|"ditch class" = not to go to school when you should attend|
"It is impossible to pass the class if you ditch school all the time."
"learn the hard way" = to learn about something through your mistakes and sometimes negative experiences
"He learned the hard way that you shouldn't ask certain questions in that culture."
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[ Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz]
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Discuss with a partner three ways to learn a foreign language and then explain which one has helped you personally the most.
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
HELPFUL TIP: Don't be afraid to make mistakes when you are learning a foreign language. It is really hard to practice if your mouth is closed all of the time.|
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.
|II. Listening Exercises [Top]
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Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script and complete the Text Completion Quiz.
|III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Share your opinions with other students on your experiences of learning a language. Ask others students and teachers these questions. Report your findings to the class:
- the best way to learn different languages skills in a foreign language including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and cultural understanding
- your experiences learning English in a foreign country
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