How many of you are native English speakers?

@lingye (57)
China
September 24, 2009 11:35pm CST
I am not a native English speaker, I had learned English for several years. I have to read professional papers in English, so, I have no difficult in reading, but I am not skilled in speaking English. How aboat you?
1 person likes this
6 responses
@lpreeves (118)
• Australia
25 Sep 09
Hi. I am from England originally so have great English skills! My spelling isn't too great though haha. I now live in Australia but they all speak English there too so its very easy :)
1 person likes this
@lingye (57)
• China
27 Sep 09
yeah, if your native language is English, it's easier to move around.
@maezee (27851)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I am a native (American) English speaker, but no one's speech is perfect, even people who have been exposed to the language for their whole life - we all goof up at times. Anyway, practice makes perfect!
1 person likes this
@lingye (57)
• China
27 Sep 09
Oh, Americans are very friendly, I have met several Americans in a international conference, they talk to me and explain their meanings paitiently, and we have lunch together. they are so kind, but I can only understand part of what they are saying. really frustrated.
@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
27 Sep 09
I'm not a native English speaker, I've studied it at school and, during summer holydays, in England and Ireland. Later, I practiced reading and listening by reading books and watching films. I have problems with writing and speaking though, I make a lot of mistakes, but I love foreing languages and I keep on trying. Using myLot is another way of learning writing and reading Enlish. Thank you myLot
@lingye (57)
• China
27 Sep 09
Hi, I don't learn English intentionally now. I mean, I won't spared some of my time specially for learning English. I use it to acquire some professional konwlege. But it really happy to be with mylot, not only for the English skills but also for the peoples here. Good Luck with your study.
@much2say (35424)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I am American born, so I am a native English speaker. Speaking well, perhaps that may be another issue - hee hee. My first language was actually Japanese . . . but now I count that as my second language. I understand Japanese fully for the most part, but it sure doesn't come out of my mouth so easily! I live in a place where I naturally picked up many languages . . . English is my most fluent language though.
@lingye (57)
• China
27 Sep 09
You are lucky, I can ony learn a foreign language from the book in the beginning.
@taogang (103)
• China
25 Sep 09
I am not a native English speaker also,But I learn English everyday especially for Spoken English .Now ,I learn my English not for my education but for interest,because I have graduated last year and I love English very much,Wish that we all English learner can have a good skill on this great language...
@lingye (57)
• China
27 Sep 09
yeah, when you acquire English, a lot of great works of literature, art, and technology is open to you, and you can communicate with people from all over the world.
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 09
The only way to be good in oral English is to practise with a person who speaks good English. He or she may not necessarily be a native English speaker. You'd be surprised to know that there are many Asians who could speak English as fluently as native English speakers. Learn from them, practise, and you'll see some improvements in a few months. Good luck!
@lingye (57)
• China
27 Sep 09
I rarely need to speak Engish, even I practiced and improved, maybe I will forget it oneday. I like to contact with peoples on mylot, but still a little slow in translating my thoughts to words.
1 person likes this