Brain Boost – Learning english

Braining Training

Braining Training is the key theme from “The Tomorrows’ Series” of books.

At its heart is the assertion or assumption that our brains are a thousand times more effective than we currently think they are. Our brains adjust themselves to the task in hand, given enough practice. So here our job is to help you to get that practice.

Brains grow and adapt to your needs, during your whole life. (We will have to wait for the ‘facts’ to catch up with us, so we will just take it that it’s the case.) The more work you give yout brain, the more work it is capable of handling.

Specifically in this website we try to give you information or examples that are directly useful. Otherwise we provide hyperlinks to other areas of relevance or of special interest.

We start with “Learning english” and we are adding other braining training as time develops.

Learning english

Learning english by reading is our starting point because of three key reasons.

Faster by reading. You can learn seven times faster by reading than you can by listening, which means that you use your time more effectively. You can use the time saved to learn more!

More information in english. There is more information published in english than in any other language. Information is published in more books, more newspapers, more films, more songs, more plays, more TV broadcasts, even more Google searches.

Easier to learn more. The more words of english you know then the easier it is to learn more, and that means about any subject you care to name.

In the website ‘category’ – “Learning english” we have set out to enable and help you to learn english by using simple words describing photographs we have taken. We include the most popular words. It is all based on everyday scenes, colours, numbers (both from pictures and rhymes) and then we start into more fun with numbers. These are in the main content articles headed “Learning english.”

Separately under the main headers at the top of the screen we have created “Games” and “Games 2”.

“Games” is a straight-forward picture book with all the letters of the alphabet. Each letter is illustrated by pictures and with a two word title. Using two words for each picture we can show both the upper case (capitals) and the lower case versions of each letter. The parallel idea is that another person may be helping the learning by reading out loud. They can also use them to make up stories to go which each picture.

“Games 2” is again a picture book with all the letters of the alphabet though now with a longer title. On many occasions there is a longer underscore. Where another person is helping with the learning, it is another opportunity to tell even longer stories.

In Britain the bulk of people probably use about two thousand words in their normal day speech. In many instances they can understand many more.

Sometimes however their understanding may only be partial rather than complete understanding. Here our objective is to offer a basic two thousand word vocabulary that is useful to everyone. We expect that you may need to refer to a dictionary occasionally. Even in this introduction we use over four hundred and fifty different words.

It is rumoured that one daily newspaper limits its reporters to a ‘company’ vocabulary of just seven hundred words. On the other hand we reckon a QC, a Queen’s Counsel in a court of law, will nonchalantly speak and write any of twenty thousand words in their work.

One way, which we recommend, used by many people to help them learn words,  is to keep your own dictionary. It is a place where you list every word you know and then try to add one new word to it every day. In twenty years that’s over seven thousand new words. When you hear or read a new word, make a note of it. You can then look it up in a dictionary later and proudly add it to your list.

It is our intention that just through this website you will meet all the two thousand popular words you will need.

Learning english Numbers

Part of learning english includes the use of numbers. That’s handy because using numbers easily and fluently has a dramatic impact on the power of your brain. It is particularly useful for increasing its speed of working.

We have included the starting pages of our work on numbers. It’s deliberately set to stretch your brain, for example we hope it will be straight-forward to work up to knowing the square of the numbers upto ten, so we go on upto the square of fifteen.

Wherever we get a chance with the pictures we have tried to include simple arithmetic and the start of mental arithmetic. We quite likespeed maths site, what do you think of it?

Please let us have your comments, then we can improve what we do. We certainly plan to add audio files for each of the words. Though this will take some time.

Future topics for words will include developing our five (or is it six) senses, see, hear, smell, taste, touch. Mind you we’re not sure how to photograph ‘fear’ or ‘confidence’ both of them being read by using your ‘sixth’ sense.

We take in information via all the senses simultaneously. For example information spoken enthusiastically will be remembered better as you can sense a smile and sense the confidence.

Also if you combine a memory with more than one sense for example the sound of a particular melody or tune combining with a smell combining with a sight whether it be a person or a view, it will be recalled to mind when you hear the same tune, and vice versa across all the senses.

As we are all unique individuals then we will recognise that each person will respond differently depending on the ‘sense’ used as not all or senses are one hundred per cent perfect all of the time. They vary.

Our brains manage to index our memories by linking innumerable elements. Who was involved. Where it was. What happened. How it happened. What sounds were there. Was there a particular smell. What movement was there. What was or were the cause(s). When precisely did it happen. What else is it linked to or who else. How hot or cold was it? Did we feel fear? And so on.

This means that when we sense any one element in a similar situation then we automatically get a link back to the original memory.

By the way when speaking, remember it’s the communicatee (the person you are speaking to) rather than the communicator (you) who controls the conversation. This will happen when you are speaking a language the communicatee doesn’t know for example using new or unusual words or they may have switched off their hearing aid, or dozed off (gone to sleep)! It may also be because you have triggered a vivid memory, which the listener immediately starts thinking about, thus blotting out whatever you are saying. The listener always controls the conversation.

For the more adventurous amongst us I can also recommend “Quantum Jumping” “http://www.quantumjumping.com/.” It’s similar to and a big jump forward from NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming, which has proven very effective in many, many instances. Do you need to spend your money? That’s your decision.

Free weekend training courses in NLP are offered by www.tobyandkatemccartney.com for those who become really interested in studying another element of Braining Training.

So now back to our starting point “Learning english.” Enjoy the journey.

Updated 1402011

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