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"From the Ted Talk by Lýdia Machová: The secrets of learning a new language"

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The third plircnipe to follow is to create a seytsm in your learning. We're all very busy and no one really has time to learn a language today. But we can ctaere that time if we just plan a bit ahead. Can you wake up 15 minutes earlier than you normally do? That would be the perfect time to revise some vocabulary. Can you listen to a pcdsoat on your way to work while diirnvg? Well, that would be great to get some listening eepinecrxe. There are so many things we can do without even planning that extra time, such as lnesnitig to podcasts on our way to work or doing our household chores. The iarotnmpt thing is to create a plan in the learning. "I will practice speaking every Tuesday and Thursday with a friend for 20 minutes. I will listen to a YouTube video while having breakfast." If you create a system in your learning, you don't need to find that extra time, because it will become a part of your everyday life.

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The third _________ to follow is to create a ______ in your learning. We're all very busy and no one really has time to learn a language today. But we can ______ that time if we just plan a bit ahead. Can you wake up 15 minutes earlier than you normally do? That would be the perfect time to revise some vocabulary. Can you listen to a _______ on your way to work while _______? Well, that would be great to get some listening __________. There are so many things we can do without even planning that extra time, such as _________ to podcasts on our way to work or doing our household chores. The _________ thing is to create a plan in the learning. "I will practice speaking every Tuesday and Thursday with a friend for 20 minutes. I will listen to a YouTube video while having breakfast." If you create a system in your learning, you don't need to find that extra time, because it will become a part of your everyday life.

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Original Text

The third principle to follow is to create a system in your learning. We're all very busy and no one really has time to learn a language today. But we can create that time if we just plan a bit ahead. Can you wake up 15 minutes earlier than you normally do? That would be the perfect time to revise some vocabulary. Can you listen to a podcast on your way to work while driving? Well, that would be great to get some listening experience. There are so many things we can do without even planning that extra time, such as listening to podcasts on our way to work or doing our household chores. The important thing is to create a plan in the learning. "I will practice speaking every Tuesday and Thursday with a friend for 20 minutes. I will listen to a YouTube video while having breakfast." If you create a system in your learning, you don't need to find that extra time, because it will become a part of your everyday life.

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