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Improve your English with the "Magic of 3"

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Learn the "Magic of 3" technique used by English presenters, politicians, and writers. I'll show you why and how to use this literary technique to get higher marks on your IELTS, TOEFL, or TOEIC exams. You can learn it easily and use it in personal, social, and business situations too, with the same positive results. http://www.engvid.com/improve-your-english-magic-of-3/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. My name is Rebecca, and in today's lesson, you'll have a chance to learn a very powerful technique in English -- a very powerful communication technique. It's called "The Magic of Three". I'll explain to you exactly what it is, but first, let me give you some examples of the "Magic of Three". You might have heard of this expression by Julius Caesar. It was originally in Latin, but I'll say it for you in English: "I came. I saw. I conquered." Similarly, modern times, Obama, in his inauguration speech said: "We have a responsibility to ourselves, our nation, and our world." Okay? See three there? There's another example by Ben Franklin. Some people also say this is a Chinese proverb: "Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn." Now, what all three famous men here were doing was using what you're going to learn how to use by the end of this lesson, which is the "Magic of Three". What is the "Magic of Three"? The "Magic of Three" is a literary device, a literary technique, a rhetorical technique, which is used by leaders, by politicians, by writers, by speakers, by orators to make the language come alive, to give it more rhythm, to give it more power, to give it more detail. All right? And you can learn how to do this. This is especially important if you're preparing for an exam like the TOEFL or the IELTS or anything in English, all right? You can use it in your personal life. You can use it in your professional life. And you can use it in your academic life, okay? So I'll give you examples of all of these, and then you will see how easy it is to start using this technique. Now, what are the advantages of using this technique? Especially if you are an ESL student, well, if you give one example of something like, "I enjoy reading", well, it's just one example. It shows you don't have too many ideas. And you also don't have -- you're also not displaying too much vocabulary. If you give two examples of something, it's a little bit better, but if you give three examples, it's excellent. It shows not only that you can think of different ideas, but also that you have the vocabulary -- and extensive vocabulary -- to express those ideas, but just because of time limitations, you're not going on and on, giving hundreds of examples. Three examples sounds like you have lots of ideas, but you're just restricting it for the purpose, all right? Let's look at some of the examples on the board so you can learn how to do this. In personal life you could say, "I enjoy reading, dancing, and travelling." All right? Three examples. "She loves roses, tulips, and daisies." "They serve Italian, Chinese, and Indian food." Now, you will see another grammatical principle at work here. I hope you see it. And what is that? When I said, "reading, dancing, travelling", what was common about those three words? They are all gerunds, right? So not only do you need to give three examples, but you need to give three examples in the same form of speech. Same here: "roses, tulips, daisies" -- three nouns. "Italian, Chinese, Indian" -- three adjectives. All right? So remember that principle, too. There is also another related principle called "parallelism", which you -- which talks about the same principle, okay? Let's continue. In your professional life, you could say, "The job requires hard work, long hours, and organizational skills." Now, here you see not just one word being repeated, but a pattern of words, right? Adjective-noun, adjective-noun, adjective-noun. So if you do that, try to keep that consistency, all right? Don't say, The job requires hard work, long hours, and organization", because then, you've lost the parallelism; you've lost the Magic of Three; you've lost the rhythm, okay? So remember that, as well. In this -- these examples have been taken, in fact, from some TOEFL essays. These are various TOEFL topics that had been given in previous exams. One was about success. Let's see how we could write it. "To some, success means fancy cars, huge mansions, and luxurious holidays." By using an adjective and a noun, you're showing off -- you're showing the examiner, "I have lots of vocabulary available, and I'm going to show you. Here it is." All right? Excellent idea in an exam to write this way. "My opinion is based on social, cultural, and financial reasons." See? Three examples -- very powerful, very strong. "This policy will have local, national, and international implications." All right? See how well that -- how good that sounds? How well it flows?
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ABBAOUI Sidahmed (7 days ago)
You have brillant lessons, thanks indeed for your time Madame, Sid from Algiers, Algeria.
Shiromi Herath (23 days ago)
It's such a clear accent..Very nice to hear
Shivam Sharma (29 days ago)
By watching your, video, I had learn to speak, English, Good,.. Thankyou
Shakeel Rahman (1 month ago)
Great madam.and great technique has been given by you.thank you.
Yasmin Hamdy Elsayed (1 month ago)
i love your accent ,smile, motivation
Viji Vijayakumar (1 month ago)
Thank you madam.Your way of teaching and subjects chosen by you have attracted me. I have made it as a habit to watch it daily to improve my knowledge in English and to know the nuances in English.Thank you.
Nasir Wali (1 month ago)
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Savitha K.T (1 month ago)
Nice mamm..
Peri Khan (2 months ago)
MashaAllah good teacher 👍
Silvia Molina (2 months ago)
Unbelievable lesson!
Maria Makinen (2 months ago)
Veni vidi vici...
Kiran Chaithanya (2 months ago)
Perfectly it's useful,thank you Mam
Anatol Dala (3 months ago)
i want to learn english please
BALDE Hamadouo (4 months ago)
This lesson was useful, helpful, and effective for every English learners. Thanks a lot for your time Teacher Rebecca...
KSS Krishna (4 months ago)
Thank you ☺️
Seema Srivastav (4 months ago)
Thank you so much mam
Seema Srivastav (4 months ago)
Good job
Seema Srivastav (4 months ago)
Thank a lot,
lamnaouar ouafae (6 months ago)
i enjoy doing sport, reading and swimming hhhh
Abel Rios (6 months ago)
Such an excellent way of teaching
ALEXIS CASTILLO (7 months ago)
Excelent as always
Bouhadja Moh (7 months ago)
the least we can say that you are explicit, natural and all above that , is you are very kind
Vivii (10 months ago)
I appreciate you, teacher Rebecca
character SR (1 year ago)
Lina Adam (1 year ago)
Very informative! Love to listen to her lessons!
عبير السيد (1 year ago)
thanks, i enamored with your useful explanation , helpful instruction and beautiful presentation
Mansoor Abro (1 year ago)
i learn a lot of thing from your lesson think you so much rebecca teacher.
samayak thakur (1 year ago)
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Vicman Torres (1 year ago)
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hergelex (1 year ago)
this is extremely useful lesson to learn how to give speech. thanks
Ayush Thapa (1 year ago)
you have displayed the best technique of teaching english
Loyd Sevilla (1 year ago)
Sherry Pettye (1 year ago)
Very good teaching
John Kim (1 year ago)
Excellent and productive teaching, I enjoy her teaching all the time...
ali behrouz (2 years ago)
Tri Chung Tien Minh (2 years ago)
thank you :D i have never thought about that before, so useful :D
Rogerio Ferrari (2 years ago)
Thanks a bunch for taking your time to teach us something new!
Rebecca you are very clear, polide and direct in your classes.I always learn something new.Thanks
Laxman kathait (2 years ago)
Very elegant & proficient teacher......make you understand in very simple ways......thanks Ma'am.
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Luuk Feijen (2 years ago)
Lol see the beschrijving
Jarri Nitiseno (2 years ago)
Very very very fantastic lesson.I love your video,I love your sound,I love your English lesson. All of them are magic way that can improve my English skill.hank a million Rebecca for your English lesson.
serapkahraman (2 years ago)
Thank you very much Rebecca...
Ringer Heringa (2 years ago)
Rebecca, is it travelling or traveling?
Tizoc 3000 (2 years ago)
thanks teacher I love you!!!!
ma va (2 years ago)
thanks Rebecca  for the lesson,  it was clear and elegant ... i can understand how you speak ...
Ganesh Bhul (2 years ago)
Really great
Sissi Jimenez (2 years ago)
Teacher. This is an excellent class
Gustavo Portillo (3 years ago)
you are the best teacher in the world tank you god bless you ..;) from Jacksonville Florida
Gabriela Vilte (3 years ago)
Thank you so much, teacher! I didn't know this technique. I think it has a guiding structure. I liked it, :) See you, then.
shibu deb polo (3 years ago)
best teacher in engvid
Md Anees (3 years ago)
it's very useful
Nauman Zeb (3 years ago)
Miss,I rely like your lessone its help me ,u r relly a nice parson, i wish u ware my teacher.
Nika Asatiani (3 years ago)
It would be better if you explained what does mean tulips and deisies
fior Perez (2 months ago)
Carlos M (3 years ago)
This is an understanding, comprehensive, and  interesting lesson...thank you
Rosanna Magliani (3 years ago)
I think you're an excellent teacher..I will continue your class..thanks
Renata Matsili (3 years ago)
You are an elegant, eloquent and effective magician!
nawrass147 (5 days ago)
First and foremost Miss Rebecca , Thank you a lot for your loud and clear lessons sincerely more you teach us English , more and more I love learning languages
renz82 (3 years ago)
how can you use this 3 principles when you are asking someone a question.
Renata Matsili (3 years ago)
+renz82 I am not an en expert but In my (humble:) opinion you can use it in questions e.g. "Are you interested, delghted or awed by my proposal?"
Stefane lins fajardo (3 years ago)
Thanks a lot. You're a kind teacher. Best regards from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
moh ssine (3 years ago)
thank you teacher
DUVIED (3 years ago)
ISABEL ANGELICA (3 years ago)
Excellent lesson.
Hasan Almojaeb (4 years ago)
Thanks a lot
M. K. (4 years ago)
thank you very much! I like your lessons!
Graziele Rodrigues (4 years ago)
Your videos are amazing! Excelent iniciative! :)
Miguel Rodríguez (4 years ago)
Porque no tratan de hablar mas lento para poder entender mejor
omar yusuf (4 years ago)
You are amazing teacher and deserve respect mam.....
Fabrício Calil (4 years ago)
Thanks for you brilliant lesson Rebecca, i wish i had a teacher like you :) God Bless and i`ll give you my support! 
Wilfredo Barrios (4 years ago)
Now I am your fan Rebecca!
Andrey Garcia Cardona (4 years ago)
I love your classes......outstanding!
Rebecca. You're a fabulous teacher.
Royce Bryan (4 years ago)
I loved this lesson..I am gonna use this technique in my ILS exams..
arti agrawal (4 years ago)
Thank u mam
Vadim Pasichnik (4 years ago)
Transcripts are very helpful! Thank you!
Silvio Carneiro (4 years ago)
Congratulations, Rebecca. I'm always learning a lot with your tips. After all, you're such a wonderful teacher. Thanks!
Jonathan Jacob (4 years ago)
Reading as much as I can every day in my point of view makes me happy, aware, and nimble.
Lord Jim (4 years ago)
Very interesting. You have invoved me. Congratulation!
and thanks for Every  thing
hello .and my  nice  teachers .and i love your sounth
Ricardo S (4 years ago)
I think this class was power, interesting and great for all of us. Great Job Rebecca! and God bless you.
MrFargarate (4 years ago)
Excellent! Thanks a lot!!  :)
Mutasim Malik (4 years ago)
TTYmanJagger (4 years ago)
What a clear accent! Thanks for the lesson! :)
Oh!excellent. Easily learn english whoever watch these lessons .
Challenger747 (4 years ago)
  Rebecca Hello! How to learn to recite  english texts
Nazrul Islam (4 years ago)
That's a fantastic one!
tikskit (4 years ago)
Is it normal in English to place a comma before 'and'?
Vadim Pasichnik (4 years ago)
A comma before "and" is called the "Oxford comma". People used it at Oxford University Press. However, it is optional.
Mayette Yamada (4 years ago)
Thank you!!!
Ziad Hakim (4 years ago)
Very interesting. Everything is presented smoothly and convincingly. Well done Rebecca. You are a fine teacher.
phaysy chitnoy (4 years ago)
Sorry sir, I cannot see comma before "and" or after dancing. Can I use comma? and if there is comma before "and" the meaning will be different from having comma? Thank you very much.
ecxellent topic
hichkas (4 years ago)
i wanna kiss you to understand u how much i love ur teaching!!
Rusli Irawan (4 years ago)
A great teacher
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sarah Puth (4 years ago)
Thank you Madame for your teaching. I really appreciate it .
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10roooony (4 years ago)
i like her teahcing  i wish have like her in my university classes   
Waqar Shafiq (5 years ago)
Rebecca you are a very good teacher and I am enjoying while learning from you.
Victor Mendoza (5 years ago)
Rebeca, you are the best I really enjoyed your lesson
Alberto Luis (5 years ago)
Hello Rebbeca. Thanks a lot for your lesson. This lesson show an useful, approriate and comprenhensible technique.

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