I had a chance to learn English from the British teachers, Jacky, Linda and Melissa in a British School in Sri Lanka in 1982. My father worked as an UNV doctor then. I learned from beginner 4 to advanced 1. 108 hours intensive courses. They called me Cojo.
One day jacky said, Cojo if you want to master languages you must master their words.
Since then I read dictionaries, thesaurus, vocabulary etc. But all in English as much as possible. When I have money I buy English books.
I play a bit of card games, so I win in most of the scrabble games in my neighbourhood. In a scrabble game you must know when to place and when to hold your scores. You can’t be so honest in games?
I joined foreign office and worked for them for 11 years. And for an international foreign firm for 6 years. I mean I learned more English then.
But for so many years I was on the street playboying again and I had lost in touch with my English thanks to the girls.
When I realized that my English became weaker, I tried almost all free English level tests, brushed my English up and improved it back. They all say I have advanced or expert level. And I regained my self confidence to carry on with my English.
Then I found the ETN as one of the best English site for its efficiency and its coaches’ high English skills, I laid my trust on them and I took a chance to raise my level back with their kind supports.
I just want to say, Where there is a will there is a way, Nothing venture nothing have and No pain no gain.
Things wouldn’t always be godsends? Gods are always busy with something or another. We have 7 billions Earth dwellers today. When they remember you, you are gone.
Now, I’m a learner cum teacher of English. I only learn and teach Oxford and Cambridge English for grammar, vocabulary, collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs, business English, ielts and toefl. Show must go on.
P.S- I’m not boasting. I’m saying how I learn English words.