Carlo
I wouldn’t say I’m learning a “new” language since I’ve started studying English at school when I was six years old. In any case,* I recently decided to brush up my English. Last time I methodically studied English was almost fifteen years ago when I was in High school (this is one of those sentences that makes me realise that I’m not a kid anymore) and I took the FCE exam. After that my only practice with the language were random chitchats with tourists, rare readings and especially movies and TV shows! That’s the reason why I think I’ve pretty good listening skills and I’m way more rusty at speaking and writing. So, why have I decided to refresh my English? For no specific reason! I don’t use English in my daily life, I rarely meet people I have to speak English with (of course it happens but not so often), and I don’t really need it for my job (I understand how bizarre that can sound nowadays). That said, the only reason why I’m brushing up my English is because I enjoy the language and I really hope day to be able to speak it fluently, even if I don’t need it! * I wanted to use “anyhow” here, but I wasn’t sure if it was its correct use!
Mar 4, 2021 11:02 PM
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I wouldn’t say I’m learning a “new” language as I started studying English at school when I was six years old. In any case,* I recently decided to brush up on my English. Last time I methodically studied English was almost fifteen years ago when I was in High school (this is one of those sentences that makes me realise that I’m not a kid anymore) and I took the FCE exam. After that my only practice with the language were random chitchats with tourists, occasional reading and especially movies and TV shows! That’s the reason why I think I’ve got pretty good listening skills and I’m way more rusty at speaking and writing. So, why have I decided to refresh my English? For no specific reason! I don’t use English in my daily life, I rarely meet people I have to speak English with (of course it happens but not so often), and I don’t really need it for my job (I understand how bizarre that can sound nowadays). That said, the only reason why I’m brushing up my English is because I enjoy the language and I really hope one day to be able to speak it fluently, even if I don’t need it! * I wanted to use “anyhow” here, but I wasn’t sure if it was its correct use!
Good work! And I would say 'anyhow' would be work where you've indicated if you wanted to use it.
March 4, 2021
I wouldn’t say I’m learning a “new” language because I started studying English at school when I was six years old, but I’ve recently decided to brush up on it. It’s been almost fifteen years since I really studied English. I was in high school at the time (this makes me realise that I’m not a kid anymore) and I took the FCE exam. After that, my only practice with the language were random chitchats with tourists, occasional reading, and watching movies and TV shows. That’s why I think I have pretty good listening skills. I’m way more rusty at speaking and writing. So, why have I decided to refresh my English? For no specific reason! I don’t use English in my daily life, I rarely meet people I have to speak English with (of course it happens but not often), and I don’t really need it for my job (I understand how bizarre that can sound nowadays). That said, the only reason why I’m brushing up my English is because I enjoy the language and I really hope to be able to speak it fluently someday, even if I don’t need it! * I wanted to use “anyhow” here, but I wasn’t sure if it was its correct use!
Saying “I’m way more rusty” is a little awkward. I’d probably say something like “my speaking and writing skills are quite/very/pretty rusty” I don’t think “anyhow” is the word you are Looking for. I think you want “anyway”.
March 7, 2021
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