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Saturday, 29 July 2017


‘B’ is repeating my class. He’s only 20. He spent 4 years at high school. His motivation is low, and he is always late, often absent. The system has failed him. And he isn’t doing himself any favors either.

His English is receptive. His listening is okay. But his writing and speaking are poor. You can hardly understand him.

Would a habit of reading be helpful? I’m sure that it would. Any form of reading that he enjoyed enough to spend many hours doing.

As for me—I like my morning habit of collecting 10 Japanese sentences. 

Immediately after this.

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