How to Study at University

Practical tips and general thoughts on how to study at a Western university

If a bird can do it …

Point: Try mimicking English sounds I was walking around an aviary in Hong Kong recently. An aviary is a kind of zoo for birds. There were many kinds of colourful birds, some flying, some walking, and some just resting in the branches. Visitors to the aviary, especially the children, were enjoying watching the birds, pointing […]

Do what you gotta do

Point: Four steps to better pronunciation Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. Women too, of course. That’s what they used to say in the old American wild west; and, I’m sure, the old New Zealand wild south; and the old Chinese wild centre; anywhere and anytime that life was hard. They meant […]

Being understood

Point: Speaking clearly is vitally important. Have you ever had this kind of conversation? Native speaker: What are you studying? You: Science. Native speaker: Nursing? You: No. Science. NS: Accounting? You: No! Sci-ence! NS: Oh. History. Why didn’t you say so? Frustrating, isn’t it? No matter how carefully you speak, they don’t understand. You begin to […]

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