There are a multitude of challenges throughout our learning language journeys. This
piece of writing is based on my own experience.
I started learning to speak English for work purposes, as a requirement to obtain either a promotion in the current company I work for, or simply to search for a better-paid job in another company. At the outset, I believed it would be "easy and fast", however, most of the time it has been the opposite. As I work hard to internalize new vocabulary taken out of newspapers, music, articles and so on, I realize that one of the biggest challenges I face is the syntax of sentences. This is evidenced every time I ask italki community for a exercise correction, as in this case, as well as when I ask them a question. No doubt about it, I really really appreciate all the help I receive from professional teachers, community tutors, native English speakers, and even non-natives speakers. These kind people with their corrections guide me through the proper path. That said, I cannot hide the fact that on occasions I get frustrated- especially when it comes to my listening comprehension. Watching videos on youtube and listening to podcasts, I hear English native speakers talking so fast, using idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and colloquial expressions, too. What is for sure is that I must find other ways to solve this. I'll continue working hard- which I reckon is the one best solution.