What’s the difference between studying and learning?
Let’s talk about the difference between studying and learning, shall we?
What is the difference between studying and learning?
I can illustrate the difference in one simple sentence.
In Vietnam, everyone studies English at school, but most people don’t learn anything.
In other words, studying just means going to school, or attending a class, while learning describes the process of getting better - or learning something.
If you’re serious about succeeding in IELTS, you need to find a way to make your studying effective. I’m sorry to have to say this, by just paying money to foreigners does not count as studying, and neither does watching films, or reading Facebook posts, or even books. Ok – they’re better than playing computer games, but they don’t count as studying.
What you need to do is some kind of more active studying.
Here are some suggestions
Use active reading and listening, which means reading and repeating, or writing down phrases and sentences.
Use Anki [see here]
Review what you did yesterday – do the homework again after your teacher has corrected it.
As far as speaking is concerned, you can
tell a story in English – but keep telling it until it’s as close to perfect as you can get
listen and repeat, copying the intonation as perfectly as you can [for example - listen to any of the audios on this blog and repeat them one sentence at a time - see here]
If you have any more suggestions, please put them in the comments below.
Catch you later