BEST TIPS FOR LEARNING CHINESE

James Burton
22nd January 2021

1. LEARN REGULARLY!

Learning Chinese is based on hard work. This is annoying, but unfortunately, it cannot be avoided. Now I’m a very lazy person by nature. After all, I don’t want to learn, I want to be able to! Do you feel the same? My best strategy against excessive hard work is, therefore: regularity. If I let the vocabulary learning slip for a few weeks, I immediately notice how one word after the other is missing. If, on the other hand, I learn regularly, the vocabulary will eventually solidify.

VOCABULARY APP

For vocabulary, I prefer to use Memrise, a website/app with which you can learn pre-defined vocabulary sets from other users or – what I prefer – create your own. That sounds more complex than it is. If you enter the words regularly – there it is again – in the lists, you only need a few minutes each time.

CHINESE IN YOUR SLEEP

My favorite thing to do is actually to learn new vocabulary in the evening in bed. Before going to sleep, the brain is supposed to be most receptive. Our brain works while we are resting so that information can be stored in long-term memory. And as it is: What we recorded last is most likely to stay in our memory, in this case, the new vocabulary.

The scientifically proven method actually works for me! With my Memrise app, I repeat outstanding vocabulary, then learn a few new ones, and then: close my eyes. Learning takes only 5-10 minutes per set of vocabulary. I even manage to do that when I supposedly “don’t have time” or being “too tired”. And you?

By the way: Regularity quickly becomes a habit – ideally then you automatically use the vocabulary. I now do this several times a day, while waiting, bored at work and, ahem, sometimes in the toilet. Use your time!

2. ANALYZE CHARACTERS!

What really helped me at the beginning was breaking down the characters into individual parts. Many characters are structured very logically and allow conclusions to be drawn about their meaning or even their pronunciation – and even if not, you can often build good donkey bridges from them. That’s why you should definitely learn the characters while learning Chinese, even if it may seem impossible at first.

Look up old-fashioned characters in a paper dictionary as an exercise. To do this, you need to know which part of the character is the radical under which it can be found in the dictionary, and how many lines the character consists of. This is tedious at first, but it helps to understand the characters and thus the Chinese better.f

3. WATCH FILMS AND SERIES!

MOVIES

Films are excellent for learning because the moving images allow you to understand many unknown words from the context. In addition, even as a beginner you can pick up useful words and phrases and get used to the sound of the foreign language and the sentence melody in Chinese.

Today I see my beloved Hong Kong films mainly in the Mandarin dubbed versions so that I can learn something from them. I’ve also dared to go to mainland cinema quite a few times, but unfortunately, I have to search long until I find a film that I like. So that you don’t have to dig your way through shallow, uninspired film material for hours, I have already introduced you to six recent China films that you might like.

On Chinese television, CCTV6 is the special interest broadcaster for feature films. In its online media library with a changing program, you can find many films in Chinese under the tab 影片 ( direct link ) and watch them online for free.

I recommend beginners, for example, the Hong Kong film “A Simple Life” (桃 姐) in Mandarin dubbing, which is about a guy (Andy Lau) who is building a completely new relationship with his aging housekeeper (Deanie Ip), after she suffered a stroke (中风, zhòngfēng). The sentences are taken from everyday life and mainly revolve around food – just like in real life. The real action is more likely to take place between the lines. Nice side effect: The film is really good (but sad)!

Find a Chinese home tuition teacher to help with your learning if you want!

Learning Method: Revise and Memorize Effectively

James Burton
11th January 2021

The teachers and tutors are unanimous. To better memorize their lessons, students must reread their lessons the same evening. However, students still do not know how to proceed with effective proofreading that offers them the possibility of memorizing the content more quickly and durably. They are always looking for the most relevant learning methods and techniques.

Most often, students find it difficult to reread their lessons in the evening. They sometimes cannot concentrate and find themselves tired, especially if they spend hours repeating their lessons without remembering anything. They do not always know how to proceed to proofread their courses in an effective and relevant way. It is very common for them to be bored with learning and exercises, and they do not find it of much interest. This is often the case for traditional courses which are based mainly or only on lectures (presentation with a teacher who gives lectures).

If you have to face this kind of course and if you have chosen a traditional adult training without educating yourself about the teaching methods, we give you some keys in this article to get you out despite the situation.

Because of a single teaching method which turns out to be the least effective, it is all the more important and urgent to apply memorization methods which will be useful anyway for any other situation in life. The goal is to encourage the brain to retain information for the longest time in view of its value and the fact that it deserves to be learned and stored in long-term memory.

Here are 4 methods to make learning and reviewing easier :

1.Discuss information with others

By discussing the information learned with others, we signal its importance to the brain. We can even conduct a question-and-answer session to better understand the subject in all its aspects.

2.Insert memory cards

The memory cards or flash cards are cards on which there was information on the front and other data associated with it on the back. It is very common to put a question on one side and the answer on the other or even a theorem and its formula, etc. Memory cards accelerate the learning process and set up a very effective self-assessment system.

In addition, the fact of creating its cards is positive to retain information.

3. Build on mental imagery and stories

The technique of mental imagery is based on an association of an expression or a term with an image to better retain it. It is even possible to put together a story from the words and expressions to learn.

Such a method can be used in science, geography, history, or even to learn the multiplication tables by inventing for example humorous scenes. The more unusual or strange the context or associations, the more easily the brain will retain information.

4. Use examples, tables, and diagrams

It is in the interest of all students to use their own terms to memorize their course because it will be easier for their brain to remember them. But before using your own expressions, you must first understand the information and illustrate it using pictograms, tables, diagrams or even examples.

Some teachers try to help their students by presenting their lessons in such a way as to make it easier to take notes, in particular with the sketchnote. It is a relevant tool for taking notes, which makes the assimilation of a concept or subject very easy.

Teachers also occasionally use lapbooks, which are customizable booklets, taking up elements relating to a concept studied to present them in the form of drawings, diagrams, stories, images, collages, among others. The idea is to offer students synthetic information organized through post-it notes, pockets, cards, pull-tabs, etc. Many colors are used to brighten up the content and make it more attractive while marking the most important elements.

Science Explained To Children

James Burton
11th January 2021

Science is the poor cousin of the education of young children. Parents are often afraid to bore children with scientific complexities. It is a view of science that has not always been wrong. Boring, empirical, and ultimately far from children’s lives and their dreams, science has long been forgotten. Locked in its gilded cage, education made it the home of adults. However, precursors have succeeded in transposing the different sciences into the world of children. Children’s curiosity is endless and there is no reason to deprive them of knowledge. 

The difficulty was to find the pedagogy and the tools so that the curiosity of the children could blossom. Finally, one might wonder what is the use of teaching Chinese and science to children who barely know how to write and especially how to do it. Children want to know This is arguably the simplest and most obvious reason. The thousands of questions they are able to ask are the expression of this curiosity, of this need to understand how the world works.

Knowledge is therefore essential to create curious brains and bring them further in the reflection. The difficulty is obviously not to overwhelm them with academic knowledge. 

WHY TEACH SCIENCE?

Children live in a world where technology is everywhere. Some of them are already connected. However, this connection and this dictatorship of screens have been studied and it can prove to be harmful and above all harmful for development. It is therefore essential to show them something else and in particular that science and experimentation are more fascinating than sliding your finger on a touch screen.

THE GOALS OF LEARNING SCIENCE

Children must acquire an efficient representation of reality and living. Experimental sciences make it possible to confront the elevated to reality and experience. It’s a way for them to learn to distinguish the real world from the imaginary world.

DEVELOP THE SCIENTIFIC SPIRIT

It may seem obvious, but we too often forget that it is the scientific spirit that allows you to build critical minds from an early age. The child learns to look from a different angle, to ask questions, to find answers by observing, by analyzing to find a demonstration to prove what he sees or what he will know by intuition. This analytical mind will make a conscious and enlightened citizen.

GROUP WORK

Scientific work allows experiments to be carried out in small groups. Children, therefore, learn teamwork and the rules of sociability that are essential in a workgroup. Learning oral communication, sharing information for a common goal while taking into account opposing opinions are skills that come together with pure scientific discovery. 

STIMULATE CREATIVITY

This is a factor often forgotten when we think of science, creativity. To understand, to set up an experiment, you have to understand the results. The same goes for inventing circuits, protocols and thinking in advance about what can produce, for example, an electrical experiment. With hindsight, we actually realize that children are very creative, we must even know how to control them so that the experiences do not turn into orbiting the school. What is even confusing is children’s intuition in science.

HOW TO LEARN SCIENCE?

There is of course the school has set up a real program to carry out science in the primary classes, but also that of the nursery schools. This craze is causing children to seek out and there are more and more streaming channels dedicated to children where science is presented with an experience to be reproduced at home. It is therefore strongly recommended to share these moments as a family activity to avoid dangerous or too complex experiences.

The phenomenon has spread to the leisure world and science is at the heart of many proposals with each time workshops dedicated to children when it is not an entire festival.
From the volcanoes of Auvergne to the city of space, aquariums, or nature reserves, everything is a pretext to make children think about, and with science. Obviously, in a period when science is mistreated by “skeptics” as if they were a vulgar superstition, science puts itself at the service of the environment and the living so that knowledge is also a tool of combat.

By taking science out of the academy and allowing it to adapt to its audience, we raise awareness …

What Are the Benefits of Hemp Seeds?

James Burton
15th October 2020

what are the benefits of hemp seeds

There are a lot of benefits to be derived from hemp seeds. When I talk about the advantages, I am talking about the fact that hemp seeds contain a lot of nutrients and other minerals that will definitely boost up our bodies and will be of great help in improving the health of your body. Just consider the protein and essential oil high in omega 3 oils, fatty acids, and fibre in the seeds.

Hemp: Nutrition, health benefits, and diet

What are the benefits of hemp seeds? The list is pretty long and there are a lot of nutrients and vitamins that you will find in these seeds. It is thought by many that they can be used to cure various illnesses such as nausea, diarrhoea, and even cancer.

Hemp Seed Benefits You Should Know

In addition, when your body is functioning properly, it will be able to function better in the end. You will definitely feel the difference when your body is functioning well and this will make you feel healthy and energetic in the future. If you take a look at the food you eat, you will notice that there are not many of them that are nutritionally rich in minerals and fibre. The only foods that you will have are those that have high calories and low in fibre.

Hemp Seeds Add Crunch and Nutrients

What are the advantages of hemp seeds? One advantage that you will see is that these are very easy to digest and there are no problems with the digestion process when you eat them. It will be very important for you to consume a lot of fibre when you are trying to detoxify the body. When there are problems with the colon, the toxins will be absorbed into the body. If the toxins remain in the body, they will build up and this can result in a lot of diseases such as colon cancer and other chronic diseases. Toxins are a reason you get fat and you will experience none of the brain-altering problems associates with true cannabis or marijuana.

Why Are Hemp Seeds Good for Me?

When you are getting rid of these toxins, you will also see an improvement in the immune system. The good bacteria that are in the colon will work well in getting rid of the bacteria that can cause infection. There are also a lot of good nutrients in the seed body which can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Hemp seeds are nutritionally superior to Flax & Chia

What are the advantages of hemp seeds derived from the hemp plant? These can be easily obtained from the nutritional value of hemp seeds because they can easily be bought online. There are different websites where you will be able to buy the seeds of different types of plants.

Finally, if you are concerned about the legality of hemp products, in general, you no longer need to be  – but check out the following article if you want to know whether hemp is legal.

What is ear Microsuction?

James Burton
22nd September 2019

Microsuction Earwax removal Bicester

If you are suffering from blocked ears, have a loss of hearing, and the earwax you are producing is causing you pain and discomfort you have come to the right place.
We have Microsuction Earwax clinics near where you live.
Book an appointment today with your nearest audiology specializing in Microsuction earwax removal.
Clinically safe and proven to be 100% efficient.

Microsuction is one of the safest methods to clean the ear. The nurse, doctor or audiologist treating you looks at your ear using a microscope. This magnifies the ear, making it easier to assess and treat. A suction device is used to clean the ear without the use of water.

Does Microsuction hurt?

The procedure is performed slowly and should not cause any discomfort. If a client has any concerns during treatment the procedure is stopped immediately. Microsuction provides instant relief and is usually a revelation! To book your appointment, please call your local practice.

Do you need to soften the wax before Microsuction?

Preparatory steps for microsuction… There really aren’t any, although you probably could use wax softener for a few days before your appointment. This will soften the wax around the ear canal and ready it for removal. Many people believe that micro-suction can be done without any drops beforehand, and it can.

Can Microsuction cause tinnitus?

I’ve often been asked if microsuction ear wax removal is safe. … I say that not being treated with microsuction can easily lead to damage to or infection of the skin of the ear canal or the eardrum. The procedure isn’t very noisy but it may cause a temporary shift in your hearing thresholds. The procedure may very rarely aggravate any existing tinnitus.

Does Debrox earwax removal work?

Debrox’s gentle, non-irritating microfoam cleansing action goes to work to soften and remove earwax as it cleans the ear. … This release allows Debrox to foam on contact as it gently softens and loosens earwax. Once broken down, earwax is able to drain from the ear. Although nowhere near as effective as proper microsuction earwax removal performed at your nearest audiologist clinic, Debrox can help for a little while.
You can visit the Microsxutuion Earwax removal Clinic at 
Solihull: Microsuction Ear Wax Removal West Midlands B91 3DA

How do I know if I need ear wax removal?

James Burton
14th August 2019

How will I know if Need to have earwax removed from inside my Ears?

The most common symptoms of earwax impaction include dizziness, ringing in the ear , itching, drainage, or ear pain. You might also experience a sensation of fullness in your ear , or feel like you’re earring earplugs. Impacted earwax is also a major contributor to decreased hearing

How do you prepare for ear wax removal?

Lifestyle and home remedies Soften the wax. Use an eyedropper to apply a few drops of baby oil, mineral oil, glycerin or hydrogen peroxide in your ear canal. Use warm water. After a day or two, when the wax is softened, use a rubber-bulb syringe to gently squirt warm water into your ear canal. … Dry your ear canal

Can Microsuction cause tinnitus?

Specialist microsuction procedure Earwax doesn’t usually cause problems, but if too much earwax is produced it can lead to a blocked and painful ear, hearing loss and, in some cases, tinnitus . … A typical appointment to remove wax from both ears should take no longer than 30 minutes.

Is removing ear wax bad?

While some people have more earwax than others — just as some people tend to sweat more than others — in general, the ear makes just as much wax as it needs. … If this happens, don’t stick anything inside the ear to try to remove the wax yourself. Doing so could cause permanent hearing damage.

Can earwax fall out

Excess earwax normally treks slowly out of the ear canal, with an extra boost from chewing and other jaw movements, carrying with it dirt, dust and other small particles from the ear canal. Then, dried-up clumps of the stuff fall out of the ear opening

What happens if earwax is not removed?

Earwax blockage, also called cerumen impaction, can occur when your body produces too much earwax or when existing wax is pushed too far into your ear canal. In some cases, you may not be able to hear out of the affected ear. But this typically lasts only until you can have the excess wax removed

How can i arrange Microsuction in SoliHull?

You can visit the Microsxutuion Earwax removal Clinic at 
Solihull: Microsuction Ear Wax Removal West Midlands B91 3DA

 

Where Can I get a FaceLift in France?

James Burton
2nd April 2019

What is a facelift?

There are a number of cosmetic surgical procedures of the face that are covered by this term. These include the facial lift, cervical and cervicofacial lift, temporal lift, frontal lift, eyebrow lift, mini-facelift, lift with no scar behind the ear, SMAS or deep muscle lift, sub-cutaneous lift…Every patient is different and each one needs a procedure that is adapted to their particular need. In every case, facial lift seeks to reposition and tighten skin that has become loose with age. This procedure can be complemented with a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

GOING ABROAD FOR SURGERY

According to consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS Council member Kevin Hancock: 

‘The BAAPS have consistently advised against traveling abroad for any kind of surgery – not just cosmetic – as all surgical procedures carry risks, even when performed by a reputable surgeon in the UK. The possibility of complications increases considerably with travel and limits the availability of aftercare.

Patients who opt for medical tourism are risking their health – often going without essential pre-surgical screenings or follow-up care that would be standard practice in their home country. They may also feel pressured to ultimately undergo an unnecessary procedure, having spent time and money to travel to their destination.

How much does a facelift cost, what is a mini facelift and how long does it last?

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure which aims to tighten up the face and reduce sagging skin. Those with jowls or a lot of loose skin around the lower face are typically the ones going under the knife. It is typically performed under general anesthetic and according to the NHS, the surgery typically goes as follows:

Make cuts (incisions) above the hairline at the temples, which extend down in front of your ear, underneath your earlobe and behind the ear make cuts under the chin if the jawline is also being lifted remove the surplus facial skin pull the remaining skin backward and upwards before stitching it into its new position sometimes redistribute facial fat and tissue or add this to the face bandage the face to minimize bruising and swelling

A full facelift’s effects will last around five to seven years according to most statistics

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