
taught in beginner books, and you know what this
phrasal verbs means, right? But can you use it in a natural way without thinkin’ about grammar rules? Here are some examples. I got up so early today. I’ve been gettin’ up
really early recently. He doesn’t like gettin’ up early. There was an example of that phrasal verb using the past tense. One in the present-perfect continuous, and one using like plus the gerund. So, these were all used
in different tenses and in different ways. So, ask yourself if you are able to use this type of basic English automatically and naturally. If you are able to use basic English without thinkin’ about rules, without thinkin’ about the translation, usin’ the right phrase at the right time, and sayin’ it in the right way, because it’s important
to know the difference between knowing something
and reachin’ this stage where things just flow. Where you can say things automatically. Knowing how to complete a sentence usin’ the third conditional is different to bein’ able
to use the third conditional automatically while having conversations. And I’m sure you want to reach this stage where things just happen, where you can speak naturally, and things just come out
of your mouth magically. Now, I do want to say that learning advanced English is great, and it’s something that
I recommend you do, but don’t neglect the basics. Don’t neglect these commonly used phrases because these are the phrases
that you’re going to use when speakin’ in English. If you’ve been followin’ me for a while, you’ll know all about the method that will help you get to this stage, but if you’re new or
if you need a reminder, check out the video that I’ve
liked to in the description. Now, here is a tip when it comes to learning advanced English or
any new words and phrases, and it’s this. It’s a simple one. Learn the English that
you are going to use. Think about how you use your English now or how you are going to
use it in the future. For example, let’s say that
you are a fitness coach, but you want to teach people about health and fitness in English. Then it makes sense to
learn words and phrases related to this field, this industry. Things like bench pressing, the Paleo Diet, squatting. But instead of just learnin’
new words and phrases, single words and phrases, learn them through sentences. Things like the Paleo Diet is terrible or the Paleo Diet is
somethin’ you need to try. And then get lots of repetition with these phrases so
that you internalize ’em, so that you can start usin’
them in a flexible way. So interimly, know that native speakers use basic phrases all the time and that maybe you should put more focus on using methods that will help you use these phrases in conversations, because these are the phrases
that you need to know. And when learning advanced English, learn the type of English
that you need to know. Learn it in context. And also, use my method
to help you do this. To learn more about my
method, click over here or watch one of our latest conversations and notice how often we use
basic words and phrases, the types of phrases that you
learned in your first class. And if you’re new here, click that red button and
subscribe to this channel and consider turning on notifications too. Thank you so much for watching. Please share this with
anyone who needs to see it, and go watch one of those videos. (“Breathe” by Johan Borjesson)

98 thoughts on “Learning Advanced English and How to Speak without Thinking or Translating”

  1. Hahah, jack. I just come across your channel and saw some old videos and was asking when you going to upload a new video 😄😄. And now here what I wished 😊

  2. I totally agree with you! The important thing is to learn the basics and start communicating. Here in Brazil many people just want to impress and criticize other people's English. I think that's not good. even though we are still learning and we have made some mistakes, we have to pride about this. You're amazing teacher Jack, your pronounce is very good

  3. I use this method alot, I'm an advanced english student and, unlike my colluges, i always write my essays in a simple lunguage and get high marks.

    Btw Thanks for sharing 💙

  4. Great ideas; thank you, Jack! I am learning a lot from you for my own budding teaching biz. I hope you don't mind if I steal your ideas 😉
    Norbert from TEOC

  5. hey jack, lately i've been using new methods to make much easier my learning, i feel that l learned but l still have a lot for reach, greetings

  6. Namaste sir, basically i hail from india i am student i wana learn American accent sir please tell me what should i do learning it?

  7. Thank you, Jack! Your lessons have been very helpful to me and my students. I love your stile and manner of presentation! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

  8. I like to hear you speaking, because I can understand what you say. My listening is my worse skill in english. And I speak slow like a robot, but I keep trying. 😂

  9. Jack, Why in occasions it is used "I do want to say" and too "I want to say", What is the difference between this two frases?

  10. Great job! Thank a lot, Jack. It's a very useful method. I'll try to use it. GOD inspires you more and more. Blessings

  11. I love skilled people and your teaching methods are meant for us. You're the best English teacher on Youtube and you deserve the best compliments.

  12. I've just subscribed your channel because I consider your pronunciation to be clear and nice sounding to my ears. Happy New Year from Ukraine!

  13. sir your aim is great to learn english in natural and natively but here i want to share with you about your youtube group and community…sir you should upload your video like a vlog in normal way( cooking time, walking, car washing and shopping in market)…that become interesting and also it will help you to increase your youtube subscribers and followers. thank you

  14. Do you teach online? Particularly, I interested in preparation for IELTS. If you do, how much does it cost per hour?

  15. to know real English means to understand pronunciations ,  go to Jeremy Kyle show, 7 words of vocabulary ,no any grammar but try to understand this stuff.

  16. Hi guys.
    I'm preparing for IELTS test and searching for some speaking partners, So if there is someone who wants to practice english or just to say hello, just add me on Skype: khaled.barbar

  17. Hello, Jack! Thank you for your lessons! They are really great! Happy New Year to you and your family with all the blessings!
    Regards from Russia.

  18. Sir. Could you please teach us about the sentences?. I am really confused about it. Whenever I was trying to speak english i am just in a doubt.

  19. Great job! Thank so much for talking about basic English, it's take long time for understanding Advance English, sometime i feel tired, 10 years for me to learn English, i cant speak fluently still, how can i improve my English faster? Please tell me.

  20. HI, from Brasil, I just to like to hear you speaking, and speaking ( i can get almost 90% of you speak) .Thank you for share .

  21. This is what I've been looking for! 😄 Been learning the english language for more than a decade but the training at school is mostly on reading, hearing and writing. When it comes to conversational english(real world), it seems like some words just don't come out naturally. 😑 Anyway, this is a great vid… To fluency!!! 😄

  22. I agree with that person who asked the question. He is looking for advanced english not just for improving his communication skills but he wants to become fluent in academic writting and giving speech.

  23. Yes, I teach English to advanced learners and that is what I keep telling them all the time. Another important thing is not to be afraid of using what they know, being brave, taking risks. It's a lot better to get criticism for being brave than for being shy. So, thank you for that video and I'll be on the watch for more to come.

  24. I actually don't have to think or translate before I'm talking or writing. Not about grammar, not about pronounciation and not about intonation. My main problem is finding the right words in each sitution. I can use basic phrases, but not the really ordinary vocab and expressions.
    And my question is: how do I get to this level. Of course I could do some route learning, but that won't help in situations where I have to be spontanuosly and have to express myself on point.
    And my listining skills are improvable. I need to improve understanding foreign speakers and native speakers talking very fast.
    How can I improve all of that?

  25. Thank you very much I would like to get your course but unfortunately I have already bought another one which I absolutely don’t like ((( I will buy as soon as I can

  26. Great video. All those who want to improve their English pronunciation should watch this video and try to practice. I am one of them. Thank you very much for your so nice conversation whatever may be the topic, it doesn't matter that much but I really appreciate the way you guys are helping people like me.

  27. I think for any language you need to have the confidence to speak that language and as well as to deliver it correctly. That helps to reduce in fumbling. If i am wrong please correct me.

  28. Hey Jack,
    Hope you are doing good.This video is awesome beyond the shadow of a doubt, you are just spectacular, whatever you said was very true.we need to concentrate on basic English in order to understand complicated and advanced English.

  29. The only way to learn to speak good English by exposing yourself to the language either by listening or by reading.

  30. Hi Jack! I must say your style of teaching is the best for me. I like your lessons – your methods! Thank you very much for your work 🙂

  31. Thank you so much. I think basic English would not be avoidable in any time. Because for being advanced in speaking basic side is also important.

  32. Some one are embarrassed when got mistake about grammar. Even me was embarrassed about my post on facebook

  33. Hi,I usually listen and watch your videos.And I want to say,your videos are so good.And they are easy to understand.Can I ask a question?
    I am fifteen years old and I live in Turkey.And in our schools,we learn English ,but it is very confusing.We are learning grammar with British English.But,some pronunciation are like Amerikan English.For example, we say flower (Amrikan Accent.)and British people say flower (British Accent)There is too much pronunciation like this.I want to choose one of them.And can't choose.Can you help me?What can I do.(And generally Turkish people use English between British-Amerikan accents.Generally they use American one.But some of them use British one.And some of them,don't know about English.)It was so long,I know.I am sorry.If you answer.I will so happy.Thank you.😁

  34. Hello Jack Thanks you sending to me book 📚 I'm really appreciate if you don't mind keep sending me any news updates book or video it is useful for me God bliss you

  35. Jack, you've done good work. But let me put forward a suggestion. Think about teaching how to speak naturally on the basis of phonology, i.e., rythm, connected speech in terms of ellusion, deletion, intrusive phonemes, stress and intonation. It would be fantastic! Cheers.

  36. Hey, I'm kind of new here, don't know much about your work. Could you please tell me where are you from in England? I really like hearing your accent! And it's been cool (useful) watching your videos, by the way!

  37. When we learn word in the context it stick better on mind, this why is good to learn word through reading book.

  38. It‘s exactly my concern in German, i ‚ve got C2 in German but i still make mistakes and use very simple words. And my spanish just at level A2 but i can speak with minimum mistakes (comparing to the level a2) and fluently::))) just my pronounciation doesn’t sound great. Hehhe

  39. Thank you for this, I really like the how you pronouced the words, you speak clearly and I totally understand what you are saying.

  40. When I hear of advance English i think FBI the use of terminology is sophisticated and difficult to understand at times

  41. You are right, every time I speak English, I struggle with myself in order to search particular words and expression, so that makes me sound unnatural, unfortunately I got used to it so it is very difficult to give up.

  42. Thanks a lot! Your video is inspiring because you pointed out the exact problem I'm facing. I learnt a lot about English but when it comes to speaking or writing English, I struggle with finding the words and using correct grammar. I think that's what i need, to learn to use basic English AUTOMATICALLY.

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