All entries for October 2007
October 20, 2007
Everybody have their own way to study English. As a learner of English, I think the ways of improving English are always writing, reading, listening and speaking.
I think I do not have fixed learning style. In most of time, i like reading by myself. In my opinion, reading is my best way to improve, because reading can increase my vocabulary which ,I think, is the most important fact. Personally, leaning vocabulary is boring. However, studing in Britian gives us a good opporunity to increase vocabulary, because we are surrounding by various news words.
During these weeks, I found a good method to learn vocabulary best which is Learning English in the supermarket. I could learn some names of food, and extend my vocabulary through reading the instruction of these food.
If you can pay more attention to some life details, such as Learning Englsih in the supermarket, I think you can become a good learner.
October 04, 2007
I have been the Britain for almost 7 weeks. During this time, I fell there are lots of differences between UK and China. When i arrived at Birmingham airport, the first impression of Britain was the different weather.
As I had known, Britain was definitely colder than China. However, I never imagined there was no feeling of summer which was similar to China in British summer. Because it was quite cold for me. In China, especially in my hometown, south of China, it was extremely hot that the temprature might climbe to 40 degree is in July. Therefor during the previous days living in Britain, I am not able to totally adapt the British weather. There was no doubt that the cold weather suprised me the most at first place.
And then, in the following days, the British food impressed me deeply as well. In my opinion, the British food was not very good. I thought this was a distinction of eating habit. In fact, I can not comment on the food from another country. For example, in today's sociolingusitics lecture, the tutor felt the Chinese rice is very bad, just like eating paper. But to me, it is unbelievable.
In a word, there are many differences between Uk and China. Personally, these differences are due to different culture. Although most of them have been stressing a lot on me, I think I can get rid of them finally.