All entries for October 2007
October 19, 2007
I'm sure that people can learning English everywhere, the supermarket, the bank, the bus station, their own room, the kitchen, even in the toiliet(where I know what the disposable bag is). that is to say you can learn new vocabulary everywhere. so there are million ways to learn English, but different people have learning styles. if they are good at reading, they may like reading novel or newspaper. if they are good at speaking, they may like chatting. and if they are good at listening, they may like watching the TV programes, the films and listening to others. as it for me, I like the last one.
sometimes, I'll look some native speakers' blog, and try to find what's the difference between them and us, also find how they thinking, how they writing. then, use the words which they often use.but basically, I do some listening more than reading, that is a little bit boring to read something if I'm not really interested in. I like watching TV, and I'll imitate the actor's lines and the standard pronunciation again and again, because I like imitating( I also imitate the animals' sound well ).
and also, I can't improve my English with poor vocabulary. vocabulary is the most import part in learning English. recently, I find a good way to learn new vocabulary rapid, prepare a small notebook with you, if I want to say someting but I don't know the word, and I'll write down it in Chinese immediately, after that, find it's meaning in the dictionary,and then, I'll remember the new vocabulary very well. It's a different way of that I find a new vocabulary in the article, and look up it in the dictionary. It's a better way to remenber because that is what I want to know not what the article tells me. It's a initiative way to learn the new vocabulary.
finally, I always believe that interest is the best teacher, and I'll learning English on myself's own initiative.
October 05, 2007
I have been here for one month,and basically I think I adapted myself to this new environment as well. beacuse british people are kind, and the environment of warwick which I like it very much.
when I came to britain, I realised that the weather is strange, because morning can be spring and afternoon can be summer and evening can be winter in the same day. according to that, different people wear different clothes. they may wear cotton-padded jacket,T-shirt,sweater or even skirt.that is normal for people who leave in britain.and people also should take umbrella with them.because no-one knows what will happen next second.
another thing is about the building,british building'style is so different from chinese. in China, the building is high. it looks like bustling city.but in britain,there are all the small low buildings.actually, I like this style better,it seems more carefree and comfortable for the daily life. compare to the city life , it's a idylic life. and also, the goverment is take care of making green by planting trees,flowers and everything for green. It makes the idylic life better.
there are two normal things in britain,and of coures there are more than two normal things but different from china.and I think during this one month, I learnt a lot and changed a lot. I try to learn more natural english and never give up to catch any opportunity to practice it. so I firmly believe that our english will be better step by step if we trying harder.