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Hi Ali! Thank you! "The ideal machine is the machine at...

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Hi Faye! Thank you! I will follow your advice.

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Hi Ed! Thank you! I would not be bored, but traveled....

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When you move towards your goal, you sometimes come across an obstacle that seems insurmountable. TRIZ technology suggests changing the formulation of the problem in this case. They say not without reason that a correctly formulated task is already half done. Signs of an incorrectly formulated goal: the goal seems too complex, the conditions impose stereotypes, the conditions are too vague, or vice versa, too specific, and do not cover all the possibilities.

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The learner's ability to speak continuously by chunking and linking words together. For example, instead of saying very slowly, "I - am - poor. I - have - no - money" like a robot, a fluent speaker would say, "I'm poor because I don't have any money."

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Good job again, Oleks.

When you move towards your goal, you sometimes come across an obstacle that seems insurmountable. TRIZ technology suggests changing the formulation of the problem in this case. They say, [comma needed] not without a reason, [comma needed] that a correctly formulated task is already half done. Signs of an incorrectly formulated goal: the goal seems too complex, the conditions impose stereotypes, the conditions are too vague [no comma] or vice versa, too specific, and do not cover (Also, ‘take into consideration’) all the possibilities.

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thank you, Ali! It's time for me to improve grammar.

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I learn : French (Beginner)
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When you move towards your goal, you sometimes come across an obstacle that seems insurmountable. TRIZ technology suggests changing the formulation of the problem in this case. They say not without reason (insert comma) that a correctly formulated task is already half done. These are the signs of an incorrectly formulated goal: the goal seems too complex, the conditions impose stereotypes, the conditions are too vague, or vice versa, too specific, and do not cover all the possibilities.

Flow of the text sounds good and your voice is better understood. I try to listen while reading and not having the text in front on me to listen to how words are pronounced and understandability.

Great job! 

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thank you, Jilandra! "There are the signs" - this is what was missing in my sentence.

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I learn : Spanish (Intermediate)
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When you move towards your goal, you sometimes come across an obstacle that seems insurmountable (good job using the word insurmountable here). TRIZ technology suggests changing the formulation of the problem in this case. They say not without reason that a correctly formulated task is already half done. Signs of an incorrectly formulated goal: the goal seems too complex, the conditions impose stereotypes, or the conditions are too vague, or vice versa, too specific, and do not cover all the possibilities.

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Kealin! Thank you! I am glad that there are already fewer errors in my text.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

I admit that I am guilty of setting myself tasks/goals that are too vague! I end up abandoning them because I do not spend time carefully planning how I will achieve them!  Careful planning is just so important - I know.

However, it takes so much effort and care. It's too easy for me to think of a general, vague goal like "I want to run more marathons and do more long distance running in the future." and then just abandon it as I don't bother planning exactly how I aim to achieve it. (And don't bother thinking about/planning all the subtasks involved)

The others have again done a good job of evaluating your English!

Just a one point from me.

1. the conditions impose stereotypes - this is not grammatically wrong. However, I am not quite sure what you mean here. Please could you describe what you mean in a bit more detail? Could you give an example, perhaps?

 

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Ed! Thank you! I did not know that you ran marathons - this is very interesting. I never ventured into any of them. About stereotypes, let me think... For example, I need more money. I set myself the condition to earn them, and the word "earn" implies a stereotype about work, not about business. Perhaps I will start looking for a second job in the evenings, while the solution is to create a business.

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edhutchins88's picture
I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Well I last ran a marathon a couple of years ago now! (My time was not that great though and could have been a lot better. This was precisely because I didn't carefully plan how I would achieve a good time. Would you be interested in running a marathon in the future?

Ah, I see what you mean now. However, the word "stereotype" tends to be used when we talk about people. Take a look here:

Instead, in this case, I would say something like

"Signs of an incorrectly formulated goal: the goal seems too complex, the goal is not customised/personalised/tailored to the individual"

Does that make sense?

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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I would like to run a marathon at least once in my life. I do not think that I would do this on an ongoing basis. I like athletic gymnastics more. About "stereotype", I understood your point. Your option sounds much better.

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