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JosefWigren
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 Message 65 of 121
12 February 2013 at 5:03pm | IP Logged 
New interesting video by Luca about resources and goals.
Watch here on YouTube
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pesahson
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 Message 66 of 121
16 February 2013 at 6:54pm | IP Logged 
A follow up video to the one posted by Josef.

Luca on memorization and motivation

Edited by pesahson on 16 February 2013 at 10:53pm

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Medulin
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 Message 67 of 121
17 February 2013 at 7:24am | IP Logged 
''The very first thing that I do is TO get hold of a language series I really like.'' (Luca)

I think it sounds more natural without TO.
L2 speakers of English overuse TO: ''What she did was TO run away.''

Edited by Medulin on 17 February 2013 at 7:29am

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jhaberstro
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 Message 68 of 121
18 February 2013 at 5:46am | IP Logged 
Medulin wrote:
''The very first thing that I do is TO get hold of a language series I really like.'' (Luca)

I think it sounds more natural without TO.
L2 speakers of English overuse TO: ''What she did was TO run away.''

Both sound equally "natural" to me. I might drop the "to" when speaking casually, but I think if I were trying to speak
more clearly (such as on an education youtube video), I would speak at a slightly slower pace than normal and, as a
result, include the "to".

But, why even bring this up here?
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tarvos
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 Message 69 of 121
18 February 2013 at 12:10pm | IP Logged 
Medulin wrote:
''The very first thing that I do is TO get hold of a language series
I
really like.'' (Luca)

I think it sounds more natural without TO.
L2 speakers of English overuse TO: ''What she did was TO run away.''


Both are equally correct and I don't understand your intention of nitpicking in this
context. Even if Luca made a mistake in his English, this might as well have happened
to you, me, or a native speaker. Natives don't speak flawlessly either.

You can either be envious that someone speaks good English, or you can strive to be at
the same level. The fact that Eric Clapton is a much better guitar player than I am
doesn't mean I should listen to all his youtube videos to detect if he played a bum
note in "Cocaine" somewhere.


Edited by tarvos on 18 February 2013 at 12:12pm

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pesahson
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 Message 70 of 121
24 February 2013 at 3:31pm | IP Logged 
The final part of the conversation

How to be a successful language learner
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Sterogyl
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 Message 71 of 121
23 March 2013 at 4:16pm | IP Logged 
He is a very accomplished polyglot and the learning methods he proposes are realistic.

However, one cannot expect to become as good as him, it HAS to do with talent.
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fabriciocarraro
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 Message 72 of 121
23 March 2013 at 9:15pm | IP Logged 
Sterogyl wrote:
However, one cannot expect to become as good as him, it HAS to do with talent.


I don't really agree with that. I he can do it, I could, you too. I'm just not as disciplined as he is, and that's fine because it's not my goal, at least for now.

Don't think too little of yourself, we all could get there if we spent the same amount of time (and the same methods) Luca spends everyday learning languages.


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