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Study Habits
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Study Habits
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Date: Nov 30 2012

Themes: School

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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Have you ever been studying for a test in a library and suddenly found yourself asking, “What’s that noise?” It turns out the person at the desk next to you is blasting music through her headphones. It’s driving you crazy. You ask her to turn down the music. She says, “But I can only study with music on!”

People can have very different study habits. Some of us need complete silence, while others need noise. Some of us get distracted if there are other people around, while others can’t focus when they’re alone. Get the room just how you like it to study English and learn about Jason and Vanessa’s study habits in this English lesson.

你是否曾为应对考试而在图书馆苦读,继而会突然自言自语道“是什么噪音?”结果发现噪音来源于你的邻桌,此刻她正带着耳机倾听震撼力十足的音乐。这让你感到抓狂。你要求她调低音量。她却说:“我听着音乐才能学习!”

人们的学习习惯千差万别。一些人需要完全安静的环境,而其他人则需要嘈杂的环境。有些人当其他人在周围时会分心,而另一部分人独自学习时则不能专注。找一间适合你学英文的房间,看看在本节课中詹森和瓦内萨的学习习惯。

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Vanessa

Vanessa

Jason

Jason

Vanessa:  Hey, what are you doing over there? Are you studying?

Jason:  Uh, yes. Yes!

Vanessa:  Do you mind if I put on some music?

Jason:  I actually would prefer if you didn’t. I find it easier to study in complete silence.

Vanessa:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah.

Vanessa:  Wow. You sound pretty particular about when you study. What else do you need?

Jason:  I try not to be too hungry, or too full. I like to be by myself. I don’t like to study in a library or anything. There’s even too many distractions for me in a library you know, people walking around. What do you do?

Vanessa:  Well, usually I’ll just pull an all-nighter, you know? Just try to cram and get whatever facts I can in before the sun comes up. You know, I’ll make flashcards, but if I’m just studying for one night that doesn’t happen.

Jason:  That sounds kinda crazy! I try to stay ahead of the game, you know, study things…Maybe if I’m studying for a test I’ll start a few days before the test and just brush up at the end.

Vanessa:  Hmm. It sounds like you have more discipline than I do when it comes to studying.

Jason:  Speaking of… I think I’m gonna get back to it.

Vanessa:  Oh. Alright.

 

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Discussion

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Vanessa asks Jason what he’s up to, and if he’d mind if she turned on some music. Jason does mind, because he’s studying, and he prefers to study in complete silence.

Vanessa is surprised by this, and she wonders what other study habits Jason has. He likes to make sure he’s eaten just the right amount of food, and he doesn’t like to study in a library, or any place where there might be distractions.

These are very different from Vanessa’s study habits. Vanessa usually just studies the night before. Jason can’t imagine studying so last-minute. He’s very disciplined. In fact, he’s so disciplined that he wants to quit talking about studying and get back to work.

What are your study habits? What do you do if someone interrupts you when you’re studying? How would you like to change or improve your study habits?

 

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Naghmeh_M

Naghmeh_M

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

For some lessons like geography and literator i prefer to walk and study aloud because i hate them and get bored from sitting and study these lessons for some lessons like biology I some times walk some times sit some times lay down but my best study is math and chemistry and physic because they are so easy for me.


I am usually ahead of the game and if I got more lessons for a day I am good at pulling all of a night.


like now in Iran this month is for exams and now it’s near one month that I study and I’m EXHAUSTED

05:39 AM Jun 08 2015 |

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Laura34

Laura34

Malaysia

I think its better if you are doing something such as studying, you focus on one particular thing, then two or more things at a time.



06:35 AM Jun 17 2014 |

Hiva Sh

Hiva Sh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I don’t like to study in a library, too…I prefer to study at home and I prefer to be alone and it drives me crazy when someone interrupts me when I’m studying.


I just study the night before…I really can’t start syudying earlier… It makes me bored and tired…but the night before I get so energetic. :)

05:52 PM May 30 2014 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

I totally with Jason.

10:13 AM Aug 27 2013 |

raisacorrea

Brazil

I am like Jason, I need silence, concentration and a place that I know that nobody’ll interrupt me.


And drive me crazy when someone interrupt my studies. I ask if this person didn’t realize that I am doing something too important.


I think that sometimes I could start to study erlier, but it’s ok.

01:42 PM Dec 10 2012 |

*Negar*

*Negar*

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

when i want to reading alll of the house must be silent.


and i never can be awake in the night

02:32 PM Dec 05 2012 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

Me and Jason have similar habits. I like to study in complete silence and I’m fine with that  - I wouldn’t change anything. If somebody interrupts me I get annoyed.

09:42 PM Dec 04 2012 |

sarasabamina

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

The way in which you approach getting your homework done and preparing for tests and quizzes. If you develop a good routine for getting these things done, you will be more successful in school and have less stress associated with tests and quizzes.

07:38 PM Dec 03 2012 |

sarasabamina

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

The way in which you approach getting your homework done and preparing for tests and quizzes. If you develop a good routine for getting these things done, you will be more successful in school and have less stress associated with tests and quizzes.

07:37 PM Dec 03 2012 |

bienemaja

bienemaja

Andorra

I used to study in silence and not too many hours at once,


two or three hours intensive studying and then a break or interruption. 


 

03:07 PM Dec 03 2012 |

Masbarar

MasbararSuper Member!

Turkey

Before I was liking to study drinking a tea or coffee and I was prefering that a movie or music is opened.I was not feeling well when there was a silence.But now I like to work at a silence area and I want that nobody calls me.I hate somebody calls me while I was studying.I think the habits change with the time.

11:45 PM Dec 02 2012 |

Orchestra

Orchestra

Russian Federation

Shame on me, but I’m kinda person like Vanessa)) When a load of work needs to be done in a month, I’m always putting off till the deadline turns up round a corner)) So, I even can’t recall an exam I haven’t pull an all-nighter just before. But I clearly see it’s all about the lack of discipline, therefore I would really like it to overthrow.

10:20 PM Dec 02 2012 |

kaskousi

Algeria

I like learning from people but I hate chat .

04:44 PM Dec 02 2012 |

labzkie

labzkie

Philippines

sometimes, i feel tired of doing the requirements of the teachers BUT as a student i must do it for the better and for my family. :)


All is well everyone especially the students :)


Godbless :)

03:39 PM Dec 02 2012 |

labzkie

labzkie

Philippines

i want to be alone when i am studying because that is my comfort zone :)


Godbless :)

03:32 PM Dec 02 2012 |

Pinky_Pinky

Thailand

I dont like to go to library because i like to talk with my friends and i dont want to hear anybody say What’s that noise?  Lol

07:15 AM Dec 02 2012 |

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HammadOmar

HammadOmar

Saudi Arabia

I like to study while I’m setting around my family, but the outcomes become very poor and I take long time. However, If I forced myself to study in my room ( alone ), the outcomes become better and more efficient. :)

07:12 AM Dec 02 2012 |

deliana

Venezuela

i can’t study in a noisy place i need silence when i’m studying, because i get distracted easily while i’m studying that’s why i dont like to study in a library.


i would like to have a study routine, especially to study English 

02:08 AM Dec 02 2012 |

malima

malima

Brazil

Like Jasom i’m a disciplined student. I would study with music only listening to a calm music like Enya for example. But i think the best way for me to keep me concentrated in my study is when i’m in my bedroom without any kind of noise. 

06:43 PM Dec 01 2012 |

salbia

Pakistan

am study in silence….

04:36 PM Dec 01 2012 |

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