字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Why Hello there. I Julian operate on doing english dot com talk a little bit about a concept I call the L K C Triangle. So what is the L K C triangle? Exactly. Well, if you've bean following my stuff for a while or if you've read my book Master English fast, you've almost definitely heard me talk about this. In a nutshell, you need more than just the language to speak a language. Well, you need the l, of course, language, the words, the phrases, the bits of English that you need to express the things that you want to express. That is a given. But you also need to other things. You need knowledge, the content of the ideas, that stuff that you have in your head so that you can say interesting things and also comprehend what is being sent to you. And then you also need culture. We'll leave that one aside for another day, because today I want to talk about the K of the Ellen Casey triangle knowledge. As I said, this is the content, the things that you've got to talk about. If you do nothing interesting, it's not gonna be surprising if you have nothing interesting to say in conversation. But if you don't have any knowledge about a certain topic, a certain thing, a certain activity, it's also going to be difficult to converse with somebody about that thing. If they are not explaining things to you. And if, as is was the case in the example I'm about to give you, they are making assumptions about the things that you may or may not know. I think it was two or three days ago. I was feeling a bit peckish, so I went out to get some chicken wings. There's this shop around the corner from where I'm staying called Atomic Wings. It looks quite cool, and I thought, Hey, why not check it down? So I go in and I have a look over the menu and it's just this confusing mess of your information. So I'm asking questions and trying to work out what I want, because I don't know what most of this stuff is. The woman on the counter is getting kind of increasingly annoyed with this bridge. Bloke can't just make up. It's King mind about what he wants. Then eventually you know I'm done. I've made my order on and I think OK, maybe I'll get some fries or something with this as well. So I look at the side menu. They're on the sides menu that's fries unearned. And if that there is kind of cheese is like ranch blue tree blue cheese and dips and things like that. So I think just the fries. It's fine. So I our order the fries and the woman says to me Round Trump blue cheese. That's old, I think cause I've just seen that on the signs menu. But I've ordered fries. So I said, No, no fries, please. And she said, Yeah, but do you want Rancher Blue cheese? So I think OK, well, these things are together on the signed menu, so therefore, maybe this comes with the fries on. I don't really like blue cheese, so I just say ranch. But then she says, and and now I'm kind of a little bit confused that night. What do you mean? And so I think perhaps she's misunderstood what I've said. So I pointed the menu and I say, Branch, please, I don't really like blue cheese, so I'll have the ranch um, now she looks really, really confused. And she says to me, You want three ranches? I'm just thinking about what's going on here. What's happening with this conversation? Why would I want three ranch dips like I'm only getting one law fries? Have I mistaken the ordered free sets of fries or something on? My assumption is completely based on the fact that they are there together on the menu, and therefore I'm ordering, getting the dip that I want to go with my fries. But why would I end up with free of those? And it's just none of this is making any sense to me to she stopped and explained to me not before looking at me like I was a total idiot. That's these dips go with the wings, and it kind of makes sense because wings usually come with dips, except the wings were already cooked in sources. So I'm kind of like a little bit surprised about this in the first place. But it was the way that she explained it to me. There was no no, no. What dip would you like with your wings? It was just thistle. This ranch or blue cheese. So for me, the person who has never really bean to like, ah, wings shop in America, let alone this specific place with no background knowledge of how these menus work and what goes with what and how things are generally done. The conversation is extremely confusing, and it really kind of just broke down. Not because my English isn't good enough, but because I didn't have the background knowledge that I needed in order to understand the things that she was assuming that I would just understand. Oh, this is, of course, problematic because most people who are using English as a second language in this situation are going to assume that they fucked up their words that rules that grammar. Andi, there has been a communicative breakdown because they haven't understood something sent to them because off again the language aspect of the our Casey Triangle, And then they're gonna beat themselves up because all my god, my English is no good. I can't get the grammar right. People don't understand my sentences blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But the reality waas that it was nothing to do with the l of the ale Casey Triangle, but all to do with the K. This is important because when you completely screw up your English, the first thing you gotta ask yourself is why? Why did this communicative breakdown happen? Was it really to do with my language ability? Is it really the case that I screwed up my words? I screwed up my grandma. I used the wrong phrase, the wrong expression. Oh, is it to do with the K or the sea of the out Casey triangle? Because until you actually know what the reason for the brink down in understanding Waas you're never gonna be able to fix the problem. It's also important because, my friend, it tells you that if you want to speak the language well, you can't just sit down and study the words and rules you've got toe actually develop yourself in all three areas of the Al Casey Triangle. You have to think of this as a whole system of language, knowledge and knowledge of cultural ideals. That is the way people think and behave. This is, of course, the approach that I take in my master English fast accelerated course. It's an odd course for many reasons, but we take this approach. We look it kind of your life, and the system is a hole, and I help you to develop all of those things. No, just learned the words and phrases and the rules of English, which, let's face it, is what most courses focus on, and they fall short of actually helping people to fix their problems. The flip side of that is it makes the accelerator course quite a challenging course for many reasons and tends to be quite different. What people expect if you're interested in the accelerator course how, my friend, can you find out information about that? Well, the best thing to do is to start with my free training, the rocket Launch method, where I'm gonna walk you through the falling key changes that you, the high level English learning, needs to make. If you want to break, pass that intermediate upper intermediate barrier into theater, advanced and beyond stages off speaking English. The place to go for that is doing english dot com slash free training. 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