My struggle to learn English
When I was in high school, I tried very hard to memorize all the words from the dictionary. My study method was not really helpful to improve my speaking skills. When I started my college studies, speaking was very difficult. Some of the students who went to a private school could speak fluently. I was always afraid to talk or practice with them because they used to ridicule and make fun of me. I was shy, and the circumstance made it worse for me to practice. If I continued hiding, I would be jeopardizing my education, and soon I would be kicked out of college. I had to do something. My friends and I never tried to talk to each other in English. When we study we always used our native language in the discussion. I grew frustrated with my never changing situations. Then one morning I said to myself, I need to do something. I decided to practice the language with my friends. The next morning I greeted them in English. However, their response was even depressing. They were not interested at all. They even become sarcastic. I did not really know about my friend’s ability of speaking or writing, but mine was not going anywhere. Therefore, I started to become friends with foreign students. My communication has been improved.
Now, my biggest problem is when I continuously speaking my native league for a month or two, and try to go back to English, I will have a very hard time to pick up. Therefore, as a remedy, I started reading loud as if I am speaking with someone. It seems a bit helpful.
My writing is a nightmare.