Answering the question without understanding [Happy Together/2020.03.12]On March 13, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
The homework was hard, right? Yes. (Yes, sir.) Since there was no translation, I looked up all the words using my phone. I didn’t know you would do that. I thought I had to do that. Is Team Rabbit not studying right now? Team Rabbit isn’t studying. But the total study time will be the same. While it may feel like you are studying a lot, – the total time will be the same. / – I see. In a sense, this is an experiment. – That’s right. / – Yes. We are curious about the result. I’m curious as well. (What will be the result of this experiment?) I will give you the basics first. A sentence needs one verb. It’s quite simple, right? A verb is a word that describes an action, so there must be a person or a thing that does the action. What is it called? – Subject. / – It’s called a subject. So a sentence has one verb. What comes before the verb? – Subject. / – That’s right. While I know that the order is subject, verb, and object… – But modifiers and such… / – That’s right. They make it complicated. – That’s exactly what I mean. / – It drives me crazy. – When you get modifiers, / – Grammar is hard. – prepositions, noun phrases, “to”, and “ing”, / – Yes. you just close the book. – That’s right. / – We just need to establish the rules. It’s quite easy. Let’s take a look. A verb always follows the subject. The subject is a noun. Then group everything that isn’t a noun. (Group the rest.) If you don’t understand, discard it. – I like that. / – Yes. Discard it. (Discard it?) Is it really okay to discard what you don’t understand? Let’s do some fact-checking with the following sentence. “Despite being the shortest one among his peers,” “Pilgu is the most daring. But he sometimes cries” “behind his mom’s back.” If we erase the modifiers, we get “Pilgu cries.” English works the same way. The subject and verb are the most important. If you don’t comprehend a sentence, discard everything and find the subject and verb. Please remember two things. Firstly, a sentence has one subject and one verb. Secondly, you need a conjunction to connect two sentences. Now, shall we solve some problems with Jaeseok and Jungmin? Let’s go! Those are some good tips. Let’s delve right in. You have solved this kind of question. You have seen this format. – Yes, I have. / – Right? I have seen that format. I remember a similar question. – Yes. You get options from A to D. / – That’s right. I will solve this question without translating the sentence. “A research has showed…” – What is “showed”? / – I get it. Do you get it? “Has showed”. (They find two verbs.) – “Showed”. / – It’s a verb, right? Your explanation helped me understand. – “Are” is a verb, right? / – Yes. What do you need for a sentence to have two verbs? – Conjunction. / – Yes. You don’t need the rest. There is a conjunction between the two sentences. Now, what comes before a verb? (Now, what comes before a verb?) – A noun. / – That’s right. A noun. Then which word should be in the blank? – Promotion. / – That’s right. A noun. “Promotion” is a word that is widely used in Korea too. “Promotion” is the answer. C. How about “promotions”? Where? Oh, this one? C isn’t the answer. A is. – A is the answer. / – You are impressive. You noticed it right away. – The answer is “Promotions”. / – The verb is “are”. Because of “are”, it needs to be plural. Had I known this… Your score was in three digits, right? You can solve a question without translating. That’s right. You just need to study the positions. That surprised me. That was surprising. I thought studying English was all about translating the words. He taught me that there is another way to solve questions. To someone who hasn’t experienced TOEIC before, it was a new world. He taught us the pattern of finding the noun and subject. (Reading the pattern is more important.) It was more fun. It felt like a quiz. I think I will study the RC part. (Jungmin became interested in the RC part.) That thought occurred to me. (Team Turtle, Team Rabbit) (Team Turtle) (Week 1) (Papa Yoo) – You are studying at home. / – Yes. (Jaeseok’s study room is revealed for the first time.) They are similar. Regional business. Mostly… That’s right. I forgot everything. I was devastated. I forgot everything I knew from the lack of studying. “Hopeful that” “the tourism boom will continue.” (He scratches his head.) (His writing fills the entire page.) All right. (He continues to write everything in the notebook.) You wrote a lot. Everyone has a different way of memorizing. Ever since I was in school, I memorized this way. The method I learned… I memorize as I write. Ever since I was in school, I memorized by writing. That’s how I memorize the vocabulary. I heard that it’s inefficient. – That’s right. / – It is. How do you memorize without writing down? He should use what he learned from Sunsik. The association technique. Sunsik told us that we should use – the association technique. / – Yes. Jaeseok’s method is inefficient, right? Yes. TOEIC doesn’t have the writing part. – The spelling isn’t important. / – Right. If you write, you tend to focus – on the spelling. / – Right. So it often ends up wasting your time and energy. It tires you out. (Papa Yoo has another hardship.) (As he studies,) (he continues) (to move around.) I need to study as I move around. All right. The thing is, I have work. When I am home, I need to take care of my children. (He needs to juggle his studies, work, and childcare.) It’s not easy to study for the TOEIC test. So this is… That means… (The RC part is difficult.) “Most”. (“Most” means the biggest number) (or the greatest amount.) (“Article” means a piece of writing) (or a distinct part.) I forgot everything. (Frustrated) It takes so long to understand the passage. (He drops his pen in frustration.) By my method, translating a sentence takes so much time. (By his method) Since my English vocabulary is limited, I have to keep looking up the words I don’t know. To understand one sentence… It’s all about the vocabulary.