October 18, 2007

My way of learning English

A student, who is as lazy as me, won't have a good study hobby. My way of learning English is always flexible, in case of my slacking off. And I like to learn English creatively. I don¡'t like those fixed things and ways to learn, because it can¡'t bring up my interest. So I learn English through movies, English songs and everything I am interested in. Anyway, I feel learn English is a kind of interesting now; at least I am not afraid of it anymore. But I don¡'t have an overall plan yet.

My vocabulary is my waterloo in English learning. I don¡'t know why, I just feel somehow I can¡'t memorize the spelling. Even if I know the meaning of a word, and I know how to use it in writing but I do always can¡'t spell it or can¡'t spell it correctly. So my writing are always restricted. I can only use the word I can spell and they are often under 2000 woods level. And my tutor of writing called me "Miss. Wrong Spelling" because I can even spell "two" like this: "tow". I do "admire" myself.

And I am still looking for a good way of learning vocabulary.

My weak point used to be grammar(and now is vocabulary). I had totally no idea what grammar is before I went to Mr.Wu¡'s lectures. Mr.Wu is the best grammar tutor I have ever met. My English is totally a mess before I take these lectures. I couldn¡'t tall what is noun, what is adjective and what is the basic sentences structure. And I know my grammar is still not excellent, but if I haven¡¯t been to the lectures, it would be even worse! So that is a breakthrough of my English, I do appreciate it.

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  1. Monica

    Your poor spelling~ —-I know!
    PS: The fourth paragraph of this essay, there is also a mistake about spelling: Sentence 4: ” I couldn’t tall what is noun….”
    tall? tell?

    xixi…. I want to name you : Miss careless~ :)

    28 Oct 2007, 17:01

  2. Tilly Harrison

    Dear Wu Xuan,
    I’m so glad to hear that you feel that Mr Wu helped you have a breakthrough in grammar – it certainly shows because there are very few grammar mistakes in this blog – well done! It sounds like you have a good plan for learning English – using things you are interested in like songs and movies. Those will help a lot especially for everyday English. For academic reading and writing I’m afraid there is no ‘fun’ way to learn… but as a Warwick student I know you will try. The secret is to find something that you actually WANT to learn and find interesting. That way you will willingly go to the library, find books, ask questions in seminars etc. As for vocabulary – keep trying! At least with essays you can use a spellchecker to check your spelling… but it’s true that you will need to know how to spell in the exams.

    11 Nov 2007, 23:03

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