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41 Gün Speaking Faydaları
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- Siz de her dersteki soruya 2-3 dakika hazırlıksız spontane olarak cevap verip ses kaydı alın.
- Sonra 15-20 dakika araştırma yapıp ondan sonra tekrar cevap verip ses kaydı alın.
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41. Gün Speaking — Cevaplar
Bu bölümde 41 Gün Speaking serisinde her gün için verdiğim spontane cevapların yazılı hallerini paylaşıyorum.
1. Gün — Cevaplar
This year my goal is to help more people learn English better because I think most people have trouble learning English and they need guidance and they need better resources to help them improve their English. And my goal is to help those people.
Well my goal or my primary goal for this year is to make sure that the English education in this country is improved because right now I observe a lot of problems in the way English is being taught so most students have no idea how they should study and they utilize the wrong methods, ideas and materials and as a result they lose their motivation, they lose their time and they lose their money. And in return, they get no return. They get no progress, they get no improvement. Therefore the English language instruction in this country has turned into sort of a disaster and many people have suffered from it and I think it is my duty to help people find better ways, better methods and better alternatives to guide them and to help them learn better. So towards that goal I am spending more time on my YouTube channel, and I am spending more time on writing and preparing new books for students and I am spending more time to produce podcasts and listening materials for students who would like to take their English a step further. So my goal for this year is to contribute as much as possible to the English education in this country.
2. Gün — Cevaplar
I would like to talk about my primary school teacher. There are of course many people who have inspired me but today I would like to talk about my primary school teacher. She was a very dedicated person and she worked at a school, at a primary school which was located in a village and there were a lot of problems and students had many issues with their education because they generally came from sort of poor families and there were not a lot of opportunities and there were not a lot of good examples around them. And my teacher was a very dedicated women and she tried to help as many students as possible and she tried to talk to as many families as possible and she really made a difference. I mean I can personally say that she made a difference in my life.
There are many role models and inspiring stories in my life and I can say that I have taken inspiration from various people throughout my life but in today's lecture and I would like to talk about my primary school teacher who taught from the 3rd to the 5th grade. She was originally from Istanbul but she worked in Trabzon, far away from her family and relatives. She was alone in a very far away city and she was she was a very dedicated to her students because as I said our school was located in a village. And many students from many villages were gathered in one school and there were not a lot of opportunities there were a lot of issues with the infrastructure with the tools or resources and everything else but she tried to do her best against all odds and she made a difference in the lives of her students and for that I really respect her and I'm really grateful for her efforts and she is someone I find very inspirational.
3. Gün – Cevaplar
There's one thing that I think people might find interesting about myself or about me. Although I'm a linguist or I'm an English teacher I am really into computer programming. That might seem a very different field but since high school I have been heavily involved in computer programming and the technological developments and trends. That is something I'm really like curious about and passionate about at the same time so I think most people would be surprised to know that I can program both desktop and web applications. I don't do that professionally I think that is a more like a hobby for me.
There's one thing that I that I think most people will find interesting that is I am an avid computer user and I'm very much into computer programming. In fact I've been programming for maybe the past 10 years. When I was in high school I was very much interested in computer programming and I started working with languages such as C+ and Visual Basic.
These are some of the desktop programming languages and then over the years I started learning about web technologies and web development and I even interned in the USA as a front end designer, engineer or programmer you might call it that way. And when I was working at Boğaziçi I also developed the website for my department when I worked as a research assistant so I've been heavily involved in computer programming, design and technological trends and to most people that looks very different from what I do because I work as a teacher as an English teacher or as a linguist to some degree and most people think that they are totally different or separate fields or endeavors but to me computer programming and studying language and Linguistics are very related because at their core there are very related they've got a similar rules and patterns. If you know how to look at computer languages I think you can find many similarities between computer languages and human languages and in fact computer languages are based on human languages, they are modeled on human languages so there a lot of similarities and that's how I approach this issue. So I am also a computer programmer. Well you can say that to a certain degree but I do that as a hobby not a professionally.
4. Gün — Cevaplar
Personally I think travel will change a lot in the future because there are developments in technology and everyday scientists find new ways and new methods to transfer goods and products from one country to another and recently there has been a lot of work in space travel many companies such as SpaceX have launched satellites or intergalactic or interplanetary tools or you can call them rockets or maybe spaceships and they're trying to make sure that humans can travel in space and there are a lot of developments in high speed trains and trains can go at extreme speeds and I think there will be new plane types that can go a lot faster than the current planes and as a result I think the time that people spend on the road will decrease and travel will be much faster and a lot more convenient in the future.
First of all I think that there will be a lot of advances in space travel. Many governments and private companies have been investing in space travel and their results started to pay off. We've seen that in the launch of SpaceX satellites and SpaceX rockets. They have done unprecedented work. What is more I think there has been a huge advance in train technology and right now trains can go at extreme speeds and they can take you from one city to another in a few hours or they can take you from one part of your country to the other part in a couple of hours and many plane companies or aircraft companies have been trying to develop a new plane prototypes new planes and these planes will be a lot more comfortable and they will a lot more faster than the regular planes and as a result I think people will be able to fly much more comfortably and much more conveniently. And finally I think there is going to be huge difference when it comes to driving habits. Right now people drive their cars to work, to school, or for pleasure but recently especially in the last 10 years there has been a lot of progress with autonomous vehicles. There are cars that can drive themselves and Tesla Model X is one of those cars and there are many car manufacturers which are trying to come up with smart, intelligent and autonomous cars and I think in the future cars will drive themselves and people will simply sit in the car and relax. So for example if you have a long commute, you will not have to a drive for a long time and feel stressed. Your car will drive itself and you can simply sit in the back seat and drink your coffee, read your newspaper or even sleep, do whatever you want. And your car will take you to your destination and I think due to these reasons, travel in the future will be much more convenient, safer and faster.
5. Gün — Cevaplar
First of all, in most cases I prefer working on my own because when I work on my own I think I can concentrate more and when I can concentrate more I can get better results. I can achieve better results and I can get things done in a shorter period of time so that's the main benefit of working on my own. And sometimes I think when I work in a team I get a lot of distraction because whether you like it or not when you work in a team there will be a lot of disruption and distraction and some team members might not do their work and it might create some sort of chaos or disorder and it might become counterproductive so in most cases I prefer working on my own but sometimes there are cases in which group work is much more valuable and in those cases I of course prefer working in a team.
Honestly I think I can get more work done on my own because when I work on my own I have better concentration and I can work more intensely and I can get more things done in a shorter period of time and I have in those cases I have better concentration and that leads to better results. So in most cases I prefer working on my own but there are times when I prefer working in a team because you know some projects are huge and you cannot do everything on your own and you need help and in those cases if I can find great people who have a similar skill sets or who have complementary skill sets to mine then I can work with them really well and we can get things done much more faster and we can work much more efficiently but if the team is not good then of course there are problems because in some teams, some team members do not take responsibility, they don't do their part and they cause problems in those teams there are a lot of issues. I tend to or I prefer to avoid those teams and I personally as I said prefer to work with efficient teams but if I can't find an efficient team, I prefer working on my own.
6. Gün — Cevaplar
I think people simply change their names because they don't like their names because when they're babies their parents give them a name. But when they grow up they might not like that name. For example a friend of mine changed her name because she did not like her original name or she did not like the name that her parents gave her. Sometimes you know times pass and people think that their names are not suitable for them and as a result they want to change their names.
There are a number of reasons why people might change their names. First of all, some people change their names when they move to a foreign country. For example people who move to the United States or people who move to some European countries change their native or original names because they want to blend into the society because if they have a foreign name then they think they will not integrate with the society in the foreign country. So they want to change their names. However sometimes the second reason why people change their names is simply because they don't like their given name because when people are born, they are babies. They cannot choose a name for themselves and as a result their parents or their relatives give them a name but when these people grow up, some of them might not like their given names and they might want to change those names and as a result they change their names. This might be difficult process but as I said if you don't like your name and if you have the ability to change it you can change it but I think most people get used to their names. Their names become a part of their identity and therefore most people do not change their names.
7. Gün – Cevaplar
Well, I personally like to spend time at home because I have a very busy life and I work intensely and as a result I want some rest, I want some peace and I feel comfortable at home and I feel relaxed at home relaxing, maybe drinking some tea, reading some books, watching some interesting lectures and so on. So that’s my personal preference but just like everyone else I get bored and I spend so much time at home so in those cases I feel like going out and I generally go by the seaside, I meet my friends generally for coffee or tea and I try to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the Bosphorus.
Well, I honestly like to spend time at home because I think home is a place where I can really relax and get some rest get some peace because these days we all have busy schedules. We have a lot of plans, we have a lot of projects that we need to complete and that puts a lot of burden and in some cases pressure on our shoulders and we all need to relax and I think home is a good place or a great place to relax and therefore I really like spending time at home especially when it's quiet. Well I've got a baby girl so I hear a lot of cries so my home is not as quiet as it used to be but it's always good to hear that baby sound in the background so but sometimes just like everyone else when I spend a lot of time indoors, I feel bored I need to get some fresh air and in those cases I simply go to the coastline, I go to a cafe by the seaside or meet friends and spend some enjoyable time. So there is not a definitive answer because you cannot say you should spend all of your time indoors or you cannot say that you should spend all of your time outdoors hanging out with friends. You have to strike a balance and as in everything else balance matters in this case too
8. Gün — Cevaplar
Well, there are many disadvantages of social media. I think the first disadvantage of social media is that the relationships on social media are superficial, they are not real. People take pictures of themselves and their friends. They try to show things off; but I think most of those photos or events are superficial. People do not have deep connections. And secondly I think social media causes a lot of distractions, because when you work or when you're trying to concentrate on something, you get a lot of notifications from social networking sites and it can be really distracting.
Personally, I think there are numerous disadvantages of social media. The first one that comes to mind is that it causes people to have superficial relationships. When people start a relationship on social media, when people meet on social media they think they get to know each other a lot; but in fact that relationship is generally very very weak. It's not strong. It's generally superficial. There are of course exceptions to this; but this is what I generally observe. And secondly, I think social media is a great source of distraction, because social networking sites send a lot of push notifications. They send a lot of e-mails. They send a lot of messages. They want your attention. They want you to go to their app or website and when you're trying to get work done, it can be very distracting and I think that's one of the primary disadvantages of social media.
9. Gün — Cevaplar
Okay let's get started. Well, personally when I need to deal with stress, I look at the causes of stress. So, if I'm feeling stressed about something, I try to find what makes me stressed and what I can do to deal with that stress. If I can find the cause of stress, then I can either change it or I can find a way to deal with it or when I am feeling stressed, maybe I can go for a walk and it can help me relax or if I’m stressed about something, I can talk to my wife, or I can talk to my friends and get their opinion on that issue or matter. So, I will have different perspectives and it helps me deal with that stress.
Of course, everyone feels stress in some part of their lives and I’m just like everyone else. There are times when I feel stressed. It might be either because of work, because of personal reasons or it might arise for no particular reason. You know, sometimes you feel stressed for no particular reason. So, when I feel stressed, I really like to think about the root causes of that stress. I think about what is causing that feeling of stress. If I can find the root cause of that stress, then I can tackle with that problem. I can work on the root cause and I can make things better. Sometimes, I might not be able to deal with the root causes of stress and in those cases, I find it useful to talk to my wife to get her opinion or to talk to my friends and family, because when I talk to other people, then I can get different perspectives, different opinions and ideas and those things really help me deal with that problem. Sometimes, they can offer really practical and useful advice and that advice helps me really tackle with that problem. Or to feel better, I can go by the seaside and get some exercise. I can walk for a while. I can get some tea or coffee to think about what is going on. And these are the things that I do to deal with stress and of course, I think just like everyone else when I feel stressed, I feel an urge to eat more, because I mean personally I am someone who likes eating. And when I’m stressed, I think I am more incline to eat. So, that's it.
10. Gün — Cevaplar
Well, I prefer writing a paper to taking a test, because when I write a paper, I have more time. I can do research on my own and I can work the way I want. I'm not limited to the test. I have more time. I have more resources and I can generally choose my own topic. So, I can work on something that I'm interested in and that makes the whole process much easier. And I personally think that when I write a paper, I learn more, because I do research. I do a lot of reading. I take notes and all of these pieces help me learn much more easily and much more productively. That's how I see it.
When I consider the advantages and disadvantages of writing a paper and taking a test, I can definitely say that, for me personally, writing a paper is a lot more attractive, because when I write a paper I have full control over the process whereas when I take a test I, don't know which questions will come up on the test. I don't know if I will have trouble with the questions. I don't know if I'll have maybe health problems or lack of concentration during the exam. So, I think an exam is risky; but when I'm writing a paper for a class, then that means I can plan my time. I can work on a topic that I choose and I can do as much reading and research as I want. So, these are the pros of writing a paper. And additionally, I believe that when I write a paper, I learn much more, because during the writing process, I have to compile a list of resources and I have to go through all of those resources, take notes meticulously. And all of these steps really help me remember what I learn and it makes learning much more effective. Therefore, I prefer writing a paper to taking a test.
11. Gün — Cevaplar
So, I think people should have three qualities to be successful in life. The first one is being hard-working. If you are hardworking, then you can achieve success, because generally success requires hard work. Secondly, I think you should be very determined, because achieving success is not always easy becausethere will be problems and you should be determined in order to continue working towards your goal. And, finally, I think you should be patient, because as I said before success is not always easy. There are problems and challenges. And therefore, you should be patient, because success might take a lot of time. So, these are the qualities that I think people should have in order to achieve success in life.
So, personally I think people should have three qualities in order to achieve success in their personal and professional lives. So, I think the first quality that people should have in order to achieve success is being hard-working, because success requires a great deal of work and in order to achieve success, you need to be really hardworking. You need to be willing to work hard. And secondly, you should be very determined and passionate, because when you work towards a goal, when you want to achieve success in life, there will be a lot of hurdles, obstacles, problems; because success isn't always easy. And in order to overcome those problems, in order to achieve your goals, you need to be determined and passionate. And finally, in order to achieve success and become a successful individual in both personal and private or professional life, I think you should be patient; because when challenges emerge in your life, you have to be patient. And sometimes you might work hard but you might not get any good results. And in those cases, you have to be patient. You should wait and you should continue working, because sometimes success can take months and sometimes it can take years. And as a result, you should be patient, determined and hardworking at the same time to achieve success; but sometimes you might need a little luck or some support from your friends or family to achieve greater success. I think these are the qualities that are needed to be a successful person.
12. Gün — Cevaplar
I think there are many causes or disadvantages, well not really causes but disadvantages of migration to urban cities. First of all, when a lot of people migrate to cities, cities become overcrowded and it causes traffic problems, traffic jams. It causes problems in social services, because when there are a lot of people in a city, there are not enough classrooms, enough doctors, hospitals or enough facilities for all the people. So, that's one of the problems. Secondly, when a lot of people move to urban areas from rural areas that means the agricultural production will decrease. So, there are not a lot of people now living in rural areas that means they are not very interested in agriculture and as a result, I think the production of vegetables, fruits and other agricultural items will decrease and it might eventually increase prices. So, these are some of the problems that might arise as a result of urban migration.
Urban migration is a recent phenomenon; especially in the last hundred years I think there has been a considerable migration from rural areas to urban areas. Millions of people left their homes in rural areas and moved to cities to find better jobs and better opportunities; however this did not always lead to better outcomes, because when a lot of people move to cities that means there will be fewer jobs and there will be a lot of overcrowding. There will be a lot of traffic problems. There will be housing and infrastructure problems and most of these are not planned well. So, as you might see, there's a lot of unplanned construction and that really affects cities negatively. Another problem that I think will cause problems in the future is lack of agricultural production, because when a lot of people, well, millions or thousands of people move to cities and leave the urban areas that means there aren't many people left who will participate in agricultural production. And as a result, the agricultural sector will diminish over time and we might have to buy agricultural products from other countries. We might have to import them and it is not good for the future of a country. So, basically these are the two problems that I can think of right now. I'm sure, there are other issues or problems that will emerge; but these are the main ones that I can think of right now.
13. Gün — Cevaplar
I think there are many benefits of regular exercise. First of all, when people exercise regularly, they will be fit and I think they will be healthy. Secondly, when people do regular exercise I think they will relax, because people are generally stressed in daily life, because there are traffic jams. There are major problems at work. So, they might feel stressed and as a result when they do regular exercise, the exercise helps them relax. So, these are the main benefits of regular exercise.
Personally, I think there are numerous benefits of regular exercise. First of all, regular exercise helps you keep and stay fit. When you exercise regularly, you will have a better body. You will build muscle and you will stay young and healthy. Secondly, when you exercise regularly, you can relieve your stress and you can feel much more relaxed, because everyone, almost everyone, suffers from stress to a certain degree; either because of work or because of personal reasons. And therefore, when you exercise regularly, the exercise helps you relax and it helps you keep your mind refreshed. And as a result, you will feel better due to exercise. So, these are the main benefits of doing exercise regularly.
14. Gün — Cevaplar
So, well, my favorite movie is “Three Idiots.” It's an Indian film. It's an Indian movie and I really like it, because I think it teaches the value of friendship and it teaches about the real things that matter in life. And it shows students that there is more to life than simply competition. And as I said, it's overall a great of film and it's got a beautiful dances, music, scenery and it's got a captivating, it's got a very attractive storyline. I think it's something that… it's a film that most students should watch to get a new perspective.
One of my favorite movies is “Three Idiots.” And in fact, I think I have watched it three or four times. It's a very long movie by many standards. I think it's more than 2 hours long and it's an Indian movie. Normally, generally, people watch American movies; but this is an Indian movie. It's from Bollywood and it's by a famous actor. I think it's Amir Khan. And the movie, “The Three Idiots” is about real friendship. It's about the real values in life that matter and it's about really following your passion, because the movie shows you that if you are really passionate about something and if you follow your passion and do it the right way, you will definitely be rewarded. And the movie also shows us that there is more to life than studying. Maybe there are things that matter much more than simply school classes. And learning can take place outside of the school. And if you are passionate about learning, you can enhance or improve your learning in every place. And I think it's got a great storyline and it has beautiful scenes. And it has overall good characters in it. So, it's a movie that I really like and I suggest that students watch it.
15. Gün — Cevaplar
I think my favorite class at school was English, because since my childhood, I've had an interest in languages. I've had a passion, a love for languages. I did not have an English teacher at primary school; but still I liked English classes very much and when I had time, I would study English books on my own. So, I can say that I had a lot of interest in English. And when I started high school, I had good English teachers and they really helped me a lot. They provided me with the right tools and resources. And when I was a high school student, I could both learn English and learn about life at the same time; because when I was learning English, I was reading books and articles on topics that were interesting to me. So, as a result, I both learned English and enjoyed myself. And I can say that English was my favorite class.
Well, I think my favorite class has always been English, because when I was a little kid, we did not have an English teacher in my village. I studied in a little village in Trabzon. So, we did not have an English teacher. And honestly, we did not have many teachers because it was a little village in a district. So, we had problems with our education; but I was very interested in English. I don't know why, I think it was something in me. So, as a little kid, I started studying English from books and I continued to study throughout the primary school. When I went to high school, I finally met real English teachers and they helped me a lot. They provided a lot of useful guidance. And eventually, I was able to learn English much faster. And the thing I really liked about learning English was that while learning English, I could also learn about topics that were really interesting. For example, I could learn about computers. I could learn about programming languages. I could learn about the environment or other cultures. And at the same time, I could learn English, because by learning English, I was also learning about other interesting topics and I really liked that part. And it did not feel like a class or it did not feel like studying, because I was enjoying it. So, based on that, I can say that my favorite class has always been English.
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