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Motivating students A vast majority of people nowadays complain about motivation deficiency that does not allow them to progress in all spheres of life. They simply feel adhered to one spot and have no desire to act and realize goals and aims which later leads to frustration. This tendency also is quite cognizable among teachers, as they have to work with unmotivated students on daily basis. The view that I tend towards is that, in order to tackle a problem of motivation absence a competent teacher should comprehend several aspects such as what is motivation, why students do not have enthusiasm to study, how to identify sources of motivation deficiency and finally, how to motivate and inspire students to study. Firstly, motivation is an impulse, which urges humans to take actions towards settled goals and achieve them. In other words, it is a power which inspires humans to take actions in order to get desired result. In our occasion, it is learning English language for different purposes by different learners in terms of age and aims. It is common knowledge that, students usually have lack of motivation due to following main reasons: procrastination and uncertainty. To begin with, in modern era the term “procrastination” is repeated over and over again. People are trying to give it up, but outcome is not successful. Sociologists are tying to create methods to implement in order to help people to get grips with postponing important deeds. Interestingly, surveys conducted at different universities and schools show that students of universities are proven to be more likely to procrastinate till one night prior to exam date and get average scores at best case scenario. The same is applicable when it comes to language learning. Tasks are given by a language instructor are postponed or sometimes even are not done. The second cause is perplexity. Learners are not sure why do they need English and how to figure it out. The reason why they engage into learning is simply mainstream. They are not eager to feel inferior to those who know English and as a result embark on learning it without setting any aim. It is known that not having particular goal leads to loss of enthusiasm in all endeavors and English is not an exception . It is not a secret that a teacher’s role is unimaginably crucial in motivating students as it is a milestone of language acquisition. Therefore, the initial step should be identifying core reasons of motivation shortage. For example ,if a student does not know how to implement English and reasons of learning , a pivotal help would be to show him interesting videos or talk about English and American writers’ masterpieces in order to provoke a desire to watch and read them in original version or to talk about education opportunities in foreign countries and the doors which English language could unlock. Finally, If a teacher wants his students to master English language , she should not underestimate motivation factor in class as it is of the utmost importance . A qualified teacher himself should be highly motivated to motivate students to achieve their goals and prior to it to identify them.