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How to NOT Solve a Problem

If you didn’t know, right now I’m in Taiwan.

Yesterday I was watching some Taiwanese news and two politicians were arguing about alcohol from Japan.

Apparently, this particular alcohol is being imported from somewhere in the North of Japan, and some people aren’t sure that it’s safe.

So these two politicians were shouting at each other on the TV – arguing about a bottle of alcohol.

I watched the five minute news segment on the news, and both people shouted at the other one. The more they shouted, the angrier they became. In the end it just became a shouting match – who could shout the loudest.

Because I couldn’t understand what they were saying, the whole scene was quite funny to me. But then I quickly became annoyed… Why is this news?

Let’s be honest… There are more important things to discuss than a bottle of alcohol.

The whole thing is, in my opinion, a bit of a joke. And at the end, they never came to an agreement.

It just goes to show you that shouting and arguing about something won’t help you to solve your problems.

Now, I can’t help you with all of your problems. If your dog’s sick, go to the vet. And if you need to pass your driving test, go to a driving instructor.

But if you need to organise your English learning, so that you 1) make weekly improvements and 2) your English isn’t such a mess, then I can help you.

Next week, I’m doing an online training where I’ll show you what you need to do to make it simpler to learn English on your own in less time.


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Ps. I’m finishing up this week’s article, and it’ll be with you in the next few days. It’s based on one of my favourite pieces of English learning research. I think you’ll love it.

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