Adir Ferreira Shares The Key to Learning any Skill - Interview
An Interview with Adir Ferreira
Adir Ferreira is one of those guys who has really figured out HOW TO learn things. Not only is he a superstar English teacher, but he’s also a successful businessman, linguist, and even a professional singer!
Oh, and he’s an extremely nice guy.
In this episode, Adir is going to talk about a “breakthrough” book he’s read twice, which showed him what it takes to become an expert at something.
And he’ll also explain how you too can implement his ideas to become a great English speaker.
- Most learners lack organization, not motivation
- Talent is overrated, and even the most naturally talented professionals put in a lot of hard work to get to where they are
- With the right plan, and focusing on that plan, anyone can become great at a skill, including English
- Correct practice is deliberate, with a specific target in mind
an ego trip – doing something to show your own importance, usually thought of in a negative way [:55]
honing my skill – to hone is to sharpen, make more precise and effective [1:23]
how on earth – an expression to that shows shock, puzzlement, confusion [2:55
can’t seem to wrap their heads around – wrap someone’s head around means to “understand”; usually we say “I can’t wrap my head around something” meaning you can’t understand [4:56]
a breakthrough book – a breakthrough signifies when something leads to big progress or transformation [5:13]
the curveball question – a reference to baseball, when someone does or says something unexpected [15:35]