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practice makes perfect

practice makes perfect

Date: May 21 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Hobbies, Pop Culture, Work

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“My advice is never stop learning or working for what you want. With acting, nothing comes easy. It’s just like anything else, practice makes perfect.”

Actor James Lafferty, speaking about how to become good at something (BrainyQuote)

Definition

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doing something often makes one better at it

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Pablo Picasso is a famous artist. He is known for creating amazing paintings and sculptures. He was able to make these things because he worked hard for his whole life. People are not just born good painters. They have to practice, because practice makes perfect.

Practice makes perfect means that to be good at something, people must practice for a very long time. For example, not everyone can be a professional soccer player. Only people who spend hours playing every day for their whole life can play for famous teams. That is because practice makes perfect. If you want to be good at something, make sure to spend a lot of time doing it.

Actor James Lafferty thinks that being good at acting is just like being good at any other job. He says you can be good at anything you want, as long as you practice, because practice makes perfect.

Do you agree that practice makes perfect? What do you like to practice?

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“Whenever I make a mistake, I tell myself that practice makes perfect.”

“If you want to be a professional tennis player, you should remember that practice makes perfect.”

“Lana isn’t very good at playing the piano yet, but she knows that practice makes perfect.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Manu4 To practice helps you to succeed
by Manu4
a2020 Doing things in times cause to do something in a great way.
by a2020
aijaciba You should do something again and again before you can do it very well
by aijaciba
Talia Do "Practice makes perfect" means the more you do something the more you master it.
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Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

People who have no experience in something need to practice because practice makes perfect )

01:08 PM Oct 16 2015 |

choielim

South Korea

I think, skill comes from practice. If we give effort to practice, perfection will be gradually followed on us

12:42 AM Oct 15 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Shixiaonuo, hi!


I think as some said here that affection has a big role in perfection. You like something, then you’ll practice for it over and over and practice makes perfect.


I don’t know if that helps, but if you have a powerful motivation, maybe you can neglect boredom every time you remember why you are practicing or what you are working for!

11:12 AM Jun 14 2015 |

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shixiaonuo

shixiaonuoSuper Member!

China

it is necessary to practice,when you want to do things perfectly. And every one knows that. But the problem is that practice itself is kind of boring. Like, i can pracitce English for just 10 minutes, but if i pracitce it for 30 munites or more, i get bored. Or if i practice it every day, it is definately a big challenge for me. It’s because i lack persistence. OK, maybe i should not make excuses, but i just cannot practice things over and over. oh, who can help me?

07:50 AM May 26 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yes “Practice makes perfect” but if you love what you do and you know what you want!


Sometimes teachers force students to practice more & more to learn something but you see some of intelligent and talented students learn better with less preactice but with more attention! ;)


I see some people who are active on ebaby for years but they are not perfect in English yet!


Oh Im one of them! :)


“Practicing is good but its not enough to become perfect!”



EmErAlD

EmErAlD

Egypt

Practice makes perfect : that`s what i need for now cause i think i try to learn english using internet and books but i need to practice more what i am learning these days :))

04:32 PM May 21 2015 |

MESS

MESS

Turkey

Guys, I enjoyed all of your comments. 


You guys make perfect. Your comments make perfect. Your language skills make perfect.


Keep it up! ✌👏🌈

maher20000

maher20000Super Member!

Canada

In all cases, practice is the key to perfection. But, how long I need to practice depends on how much I am interested.

11:31 AM May 21 2015 |

Sojin

Sojin

United States

It’s absolutly true that practice makes perfect. As a prefessional music composer, I spend lots of hours on learning how to mix and record music with software. There have been several “A-ha” moment that I started getting more familiar with technique and skills. There is no “shortcut” for mastering something! You got to practice everyday!! 

julito1

julito1

Argentina

Perfection is 20% inspiration and 80 % perspiration.Although not   always practice makes perfect , it is true that  we must strive to reach attainable goals .  I could have played soccer endless hours and yet  i know that  i wouldn`t had been  a  professional because I lack the inborn talent to stand out   in the  league.  

StosKrewetek

Poland

In the theoty you need 10 000 hours so that be a master in every domain.

08:01 AM May 21 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

Rome wasn’t bulit in a day.I totally agree with it. Nothing comes easy without hard work.It is easy to say but hard to do.There were many things that i had given up such as painting , swimming…Sometimes i try to image that how good it would be if i kept practicing.

Oluna

Oluna

Russian Federation

Practice makes perfect…and I’m totally agree with kotlesya concerning learning forein languages. Without practicing it all the time you lose the skills very quickly

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

Practice makes perfect …certainly it is true…but not enough ..


there must be love (desire) ,ability ,good luck,oppurtunity tooo , 


women do everyday practice in the kitchen and it makes them perfect, 


( in real ,not perfect, still they burn food,they broke dishes,glasses,they put less or more salt,sugar to meals :))


s11211s

s11211s

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Anything that I am good at depends on I’ve done over and over again, and more practicing like walking, riding, driving, speaking, writing and lots of things!
There are a lot of things I want to be perfect on them, writing, reading, speaking and listening English, playing one of musical instruments, painting and … but I have no enough time to do them and practice or start to do! And also there is no way to be good at them except practicing!

nasrin jojo

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i really agree with this issue that practice more and more makes everyone perfect and succeed..if you would like to be goodone for everything and everysituation,you should do practice hardly day-to-day!!


thanks for your recomendation!!

asef

asef

Afghanistan

Practice makes perfect means. Doing something over and over makes one better at it.

11:58 PM May 20 2015 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I do strongly agree that practice makes perfect no matter where you want to be good at. 


To get perfect results in something we should never give up but “polishing and polishing  ” our skills in our favorite hobby, sports, job you name it. 


As I am commenting on linguistic site (English, baby!) right now , I am saying that foreign languages need a daily  practice more than anything. I know, that if I don’t speak English, or don’t write in English, or don’t read in English, or don’t  listen English speech at least day or two my knowledge in English started to fade away.  Foreign languages can be forgotten very quickly if we don’t use them.  


Therefore, phrase “practice makes perfect” is ideal for all who studying English :-)

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