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I see this one again and again, not just in English but in pretty much all walks of life. How often we ask for some advice and we sit and listen to someone’s response to go out and do what they say and fail. We can’t exactly blame the advice giver, we have to blame ourselves for that, for doing something stupid just because someone advised us to do it. But what we do need to do is to think about the points that make sense to us.
For example, if we look at it in terms of learning English. the first person the ESL learner tends to go to is the teacher. That makes sense. They want advice from the teacher on how to learn English better, but in fact the teacher is often the last person a learner should go to because they have…
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