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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language

Olly Richards - Polyglot and Language Expert

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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language

I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language

Olly Richards - Polyglot and Language Expert

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Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, Learn Arabic, Learn Japanese, Learn Chinese

Latest Episodes

344: Keep your language learning outside the home | TROLL023

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

10 MIN9 h ago
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344: Keep your language learning outside the home | TROLL023

343: Learn the script from the start | TROLL022

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

10 MIN1 w ago
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343: Learn the script from the start | TROLL022

Special - Japanese Uncovered is out now!

4 MIN1 w ago
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Special - Japanese Uncovered is out now!

342: Don't move abroad to learn a new language | TROLL 021

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

10 MIN2 w ago
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342: Don't move abroad to learn a new language | TROLL 021

341: My teachers just don't get it...

Phil asks a really tricky question: "I am feeling extremely frustrated with the Chinese teachers I've found on there. They don't seem to understand that I want to practice speaking. They all seem to insist on trying to go over grammar rules, shovel loads of new vocabulary on me, etc when all I want to do is practice some of the things I've already learned. When I try to tell the this, then they just randomly talk about whether I like spicy food or have kids. No structure. I've suggested a course book that we just use as a framework for speaking for each half hour based on the topic/vocab, but that hasn't worked either. I've literally tried 15 teachers. So my question is: what am I doing wrong? Do you understand what I want? If so, how could I go about getting that from a teacher. I am at an elementary/low intermediate level by the way." In This Episode: Olly speaks to Jan van der Aa from Language Boost about this challenge. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

23 MIN2 w ago
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341: My teachers just don't get it...

340: Language teachers must be language learners | TROLL 020

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you ...

9 MIN3 w ago
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340: Language teachers must be language learners | TROLL 020

339: Is daily journaling in a foreign language effective?

Andrew asks: "I'm learning Lao. Is there a benefit to daily journaling?" In This Episode: Writing in your target language is a fantastic activity, especially if it appeals to you! Here are some of the benefits: Review and consolidate what you've been learning Experiment with grammar and pose questions to yourself (which can get answered) Throws up new vocabulary that you'll have to look up Exposes your "interlanguage" Gives your teacher something to work with Provides evidence of progress Can match your learning style, thereby enhancing learning One of the most important things about writing is, after you get feedback, to go and act on that feedback. It's too easy to not learn the lessons from teacher feedback. Resources Mentioned: All the Writing Resources for Language Learning You'll Ever Need - a helpful blog post on writing by Lindsay Williams Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

18 MIN3 w ago
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339: Is daily journaling in a foreign language effective?

337: Should I take a language immersion programme?

Eric asks: "I'm considering spending next summer in Russia. Should I take a language immersion programme?" In This Episode: What is the real purpose of going abroad? What's the best and worst case? Olly's friend in Nice The value of life experience, friendship and structure Resources Mentioned: Olly's Thursday 26th September Event in London for the European Day of Languages... see you there! 101 Conversations books Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

21 MIN3 w ago
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337: Should I take a language immersion programme?

338: Quantity, not quality | TROLL 019

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you ...

11 MINSEP 20
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338: Quantity, not quality | TROLL 019

336: Make More Mistakes | TROLL 018

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

9 MINSEP 14
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336: Make More Mistakes | TROLL 018

Latest Episodes

344: Keep your language learning outside the home | TROLL023

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

10 MIN9 h ago
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344: Keep your language learning outside the home | TROLL023

343: Learn the script from the start | TROLL022

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

10 MIN1 w ago
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343: Learn the script from the start | TROLL022

Special - Japanese Uncovered is out now!

4 MIN1 w ago
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Special - Japanese Uncovered is out now!

342: Don't move abroad to learn a new language | TROLL 021

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

10 MIN2 w ago
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342: Don't move abroad to learn a new language | TROLL 021

341: My teachers just don't get it...

Phil asks a really tricky question: "I am feeling extremely frustrated with the Chinese teachers I've found on there. They don't seem to understand that I want to practice speaking. They all seem to insist on trying to go over grammar rules, shovel loads of new vocabulary on me, etc when all I want to do is practice some of the things I've already learned. When I try to tell the this, then they just randomly talk about whether I like spicy food or have kids. No structure. I've suggested a course book that we just use as a framework for speaking for each half hour based on the topic/vocab, but that hasn't worked either. I've literally tried 15 teachers. So my question is: what am I doing wrong? Do you understand what I want? If so, how could I go about getting that from a teacher. I am at an elementary/low intermediate level by the way." In This Episode: Olly speaks to Jan van der Aa from Language Boost about this challenge. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

23 MIN2 w ago
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341: My teachers just don't get it...

340: Language teachers must be language learners | TROLL 020

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you ...

9 MIN3 w ago
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340: Language teachers must be language learners | TROLL 020

339: Is daily journaling in a foreign language effective?

Andrew asks: "I'm learning Lao. Is there a benefit to daily journaling?" In This Episode: Writing in your target language is a fantastic activity, especially if it appeals to you! Here are some of the benefits: Review and consolidate what you've been learning Experiment with grammar and pose questions to yourself (which can get answered) Throws up new vocabulary that you'll have to look up Exposes your "interlanguage" Gives your teacher something to work with Provides evidence of progress Can match your learning style, thereby enhancing learning One of the most important things about writing is, after you get feedback, to go and act on that feedback. It's too easy to not learn the lessons from teacher feedback. Resources Mentioned: All the Writing Resources for Language Learning You'll Ever Need - a helpful blog post on writing by Lindsay Williams Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

18 MIN3 w ago
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339: Is daily journaling in a foreign language effective?

337: Should I take a language immersion programme?

Eric asks: "I'm considering spending next summer in Russia. Should I take a language immersion programme?" In This Episode: What is the real purpose of going abroad? What's the best and worst case? Olly's friend in Nice The value of life experience, friendship and structure Resources Mentioned: Olly's Thursday 26th September Event in London for the European Day of Languages... see you there! 101 Conversations books Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

21 MIN3 w ago
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337: Should I take a language immersion programme?

338: Quantity, not quality | TROLL 019

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you ...

11 MINSEP 20
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338: Quantity, not quality | TROLL 019

336: Make More Mistakes | TROLL 018

Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?Listen to the episode, then leave me a comment below and let me know! Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit:https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com//italkishownotes Do You Have A Question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, pleasesubscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that) iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

9 MINSEP 14
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336: Make More Mistakes | TROLL 018