Fluent U takes real-world videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into language learning experiences.There are many different types of videos, as you can see here: Fluent U makes it easy to watch and understand native English videos with interactive captions.Starting early helps not only to get through the work, but also to let the ideas steep into your brain.
Read through the article, then to check your understanding see if you can answer the True or False questions at the end. You've heard this a million times, but it can be too easy to let time slip away when you must juggle class assignments, work and party time.
But starting early can mean simply thinking through and budgeting your time.
Read other essays to help you understand how to organize and present the information.
Look at how the author introduces the topic, develops the idea and provides a clear conclusion. Does it flow like a conversation or a good lecture? Is the language and style consistent or does seem to jump around?
To make every word count, write active sentences with active verbs.
But at the same time communicate with a consistent tone.
Writing concisely and clearly forces you to think more clearly.
Since language is a tool to express thought, sloppy use of language may imply sloppy thinking.
You may be surprised at how many words can be eliminated this way.
When you do this, review the language to make sure the language continues to flow.