Nov 26, 2014
What should be your focus when learning English?
How can you make the most of the time you invest in studying?
Today Lindsay talks with Nick Vance about the 80/20 principle, and how it can improve your English conversations!
Nick believes that 80% of the positive benefits of something come from 20% of the input. In business, some customers are more valuable than others. With friends, though you may have many, only a few are truly close.
In learning English, most of the grammar mistakes a new learner makes are really the same mistake over and over. Correcting these most common 20% of mistakes would eliminate 80% of all grammar mistakes. The best way to identify these is by working with a teacher who can help point out your mistakes.
Another way to work with the 80/20 principle is to prepare answers to the most common questions you might get from native English speakers. This will help you comfortably get conversations started — which is probably 80% of the work!
You might prepare answers to questions like:
Do you see the 80/20 principle working in your life?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!