Level Up English episode 205 take a break

Take a Break

Why should we take a break? Well, there are many reasons! In this episode, I talk about some of the benefits of taking a break from coffee, work, relationships, and more. We look at the phrase “Distance makes the heart grow fonder”.

I also go through some common phrases connected to this topic that you can use to practise too.

Head down to the comments to practise today’s expressions.

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5 thoughts on “#205 Why Take a Break?”

  1. Hi Michael Lavers, a big fan of fiction, I have read scores of English novels. However, when it comes to expressing myself in writing, all the nice sentence structures and spell-binding collocations I have read do not come to my mind. Can you suggest a remedy please? How can I master the craft of writing professionals do?

    1. If you haven’t already, I’d definitely recommend listening to episode 99 where I talk more about writing skills. I think there are some good tips in that episode.

      One problem with learning is we always focus on how far we have to go, and rarely reflect on the success we’ve already made. I can tell from your writing you’re already using advanced collocations!

      Something I love to do to improve is fairly simple, but effective, and this is to note down words and phrases that you learn while reading fiction, and then resolve to use them yourself in your next writing practice. For me, I tend to do language reading practice in the morning. I’ll note down some (not all) new words, and then in the evening, I’ll do some writing to practice them. At first, it seems a bit forced, but if you keep using these words again and again, it will become part of your normal vocabulary. Hope this helps!

  2. The benefits of taking regular breaks at work
    Short breaks – brief cessations of work – ease our bodies and minds and help recharge our batteries because they break up the monotony of work, be it mental or physical. We all know well that good laughter reduces stress and puts us in a more relaxed mood, and the same role is played by a series of microbreaks during the working day. Tied to our desks in our workday, we are at the risk of underperforming, which is why we are given an hour-long break in the middle of the day so that we may stretch our legs, have dinner or make a cup of tea. Stressful and draining tasks exhaust us but breaks enhance our productivity.

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