My Trouble Is English Language
Posted by hafidzi pada 7 Juli 2008
Dear My Diary….
“How Important It Is To Learn English Language 4 ur career and Islamic Da’wa…”
a Few days ago.I started learning English about erm maybe ten days ago. And…I think I’ve learned quite a lot^,^. I can talk about quite a few subjects and I can understand quite well when people talk to me in English. At university (American University) I mostly learn conversation words. I think it’s important because I won’t learn these words anywhere else. It’s not by meeting other young people that I will learn english words. Although it’s true that I do learn them too by reading on my own.
I would really like to become fluent and err… I don’t like having to look for my words. Maybe one day I could think in English!he2… Why not! I’m interested in grammar but it’s not my priority. It’s not the most important thing, I think the most important thing for me is err… to be understood well and to have good vocabulary. Many words for explaining many things. If you can say what you want to say it’s err.. it’s err.. the important point.
My biggest problem is I don’t know enough words. I often repeat the same words. I find it difficult if I’m talking to someone about a subject that I don’t know. Cause i am student in al Azhar University. I just don’t have the words I need to explain what I want to say.
you know…It’s very frustrating and err …I very quickly don’t know erm what to say.^,^.
If we’re talking about music or something like that then it’s no problem. My teacher tells me I need to expand my vocabulary range.
When I am writing letters I have lots of vocabulary. I find… I have learnt the correct expressions for application
letters. so this my first time to write in english and I find them easy now. To improve my vocabulary I try to read a lot too.
Sometimes I read English magazines about music because I love listening to English music and American music more than Arabic.
I also read British newspapers but because erm… I take the time to read I find it easier than speaking.
Another problem I have is remembering words.
Sometimes I hear a word I don’t understand and ask the person, like my girlfriend from France. She is the person who said it, to tell it to me again. The problem is about five minutes later I have already forgotten the
word. But… I… Well I don’t know what to do about this problem. Maybe I don’t listen well enough, like what my teacher says.
I’m maybe concentrating on understanding the main point of the conversation that I forget the, you know, individual words.
I think…. I need to hear words lots of different times to really remember new ones.
In the future I would like to speak more fluently and to know lots of vocabulary on many different subjects. I have started making my own dictionary and so now when I hear a new word I write it down and try to use it very soon after.
I hope this is going to help me improve my English vocabulary. I’m certainly motivated to learn more
words, all is my dreams…..”
see u next time 🙂