Mao
Written Exercise 178 – IT IS A LONG JOURNEY TO LEARN ENGLISH Today, I felt frustrated because I always have tense problems with my exercises when I tell or describe the stories and the videos I heard or watched. I have been practicing on it, but it seems it still lacks progress. I write English exercises every day and I usually spend at least one hour writing a medium length post or even two hours for a long one. It is a long journey to learn English. I have relearned it for a decade due to being inspired by someone. I spent one year at school and the rest of the years I have been learning by myself. Now it has become one of my hobbies, which is one of the biggest things in my daily life. I remember that I spent one year reciting English words and gained my vocabulary crazily. However, I can not spell all of them, but I can understand most of them when I see them. Recently, I have been working on improving my grammar and writing skills, so I have not practiced my speaking and listening for a long time. I am still at the beginning of a long journey to learn English. Could you share your tips on how to learn a language well? How should I arrange the time on the writing, speaking and listening parts? Dare I ask where the way is?
Jun 7, 2021 10:30 AM
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Written Exercise 178 – IT IS A LONG JOURNEY TO LEARN ENGLISH Today, I felt frustrated because I always have tense problems with my exercises when I tell or describe the stories and the videos I heard or watched. I have been practicing on it, but it seems it still lacks progress. I write English exercises every day and I usually spend at least one hour writing a medium length post or even two hours for a long one. It is a long journey to learn English. I have relearned it for a decade due to being inspired by someone. I spent one year at school and the rest of the years I have been learning by myself. Now it has become one of my hobbies, which is one of the biggest things in my daily life. I remember that I spent one year reciting English words and gained my vocabulary crazily. However, I can not spell all of them, but I can understand most of them when I see them. Recently, I have been working on improving my grammar and writing skills, so I have not practiced my speaking and listening for a long time. I am still at the beginning of a long journey to learn English. Could you share your tips on how to learn a language well? How should I arrange the time on the writing, speaking and listening parts? Dare I ask where the way is?
Mao... your writing is beautiful! Feel free to DM me if you’re interested in a language partner, to see if our schedule aligns. Actually I love China and visited in 2019. My Chinese is horrible though, I’ve never taken a class. Blessings!
June 7, 2021
Written Exercise 178 – IT IS A LONG JOURNEY TO LEARN ENGLISH Today, I felt frustrated because I always have tense problems with my exercises when I tell or describe the stories and the videos I heard or watched. I have been practicing it but it seems it still lacks progress. I write English exercises every day and I usually spend at least one hour writing a medium length post or even two hours for a long one. It is a long journey to learn English. I have relearned it for a decade due to being inspired by someone. I spent one year at school and the rest of the years I have been learning by myself. Now it has become one of my hobbies, which is one of the biggest things in my daily life. I remember that I spent one year reciting English words and (greatly) gained my vocabulary. However, I can not spell all of them, but I can understand most of them when I see them. Recently, I have been working on improving my grammar and writing skills, so I have not practiced my speaking and listening for a long time. I am still at the beginning of a long journey to learn English. Can you share your tips on how to learn a language well? How should I arrange the time on writing, speaking and the listening parts? Dare I ask where the way is?
I recommend you record this) that will help you practice speaking English, I’ll be happy to listen. Also, if this was formal writing you would want it separated in paragraphs (usually 5 sentences minimum 8 sentences maximum).
June 9, 2021
Written Exercise 178 – IT IS A LONG JOURNEY TO LEARN ENGLISH Today, I felt frustrated because I always have tense problems with my exercises when I tell or describe the stories and the videos I heard or watched. I have been practicing on it, but it seems it still lacks progress. I write English exercises every day and I usually spend at least one hour writing a medium length post or even two hours for a long one. It is a long journey to learn English. I have relearned it for a decade due to being inspired by someone. I spent one year at school and the rest of the years I have been learning by myself. Now it has become one of my hobbies, which is one of the biggest things in my daily life. I remember that I spent one year reciting English words and gained my vocabulary crazily. However, I can not spell all of them, but I can understand most of them when I see them. Recently, I have been working on improving my grammar and writing skills, so I have not practiced my speaking and listening for a long time. I am still at the beginning of a long journey to learn English. Could you share your tips on how to learn a language well? How should I arrange the time on the writing, speaking and listening parts? Dare I ask where the way is?
Compared to most learners you are pretty much at the end of the journey. Although there are one or two small mistakes in your writing, it is perfectly clear. Don't be frusteated, 99% would be delighted if they were as good as you. I can't remember if I told you, but the 'four strands' aporoach recommends: 25% meaningful input (listening to TV, TED talks etc, reading articles, books and trying to understand them) 25% meaningful output (writing like you are doing, speaking to communicate) 25% fluency (reading, writing, listening, speaking that is easy for you, but trying to do it quicker) 25% traditional grammar, vocab study. Maybe speaking is most difficult for you, depending on whether you have someone to practise with. 加油!
June 7, 2021
Written Exercise 178 – IT IS A LONG JOURNEY TO LEARN ENGLISH Today, I felt frustrated because I always have tense problems with my exercises when I tell stories I've heard or describe videos I've watched. I have been practicing, but it seems I haven;t made progress. I write English exercises every day, and I usually spend at least one hour writing a medium length post or even two hours for a long one. It is a long journey to learn English. I have relearned it for a decade due to being inspired by someone. I spent one year at school and the rest of the years I have been learning by myself. Now it has become one of my hobbies, which is one of the biggest things in my daily life. I remember that I spent one year reciting English words and gained my vocabulary crazily fast. I cannot spell all of them, but I can understand most of them when I see them. Recently, I have been working on improving my grammar and writing skills, so I have not practiced my speaking and listening for a long time. I am still at the beginning of a long journey to learn English. Could you share your tips on how to learn a language well? How should I arrange my time between the writing, speaking and listening parts? Dare I ask where the way is?
Great work, I love this post! I'm sorry you've felt some frustration recently - I definitely understand. From my perspective, your writing is really good! You express complex thoughts very clearly.
June 9, 2021
Written Exercise 178 – IT IS A LONG JOURNEY TO LEARN ENGLISH Today, I felt frustrated because I always have tense problems with my exercises when I tell or describe the stories and the videos I heard or watched. I have been practicing on it, but it seems it still lacks progress. I write English exercises every day and I usually spend at least one hour writing a medium length post or even two hours for a long one. It is a long journey to learn English. I have relearned it for a decade due to being inspired by someone. I spent one year at school and the rest of the years I have been learning by myself. Now it has become one of my hobbies, which is one of the biggest things in my daily life. I remember that I spent one year reciting English words and gained my vocabulary crazily. However, I can not spell all of them, but I can understand most of them when I see them. Recently, I have been working on improving my grammar and writing skills, so I have not practiced my speaking and listening for a long time. I am still at the beginning of a long journey to learn English. Could you share your tips on how to learn a language well? How should I arrange the time on the writing, speaking and listening parts? Dare I ask where the way is?
I practice English 10h a day and I assume I found the way :) Go All in.
June 25, 2021
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