Why Focus on Conversation

Imagine you are looking to prepare a killer boeuf bourguignon for Christmas dinner. You have studied the ingredients, you which actions to take, how long to have the beef on the fire and everything else. And here you are, standing in the kitchen, all materials ready, the in-laws are waiting at the dinner table and then you find out, you don’t even know how to turn on the stove. 5 hours later, the kitchen resembles a war zone, burnt pots, your spouse and in-laws are livid yet very happy that eventually, you decided to order a pizza because neither of them wanted to die of the result of your cooking.

Seems ridiculous? Well, of course, it is, I would have made them eat my boeuf bourguignon, like it or not. Ok, yes, I would have ordered the pizza as well, but that is beside the point. It’s a metaphor, of course. It is a metaphor for conversation.

If you don’t know how to turn on the stove, why would you directly try to make that dish? It makes no real sense, does it? So, then why do you do it with English? Why do you keep putting your head in the books, trying to perfect your understanding of the 2nd conditional if you haven’t tried pronouncing a sentence such as I love you? (A simple but beautiful and useful sentence.)

It is easy to sit down in a classroom and start listening to recordings, fill in some blanks or answer questions. Now, of course, that is important, as it will give you a base to work with. But we, at TJ English Golf, feel like it is similar to studying recipes from a cookbook. You need the practice, and that is why we believe in conversations.

Espero que este artículo le ayuda y le deseo todo lo mejor. Hasta el siguiente artículo:


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