Nivel avanzado de inglés, cómo dar el salto – Your Way 27
Nivel avanzado de inglés. Have you ever thought about how to get it??
Leonardo Dicaprio is one of my favourite actors.
Seriously. He’s BRILLIANT.
But he wasn’t always such a good actor.
When he made Titanic, he was an «ok» actor. After that, something happened in his head and he started getting better and better. He took it seriously and became a true professional.
¿Alguna vez has sentido que tu nivel de inglés está un poco como el Dicaprio de Titanic, pero tú quieres que sea más como el del Lobo de Wall Street, Orígen o Django?
Ok, in today’s podcast, we talk about how to go from intermediate to advanced 🙂
Nivel avanzado de inglés, cómo dar el salto – Listen to the episode!
Ideas mentioned in this podcast
Question of the day: How to stop being an intermediate student? From María Finol.
Monica shares an anecdote about a student who was a beginner and was not making any progress until he realised that because of this his job was at stake.
Both Monica and David agree that it is very important to be motivated.
David believes that in order to get to an advanced level you need at least 6 and 12 months. You need time and you need to be patient.
If you want to take an exam, or to get to a B2 level, you are going to need help.
You need to attack the four skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading
You need not only to learn vocabulary but also to learn the verbs and how to use them.
David tells us about his experience in England and about his brother’s job interview.
It’s not so important to have a certificate. It is more important to be able to show your language skills. In other words, to show your level.
- Knowing grammar gives you confidence.
- Making friends, talking to native speakers, listen to native materials, watch TV in English with no subtitles. Focus on the real English.
- You need to learn vocabulary in context and you need to know the structures.
- Unless you are very organized, you need to find a course, a teacher to help you organize.
- Accountability: doing homework, preparing for your lessons and even paying will keep your motivation high.
Vocabulary used in this episode
To be lurking: estar al acecho
To be at stake: estar en riesgo
To be fired: ser despedido
To be promoted: ser promovido
To make it: lograrlo
To be gifted: ser talentoso
To level up: elevar/mejorar/subir de nivel
A table with three legs: una mesa con tres patas
The get by level: el nivel de apaño
Once and for all: de una vez por todas
To have rotten foundations: tener los cimientos podridos
To knuckle down: ponerse con algo, hincar los codos
To polish your skills: pulir/ perfeccionar tus habilidades
It doesn’t happen from day to night: no sucede de la noche a la mañana
Fling yourself into sth: hacer algo con entusiasmo
To be unable to do sth: ser incapaz de hacer algo
To be shocked: estar en shock
To be mandatory: ser obligatorio
To put into practice: poner en práctica
To be worth it: valer la pena
Accountability: dar cuentas
Easier said than done: es fácil decirlo pero no hacerlo
Don’t give up: no te des por vencido