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Too Busy To Listen? Get Your Time And Your Life Back

Too Busy To Listen? Get Your Time And Your Life Back

Updated October 2022. Listen to this article as a blogcast or continue scrolling to read it.Read this first: approx reading time 8 minutes (I know you’re busy). “How’ve you been?”, asks a friend. “Busy”, you sigh. “What about you?”, you enquire. “Busy”, she sighs back...

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How To Stop Translating In Your Head

How To Stop Translating In Your Head

Updated June 2022.     Wondering how to stop translating in your head when you listen to English? I'm not surprised!   Maybe you've already been in this situation:   You’re having a conversation in English, trying to catch as many words as possible and follow the...

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